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Did some work from 50 yards and in. Haven’t really done any short game practice since COVID, sorely needed and will hopefully be better than it has been lately.

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I went to the range today with the intention of working on one of the drills from the Strike Plan where you try to intentionally hit a toe shot and then a heel shot to develop feel for each in order t

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

I had to come home from work and do some touch up cleaning on my car because I found out today that my new lease is in and I am scheduled to pick it up tomorrow. I was hoping to get a full practice se

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Working both external and internal rotation of the hips! I've been doing the 90/90 a lot, also a modified child's pose with a block (or in my case, cardboard box) between my feet. Stretches the lower back and hip flexors all at the same time.
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I do this one without the modification as a part of my current PT session 4 times a week. I’m about ready to do today’s.


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Went to practice yesterday because there was only a slight breeze and the temp was close to 50º.  Friday is probably the busiest day at the course because most people have the day off, even before COVID.  No tee times until late in the day.

Spent time working through 1/2 bucket on a bigger rotation in the backswing and rotating around my core; I have a tendency to slide a little both directions, and it gets worse when I get tired.  I felt better doing it with my 9i, but longer clubs were more of a challenge.  My driver was OK for backswing rotation, but I don't finish the swing very well.  More practice needed.

I used the remaining balls in the bucket to pitch onto the pitching green from 35y, then 20y.  My rotation practice on full shots helps my pitching.

Finished the practice with bump and run shots on the putting green with my LW and GW.  I'm getting better using the GW, but still need more practice with this shot.

I didn't do any putting practice.  I probably should have, but I've been putting well and the greens are not in the best of shape with only basic mowing when they get a chance; maintenance is on vacation until spring.

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Two buckets at the range today focusing on improving my club path and also getting my right wrist into extension through the hitting area. Good results. Unfortunately, started to get tired both physically and mentally with about half a bucket left and started falling into bad habits. Need to keep my focus for longer or hit fewer balls.

First swings with my new Callaway Epic Flash 4 hybrid, and it looks like it's going to slot in the bag perfectly between the Super Hybrid and the SpeedZone 5 iron. Ball speeds into the mid-140s on the best swings, pretty forgiving and for me only a slight draw bias. Tensei Silver feels pretty good, similar to the UST Recoil, if anything it felt a little loose but I got used to the feeling as I took more swings. Hit it both from a tee and also from the deck and had good results.

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Played a round on a simulator at a friends house today. Using my new irons I went in wanting to get a feel for how they would play. I’ve always played off the rack sets and to say the least I was nervous to play a custom set that was fitted for me. Major difference in my ability to make solid contact. Significantly less toe strikes and more center contact. Can’t wait to get solid numbers over the winter while continuing to grow my game. 

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3 hours ago, edingc said:

..focusing on improving my club path and also getting my right wrist into extension through the hitting area..

Nice. I'm trying to work on similar things, though my thought going into impact is extend the arms into the arc/plane of the swing. Trying to work on that from chipping to pitching up to full swings.

Then into the basement for some putting practice on the ExPutt. Out of 100 hit a bunch long and also left a bunch short (still wish this system would show you the make/miss at each distance), but ... most of the misses, and all the "bad" ones, were in the 10 to 20 foot range...

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So distance control is slowly improving.

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Went to the range yesterday and went back to doing some of the first drills I was given by my coach. By the end of the day, I was striping the driver, and rotating through irons with consistency. It’s amazing how long it takes to make swing changes.... 

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Another two buckets at the heated range as part of project "Long Iron." Well, they were picking the range when I got there so I started with quite a few pitching wedges because they don't have a protected cart for picking...

Anyway, I took what I worked on last week (right wrist in extension at impact), and sprinkled in some different feelings to improve my rotation. Yesterday I worked a lot with the Planemate in my backyard and got my hip turn better in the backswing. For me, the feel is to keep the right elbow in front of the right hip on the backswing, and that gets me turning really well. That was all fine and great, but then I video'ed myself and noticed quite a slide on the downswing:

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Today at the range I focused more on keeping pressure on the inside of my left foot on the downswing. My tendency, as shown above, is to roll the pressure to the outside of my left foot which gets the whole sliding thing going (flip hooks and blocks for days...).

