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12 hours ago, Rickp said:

Got to the range right @ 7:00 and got to far left area so I don’t frighten the RH golfers.

Started off a few shots that were AAWWFUL! Settled down and tried to remember the good stuff my instructor went over w me B4 he retired when C19 came here.

Finally started to feel a decent swing again and some good results. Even hit a few decent hybrid shots which have been dogging me for months. Hit off mats, so much rain last week or so it’s a bit sloppy.IMG_1395.JPG

 

Early Tee Time Friday @ toughest 9 in our area.....swell.

 

I bet you find it just as unnerving as I do... on the range swinging with a guy next door facing you.  Happened to me last week.  A lefty shows up when I am halfway through my bucket and starts swinging looking at me.  I quit.  Couldn't take it.

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

Finally got to do some “chipping” after what seems forever. Was pleased with results after 4+ months. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

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I bet you find it just as unnerving as I do... on the range swinging with a guy next door facing you.  Happened to me last week.  A lefty shows up when I am halfway through my bucket and starts swinging looking at me.  I quit.  Couldn't take it.

Yup, hate it . I always head down to the far left and grab the last stall.
There was a range in CT that had a LH area and worked out great.


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Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

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

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I've been practicing on a nightly basis putting on a 48" metal measuring stick.  I'm working on keeping the ball rolling on the stick and not falling off side to side.  I know if the putt was off based on the roll.  The stick is flat too.  Just in case someone asks.  I've had a large problem putting the ball on line so getting a consistent stroke has really helped.    

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Hybrid:  :taylormade-small:Sim Max 19* Ventus Stiff Shaft, Golf Pride MCC Align Grip

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5 hours ago, Rickp said:


Yup, hate it . I always head down to the far left and grab the last stall.
There was a range in CT that had a LH area and worked out great.


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That's what I do as i head to the wall of urinals in a public toilet....    😏

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Played a Par 3 yesterday afternoon .. one that's great for wedges and short irons (most holes are PW, 9i or 8i for me) .. trying to focus on key things from my recent lessons, including better golf posture during the takeaway and better movement towards the target on the downswing. First swing was straight but short; next bunch of holes the tee shots (off of mats) were going the right distance but way left of where I thought I was aiming and lined up to...

So I had lots of chances to practice my secondary objective = trying to get up and down more often. Chipping was pretty much on-line but too often further longer or shorter of the hole than 3 ft, and then too often did not sink the first putt (though they were all pretty close .. except one where the sprinklers had just been on so I'd thought the wet green would be slower and I ran the first putt waaay past the hole!).

Last few holes was able to straighten out the shots though still was short or long of my intended targets.

Overall feel like I'm making some progress in my game - despite not really scoring any better - but am (generally..) hitting the ball more solidly and feel like I'm starting to gain a bit of control over distance and direction 👍

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..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 (Rotex graphite) and Callaway X-Jaws 60 (TT-DG S300)
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5 minutes ago, Chip Strokes said:

@cksurfdude what par 3 did you play?

That was the one at Smithtown Landing (it's kind of "inside" the main course). I also go to Heartland once in a while - that's a fun and challenging Par 3; and once or twice a season to the 18-Hole Par 3 at Robert Moses - shorter holes / wedges only but great target practice!

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..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 3W/HL (17*) and EXS 7W (both Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway XR 4H (Project X SD)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 (Rotex graphite) and Callaway X-Jaws 60 (TT-DG S300)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g)
..all in a Datrek Hybrid bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push cart.

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Just now, cksurfdude said:

That was the one at Smithtown Landing (it's kind of "inside" the main course). I also go to Heartland once in a while - that's a fun and challenging Par 3; and once or twice a season to the 18-Hole Par 3 at Robert Moses - shorter holes / wedges only but great target practice!

i’ve gotta get out to those...i’m getting tired of playing Eisenhower park haha

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That's what I do as i head to the wall of urinals in a public toilet....    

Huh, never thought of that.


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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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Second range session after last Saturday’s lesson.

Of course not everything with perfect because it feels weird to be so close to the ball but it was very good - lots of solid straight shots and no hosel rockets.

Moved the driver back up a notch - I had brought it all the way down because I felt that I was launching it too high. I do launch it high at 11.25, 14-16 degrees but I was carrying it over 225. That works for me.

