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My club opened today so I took my son to go roll some putts and hit the range...I am golfed out this week. I got some reps in just hitting some mid and short irons but something finally clicked with my son. He is a rather large 13 year old at just under 6 feet tall and now about 160 lbs. He had a propensity to not release the club well and I was able to groove that into him today and well we had him on Trackman for his last few drives and he carried 4 of the last 5 over 240 yards. Kid can get real good real quick if he keeps with it.

Also spent some time rolling putts and the PXG Spitfire is getting a shot in the bag. We will see if it sticks.


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Went to play nine, and ended-up just using it as a practice since the conditions of our public course are so bad right now. I literally had an hour-and-30 minutes before I had to get my son, so no warm-up of any kind. Kind of a waste of a day, really. Should’ve just hit on the range to get this swing solidified. Here are some pics of the course and conditions. For those that play such nice courses, come play with me here sometime and see what it’s like to have no other choices for golf!

 

 

 

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By the way, this is 18 fairway. Can you see my ball? Nope, that’s a “flower/weed”.IMG_0705.JPGIMG_0704.JPGIMG_0703.JPGIMG_0702.JPGIMG_0701.JPGIMG_0698.JPG That’s 15 fairway!IMG_0700.JPGIMG_0699.JPG

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Bright and sunny here so I thougt I might play 9 after work. As soon as I left work,I decided bad idea as it was too windy for my liking. Drove by course and it was packed. Hit the range and the way the wind was blowing felt like I was in a wind tunnel so I bailee after a medium bucket. The balls did smell like bleach as the range is adding it to the ball washer. 

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Bright and sunny here so I thougt I might play 9 after work. As soon as I left work,I decided bad idea as it was too windy for my liking. Drove by course and it was packed. Hit the range and the way the wind was blowing felt like I was in a wind tunnel so I bailee after a medium bucket. The balls did smell like bleach as the range is adding it to the ball washer. 

The bleach for Coronavirus?


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The bleach for Coronavirus?


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Im assuming so.

They arent taking cash either. Only platic.

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Went to play nine, and ended-up just using it as a practice since the conditions of our public course are so bad right now. I literally had an hour-and-30 minutes before I had to get my son, so no warm-up of any kind. Kind of a waste of a day, really. Should’ve just hit on the range to get this swing solidified. Here are some pics of the course and conditions. For those that play such nice courses, come play with me here sometime and see what it’s like to have no other choices for golf!
 
 
 
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By the way, this is 18 fairway. Can you see my ball? Nope, that’s a “flower/weed”.IMG_0705.thumb.JPG.2b464bc97fed67df472be2eec42a35aa.JPGIMG_0704.thumb.JPG.92198e8c1bfab06033cea3ab9ee90eb8.JPGIMG_0703.thumb.JPG.ed7994f8e7d5205aff76d7a3308de359.JPGIMG_0702.thumb.JPG.68307afcf7703a39c7594c3acffc15f9.JPGIMG_0701.thumb.JPG.9468d8d47581f78d64e85b5b4d2f7847.JPGIMG_0698.thumb.JPG.c8fe08383686aeb5b5ffe87c26d7172a.JPG That’s 15 fairway!IMG_0700.thumb.JPG.d0cfe42202f43485a30e7a35fc328447.JPGIMG_0699.thumb.JPG.2ab96889c6f95d4c2f25950002f9f931.JPG

What a terrible looking course - they should pay you to play there..


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Im assuming so.
They arent taking cash either. Only platic.

I’ve never seen so many people with nitrile gloves. Even the Starter this morning.


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What a terrible looking course - they should pay you to play there..


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It’s horrible. So frustrating. Back in SE Michigan we had 30 courses within a forty mile radius. Here? TWO within the same radius. The City won’t spend any money on the course at all, and won’t even come remove the trees that have fallen down. I don’t make enough to join a C.C., so I’m screwed.


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I played in a tournament on Sunday, and played the best golf of my life for the first 13 holes, minus 1 double bogey.  So, I headed back out to the range on Monday during lunch to work with my new wedges and make sure the driver was avoiding the left.  I'm pretty sure the driver is going to be alright.  I was supposed to be playing in a tournament this coming Saturday, but it's cancelled thanks to Coronavirus.  When I told my wife that it was cancelled, she said "that's a bummer, but now you can work on your putting"...ouch!

