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12 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

The pro at my old course putts like Snedeker and has for the 25 years I've known him.  It's not for everyone.  I tried it several years ago, when I was struggling.  The short backstroke is fine, but the "tap & stop" didn't work for me on distance control.  I suppose I could have stuck with it longer, but I was searching for the magic answer, and that wasn't it.

Understood and appreciate your feedback certainly. This style just seems to suit me (for now) when combined with this new short (33") B60. Putted very well in my personal best round the other day and will keep at it. Somehow it just seems more "natural" for me. I really like how the ball comes off the face. Rarely a jump and seems to go smooth with eyes for the cup at times. Maybe still in the honeymoon phase, so only time will tell. Watching those guys on the tube though, I seem to see several others doing similar things. Maybe there's something to it, but for now, this is my stroke.

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I didn't have a lot of time to practice today and the range was packed, so I took a cart and played 6 holes by myself.  I was behind a foursome, but they moved along pretty well.  I think they were playing a 2-man team game.  They kept changing tee boxes, so they must have been playing something like make a birdie, move back a tee; make a bogey, move up a tee; and stay where you are with a par.  

I played 2 balls on nearly every shot, but I was mostly trying to get my erratic driver straightened out.  Not much luck.  I've had trouble with it since I started the SuperSpeed Golf training test.  Hit a bad one; hit a good one, followed by two more bad ones; left and right.  The other clubs were pretty good, particularly wedge approaches.  I left for the course in such a hurry that I forgot my GPS, so I was "winging it" on yardages.  However, I know the course so well that I got along fine without it.  I am also liking my new Wilson Staff D300 2H for long fairway shots much better than my fairway wood.  

 

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Rev, that's a huge increase.

 

 

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Remember I had already picked up 4 mph before starting Super Speed just from getting fit. I was at 84.5 when I was fit for the Ping test last March and 88 on the same device three weeks ago - 91 on the radar that Suoerspeed sent us.

 

 

While 99 wasn’t there on the course something kicked in starting with my tee shot on 9. I’m usually a little longer than the guy I was playing with. I was 20 plus yards longer than him on the back and he was hitting it well.

 

My drive on 18 was were I would normally hit it down wind - but we were into a significant breeze. I had 38 on the back - two poor wedges - really poor wedges were all that got in the way of a great 9.

 

I will go to the range and address that tomorrow. Between getting my swing speed up and my weight loss I have a lot going on. The swing feels totally different. There were some shots today that made my exceedingly happen to the point that I was thinking, “I can play with this swing.”

 

 

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Had a refreshingly decent range session, just trying to work in all the elements my instructor has been working very hard this season to hammer into my thick skull! Kept switching up clubs and going for varying targets after every few shots .. even nailed a few drivers pretty solidly in a stiff left to right breeze.

Probably hit too many balls, though.... Like 135 or so. This place has the automated pop-up dispensers so it's too easy to say, "oh just one more" before you push the button to get your reusable card back before you run it down to 0!

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2 buckets at the range hitting the Ft Worth Blacks and Ping i210 6, 7, & 8 irons. I really figured out a couple things. Good session.

 

 

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Worked on the irons during lunch today. Working on laying down the shaft more in the downswing with a downhinge and rotating more. Really going to be my main goal all off-season.

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After getting some numbers for stage 2 review I spent time on the range trying to get my swing back to making closer to center contact. Been struggling the last few months with pressure transfer in the takeaway that has caused some issues with getting to far in front of the ball in transition and either hittin some high push fades or some pulls (the pulls are pretty playable and starts only a few yards left of target line and just stay on that path). Struggled for most of the range session but it was starting to come back a little as I started hitting more of the fade I prefer or relatively straight.  Season is coming to an end but will be getting an online swing evaluation from a coach I am considering online programming with

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Havent touched my clubs in a couple weeks and only about 3 times in the last 6 weeks. 

Went out to the range with a  few mud and short irons just to loosen up a bit before I play tomorrow if the rains holds off. 

 

Work on low runners for my Bandon trip if Carpal Tunnel surgery dont happen. 

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Re-watched a previous instruction video on some basics, mostly setup and swing path through impact. Focused on my hand position at setup while on the course (I know, I know) and saw a big improvement in ball striking and consistency on the back 9.

Thanks to the Odyssey EXO putter test, the next 6 weeks is going to be mostly putting. 😀

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This past weekend I Confirmed that wedge play was what I need to work on. Saw that one of the instruction shows on the golf channel was finesse wedges so I watched that and practiced the techniques with some almost golf balls.

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This past weekend I Confirmed that wedge play was what I need to work on. Saw that one of the instruction shows on the golf channel was finesse wedges so I watched that and practiced the techniques with some almost golf balls.
Yeah .. great episode with Cameron McCormick! Lots of excellent pointers and drills - gotta watch it again!
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Speaking of which.. worked a bit on my short chipping today. After a bunch of indoor short practice sessions the past few weeks now feel like I'm making forward progress - making decent contact more often and getting more consistent trajectories more often. Yea!IMG_20181030_161019128.jpeg

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Yeah .. great episode with Cameron McCormick! Lots of excellent pointers and drills - gotta watch it again!


I had seen the episode before. Lots of good information if you can apply the concepts. Eager to give it a try with real golf balls. Starting most wanted wedge testing today so I may try some of the techniques after my testing is complete.
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Had plans of hitting the course as it was dry and sunny but had other going ons so I headed out late and hit the practice green for chipping and pitching practice. 

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Hit another bucket of balls today comparing the i210s and the Ft Worth Blacks.


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Did some wedge testing for most wanted. Got lots of practice hitting 40 yard wedge shots. This is the kind of practice I need to do more frequently. Very interesting how different wedges perform. Not so much from a bounce perspective but from a weight perspective.

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Hit just enough balls today to keep the roll going. When I’m swinging well I don’t hit many.

 

So warmed up, hit 5 wedges, 5 9 irons, 5 drivers, 5 three woods, 10 7 irons, a few random driver/iron combos, 10 gap wedges, went on the course, played two balls on two par 4’s, threw the clubs in the trunk and drove home.

 

 

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...was hoping to practice this afternoon as I have a Veteran's day tournament coming up but my local range has shut down for the season.  :(

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So... went to the range last night with my brother in law (first time in a week or two) and probably topped every iron shot or hit on the heel or toe of the club. I’m usually very much dead on with my irons but not now. Tried again today at the range with my son and the same deal... topped shots and all. I really hope this isn’t how I’m gonna end my season

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