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  1. I was going to post this on the 2nd instead of the first because I had a round of golf scheduled on Sunday and wanted to include that in the post, but then life happened. SW: 314 CW: Big drop coming for the next weight in on the 15th. So Sunday was the first round of golf I have played since the beginning of July and I wasnt sure what to expect. Got off to a rough start on a local course that I am very familiar with and usually score well on. Shot a 43 on the front. 7 bogeys and 2 pars. Didnt make any massive mistakes but a couple of three putts, a bad drive here or there. Pulled the wrong club a few times as I am not locked in on distances. And really had to adapt as my stock fade was doing nothing by drawing over and over again. But I really recovered on the back 9, started playing the draw, and shot 36 (par 35), for a 79 on a par 71 course. Quite happy with that. I will say, I hit 2 300+ yard drives, which is a definite rarity for me. Wasnt hitting irons crisp enough to really know, but I just feel more speed in the swing. Hear more of a woosh with the driver. Cant wait to confirm on a monitor.
  2. SW: 314 CW: 285.5 Down almost 30 pounds. Feels really weird not to have hit a golf ball in the last month. I work full time, have 3 kids with the youngest at 3 months, so the schedule is busy. And I've been putting alot of energy into working out. I recently picked up an Oculus set, which has been pretty great for sneaking in work outs on the weekends or at night. The boxing game in particular is super taxing. I've got some big golf events couple up, so in October I am going to look to bring golf back into the equation. I've got a big work golf tournament in November and I am making a trip to play Pebble, Spyglass, and Pasatiempo in December. So starting next month, I'll aim to lift weight M/W/F and hit the driving range on T/Th. Hopefully my speed training and muscle gains wont mess up my game too much. I feel like some of the training I have been doing with weights or resistance bands to mimick the golf swing have really helped my understanding of the position of the body during the swing. You can't really make an OTT swing motion on a pulley with 45 pounds on it.
  3. Down to 292.1 this morning. Was at 290 last Friday, but the weekend did me in. That's okay. Still making progress. Still lifting 5x a week and noticing more muscle on my body. I've got loads more muscular endurance where at first I could hardly lift for more than 30 minutes, but thats feeling like a warm up now. Continuing speed training and making golf related moves with resistance bands. Nearly down another belt size. Some fitbit tracking from the latest email. Hitting those step goals and putting the miles on.
  4. Nice. I will read up on that. On first glance it looks similar to what I have been doing in the gym. Going heavy AF with less reps. Trying to get as much newbie gains as possible because eating at a deficit for a year is going to make it difficult to hold onto, much less build muscle mass later on.
  5. Down to 296.1. Been staying on top of my 10k steps a day. Making some immediate strength gains in the gym. Benching 3x8 at 125 now. I have really increased all of my compound lifts by 10% easy. Working on the assisted pull up machine and have been able to lighten the assistance from 160 to 145. Focusing alot of golf specific movements with weights and resistance bands as well. Very happy overall and motivated. I've also been working with the speed sticks. No measurements yet, but I know I am swinging faster. I can just feel it. Will get on a monitor as some point to confirm. Dropped a belt size this past week. Dropped a watch size as well.
  6. Well lads, I have selfishly created this thread as added accountability for myself, but I do hope there will be some beneficial insights for anyone looking to improve their golf game with strength training and fitness. About Me I'm 36. I have put way too much weight on. I'm about as inflexible as it gets. But I have always been really good at sports, and have somehow got my handicap down from over 18 to 4.3 over the last 2 years when I really dedicated myself to golf. I'd practice 5 times a week at the local range during my lunch breaks, and the results were quite linear for some time but have since stalled out as expected. I feel like not only for my health, but to improve my golf game, I have to lay off the constant practice for a bit and really work on my body. I cant do a pushup, cant do a pullup. Im struggling to bench 135. Its painful to sit cross legged on the floor. I need some functional strength. I want to add speed and endurance. And so, the days of hitting the range everyday at lunch are over, as now I am going to be hitting the gym. In reality I started this July 5th, but didnt want to flame out and embarrass myself. But I do have a month of solid progress down 14 pounds. I'm going to update around the 1st and 15th of each month. SW: 314 CW: 299.6 The Work I have no excuses as my work has a full gym. Weights, resistance bands, treadmills, stairs, bikes. It's a legit gym. I'm going to lift weights 5 times a week. Mostly focusing on compound exercises right now. Trying to work the total body and core. I've been replicating alot of golf movements as well with cables and resistance bands and also working on balance. Finish the workout for 10 - 15 minutes on the treadmill or bike. I picked up a fitbit to help track these workouts and any walking or running I might do at home. Also nice to see my steps which I am trying to get over 10k each day. Since I mostly sit at work, getting to 10k usually requires a walk in the morning or evening around the neighborhood. Here's today's lunch time workout. I've also picked up some knock speed sticks that I plan on training with at home. I have some recent club and ball speeds from a launch monitor that I hope to improve upon. I'm not expecting Bryson numbers, but its been a dream to have 160+ ball speed. The Diet So far I've been intermittent fasting during the week. Skipping my breakfast and lunch and eating most of my calories in a 4 or 5 hour window at night. Dinner with the family and some late night snacking. Peanuts has been a recent favorite. When possible, I am trying to make healthier food choices and really limiting carbs. Definitely limiting drinks with calories. Its not a true keto diet, but just trying to cut out obvious sugars and breads and alcohol. This has been working very well for me especially since I'm not always sure what we are having that night for dinner. On the weekends, I try to keep to the no breakfast part, but will eat normally with the family for lunch and dinner. I'm sure I will modify things along the journey, but right now things are working so I am not going to change much. The Goals I really want to add strength. I'd like to bench 3 sets of 10 at 145 no problem. I'd like to be able to do 10 pullups and 30 pushups. I'd like to increase my club head speed. I want to see 300 yard drives. And ultimately I feel like to do that I need to lose 50 pounds, and then make some more goal and lose another 50 to achieve those. GW: 200 My google results havent really peaked my interest in any specific workout program. If anyone has any thing they have followed, or especially any golf centric yoga videos or series, I'd love to see it. Otherwise, weigh in is on the 15th.