I’m planning to play after church Sunday but we may be impacted by a tropical system so we’ll see. :(


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got to the range for about an hour today. brought my 6i, 9i, and lob wedge

started off with some chips. i’m trying to develop a go to chip shot. i’m finding pretty consistent high spin mid launch shots carrying about 50y if i bring by swing back to about hip height. 

moved into some full wedge shots from there, which felt great 

then went 9i, 6i working on ball first contact and downward aoa. fat shots are my biggest problem 

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I wanted to go to the range today, but the smoke is back in town; this time from the fires in Oregon as the wind is from the south.

So, I spent my practice time in my indoor (sorta) range hitting wedge shots focusing on a flat left wrist.  My wrists are quite weak; years of arthritis.  I make better contact when I bow my wrist, but I don't do it on every shot.  I am also trying to delay my turn from the top of my backswing... more power!  I just need to sync it up.

Tomorrow I play our sister course across the river... 2nd time this year.

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Hit a full bucket yesterday: my cut/fade swing with the driver has begun leaking into my iron swing recently. So I wanted every iron hit left and every drive off the toe just to remind myself that I could. Then I noticed that my club face was really open at the top of my backswing, so I’ll be working on that for next few practice sessions...


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I'm in a stretch at work where I get two days off over the course of 17 days and won't have much time to play, so I hit the range today. It was my first time hitting the new (to me) Hogan Apex Edge Pro irons I picked up last Sunday. I'm thankful my wife is perfectly understandable of my recent club ho'ing and let me pick them up at a great price. 20200913_131225-01.jpeg.2fcecbee08548a8616340b8badf21d70.jpeg

First impressions are great! They're a little shorter than my regular gamers but seem to go where I want and fly beautifully. They have a muted click at impact that is pleasing to my ears and don't kill your hands with mis-hits while still offering feedback. 

I simplified my thought process on the range to "relax and compress" and hit some good shots. Sometimes the compress thought led to "stay on your back foot and chunk the daylights out of the ball". 

I also spent some time with the wedges hitting partial shots to 30 yards and time with the driver trying to make it a viable option of the tee once again. The wedges like going to the right, I need to work on why I'm pulling the ball and correct that. The irons and driver both were producing nice fades that are perfectly playable if I allow for it. It's the best I've hit driver in a while and hopefully I can take that thought to the course.  

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Hit a small bucket this morning. I honestly wasn't in the right headspace, and after about 20 balls things deteriorated quickly. I tried switching things up as best as I could but it was just bad. I left the rest of the bucket and walked away. 

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:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
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On 9/13/2020 at 6:05 PM, sirchunksalot said:

the new (to me) Hogan Apex Edge Pro irons

Nice looking irons!! 👍

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 3W/HL (17*) and EXS 7W (both Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway XR 4H (Project X SD)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 (Rotex graphite) and Callaway X-Jaws 60 (TT-DG S300)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g)
..all in a Datrek Hybrid bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push cart.

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On 9/14/2020 at 6:45 AM, russtopherb said:

Hit a small bucket this morning. I honestly wasn't in the right headspace, and after about 20 balls things deteriorated quickly. I tried switching things up as best as I could but it was just bad. I left the rest of the bucket and walked away. 

It was the right thing to do... speaking from experience!

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Bought a hitting net when the restrictions started this spring and I have really enjoyed being able to take swings each day. It has really helped me get in a groove. So today was like most days able to hit about 40 balls today. Looking to get back to hitting putts on my mat more nights.

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Air quality still too poor in my area to go out. Practice with my new putting aid

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Hit a small bucket this morning at the range before "work", I've been chomping at the bit to get back out for some practice for two reasons. First, I was disappointed in my last practice session, which admittedly I wasn't in the right headspace for. Second, @Wedgie very graciously let me borrow a set of One Lengths to try out to see how I liked them.

So after one bucket... please allow me to say I like them VERY MUCH. I started with 7i because I know what my "usual" distance & flight is with that club using range balls. From there I jumped to 5i, which I hit low but holy cow so straight. From there I moved up to wedges which honestly didn't take much adjustment to hit. I've read to just take a normal swing with them and not go slow or hit softer due to the shaft length, and I hit some towering shots. I ended with driver, my first ball was a worm burner and I immediately thought "oh man here we go again". Then I realized that I was tensing up and had a death grip on the downswing. I eased up and relaxed my wrists & arms and what do you know - decent (for me) drivers to end the bucket. 

I'm hoping I can get out again tomorrow to hit these irons some more. 

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: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
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