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24 minutes ago, Shankster said:

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.

back and shoulders are bulletproof. we’re clear for liftoff. 

imagination is good. just be like happy and go to your happy place…

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2 hours 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 

 

and driver hit a new milestone

 

I predict 3 caved in drivers per year with that SS!!!   😲

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9 hours ago, Shapotomous said:

I predict 3 caved in drivers per year with that SS!!!   😲

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Took the Mevo+ out for a spin again this afternoon with a medium bucket. I'm still working on getting my hip turn better, as per my last lesson's homework. What I've realized is that I need to not just focus on my right side, and that in order to pivot correctly, I need to allow my left side to "release" and turn as well. Making way better turn and contact with that thought.

And, with @Chip Strokes's posts in mind, I also was working on width in my backswing and getting through the ball with my right shoulder on the downswing. Really great results with my longer clubs that I brought.

I hit four drives. The tees are moved up a bit, and I flew one over the fence and bounced two over, so I quit. Talk about throwing a blanket over where they landed!

I switched back to the Aldila Rogue White 60X from the AutoFlex and immediately have started to stripe it again. Hopefully it carries over to the course.

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Hit the practice green 2x this week. Haven’t picked up my driver or irons once this week to hit the range. Really putting in the work to shave off a few strokes each round since I rarely hit one putts

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Had a good range session today that included a lot of long game work. 
 

I took Mark’s Radspeed/Motore X F1 along for the ride to see if the 9* vs 10.5* and shaft combos would show anything different. 

From the eye ball test while the 9* had a bit lower trajectory on average, but both were generally flying the same consistently  and landing in the same spots in the range.  
 

what I found most interesting was the difference in feel at impact between the Ventus and Motore X.  They felt the same in the swing but the Motore felt sort of hollow at impact while the Ventus felt meaty. I know it wasn’t the head because I switched them around but I think it may have been the midsize grip on the Motore.  It was strange, but noticeable. I feel like I was loading the Motore X a little easier, but they’re really close.

 

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Before the stuff hit the fan at the house with my electrical (see "Home Improvement" thread), I was able to hit up the driving range. 

Today was a bit different, after starting out warming up with some wedges, I moved on to playing the course by hitting to different targets on the range. Ball contact was meh to start out with the exception of driver. I really concentrated on trying to hit a certain shot off the tee. An example is the fifth hole that it's advantageous to hit a fade. Screenshot_20210619-211016_Earth-01.jpeg.73eeec078ba267547f6112423755c309.jpeg

I walked up, focusing on a dimple on the ball, and hit a solid shot. On the sixth, I imagined a tree on the right side fairway, aimed, and hit another good shot. 

My fairways were hit or miss, but I was encouraged by a few that just felt so good coming off the face. Irons and wedges were better than normal, until the end of the session. I was trying to stay out of my own head the entire time and made a slight adjustment on the follow through for my last five shots. I then hit five crisp 6 irons to leave the range of a good note. 

 

 

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18 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

Before the stuff hit the fan at the house with my electrical (see "Home Improvement" thread), I was able to hit up the driving range. 

Today was a bit different, after starting out warming up with some wedges, I moved on to playing the course by hitting to different targets on the range. Ball contact was meh to start out with the exception of driver. I really concentrated on trying to hit a certain shot off the tee. An example is the fifth hole that it's advantageous to hit a fade. Screenshot_20210619-211016_Earth-01.jpeg.73eeec078ba267547f6112423755c309.jpeg

I walked up, focusing on a dimple on the ball, and hit a solid shot. On the sixth, I imagined a tree on the right side fairway, aimed, and hit another good shot. 

My fairways were hit or miss, but I was encouraged by a few that just felt so good coming off the face. Irons and wedges were better than normal, until the end of the session. I was trying to stay out of my own head the entire time and made a slight adjustment on the follow through for my last five shots. I then hit five crisp 6 irons to leave the range of a good note. 

 

 

nice! it definitely helps to have a game plan at the range. sounds like you can leave today’s session with some good takeaways. hopefully that confidence comes with you to the course for your next round  

usually i work up from partial wedges to full wedges to flighted irons to full irons.

then when i get to the driver i try simulating holes by going driver-iron-wedge.  every 2-3 “holes” i’ll switch out the iron and wedge combo to keep myself hitting different clubs. it definitely beats standing there and banging away. 

