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3 hours ago, revkev said:

I didn’t mention it prior but I had to take a little over a week off because of an infected bug bite (IV antibiotic followed by a week on a heavy duty oral one.)

I hit about 40 balls late today, mostly 7 irons, 2 7 woods and 3 5 woods, the sun wore me down quickly. In fact I feel like I spent the day on the beach in the middle of the summer tonight.

It’s going to take a few days to get this out of my system.

The bite site looks great! So so hitting balls but that was to be expected. Going to try some chipping and putting tomorrow. It’s really hot for this time of the year, even in Florida. There’s no relief in site. 😞


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In My BELDIN Green Bay Packer 1999 Super Bowl Champions Bag  :  :ping: G410 Plus, Alta Red CB 55 SR Flex, GX-7 14º(acting as a 3 wood),  :ping:   G400 4H, 5H. Sr Flex,   :ping:  G400 6i Sr Flex, G-Max 7i. 9i Sr Flex , Glide 2.0  Wedges graphite SR Shafts (50º, 56º, 60º),  :ping: Putter: Cadence Mid-TR 350g :bridgestone: e12 for the items I try to hit on purposematte red, so I can see them. :footjoy: on my feet and hands, US Embassy-Singapore hat on my head (with PACKERS, Brewers or UW-Badgers hats as options).

 

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I didn’t mention it prior but I had to take a little over a week off because of an infected bug bite (IV antibiotic followed by a week on a heavy duty oral one.)

I hit about 40 balls late today, mostly 7 irons, 2 7 woods and 3 5 woods, the sun wore me down quickly. In fact I feel like I spent the day on the beach in the middle of the summer tonight.

It’s going to take a few days to get this out of my system.

The bite site looks great! So so hitting balls but that was to be expected. Going to try some chipping and putting tomorrow. It’s really hot for this time of the year, even in Florida. There’s no relief in site. :(


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What’s with the mosquitos in FL. Almost November and still the little “buggers” are everywhere.
Glad your OK!


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Left Hand, 

Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Had a very good range session yesterday ... varied clubs, varied shots, varied targets, took a break between shots, lined up my target each time, etc. and worked on just swinging the clubhead and moving the body and arms with a decent tempo. Hit a bunch of solid shots and regained a lot of the confidence that I'd completely shot to hell last weekend on the course!

Also tested out a new club - Tour Edge HL4 #4 iron-wood. Short answer: I love it. Easy to hit, super forgiving and seems to be giving me the exact distance I've been having a gap with in my bag. Very highly recommend testing these to anyone who may not hit their long irons consistently or who's having trouble finding a hybrid they like (Tour Edge offering a $40 / 30 day full refund trial of a #6i-w).

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Tour Edge Exotics EXS 3W/HL (17*; Tensei CK Blue)
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Callaway Big Bertha 4H (Recoil ZTR)
Tour Edge HL4 #4 iron-wood (UST Mamiya)
Callaway Big Bertha CF19 6i (Recoil ZTR) / Apex CF16 7i-PW (Recoil ES 760)
Hogan Equalizer 50/54/58 black (Recoil ES 760 black SmacWrap)
Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g)

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Would that practice today would have been a tad shorter.  I am exhausted.  I did once through the bag with Top Tracer. I have not really sat down to look at the numbers, but a few things hit me.

Compared to my first use of Top Tracer 18 months ago, vast improvement is shown.  Even in the areas I felt were not solid today ( I am talking to you, irons), the results were significantly better.  Distance, dispersion, and angles all were much better.  Some problems were quite different,  My favoring a fade has now moved into a draw.  And iron mishits often were what I call an unsigned left turn. 

Wedges were ok, though not perfect.  Best of my three was the 60º.  50º tended to go left. 

Hybrids were a bit better, though the spheres only rose to 12' in average.

Irons were at best ok.  Greater distance and more predictable distance. But, on this day, dispersion was very poor.  Usually left but one really bad slice zinger on both the 6i and 7i.

Onto the Driver.  First time attacking the Top Tracer with the G410.

