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18 minutes ago, RollingGreens said:

Not sure what your preference is but I do find it helpful to add an extra layer of info with making a few lines on the golfball to give feedback on club path and face position

I prefer to look at the top of the ball without any alignment or aids.  

Now I have to say that using it along with a putting mirror for my setup and takeaway has made me want to consider changing some things.  Its a constant evolution and if lines or alignment help then there is no reason to not start using them.  

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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

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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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Practice at home in the shed this weekend as we’ve gone into a 5 day lockdown. Frustrating golf wise as I’m starting to feel a bit better about my game. Played 9 holes of matchplay on Thursday and was getting more confident in my swing before lockdown was announced Friday.  Putted extremely well, my reading of putts was back to its best.
 

Spent some time using my homemade downunder board, and a good putting session with the Puttout system.  One bonus of being locked down for the weekend, my shed is much tidier now.

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For the last couple weeks I have mainly focused on stretch and then doing the wedge planemate protocols up to the full swing (I skipped the single arm work) and if I go to the range I use my smart ball. With my flexibility coming back and my swing improving, I did my first workout in a month to try and gain some speed. If my flexibility continues to improve and my swing stays solid, I may consider a swing speed trainer, likely MaxSwingSpeed unless a used speed stick set shows up for similar price. 

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had a lesson with my coach today and ended up going through a few different driver shafts...

i think we have a winner, folks. here are a couple of drives with my sim 8* set at 7.25* and the Kuro Kage XT 70TX shaft...

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yes, the second one was overdrawn a bit. but considering i’ve been fighting a bad open faced slice since i started playing, i’m stoked to see the ball turning over to the left. 

dispersion, ball speed, and the feeling that i could really let my swing go were all far and away better with the XT than the other 3 i tried out. 

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39 minutes ago, Chip Strokes said:

had a lesson with my coach today and ended up going through a few different driver shafts...

i think we have a winner, folks. here are a couple of drives with my sim 8* set at 7.25* and the Kuro Kage XT 70TX shaft...

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yes, the second one was overdrawn a bit. but considering i’ve been fighting a bad open faced slice since i started playing, i’m stoked to see the ball turning over to the left. 

dispersion, ball speed, and the feeling that i could really let my swing go were all far and away better with the XT than the other 3 i tried out. 

Looks like that combination is going to be a winner for you. I just feel sorry for that golf ball, 184 mph ball speed, that's just sick. 😂

Nice to see you getting some right to left action and those spin numbers look to be on point. Congrats!

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43 minutes ago, Chip Strokes said:

had a lesson with my coach today and ended up going through a few different driver shafts...

i think we have a winner, folks. here are a couple of drives with my sim 8* set at 7.25* and the Kuro Kage XT 70TX shaft...

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yes, the second one was overdrawn a bit. but considering i’ve been fighting a bad open faced slice since i started playing, i’m stoked to see the ball turning over to the left. 

dispersion, ball speed, and the feeling that i could really let my swing go were all far and away better with the XT than the other 3 i tried out. 

💣💥💣second bomb for when it lands. Numbers are insane

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6 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

Looks like that combination is going to be a winner for you. I just feel sorry for that golf ball, 184 mph ball speed, that's just sick. 😂

Nice to see you getting some right to left action and those spin numbers look to be on point. Congrats!

touched 187 and cracked a ball today. the shot wasn’t worth taking a picture of though 😂

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6 minutes ago, Chip Strokes said:

touched 187 and cracked a ball today. the shot wasn’t worth taking a picture of though 😂

Yeah something about a ball decelerating from 187 to 0 in the span of a few miliseconds will do that. Glad you got a for working and your swing is coming around too.

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14 hours ago, Chip Strokes said:

touched 187 and cracked a ball today. the shot wasn’t worth taking a picture of though 😂

Dang.....If I swung hard enough to touch 187 I'd crack both balls.   😲  And thanks for not taking a pic.   😵

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On 2/17/2021 at 2:08 PM, Chip Strokes said:

had a lesson with my coach today and ended up going through a few different driver shafts...

i think we have a winner, folks. here are a couple of drives with my sim 8* set at 7.25* and the Kuro Kage XT 70TX shaft...

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yes, the second one was overdrawn a bit. but considering i’ve been fighting a bad open faced slice since i started playing, i’m stoked to see the ball turning over to the left. 

dispersion, ball speed, and the feeling that i could really let my swing go were all far and away better with the XT than the other 3 i tried out. 

Way to go Matty boy!

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Continued working today on feeling like i am starting the downswing with getting my left arm off of my chest. Its definitely helping to reduce my early extension and i am starting to develop good awareness on when I don't do the move correctly vs. when i do. I also like that this is not just a drill but is part of my swing. Although it feels to me like my left arm is making the first movement in the downswing, its not actually making the first move, it just feels that way.

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29 minutes ago, rbsiedsc said:

Way to go Matty boy!

i can only wish...

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On 2/17/2021 at 5:08 PM, Chip Strokes said:

had a lesson with my coach today and ended up going through a few different driver shafts...

i think we have a winner, folks. here are a couple of drives with my sim 8* set at 7.25* and the Kuro Kage XT 70TX shaft...

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yes, the second one was overdrawn a bit. but considering i’ve been fighting a bad open faced slice since i started playing, i’m stoked to see the ball turning over to the left. 

dispersion, ball speed, and the feeling that i could really let my swing go were all far and away better with the XT than the other 3 i tried out. 

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Impressive man! Very impressive!

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Impressive man! Very impressive!

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Back to the range for two buckets this morning. Wasn't the best day overall, just couldn't get comfortable over the ball, but the MMTs are addictive to hit! Really enjoyed my time spent with the 6 and 7 irons today. Still seeing a few MPH increase in swing speed across the irons after switching from steel to graphite.

Didn't have a ton of success with the longer clubs I brought (driver, hybrids) mostly because I just was too tight. Started getting a bit more relaxed toward the end of the session and had some better swings. 

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Worked on some putting before my round. Just goes to show pits can start similar but then diverge

 

 

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Also forgot to add, nicked a wall yesterday with a swing. Am banned from swing in the house. This is my patchwork to fix the issue. 

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After a busy weekend moving washers and dryers, cleaning up underneath them (didn't realize the washer was leaking...ugh), and spending time with friends we haven't seen in a long time, I was able to hit the range today. 

I went with the goal of working on my fairway woods which killed me my last round. I'm having issues with the 3 wood off the deck and today was no different. 20210221_151106-01.jpeg.d0cd4369ba2c05afb79a9c4e9664fabd.jpeg

I experimented with ball position and still realize it needs a lot of work. As you can see I'm living low on the face and am going to have to spend more time working on this. My 5 wood was fine, I didn't spray it but was seeing better ball flight and distance,  just have to stick with it off the fairway and leave the 3 wood for tee shots. 

Irons are showing improvement, I'm tightening up my pattern and am really pleased with the results I'm seeing.

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I am also really happy with driver, I replaced my shaft to a HZRDUS Smoke Black and it's been performing on the range and the course. I'm currently in the process of moving back to taller trees and working to get my AOA more positive. 20210221_152549-01.jpeg.ccd67715476f71ae5e6233352f2d1668.jpeg20210221_152114-01.jpeg.928352e22ae6fc5a0f642bebf626b2db.jpeg

A little more off the heel side than I'd like, but it's tightening up and I didn't have shots all over the place as per usual. 

 

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