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Went to the range yesterday afternoon to hit two buckets of balls working on this new swing. When I swung properly, the sound off the 785s was just awesome! Getting there. Sent more video to the coach and he liked the progress. Said I can play quality golf with where I am now. Going to keep doing drills, especially some new ones he sent for being inside when it rains.


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57 minutes ago, PMookie said:

Went to the range yesterday afternoon to hit two buckets of balls working on this new swing. When I swung properly, the sound off the 785s was just awesome! Getting there. Sent more video to the coach and he liked the progress. Said I can play quality golf with where I am now. Going to keep doing drills, especially some new ones he sent for being inside when it rains.


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So you aren't using the Mizunos that you have listed in your signature?

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So you aren't using the Mizunos that you have listed in your signature?

I use Tapatalk and MGS apps, so I never even see a signature. No idea what’s in there!

 

 

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Got out to hit another bucket today because there was NO WAY I could pass-up hitting the new driver! Went pretty well. Came home and went into the garage to work on the backswing and downswing with some wall drills.


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I took a couple of wedges into my back yard along with some foam practice balls to work on keeping the short game sharp. I don't have the largest yard and close neighbors make me antsy with actual balls.

The good thing is, my back yard is also not very flat. I got to work on ball above feet, below feet, side hill, and variations of all of them. I spent time with stance and opening the clubhead. I think too often we go to the range and don't prepare ourselves for the real life crazy lies we experience on the course. Also, in my case, I know I always go for a safe stock shot and have lost the wonderment and creativity of the short game. It was nice getting to play around and not worrying about the outcome.

Lastly, I read over in the Titleist fitting experience thread about trying to feel like you're hitting the trail edge.
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I'm close.

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Although I played 9 holes today, I also spent some time on the putting green because I haven't been putting very well lately.

With the COVID-19 virus restrictions at my course, they removed most of the holes (to spread people out) and all of the short pins.  One end of the putting green had no holes at all, so that's where I went.  I placed 2 tees in the green about a cup width wide, then started putting with my trail hand (right) only from 3 feet.  It's not too hard to get two balls through the gate one handed; it gets tougher at 4 feet.  When both balls are through the gate, I do the same thing from the other side.  I repeat this for maybe 10 minutes, then go to 5 feet using both hands.  When I get 2 balls through in a row from each direction, then I move one tee 90º so I'm putting from the opposite direction.  

It was a different practice routine for me, but it was fun.  If a ball touches one of the tees, it likely doesn't go through and stops in front of the gate so I had to bring it back and putt again.  It's a different look than putting at a hole, and I was not competing with golfers warming up for their round.

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Hit balls into my net for about 45 min, took a video and submitted it to Bridgestone for their ball fitting. Shots sure did feel, and sound good most of the time! On one of the shots the ball got stuck against the sheet in the hole in the net.
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Well this afternoon I practiced being a plow horse .. pushing the (mechanical, not motorized) aerator up and down and all across our pretty large yard.

This evening I'm practicing testing some tasty craft brews (yeah yeah I know there's a separate thread for that but that's what I'm practicing!)...

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"Huntington Harbor Hoppy" aka H3 from the local brewery. One of my all time faves! And during the current, umm, "situation" they're offering curbside pickup and delivery!!! 🍻

This follows a Dogfish Head 75 Minute, which will then be followed up by a Six Harbors XPA - their version of a cross between a pale ale x an IPA.

See -- good practicing, right? 😝

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23 hours ago, PMookie said:

Hit balls into my net for about 45 min, took a video and submitted it to Bridgestone for their ball fitting. Shots sure did feel, and sound good most of the time! On one of the shots the ball got stuck against the sheet in the hole in the net. emoji23.png
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Looks like a Titleist.   🤣

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Definitely broke in my hitting net today. 

Did you about a half our of full swing work with the Planemate and then hit balls on and off for most of the afternoon while I was in-between conference calls 

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Not me!!!  Now I know what people are doing with TP.

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