This was the best range session I've had this winter, and probably the best I've had since really trying to improve my game. I had a little tailwind, but was landing 6 irons about 195, 5 irons at the 205 pin and clearing that 205 green easily with the Epic Flash 4 hybrid. I even broke out an old Cobra AMP driver with a cut down regular flex 3 wood shaft in it that I had in my basement and hit a couple that landed at or just past the 255 green and rolled out to the end of the range.

All of this work on rotation is really helping me find the sweet spot a lot more. I didn't video myself today, opting to just watch ball flight, strike location and ball speed on my Mevo. I'm pleased, to say the least.

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Got some feedback from my instructor on my distance wedge shots.   Gave me some advice so I went to MGS to hit some wedge shots on the GC Quad.   2 things he wants me to work on:  keeping the face open (I do miss left) and shortening the swing even more.  The shortening of the swing is really difficult;  I feel like I am getting to shaft parallel and I am almost to arms parallel.   The combination of the shaft position and trying to generate enough speed in my rotation to hit the ball 50 yards is really tough.  

Got handed a tour striker smart ball to try.   First time I had used one and really didn't have a problem with it; even on full swings, so I guess my swing isn't horrible.  

Also saw some of the 2021 most wanted drivers;  higher end shafts seem to be prevalent and some of them were pretty surprising visually.  Can't wait to hear peoples thoughts. 

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i took my PW, 6i, and 3w to the range today. 

the first half of my bucket, i worked on partial shots with the irons, particularly on controlling my trajectories. 

i was hitting my 6i out to about 150 working it high and low, and my PW out to about 100

the second half of the bucket, i spent some time dialing in my 3W, and then played a few “simulated holes” 

then i finished with pitches to various targets from 25-100 yards. 

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I took advantage of the melted snow and mostly dry front yard today to take a few clubs and my Skilz swing trainer out to loosen up.

Had the swing speed radar with me and after a little warm up the first swings were.... uninspiring. 96MPH max.

I’ve had a bit of a stiff neck so I was easing into it, but they certainly felt like winter swings after not having the clubs out for a while.

I was quite happy at the end of the session to get two up at 114 before ending for the day. That’s only a few MPH shy of my max dry swings over the summer.

Hopefully the winter cooperates and I can keep swinging outside to stay loose and get some more superspeed training in.

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Did a gapping session with GC Quad. Found I needed to bend my wedges all weak to hit preferred gapping. Also a few lofts were off from Mizuno which was surprising. Was super insightful for sure. 

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12 hours ago, Chip Strokes said:

i took my PW, 6i, and 3w to the range today. 

the first half of my bucket, i worked on partial shots with the irons, particularly on controlling my trajectories. 

i was hitting my 6i out to about 150 working it high and low, and my PW out to about 100

the second half of the bucket, i spent some time dialing in my 3W, and then played a few “simulated holes” 

then i finished with pitches to various targets from 25-100 yards. 

Sounds like a great way to practice. 

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10 minutes ago, rbsiedsc said:

Sounds like a great way to practice. 

thanks man. 

i don’t have a set practice plan, so to speak, but i definitely like going to the range with one or two things to focus on. 

otherwise i find myself in a stupid game of “how far can you hit this club?” that ultimately does me no good. 

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Another trip to the range today. Currently in one of those states where I'm unsure if I'm making progress or not. Ball speed numbers have been down slightly the last couple times out, but I think some of that is attributed to it being very cold outside - even if the balls start out at room temperature by the time I'm through the baskets they've sat on cold concrete for over an hour. It was 21 degrees when I started this morning, so I'm sure that has some effect on the ball speeds I'm producing. (Not to mention the fact that they are range balls to begin with...)

Worked on my setup and grip this morning, trying to get a little more secondary axis tilt at address and also ensuring I don't get too weak with my left hand grip. The additional tilt seemed to help ward off the pulls and pull hooks that have been hurting me, so much so that I started leaving stuff out to the right. Oh well.

Still practicing almost exclusively with longer clubs - 2 hybrid, 4 hybrid, 5 and 6 SpeedZone irons. Misses seem to be getting smaller, so "Project Long Iron" is coming along, I think. Weather permitting, hoping to get back out there on Friday and Monday again.