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3 minutes ago, Chip Strokes said:

then when i get to the driver i try simulating holes by going driver-iron-wedge.  every 2-3 “holes” i’ll switch out the iron and wedge combo to keep myself hitting different clubs. it definitely beats standing there and banging away. 

What really amazed me was the level of nerves/adrenaline this method brought out. I got in the car and could feel my heart racing and it was so much fun. 

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15 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

What really amazed me was the level of nerves/adrenaline this method brought out. I got in the car and could feel my heart racing and it was so much fun. 

nothing like having a little skin in the game!

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44 minutes ago, Chip Strokes said:

nothing like having a little skin in the game!

Shirts are required at our muni.  😂

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1 hour ago, Chip Strokes said:

nice! it definitely helps to have a game plan at the range. sounds like you can leave today’s session with some good takeaways. hopefully that confidence comes with you to the course for your next round  

usually i work up from partial wedges to full wedges to flighted irons to full irons.

then when i get to the driver i try simulating holes by going driver-iron-wedge.  every 2-3 “holes” i’ll switch out the iron and wedge combo to keep myself hitting different clubs. it definitely beats standing there and banging away. 

I am gonna have to try that! I hit driver great on the range but get to the course and something in my mind causes my swing to revert

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16 minutes ago, rbsiedsc said:

I am gonna have to try that! I hit driver great on the range but get to the course and something in my mind causes my swing to revert

The range is wide open, and a push or pull doesn't look all that bad.  On the course... all of a sudden there are consequences.  Have to wrap your mind around that.

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After seeing others get on the planemate boat, I decided to do some check up drills with the divot board this morning. Man my GW and my 7i feel crisp (curious how it would be with a ball). Driver was floppy and I really needed to focus on my hands not overtaking. 
 

did some putt out work too. Can’t wait to get back to the course. 

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Play and practice time has been hard to come by the last few weeks limiting my golf to the 9 hole league and my scoring has been very disappointing.  Last week I had a great night driving the ball and sucky night with the wedge play and putting.  So last evening I carved out 1/2 hour to hit wedges in the back yard then putted for a while and this morning more wedges and then some full 8 and 9 irons with the foam balls.  I hope to see better approach shots this coming week.

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11 hours ago, Kenny B said:

The range is wide open, and a push or pull doesn't look all that bad.  On the course... all of a sudden there are consequences.  Have to wrap your mind around that.

That's so true. I'm planning on incorporating this in my range time going forward to help the mental game. I've told my wife several times if I could keep score on the range, I'd be shooting low 90's and not the 105-110 range I'm in once there are consequences to my actions. 

One of the other benefits to switching clubs for each shot is you don't groove a swing with a particular club, it forces you to really focus on the task at hand like you would when playing. 

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Got in some Tour Striker PlaneMate protocols today. Really trying to focus on my takeaway getting more extension and keeping that club head outside my hands at parallel. Having a full wall mirror in the living room really comes in handy. Also, some indoor putting on my PuttOUT with mirror and gates. I figure 30 minutes on each a day, will really pay dividends long term. Slowly but surely. 

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Hit a small bucket this morning before working on my putting for about 30 mins. I actually hit a couple of really good driver shots mixed in with some turrible ones, but that's a couple of more good drivers than before. Irons were crisp and good. Did the circle drill on the putting green from 2', 5' and 10' before it was time to get to work.

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Really need to get to the short game area, but that's no where near as fun as hitting balls with the Mevo+ running. I'm enjoying the additional information about dispersion as it's helping to focus my range sessions quite a bit.

Working on more rotation in the backswing and am realizing that while my flexibility is lacking, I have enough to get a full backswing. I just struggle with allowing my left side to turn in concert with my right. My bad shots and short backswings happen when I try to do everything with my right side. My left side never moves inward toward the ball and I end up swaying instead of rotating.

My scores at this point are almost entirely dependent on how well I drive the ball, and fixing my rotation helps me be much more consistent off the tee, so this is something I want to get working better ASAP.

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Puttout work just working on speed control

planemate with my 58* after my thin fest  Tuesday. Felt much better now and looking at the divot board low point was much better. 
 

driver with planemate just to get feels. Trying a weaker grip to see if that keeps my hands less active. My miss is heely but last round I think contact was ok, just my face to path had no control. 
 

hopefully the range early tomorrow morning before Oregon turns into Arizona. 
 

 

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