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Just now, B.Boston said:

Just getting caught up I think a match is definitely in order!  @Wedgie would you use a 2019 Callaway Chrome Soft then? 

 

I do draw a line at some point and that is it.

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Just now, GolfSpy Stroker said:

Just got an email from Metacomet that as of June 1st MA golfers can travel to RI.  🤩

Nice, we can play Valley any time then.  I hate to take the boys away from their computers for too long though.

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Wedgie

 

Driver - XXIO X Driver 9.5

:cleveland-small: - Launcher Turbo 2 hybrid

:cobra-small: - F9 One Length 3-G

:cleveland-small: - CBX 52 and 56

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Worked on putting today and have completely given up on even trying to use a traditional putter for the season. Rolling 10 footers on the indoor green and 6 of 10 was the best I could do with the short putter. Made 46 in a row with the broomstick, guess Rocco was onto something when he had Bettinardi build this brick on a stick for him. Going to stick with what works and makes me comfortable for the season and work on the short putter over the winter.


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Hard to think of a cheaper training aid than some foot spray... Worth every pennyIMG_20200601_180610.thumb.jpg.7337a559d0c7925e491937f382127410.jpg

I’ll be using some when I get to the range now that it’s open!

A pattern like that should have [mention]Wedgie [/mention] shaking in his boots!


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13 minutes ago, GolfSpy Stroker said:

Hard to think of a cheaper training aid than some foot spray... Worth every pennyIMG_20200601_180610.jpg

Did you feel any of them?

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Got out to the range today to hit a large bucket. After warming up, I alternated hitting my D7 driver along with an older R1 for a bit. The R1, being noticeably heavier, was a lot more consistent for me. The D7 had the longer drives but was so inconsistent. Is 7 year old tech going in the bag? Probably... for a little bit, anyways. 

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Went through my usual amount of range balls for the first time in a few days.  Got some of the power back that had left me last time.  Had to stop halfway through due to a pop up thunderstorm that lasted a few minutes.  Anyhow, after a but of frustraion at first, the chunks went away and strangely my slice was absent.  That felt weird in a good way.  

On a side note, the buckets of range balls were disgusting. They all had dead grass caked on them.  

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I had not been to the practice area since we got the OK to play again, and it showed in my play.  But I wanted to play!!  My short game has not been as good as it could be, and strikes on the ball have been inconsistent.  My index has gone up.

So, today my wife wanted to play with the Ladies group, and I practiced.  Spent 2 hours working on everything.  All I can say is that I need to spend more than 2 hours.  Only two things were working today:  20 yard pitches out of rough and my driver.  Everything else sucked!!  Some good; some bad on iron contact.  Now I understand why I haven't hit many greens and haven't got up and down like I usually do.  Poor contact and distance control on wedge and poor putting.  

I thought about playing tomorrow, but my wife said she wanted to practice instead.  So, I guess I'll do what my wife wants... again!!  🙄

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My son had a lesson today and I had a half hour tune up with our head pro. We essentially changed nothing and validated the changes that we have made. Worked on getting my three wood more consistent and figured out I had the ball too far forward. Playing 18 in the AM then two day comp this weekend.


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PXG 0811XF Gen 2 10.5* (set at 9*) AD VR 6x

PXG 0341X Gen 2 15* AD TP 7x

PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* KBS Proto 95x

PXG 0311T Gen 3 4-6 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 ST 7 - PW KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 50/10 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 54/10 & 58/07 TTDG TI S400

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Hit the range today, worked mainly on my wedge, 100 yards and in shots. Also got to get my first couple swings in with my new driver, Ping G410 Plus. I had been using a demo G410 P from the head pro at the course I regular, but something about getting to hit a new one makes it seem so much better. It feels like it is jumping off the face of my driver head. We will see how this translates when I play in the AM tomorrow.

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Finally got my net!! Was able to work on getting my hands higher in the backswing as I have a tendency to get very flat. Got a tee time in the morning so we will see how the practice pays off!


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3-wood:  :adams-small:  Tight Lies 2 (15*) 

5-Wood:  :adams-small: Tight Lies 2 (19*) 

Irons :  :ping-small: i210 5-PW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  RTX-4 50* and 54* RTX-3 *58

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The sky looked angry when my 6:00pm tee time rolled around and it’s hail season on the Colorado Front Range, so I opted for the safety of the range instead.

Stiff breeze into and off the left. Not a fun direction, not a stellar session and halfway through I had actually undone some of the hard work I’ve put in the past couple weeks.

Mr. Hogan would not have been impressed by the first half ball striking but I took 3 big buckets worth of divots and started  getting back on track before the end. I cannot remember the last time a range session was less than 3 big buckets.

Worked on the short game for 30 min afterward and was hitting a bunch of shots toward the toe. I figured out the issue but it was a crummy overall practice session today.

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2 hours ago, downlowkey said:

hitting a bunch of shots toward the toe. 

I think I know what's causing your toe callus.

Give yourself some time to get used to th Hogans, we don't want you to have to buy a whole new shoe wardrobe.

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I have been working on a better understanding of my driver and why I only average about 230, with roll, off the tee.  I have spent the last couple of weeks hitting my XXIO and Bridgestone JGR driver on SkyTrak.  What I learned is my spin is way too high.  I tried a bunch of different ball positions, face angle at set up and where my feet are.  Took what I learned to the course on Sunday and hit 10 of 14 fairways.  3 of the other 4 were barely off the fairway and 1 stuck behind a tree.  Most encouraging was I averaged 259 off the tee with zero swing changes.  I'm not sure if I just came across a day with perfect weather conditions for hitting the ball or what but will get a chance to see what happens tomorrow.

My fixes I'm sure are just bandages for my swing but the end result is an open club face at address, closed stance and swing hard.   

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Wedgie

 

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Went to the range tonight and did my drills. Hit the ball every well! The changes are starting to feel a little more familiar.


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Irons: :srixon-small: Z585 4/5 iron, Z785 6-PW, :Nippon:Modus 120X

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Face angle and holding the face just a smidge more at impact to reduce side spin and have a more stable draw.

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Currently hitting balls into the net in the garage and reminding myself why I continue to pick up random balls that I find at the local muni. Good for swing practice at home.

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My dispersion on course is better but still needs work. Inconsistent swing is getting to me.


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Got out at lunch for a range session again, the second this week but only the third since March 15. Typically, I would hit the range every day at lunch during summer. We go back to the office in July so I hope to do more of this since I'll be much closer to a range.

Progress is slow, but I'm getting closer. Absolutely striped about 10 straight out of the middle of the face on the driver today. Working on finding the right combination of feeling where my pressure is at address and during the swing, turning into my hip and putting a good swing on the ball. Sometimes I get everything right, too often not. Pretty much either sweet spot or low heel these days.

I do need to get into the habit of more mindful practice because it's too easy to just grab a large bucket and whack balls. While it's cathartic, especially since I haven't been able to do it much this year due to COVID, things can start to go sideways quickly and then I get all out of whack. I really need to step back and picture each shot because that helps me so much.

I also really love having the Flightscope Mevo, but sometimes data is a little overwhelming. You can get into a cycle of just trying to hit numbers (ball speed, in my case), and it's easy to be frustrated. Range balls are so inconsistent, so a lot of times you'll make a great strike and then be disappointed in the numbers. And then I end up overswinging trying to hit a target number. **sigh**

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