Good Distance (195-205) with an Angle loft of 22º.  Not sure if that is too much as the club was only added last Monday. The dispersion was about 3-8 feet to the right (I had adjusted for the draw). Of all of the numbers TT gave, these were the ones I watched the most.  Height was almost set in stone at 30' and the same for my ball speed at 109.  This is WAY up from when I started when I muddled along at 89. Practice, technique and new toy all helped. Now I need to make some adjustments in technique to translate the ball speed into a few more yards.

100 shots over just under 2 hours.

That is a LOT for this old body.

However, came home and the dog wanted a walk, a LONG walk.  I still love him!

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In My BELDIN Green Bay Packer 1999 Super Bowl Champions Bag  :  :ping: G410 Plus, Alta Red CB 55 SR Flex, GX-7 14º(acting as a 3 wood),  :ping:   G400 4H, 5H. Sr Flex,   :ping:  G400 6i Sr Flex, G-Max 7i. 9i Sr Flex , Glide 2.0  Wedges graphite SR Shafts (50º, 56º, 60º),  :ping: Putter: Cadence Mid-TR 350g :bridgestone: e12 for the items I try to hit on purposematte red, so I can see them. :footjoy: on my feet and hands, US Embassy-Singapore hat on my head (with PACKERS, Brewers or UW-Badgers hats as options).

 

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Range sesh today:

Stretch a bit. Some light 9 - 3 swings with my 52 degree vokey. Practiced a few with that. Contact was great and all good things. Switched between that and pitching wedge. I rotated 5 or so shots in and out between the two then added the Tour Striker Smart Ball. Unfortunately, my contact was very spotty after. Fat, thin, you name it. When I get warmed up and loose, then my swing gets really loose and long. Crossing the line, flying elbow, etc. My goal in life is to shorten by swing separate my shoulder from my chin, per Monte Scheinblum. THat'll alleviate my lower and upper body sliding. 

From there, I went to hit driver. Nice light fades and baby draws first few shots. Then I started hitting low and toey strikes. Got mad at myself and closed it out with 25% swings with wedges again. Spotty contact.

Goal for next week is 2 ranges sessions and 18 holes. Only swing though is half way back. That actually would equate to pros full back swing. I'm that loosy goosy. 

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Ok, I was a bit lazy today.  Last week was a lot of golf swings and I neared the ending of my Maxfli testing.

To be honest, many were simply trying out my new toy G410 Plus Driver) and not keeping track of just how many swings I had taken.

So, while not achingly sore, I best can describe by shoulders as tired; I can say the same about my legs and hip muscles as well.

So, I simply took about 15 minutes this AM to go through the swing at various speeds.  I set the timer so I would not go wildly beyond the time I wanted to do.

This was primarily being done to keep the muscles active and not create physical problems in the long run.

I also concentrated a lot on the plane of the swing as I have been going too far in to out and creating a hook on many of this weeks non-driver shots.  This will be the concentration of the week starting with a range session tomorrow and a round on Tuesday.

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In My BELDIN Green Bay Packer 1999 Super Bowl Champions Bag  :  :ping: G410 Plus, Alta Red CB 55 SR Flex, GX-7 14º(acting as a 3 wood),  :ping:   G400 4H, 5H. Sr Flex,   :ping:  G400 6i Sr Flex, G-Max 7i. 9i Sr Flex , Glide 2.0  Wedges graphite SR Shafts (50º, 56º, 60º),  :ping: Putter: Cadence Mid-TR 350g :bridgestone: e12 for the items I try to hit on purposematte red, so I can see them. :footjoy: on my feet and hands, US Embassy-Singapore hat on my head (with PACKERS, Brewers or UW-Badgers hats as options).

 

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Rolled a few putts today.  Cold wind blowing and just wasn't conducive to productive practice.  Went to the 19th hole, instead.

