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I had a much needed day off from full swings today after having hit 500 balls and played twice since last Friday. Short game practice tomorrow, 18 on Sunday, and a practice session on Monday.

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It's been difficult practising whilst enduring the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK. Practice facilities only opened this week at my club. However, I have been to the local driving range and today I will be working on keeping the hands/handle of club in front during impact to promote a better impact position - dynamic loft. 

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Busy over this weekend, so I went to practice at my local course yesterday morning. I got on the 18 hole “short” course, which is all par 3’s. This is part of my game where I struggle the most off the tee at the moment. I feel like I try to muscle the shots and get quick with my upper body causing me to pull some shots. Yesterday allowed me to hit all different kinds of distances off the tee ranging from 100-205 yards. I really focused on smooth tempo all the way through my swing. I will be making this part of my practice more often. Only shot +7, so I can’t complain.

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So transferred practice to course perfectly today for an even par 72.

Haven’t been in a trap for months not practiced that either - guess what area of my game gets a bit of work next. Could have broken par today. Hit 15 greens,


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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

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So transferred practice to course perfectly today for an even par 72.

Haven’t been in a trap for months not practiced that either - guess what area of my game gets a bit of work next. Could have broken par today. Hit 15 greens,


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You’re going to be shooting your age consistently pretty soon


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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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On 6/18/2020 at 11:54 PM, sirchunksalot said:

What's your initial impressions of the Forged Tec's? Nice shot, btw, that solid contact. 

I love em! Just feels great on contract like that. When I miss it a little I still get good distance. I still have to get used to the new distances (a few yards longer) but so far I love them!

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Haven’t been hitting the 5 iron well at all for a long time. I guess that you could say that it is a confidence killer. Decided to hit a few balls in the garage this morning and have a little talk with the 5 iron.

With the help of a can of spray foot powder, I think that I found the problem. Holy heel/hosel shots Batman!!! That explains a lot.

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Wiped the club clean and resprayed for round two. Hard focus on my takeaway and limited myself to 1/4 swings to attempt good contact. Worked up to about a 1/2 swing and it was looking promising. I will definitely need to keep working on this for a bit. When I get beyond a 1/2 swing it starts to get out of wack again.

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Took a few hours to hit 2 buckets today. Started meh but finally got into a rhythm. Mostly worked on a shorter connected backswing and once I started getting the feel it worked well. Not sure if my aim was off or it was just the range setup but it felt like everything was going slightly left. No rights which is a welcome change.

Needed to take a break to let these two frolic around for a bit.


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:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
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In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:wilson_staff_small:  D7 R flex 
:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
:cleveland-small:  Smart Sole S
:cleveland-small: #10

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My 14yo was disappointed he didn't get to go to the range with me yesterday, so I took him tonight. He's still getting used to being 6" taller than last season. When he gets the ball square, man does he kill it. I just let him whale away. He's not doing PGA Jr this year, which is a bummer for me.

I worked on my backswing some more and thankfully things went a lot better than yesterday. I had the "feel" pretty much from the get go and by the second half of the bucket I was hitting my irons consistently straight... OK well still a little left but so much better than the wipey fades that plague me on  and off. Heavenwood off the deck was great and I even hit driver fairly decently. When I accept the fade off the tee, I'm fine. It's when it gets out of control that it gets to be a problem.

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In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:wilson_staff_small:  D7 R flex 
:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
:cleveland-small:  Smart Sole S
:cleveland-small: #10

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It hit me late yesterday that, all-in-all, I just need to be better at impact with my irons, so I grabbed my small turf mat and just kept practicing the correct position at impact. I then worked backwards from there to get a feel of just “L-to-L”. I took this idea with me to the range today. I got a large and a small bucket and proceeded to hit about 30 balls with just 1/2 swings, working on JUST impact. I then began to lengthen the swing over time to hitting full shots. I know that if I could get back to working on getting into the right position at impact, I’ll be more consistent. 
At the end of the range work, after all the balls were hit, I did an old drill my coach gave me 5 years ago: slow motion swings. It always gives me that sense that I’m in the right positions all the way back, and all the way down. I’m going to be doing more work like I did today for the foreseeable future.  