  7. It might not bow at the top, but it shall bow. Your not coming into impact with a cupped left wrist.
  8. Baseball players (although less and less the modern player) know how to swing a bat to produce a desired shot. Imagine you are at BP and I ask you to hit a grounder, hit a pop up, pull one to left field, push one to right field. That all registered, but unfortunately the baseball player then views the golf club as the bat. The club is NOT the bat. The clubface is the bat. Pickup a golf club and hold the clubface. With this bat, how do you hit it high. Turn the palm up and add loft. How do hit it low? Turn the palm down and hood it. Make it go right, pull your fingers back. Pull it left, push your fingers forward. Just like batting practice. When you are gripping the club and taking a swing, you cannot simply generate velocity and seek contact. You have to be aware of the clubface. Be mindful of how the bat is coming into the ball. These angles are going to determine where the ball goes.
  9. Just got the Titleist blind survey. It is very basic. Here's the relevant questions. You can take more away from the thread.
  10. Holy mackerel! The jackpot! Congrats to you guys. Looking forward to this one? Hoping a tester has Srixon ZX7 or 785s to compare.
  11. The left is the drill, which is overly exaggerated, but thats kind of the point of the drill. But well positioned to swing shallow, to swing from the inside, to hit up on the ball. The right is going to be a steep OTT either duck hook, or with an open face you can save it with a weak high spin fade that goes no where.
  12. And thats assuming good hits. What happens if you chunk your five iron on a 500 yard hole? You hit your tee shot with 5 iron 180, your second shot is chunked and goes 100. Now you are in the middle of the fairway but 220 out hitting 3 with a FW metal off the deck. Bogey is a good score at that point. Same hole and hit a 250 yard drive, and lets just say you chunk your 5 iron on the second shot. Or maybe you need to hit a low punch from a poor drive, and you are only able to advance 100 yards. Either way, you have made 1 poor swing out of 2, yet you are 150 out. Par is reasonable from there. You'd have to hit another poor shot to make bogey.
  13. Brother. If I have a 53 degree it better be labeled 53 . Anything else is near blasphemy. lol. I play 50/56/60 right now, so not sure how much use I would get out of the 52, but my thought was for low runners around the green, with the 58 being for bunkers, lobs, higher shots. I'm guessing you are not using the 52 around the green?
  14. Maybe an Edison 53* will split the difference and keep 5 degree gaps. But I think part of the point for me was to try to go to an all Titleist bag. Including ball, bag, hat, everything.
  15. Just picked up a Cleveland UHX utility 4 iron on the cheap. I've struggled with this spot in the bag, alternating between 7 wood and hybrids. I've tested the U85 from Srixon in the past and was a test for the Hogan UiHi, but did not have consistent enough results. Hoping this gives me a little more height and spin and can serve as a hybrid replacement, while also being a decent tee club.
  16. Thinking about going to T100S with a 48, 52, 58 wedge set up. Added distance while simplifying the wedge game.
  17. Congrats! Looking forward to the reviews. Have not heard of this company and I quite like a couple of the designs.
  18. late to the party, but the driver work is what you want to extend through the bag. hit wedges like that on the range and engrain that feel. thats the one video that jumps out that everything looks in sync.
  19. Interesting read. My first thought was why? Thats going to be so hard to hit and control distance. But seeing the pictures I could actually see that helping that one person that could just not escape a bunker. I played with a gal the other day that would take 3 swings and then just throw the ball on the green with her hands. Her technique was an attempt as a hockey flip shot with a hooded 9 iron. I didnt want to mansplain (sp) anything so I just let her be, but I was thinking get something with some loft and open it up even more and give yourself a chance. I think this 72 would have done her wonders.
  20. Typically the shorter a shaft is, the heavier it should be. Unless the shafts had very different profiles, you would be probably stick with the same flex. A common setup might be Driver - 60 gram, Fairway - 70 grams, Hybrid 80-grams.
  21. I'm a big fan. I check the ratings on any iron set before purchase and on any newer release that interest me. Nowhere else can you get such a list of data points on an iron head.
  22. I think Cleveland still makes is quite simple with low, medium, full bounce. Seems pretty simple. Of course some other companies have more complicated options and you can choose if that is beneficial to you or not. certainly, plenty of people have a certain vokey grind they like and stick with that for decades.
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