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FW: :taylormade-small:M4 - 3HL (16.5 degrees) Atmos shaft R

Hybrids: :taylormade-small: M6 --- 3 (19 degrees), 4 (22 degrees), and 5 (25 degrees) Atmos shaft R

Irons: :callaway-small:Apex CF19 6-W KBS Tour Graphite  70g shafts R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX-2 60*

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

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Hot and humid here in South Florida but I still went out there and worked on my woods I put in an order of 4 new irons so I figured I might as well work on my woods while I'm waiting for delivery. I got new driver,  3 wood and a hybrid from BombTech and I'm pulling them left if this keeps up might have to trade I'm in.

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Hot and humid here in South Florida but I still went out there and worked on my woods I put in an order of 4 new irons so I figured I might as well work on my woods while I'm waiting for delivery. I got new driver,  3 wood and a hybrid from BombTech and I'm pulling them left if this keeps up might have to trade I'm in.

Know what you mean, 93% humidity in Central Florida today, just brutal.


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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Worked this morning had a lunch meeting which I managed to schedule at my club. It’s now 3 - no way I’m going back to work. :)

Warmed up, hit a bunch of shots and then closed by playing a mock 9 on the course I will be playing on Friday followed by a dozen trap shots, a few chips and pitches and half an hour on the putting green.


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Ping G410 - set at 12 degrees, fade setting - Alpha Distanza 40 weak R flex shaft

Tour Exotics EX 10 3 wood

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

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Worked this morning had a lunch meeting which I managed to schedule at my club. It’s now 3 - no way I’m going back to work. :)

Warmed up, hit a bunch of shots and then closed by playing a mock 9 on the course I will be playing on Friday followed by a dozen trap shots, a few chips and pitches and half an hour on the putting green.


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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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For the last couple of weeks, I've let a buddy borrow my F8's to try out before he decided to purchase a set. I got them back today, so I took them out to the range to work on a problem have had for a while, starting my backswing to the inside and coming over the top. First time trying it and the results were decent. Hit quite a few chunks, but was seeing improvement on the shots I hit well. Haven't been able to play in over a month (moving the mother-in-law, weather), so I thought a trip to the range might help scratch the itch.

Definitely have some work to do, but at least it was a start.

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It is amazing how seemingly small adjustments are able to present big results.

With my irons 7i, 6i and 9i, I have been drifting left. So today I worked on three minor adjustments.

1) Made sure I had the ball properly spaced in terms if distance from he body and between feet.  And I worked to make sure I can get that position 95% of the time.

2) Made sure I addressed the ball in a position to allow me to be much more likely to hit the sweet spot of the club.  This includes making sure I am not overly out of good positioning for the loft of the club.

3) Making sure I have a good hip turn with solid follow through towards the target.

Looked and felt good in terms of results.  All irons had great flights and for the 6i and 7i good roll and with the 9i a really nice drop and stop.

I also took some time with the new boom stick, a PING G410+. My ball speed is nearing 120 consistently.  While my full drive results were good at 200-210, I was still capable of a great looking drive that ended up closer to 185-190.  I have a few things I will try this week.  But the one thing the G410+ has given me is growing confidence that I will not be hurt with the driver.poster113.jpg.42c8674db4852f5eaac4aa2771d6957b.jpg

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In My BELDIN Green Bay Packer 1999 Super Bowl Champions Bag  :  :ping: G410 Plus, Alta Red CB 55 SR Flex, GX-7 14º(acting as a 3 wood),  :ping:   G400 4H, 5H. Sr Flex,   :ping:  G400 6i Sr Flex, G-Max 7i. 9i Sr Flex , Glide 2.0  Wedges graphite SR Shafts (50º, 56º, 60º),  :ping: Putter: Cadence Mid-TR 350g :bridgestone: e12 for the items I try to hit on purposematte red, so I can see them. :footjoy: on my feet and hands, US Embassy-Singapore hat on my head (with PACKERS, Brewers or UW-Badgers hats as options).

 

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All I can say about my practice today is that I’m glad that I wasn’t playing.

I could have broken every club that I hit except 7 wood, 58 and putter. And putter only because it’s earned a special exemption.