I spent 5-10 balls going all out with the 5 iron again - ball speeds weren't great because I didn't hit the middle as much as the other day, but it was nice to hit 102 MPH on the Mevo with one of my swings, with some others at 100 and 99. SuperSpeed and weightlifting still continuing to pay off.

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It's been about 3 1/2 weeks since I held a club in my hand, so I've been itching to get out. Today was the first time I've been able to get away to the range. Started out with my normal routine; SW, 8i, Wood and finishing with the Driver. Overall pretty pleased with the results - maybe I need to take a break more often. I was especially pleased with my new F9 five wood.
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today was all about testing a new shaft in my Sim, so i booked some time on the simulator at my local range 

Sim 8* set to 8.75*, GD XC 7TX shaft playing at 45”

heres a 5 consecutive shot spread:

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and here’s my best for the day

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spin is still a little high for my liking, but that’s mostly due to my delivery. i’m working on a little more positive AoA to lower spin into the 2200-2400 range. with those launch conditions, carry should be 330+. we’re getting there. 

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The rain has held off all day so once I got some yard work done I got out the foot spray & did a net session with the 5 & 8 irons.  I was consistently in the same spot which was about a 1/4 ball toward the toe side and a couple grooves high.  I then dragged the hitting mat outside and did a 45 yard and 65 yard wedge session, about 40 shots from each distance.  I had the same impact spot on the wedges as the 5 & 8 so I guess consistency is a good thing.

Then just for grins I got out the 4i and experimented hitting a bunch, flattening it about 2 more degrees and hit it a bunch more.  Using the sharpie line and lie board I saw a slight positive difference in the sole impact and face line on the before and after adjustment.  I'll go with that set up for a while and see if it behaves itself on the course.

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Modern Bag:  Ping G410+ 9*, Accra TourZ X265 M5;  Callaway Mavrik 16.5* 4W, EvenFlow Riptide 6.0 S 70g;  Mizuno JPX 919 HMP 4i, PX LZ 6.0;  Mizuno JPX 900 Forged 5 - PW, PX LZ 6.0;  Cleveland Tour Action 49*, 53*, 57*; PX LZ 6.5 ;  Ping Heppler Fetch;  Ball - Snell MTB-X; Bag - Sun Mountain H2NO 

Classic Bag:  Driver - Wilson Staff Persimmon; 3w - Hogan Speed Slot; 5w - Wilson Staff Tour Block; 3 - pw - Staff Dynapower; sw - Ram Tom Watson;  putter - bullseye standard or flange.

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7 minutes ago, Chip Strokes said:

today was all about testing a new shaft in my Sim, so i booked some time on the simulator at my local range 

Sim 8* set to 8.75*, GD XC 7TX shaft playing at 45”

heres a 5 consecutive shot spread:

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and here’s my best for the day

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spin is still a little high for my liking, but that’s mostly due to my delivery. i’m working on a little more positive AoA to lower spin into the 2200-2400 range. with those launch conditions, carry should be 330+. we’re getting there. 

Are you getting any data on the face impact spot and how that might be affecting spin?

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Modern Bag:  Ping G410+ 9*, Accra TourZ X265 M5;  Callaway Mavrik 16.5* 4W, EvenFlow Riptide 6.0 S 70g;  Mizuno JPX 919 HMP 4i, PX LZ 6.0;  Mizuno JPX 900 Forged 5 - PW, PX LZ 6.0;  Cleveland Tour Action 49*, 53*, 57*; PX LZ 6.5 ;  Ping Heppler Fetch;  Ball - Snell MTB-X; Bag - Sun Mountain H2NO 

Classic Bag:  Driver - Wilson Staff Persimmon; 3w - Hogan Speed Slot; 5w - Wilson Staff Tour Block; 3 - pw - Staff Dynapower; sw - Ram Tom Watson;  putter - bullseye standard or flange.

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3 minutes ago, Shapotomous said:

Are you getting any data on the face impact spot and how that might be affecting spin?

no, though i’m sure it’s playing a pretty big part.  i’ve pretty much eliminated my bad heel side miss, but i don’t know specifically where i’m making contact 

i’ve got a lesson with my coach on monday, so i’ll ask to slap the face dots on and see what’s happening with strike location.  

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