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2 hours ago, Lacassem said:

Had a range day today. Was pretty tired by the end. First 3/4 of the bucket was great. Went through the bag had some great swings and contact. Focusing on face control and tempo. Messed around with some shot shaping too which I was happy with.

on course I felt myself going back to old tendencies, today I focused on breaking those tendencies (all planemate stuff) and it was great. Still need to keep my back planted as I am still jumping the hips forward but I’m content because striking is much much much better

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Progress man! We’re you trying to go shorter in the backswing there? (Driver) or is that a result of the planemate work?  Whatever it is… looks like a powerful transition. 

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11 minutes ago, B.Boston said:

Progress man! We’re you trying to go shorter in the backswing there? (Driver) or is that a result of the planemate work?  Whatever it is… looks like a powerful transition. 

Combo I think? I was trying to be shorter. Longer I go the more my wrists go all over the place, I also dIdnt lose any speed with much more control. Planemate has a lot to do with the thought of doing it

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My son and I headed back to the range last night to continue focusing irons and in particular on items from our last lesson. Unfortunately, the more I practice the worse I get. 😐 I have steadily declined since April when I picked up a club for the first time in a long while and decided to get back in the game.  I did break out the driver at the end of the session and piped 3 of my 5 swings long and straight allowing myself to leave on a positive note.  Next lesson is at 3pm today. Hopefully we figure a few things out...

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My son and I had our lesson this afternoon.  I apparently get the clubhead generally square in my practice swings but when I go to actually strike a ball, I have the club face wide-open. Even knowing this, I can't seem to not do it. Worst part is that this wasn't a major issue several weeks ago, but now it is every swing.  Will keep working and eventually get it sorted.  

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Worked around swinging more around the body with my driver to help with the inside to out path.  

Also worked on putting for a few and softening my bottom hand and getting my ball on my start line.  Feeling really good for the 30 minute session

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Met up with a buddy this morning at the range after talking with him about my driver woes. He's a single digit and normally wins long drive every time we're in a scramble together. I hit a few balls and he pointed out that I really wasn't turning my shoulders very much in the backswing, lots of arm overrun. Which makes sense as to why feeling like I'm hitting a punch shot has been working for me lately. He had me making a turn with an iron across my chest and pointing the butt towards my back foot and trying to feel that in my regular swing. I did hit some decent driver shots after a bit but it's something to work on. Feeling that with my irons & wedges gave me a consistent draw I've never seen before, which was kind of nice as someone who loses the ball right a lot. 

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i had a lesson tonight and worked on width in my backswing. 

my path shifted to 2-3* I-O and i was absolutely flushing my irons. 

we worked on hitting target greens through the bag from PW-5i, and i was as good directionally as i’ve been all season  

 it seems i’ve picked up a little speed as well. my 8i was 102-103mph, 7i 106-107, and 6i touched 110 a few times. 

we finished up with some chips and pitches, as 40-80 yards is the absolute worst part  my game and it’s a shot i’m left with a lot.  

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11 hours ago, Chip Strokes said:

 it seems i’ve picked up a little speed as well. my 8i was 102-103mph, 7i 106-107, and 6i touched 110 a few times. 

Great the rich get richer, save some for the rest of us. 😁 But seriously great job and progress

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11 hours ago, Chip Strokes said:

i had a lesson tonight and worked on width in my backswing. 

my path shifted to 2-3* I-O and i was absolutely flushing my irons. 

we worked on hitting target greens through the bag from PW-5i, and i was as good directionally as i’ve been all season  

 it seems i’ve picked up a little speed as well. my 8i was 102-103mph, 7i 106-107, and 6i touched 110 a few times. 

we finished up with some chips and pitches, as 40-80 yards is the absolute worst part  my game and it’s a shot i’m left with a lot.  

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I say it out of being disgruntled! I think you have higher numbers than that COME ON!

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I hit a small bucket this morning just wanting to build off of what I worked on yesterday, feeling more of a shoulder turn and also feeling like I keep my head back when I start the downswing (which is really just keeping it in place and not moving my upper body forward). I absolutely flushed some irons today. Also hit a bunch thin but that's OK. Driver was so-so but the Bertha Mini and my fairways off the tee were awesome. 

The practice greens had been punched so I just stuck around the chipping green for half an hour working with my 54 and 58. Holed a couple of chips and left on a good note. 

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I took some time yesterday to work on weight shift in my swing using the Divot Board to quantify my results. I have a tendency to keep my weight back on my right foot throughout the entire swing as shown in my last range session. Screenshot_20210617-110824_Gallery-01.jpeg.dc5b8a565e0c722fbe742767ceaf6afd.jpeg

I found a water bottle drill where you place the bottle behind your trail foot and try not to knock it over. I've been doing practice reps in the house the last few days, working on the feel of doing it properly. With the Divot Board I was seeing better ground interaction with a lot of swings hitting at or ahead of the ball mark. I did get a little sloppy on a couple of shots and was hitting 4 inches behind the ball. 

