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Decided to take advantage of some decent weather to hit the range to try and knock the rust off and see how things I’ve been working on he last couple months in the house held up to actual swings and hitting a ball. 
 

Today was focused on using 7&8i for drills from p6 and left arm parallel to feel more rotation into impact and better face control.

Used the hangar and alignment stick drills for most of these and then would hit shots without them before doing them over again. 
 

Still a work in progress but slowly coming along

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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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4 hours ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

Decided to take advantage of some decent weather to hit the range to try and knock the rust off and see how things I’ve been working on he last couple months in the house held up to actual swings and hitting a ball. 
 

Today was focused on using 7&8i for drills from p6 and left arm parallel to feel more rotation into impact and better face control.

Used the hangar and alignment stick drills for most of these and then would hit shots without them before doing them over again. 
 

Still a work in progress but slowly coming along

Any tinkering with that new fairway wood shaft?

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Just now, bens197 said:

Any tinkering with that new fairway wood shaft?

Not yet. That will see some time in Tuesday. 

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Hit some balls into the net and also some backyard wedge shots.  Got the impact spot moved from about 2/3 of a ball toward the toe back to the sweet spot by the time I was done.  I just needed to chase my hands down the line a little bit and finish high and the ball was finding the sweet spot regularly.  I guess the hands were staying too low and the club was cutting across the line just a smidgen too much.

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Hit the range .. was trying to work on controlling the ball ... didn’t work haha playing tomorrow let’s see how my first round goes 

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First range session of 2021 is in the books. All in all not too bad. I mostly stuck with my PW through 7i just taking it easy, more concerned with straight vs far. Especially since it’s mats only right now, I prefer not being in pain.

Things went well enough that I pulled the driver out towards the end of the bucket. A few low bullets but I also hit a number of really nice shots that wouldn’t have been distance record setters but would have been squarely in the fairway. That works for me.


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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 to learn to move strike and build awareness in your swing. 
I started out warming up with some short pitch shots and was hitting them solidly. Moved on to a 50 yard swing and the shanks came out to play. I had sprayed my club face with Dr Scholl's and had three straight shots not show up on the face. I immediately set up a gate drill and stuck with that throughout my practice. I started to see better results focusing on keeping the club between the tees I had set up. 20210321_151737-01.jpeg.302315b8f04b77ecaf385cbda0a1dc88.jpeg
I then moved on to my 5 wood, as my ability to hit a fairway wood has completely vanished. The first couple of shots I completely cold topped before moving the ball back and focusing on weight shift. I finally started hitting some good ones after that. 
My driver swing was a bit toey. Again, I had to work on weight shift plus weight distribution during setup. I was noticing that my weight was all going back as I added a little shoulder tilt. I'm happy with ball flight, other than one block I was hitting draws and pull draws. 20210321_154102-01.jpeg.82ea0fa1f779a0affce910c44da389bc.jpeg
It was a fun and beautiful day to be out and probably the first time ever on the range I committed the entire session to purposeful practice. It usually deteriorates into a session of just hacking away toward the end. I finished off the day hitting wedges to various targets and distances. 

Nice work! Working on balance and the correct weight distribution has really helped me with my ball striking too


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28 minutes ago, twyatt700 said:


Nice work! Working on balance and the correct weight distribution has really helped me with my ball striking too


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It's something I've struggled with over the years and when I can focus on it, the results are so much better than normal. 

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Practice feeling like I was swinging free today without a lot of technical thoughts. Main focus was make sure the setup was clean particularly the grip, have a pre-swing thought of pausing and the top and rotating hard through the swing. Once the swing starts, no thoughts, just go. Early extension is going away. Still definitely need more work on a number of things, but swing feels good and is starting to feel more natural. My swing speed looks like its going up a bit without feeling like i am putting too much effort in the swing.

i'm also pretty happy with how this position looks coming into the ball. Not coming too much from the inside like i had been in the recent past. For some, coming from the inside sounds awesome, but its terrible when its too much, its just ends up in a two way miss too often.  

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Got to roll putts on my birdie ball mat before work this morning. I love this thing. And it's great that my basement floor isn't totally level so there's actually breaking putts I can practice.

Not that it's necessarily practice, but I got a new chiropractor that's also sports medicine. He's given me a new exercise routine to strengthen my weaker areas and balance out my body. It's only been a few days but alternating that routine in days with yoga I should feel a lot better this season.

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On 3/20/2021 at 8:37 PM, bens197 said:

Any tinkering with that new fairway wood shaft?

Hit some balls with this today.

Like the feel of the shaft and the 3hl paired with it is pretty easy to hit. Had a mid-high flight that was pretty piercing once it got to the apex. Looking forward to seeing what it does on the course and with real golf balls

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53 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

Hit some balls with this today.

Like the feel of the shaft and the 3hl paired with it is pretty easy to hit. Had a mid-high flight that was pretty piercing once it got to the apex. Looking forward to seeing what it does on the course and with real golf balls

Nice!  What would you compare it to head to head for a similar profile?  Mid-high for a fairway always sounds desirable. 

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Nice!  What would you compare it to head to head for a similar profile?  Mid-high for a fairway always sounds desirable. 

Mid-high in fw is very nice sight. It’s a counterbalanced shaft but doesn’t have the stout feeling if the hzrdus yellow. It feels like a heavier version of the UST helium and kind of like their chrome+ shaft.

from a non UST shaft maybe something like the Aldila tour green.  In a way it kind of performs like the Accra tz5 I have in my m5 5w. 
 

the cb type shaft isn’t one I usually gravitate to in a fw. 

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Irons: PXG Gen3 0311T w/Nippon modus 120

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28 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

Mid-high in fw is very nice sight. It’s a counterbalanced shaft but doesn’t have the stout feeling if the hzrdus yellow. It feels like a heavier version of the UST helium and kind of like their chrome+ shaft.

from a non UST shaft maybe something like the Aldila tour green.  In a way it kind of performs like the Accra tz5 I have in my m5 5w. 
 

the cb type shaft isn’t one I usually gravitate to in a fw. 

I don’t really understand the logic or reasoning for a CB in a FW but there are always outliers that fit the bill. 
 

Glad to hear it worked well. 👍🏼

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10 minutes ago, bens197 said:

I don’t really understand the logic or reasoning for a CB in a FW but there are always outliers that fit the bill. 
 

Glad to hear it worked well. 👍🏼

Yeah the cb in a fw isn’t something that most do. I’m one of the weird ones. Rogue black and silver have been in some of my fw and the helium was a weird one at 59g

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Hybrid: PXG Gen2 22* w/AD hybrid

Irons: PXG Gen3 0311T w/Nippon modus 120

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 50*, Tiger grind 56/60

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

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