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Worked on shifting my weight onto the balls of my feet  as I get into the longer clubs. I realized that I was so far on my heels that I was pulling around and hooking everything. After 30-40 mins on the range I started to slam my driver maybe not laser straight, but enough that it's playable and close enough to the fairway.

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8 hours ago, PMookie said:

It hit me late yesterday that, all-in-all, I just need to be better at impact with my irons, so I grabbed my small turf mat and just kept practicing the correct position at impact. I then worked backwards from there to get a feel of just “L-to-L”. I took this idea with me to the range today. I got a large and a small bucket and proceeded to hit about 30 balls with just 1/2 swings, working on JUST impact. I then began to lengthen the swing over time to hitting full shots. I know that if I could get back to working on getting into the right position at impact, I’ll be more consistent. 
At the end of the range work, after all the balls were hit, I did an old drill my coach gave me 5 years ago: slow motion swings. It always gives me that sense that I’m in the right positions all the way back, and all the way down. I’m going to be doing more work like I did today for the foreseeable future.  

The L to L drill is money for me. Whenever I can feel my swing start getting out of whack, I just go back to that for a little while. 

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:wilson_staff_small:  D7 R flex 
:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
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Working on full swing to correct fat and toe strikes. Comes down to back swing length and spine tilt/pressure. Have some at home drills to uses but took advantage of the pouring rain that started as I was wrapping up some testing and hit some 7 irons. If I can manage the backswing the contact significantly improves. Still have something going on with the swing as the toe hits were still happening fairly regularly.

Swing tweaks that I started incorporating this weekend and associated drills seem to be a good fit and will definitely help dispersion and even add a little distance.

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Since PW was the test club for today I was able to incorporate some full swing work.   Focus was on back swing length and downswing pattern to reduce fat shots and get more center contact.  Key seems to be the path the club takes on the downswing and if I do it right,  contact is great.  Today was one of the best ball striking days I have had in a while.  I did pull hook a few but less severe than I normally see.   Have a series of practice drills to work on swing mechanics and sequencing that I will be doing while watching TV. 

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Today hit the range. Eye opening. Was able to use some spray for contact area. Irons were perfect but driver WOW. Everything was same spot which is great but was heel side. Also worked on hip rotation. @B.Boston against better judgement sent me a great video on this from AMG and working on this to get away from my “humping” motion. It was awkward at first and will take a lot of time but it felt good today and felt like I made a little progress. Plenty to work on but admitting is the first step to recovery right?

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I’m in a Wednesday weekly clinic and today was awesome! We practiced flighting wedges and irons through a variety of hula hoops on the range then we switched to alternating draws, fades, and straight balls high and low.

Our instructor ended by saying, even if you’re hitting all these on command, save the shaping for scrambles and the range. It was a ton of fun!


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Finally got a range session in yesterday; place was BUSY! Wore a mask going in and out (..and wondering if I should've kept it on the whole time?).

Main goal: see if I could hit a driver. Mission not accomplished. Driver will continue to stay at home.

(I've been teeing off with my 3W, or a hybrid, on the shorter courses or forward tees that I most often play.)

Experimented with two drivers, and different settings on each. Was better with the F8 .. with extra loft and extra weight .. possibly in large part due to the shaft - same Tensei as in my 3W and 7W which I've generally been hitting well.

I'm still .. literally .. trying too hard to "HIT" the ball, vs making a nice swing thru the ball and focusing on good contact.

Anyway the good news is I alternated drivers with alternate turns with a 7i, PW or LW and most of those shots were reasonably crisp and mostly on-target.

 

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More garage time tonight to work on the 5 iron. Things are definitely getting a lot better. Worked from 1/2 swings to full swings and contact was pretty decent, hopefully it will transfer to the course well. Worked through the bag from lob wedge to 5W and everything went really well except for the first strike with the 5W, topped that one just a bit. It cleaned up quickly so I wasn't too worried about it. Definitely felt like a productive session.

 

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