I'm planning on playing this weekend, hopefully my iron and fairway wood game will show some improvement. 

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14 hours ago, Chip Strokes said:

we finished up with some chips and pitches, as 40-80 yards is the absolute worst part  my game and it’s a shot i’m left with a lot.  

Get this man a **checks math** 72 degree wedge!

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3 hours ago, ejgaudette said:

Great the rich get richer, save some for the rest of us. 😁 But seriously great job and progress

thanks man. GIR has been a big struggle lately. distances are spot on but i’ve been blocking a lot right. hopefully we’re turning a corner on that 

3 hours ago, Lacassem said:

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I say it out of being disgruntled! I think you have higher numbers than that COME ON!

stop being a bad influence! speed isn’t the goal. any more and i’ll be teeing off with a 6i on par 5s. the upside for you is you can have all my long clubs haha

18 minutes ago, edingc said:

Get this man a **checks math** 72 degree wedge!

haha “hey you guys wanna see this ball go 100 feet up and 3 feet forward?”

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1 hour ago, Chip Strokes said:

thanks man. GIR has been a big struggle lately. distances are spot on but i’ve been blocking a lot right. hopefully we’re turning a corner on that 

stop being a bad influence! speed isn’t the goal. any more and i’ll be teeing off with a 6i on par 5s. the upside for you is you can have all my long clubs haha

haha “hey you guys wanna see this ball go 100 feet up and 3 feet forward?”

Yea well you start getting your swing and contact down (which seems like you are) we are all F'd, I just want first dibs on caddying just saying.

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28 minutes ago, Shankster said:

I hit 3 wedges out in the yard today.  Is that practice? Also, I probably just ruined my golf swing.

 

... If you can actually ruin your swing with 3 wedge shots, perhaps you should try Checkers or Parcheesi? 🤪

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hit the range today to get some reps working on taking the club back wider. 

results were more of the same from last nights lesson: 

slightly in to out path, great contact, nice high ball flight with a touch of a draw. hit a couple fat, but overall happy with my contact 

came to the realization that more width in the backswing is giving me room to really go after the ball without feeling like i’m swinging out of my shoes. i used to feel crowded coming through impact 

all this means…sorry boys…faster swing speeds. 

PW cracked triple digits 

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and driver hit a new milestone

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17 minutes ago, Chip Strokes said:

hit the range today to get some reps working on taking the club back wider. 

results were more of the same from last nights lesson: 

slightly in to out path, great contact, nice high ball flight with a touch of a draw. hit a couple fat, but overall happy with my contact 

came to the realization that more width in the backswing is giving me room to really go after the ball without feeling like i’m swinging out of my shoes. i used to feel crowded coming through impact 

all this means…sorry boys…faster swing speeds. 

PW cracked triple digits 

6B7BC672-7CA1-4E9D-AF06-AB25A8B89D1A.jpeg.1f0b4c9a509ba663de00326f0e2660f1.jpeg

and driver hit a new milestone

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When I grow up, I want to swing my driver as fast as your PW. 😜

I'm glad the work from your lesson is paying off and that you're seeing positive results from the extra width in your backswing. Keep it up!

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54 minutes ago, chisag said:

 

... If you can actually ruin your swing with 3 wedge shots, perhaps you should try Checkers or Parcheesi? 🤪

Haha.  True Sam.  I’ve tried Chess, and let me tell you, I can mess up a game in three moves for sure.  So I’m sure I could mess up either of those two games if I tried hard enough.  😂😂

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45 minutes ago, Chip Strokes said:

hit the range today to get some reps working on taking the club back wider. 

results were more of the same from last nights lesson: 

slightly in to out path, great contact, nice high ball flight with a touch of a draw. hit a couple fat, but overall happy with my contact 

came to the realization that more width in the backswing is giving me room to really go after the ball without feeling like i’m swinging out of my shoes. i used to feel crowded coming through impact 

all this means…sorry boys…faster swing speeds. 

PW cracked triple digits 

6B7BC672-7CA1-4E9D-AF06-AB25A8B89D1A.jpeg.1f0b4c9a509ba663de00326f0e2660f1.jpeg

and driver hit a new milestone

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All I can envision is the lady falling from the second story window on Happy Gilmore… 

I hope your rotator cuffs can keep up with this beast mode.  Goodness that is moving. I haven’t messed with that thing in months. Refuse to practice and or change anything that I’m doing currently…. Because, well if I say it, it will all come crumbling down. So use your imagination.

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