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Ping G410 - set at 12 degrees, fade setting - Alpha Distanza 40 weak R flex shaft

Tour Exotics EX 10 3 wood

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

SCOR 48,52,58

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

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1 hour ago, revkev said:

All I can say about my practice today is that I’m glad that I wasn’t playing.

I could have broken every club that I hit except 7 wood, 58 and putter. And putter only because it’s earned a special exemption. emoji33.png


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I should have practiced, but played instead.  I missed 8 putts I normally make.  Crappy cold weather!!

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I should have practiced, but played instead.  I missed 8 putts I normally make.  Crappy cold weather!!


Yeah cold today here too - 76


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Ping G410 - set at 12 degrees, fade setting - Alpha Distanza 40 weak R flex shaft

Tour Exotics EX 10 3 wood

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

SCOR 48,52,58

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

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Some Adam Young variability Drills - trying to hi bottom middle and top of an iron face with the ball tee'd up 1" off the ground. Then setup a towel a few inches behind the ball for feedback in low point to work on ball first contact. 

Warmed up with orange whip and then by working on weight shift by addressing the ball with feet together and then stepping lead foot forward on the downswing. 

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:ping-small: G700 4i, G410 5-UW, Glide 2.0 54, 60*

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Some Adam Young variability Drills - trying to hi bottom middle and top of an iron face with the ball tee'd up 1" off the ground. Then setup a towel a few inches behind the ball for feedback in low point to work on ball first contact. . 


Are you doing strike plan or next level golf. I am thinking about signing up to get some drills to work on. Trying to fix may fat/toe strikes. Not sure if it would be better to do lessons or try to fix this myself
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Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
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1 hour ago, cnosil said:

 


Are you doing strike plan or next level golf. I am thinking about signing up to get some drills to work on. Trying to fix may fat/toe strikes. Not sure if it would be better to do lessons or try to fix this myself

 

I purchased strike plan and am considering buying the accuracy plan since the cost is relatively low. I don't know all of the details about NLG, but I have a book called "Better Faster: The Modern Golfer's Blueprint for getting more from less" which has performance tests and troubleshooting that I feel would overlap more with NLG. For the cost, the book provides significantly more material than the strike plan - the only difference is there is obviously no video but I would highly recommend it. 

Lessons will always be the better solution. I took 5 lessons this season plus 3 sessions with a personal trainer geared to golf fitness. This included a TPI movement assessment as well as measuring power then creating routines I could do at home and in the gym that had elements of strength training, increasing power, as well as functional range of motion and core stability.  

I am very detail oriented and willing to measure my performance, get feedback, and use these resources for my practice sessions, so it works for me. If you don't have the time or interest to research material, develop plans, and track performance then there will be limited benefit from these resources and in-person or online coaching is the best option. 

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:cobra-small: F9 Driver 9*, 5-6 FWY at 17*

:cobra-small: Baffler 2H/5H

:ping-small: G700 4i, G410 5-UW, Glide 2.0 54, 60*

:taylormade-small: TP Berwick

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Had a good first winter range session yesterday. I haven't finished building my new set just yet, so I only brought along the 7 iron and a 54 degree wedge. I was pretty please with the results, definitely could have shot a decent round with the swing I had.

I'm happy to say my pivot/backswing has improved greatly since I really started practicing in March. No more sway. My misses yesterday were on the toe, pretty sure I'm getting a little early extension pulling my arms in and coming across the ball.

This was one of my better swings and you can still see my first move in the downswing is to steepen slightly:

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Have a few things I'm working on in my setup to help fix this, specifically making sure I'm not standing too close to the ball. I don't know why, but until yesterday I never noticed how much I pull my arms/hands in toward my thigh. They hang almost straight down at six o'clock, but if I let them naturally hang they are closer to five o'clock. When I setup that way it feels like I'm a mile away from the ball, but practicing with a few foam balls in the backyard tells me I have a lot more room for my arms to shallow being further away.

It'll be another two weeks until I get some more range time, most likely, but I'm looking forward to getting back out there!

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