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CoachTut

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  1. Update..... I dont know what has happened. I have started a new job and haven't been able to practice as much. Suddenly, my drives are longer and straighter! I can miss on the green averaging 1.6 putts per hole. im flirting with sub 90 more than ever now. With last three rounds being 90 91 90. I feel a a big break coming soon! I need to improve my wedge game arround the green now. eliminate the butter knives! Im super excited!
  2. my handicap has dropped almost 2 strokes. A lot of my issues are now coming down to course management and my chipping game. Shot consistency has greatly improved. I have almost eliminated my big miss wich is a nasty left hook. now my miss is a slight push that does not draw back. I now average 1.8 putts per hole which is great! it puts me in par contention or bogey more often the not now. Im excited from the improvement! Now i just have to play more to understand how i can best attack the hole
  3. Update! So I haven't been to the range or my indoor range this week due to back spasms. Life it rough, haha. However before my attack of the spasms my distances where starting to come back. My 7 iron was creeping back into the mid-low 190's carry with same swing speed and flight pattern. Watching this new draw flight has been great and my balls landing in a very tight cluster. I started working in my P and Driver as well. The P has been deadly accurate and has been fantastic. The driver isn't drawing as much as I would like or at all. However I think it's because of my driver settings and will probably have to get them tweaked with my coach. I did take this new swing to the course and wow what a difference. I hit the most fairways I have ever hit in my life! Don't get me wrong my score only improved by 2 shots but blame that on the fact that I started 7 over par after the first 3 holes *shakes my head*. I had so much pressure on myself that I crushed the shot out of the tee box down the middle then duffed the approach and soft chipped around the green short then had to putt.... IT was ugly then I had a run of 1 over par on the next 5 holes... then the booze kicked in and it was down hill. Drawback to playing with the brother in law with the birdie shots rule... Overall it was much improvement and am fired up to get back at it and continue to work on the mental part of the game. Learning ways to calm the mind and check the ego. Plus i have to keep myself from swinging too hard so i can keep these spasms away.
  4. Don't get me wrong..... I love to piss on a 7i or see the faces when you stripe that 5i 235+ but it was and is super unpredictable. I just can't sustain that violent of a swing for a whole round let alone the stress on my back. Just checking my ego and learning to swing sustainable.
  5. So I have been working on my coaching points and wanted to share an update! My shot shape has become more predictable and better. My snap pull hook is slowly disappearing as a slight push with a draw has become more prevalent. Still have the wild pull here and there however my last 15 shots today where very tight and solid. With 7 Iron for example my Distance has decreased from 210 yards with a SD of 22.9 to 185 yards with a SD of 6.7. way more consistent and repeatable distance with much less fatigue. Additionally my miss 30.1 Yards to the left with a SD of 21.5 down to 1.9 yards to the Right (improved shot shape and trajectory) with a SD of 14.33. Still a lot of room for improvement but the grooving of the new swing has gone well to this point.
  6. I had my first lesson on Wednesday. I was gifted lessons for Christmas because i wanted to get better. On my own I have taken my score from 110+ to mid to low 90's. It was time to get over the hump and find consistency and a better game. So I go down to my local PGA Superstore and sign up to take lessons from a coach i watched from a far for a while and liked his energy and the way he conducted himself. Basically he had good body language so I went with a hunch and took a lesson with him. I arrive and he welcomes me, tells me to grab my 7 iron and start warming up. He immediately breaks the ice (unrelated to golf topic) and we start laughing. After watching my first couple balls he looks at me and in a serious tone asks me why do you play? I am thinking to myself... oh hell he is about to tell me my swing is dog s*** and we have a long way to go. I tell him because I like to compete. He replied with that's great but do you play is piss on the ball and send it a mile or do you wanna score? I tell him i want to score and win... i am tired of sucking in my mind and loosing to my buddies. He smiles and comments back your swing is very good. We just have 2-3 small tweaks we need to make. The rest of our work is in your head. I could go on about our interaction but to get to the nuts in bolts we talk about my over swing and ball position. I constantly move the ball based on the club. He says unless your a pro, you don't need a different positions per club because that's 14 swings! He simplified everything for me and worked with me to control my swing. He kept telling me to check my ego and hit the distance goal ... not the furthest distance possible. Next thing I know he's talking body position and biomechanics for power and consistency and my mind explodes! This guy started talking my language! I do sports med for a living and use to be a strength coach so everything he says i understand with super clarity at that point. We start talking biomechanical alignment and the energy in the sessions skyrockets! I can feel myself getting even ore engaged then before and I can ready his enthusiasm because I'm grasping the science behind it. In conclusion, after my first session I have a a couple things im trying to grove over the next week or so before my next session. I am fired up because he was able to relate to my mind so easily, and thought processes I believe he will elevate my game! I hope to keep y'all updated if there is an interest in this process. Check the ego at the door and get to work
  7. I appreciate everyone's feedback. I hit the indoor range 2-4 days a week and try and play every other week due to work schedule. I am a coach by trade but for a completely different sport. So I have no problem grinding it out everyday to get better. Its kinda a flaw of mine to fixate on something until I improve. I don't like being bad, and im to competitive when I go play. I look forward to the growth and hope to share the journey along the way!
  8. LAst year my goal was to get back into the game and get refitted and play with proper clubs. This year my goal is to improve and will be starting lessons next week. What would be reasonable expectations over the next 4 months with a lesson once a week or every other week to improve my game. I started in the 110's now I am constantly in the mid 90's after a year with no lessons. Thoughts?
  9. Just hit the range today. Hit 35 balls like this till I was happy with low speed launch angle then started to rip em at about a 3/4 -7/8 rotation and they took flight again and mostly within 20 yards of center at end point. Lost a little distance but I’ll keep repping until full swing again. Still happy with the 265 carry average. Thanks for the advise y’all!!
  10. @Kenny B and @THEZIPR23 thanks for the advice. Ill start working on that. @Shankster you comment had me laughing out loud! Most relatable comment ever!
  11. OH MY! So it has happened again! I can no longer hit my driver. I can't make solid contact. Im Delofting the the Head. Its shank city. The ball is hitting every sport of the club face but the center. I am bewildered! My iron play has greatly improved but suddenly my driver swing is no longer there! Bull is duffed or out of bounds..... Any advice to get rid of the driver yips and get my groove back here?
  12. Can someone here coach me up on this Cold Brew coffee? I love french press but when its 100* outside a nice cold brew sounds good. How can I do this at home. Fancy machine? Preferred recipes?
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