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First time getting to the range in awhile. All I did were drills to try and get this swing down.

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I owe my buddy a round of drinks. After my driver "lesson" with him, I've been getting better and better with the big stick. Hit a few that rolled out to the back net at the range today... OK granted I was on the far edge that's angled a bit, but still, throw me a bone here LOL!

I'm genuinely excited to play tomorrow morning and see how things go, I'm taking the Mini out of the bag so it'll either be the R1 or my 4w off the tee. When I have scoring in mind, we'll see how the driver behaves. 

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60/60/100 drill, which I think was courtesy of @B.Boston posting something from Chris Ryan's YouTube channel on here.

I have not been hitting the ball well, and had a pretty lousy bucket at lunch. As I was walking back to my car, I saw one of our university's golfers smashing his 3 wood and it sure looked like the 60/60/100 drill. I had just enough time for another half bucket and for whatever reason tried that feeling. What a difference! I went from having zero face control to hitting most everything straight again, and with some zip as I was able to get to my front side so much easier. Actually finished in a nice looking finish position, which is a good indicator my pressure moving around correctly. 

Going to have to work some more on it, and focus more during my rounds on staying a little more into my front side throughout the swing. I tend to sway off the ball a little bit and everything becomes reliant on timing to square the face.

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So I went to play after few practice sessions and was frustrating as usual to score.   
There too many things going on in my head 

It’s just easier for my me to focus on a target    and play to that 

I have decided to stick to primary target in mind    
It will be ball , hole or pin
and structure the rest of the surrounding images to that that primary target   

 

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I had a good net session last evening playing around with the mevo.  It is very consistent with its readings and I was able to start guessing the ball speed within a couple mph's after a few shots.  I corrected a lack of turn that was creeping into the swing and I was making pretty good contact.  I tried the 49*,  8i & 7i and it picked them up real well.  I tried the 53* and it wasn't seeing that shot so I think it was getting too high too quickly for the inside setting with the net.

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More 60-60-100 work, after having a great ball striking round this morning. Really liking the feel when I get it right.

I spent about 10-12 shots going all out with the 7 iron after getting loose. Not quite to @Chip Strokes territory yet, but getting the little extra hip turn I've been working on has helped a bit:

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Unfortunately tired me out a bit and the rest of the bucket wasn't as good. Should have done it at the end! Oh well.

I need to work on translating those 7 iron feels to the longer clubs next. Once I get past the 6 iron I have a much harder time getting everything squared up and I'm way less efficient.

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Did get a damp range session in at lunch today. @Lacassemand I tried to hit some bombs but the balls were dropping out of the sky today. I’m guessing the excess moisture on them has me spinning at about 0 rpm on a few shots. 
 

I did dry some so I could get some work in with both hybrids… the TSi3 is already feeling mighty comfortable and seems like it will protect against that hook. I hit a ball that I think would have snapped right into then side netting and it held its line really well and didn’t over draw that much. Pure strikes were still pretty straight too. 
 

I think I may swap the Smoke black RDX and KBS Tour Proto around. Raw lengths looks about the same so both should still play stock length even with the TSi3 having an adjustable hosel. For me the KBS just has a little bit more load and should keep my launch in the mid range. The RDX does feel really good though for a stable shaft with a firm handle. 

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Did get a damp range session in at lunch today. @Lacassemand I tried to hit some bombs but the balls were dropping out of the sky today. I’m guessing the excess moisture on them has me spinning at about 0 rpm on a few shots. 
 

I did dry some so I could get some work in with both hybrids… the TSi3 is already feeling mighty comfortable and seems like it will protect against that hook. I hit a ball that I think would have snapped right into then side netting and it held its line really well and didn’t over draw that much. Pure strikes were still pretty straight too. 
 

I think I may swap the Smoke black RDX and KBS Tour Proto around. Raw lengths looks about the same so both should still play stock length even with the TSi3 having an adjustable hosel. For me the KBS just has a little bit more load and should keep my launch in the mid range. The RDX does feel really good though for a stable shaft with a firm handle. 

Knuckleballs. At least the clubs got a wash

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6 hours ago, edingc said:

More 60-60-100 work, after having a great ball striking round this morning. Really liking the feel when I get it right.

I spent about 10-12 shots going all out with the 7 iron after getting loose. Not quite to @Chip Strokes territory yet, but getting the little extra hip turn I've been working on has helped a bit:

1315320727_Screenshot_20210702-142348_FSGolf.jpg.e8036496e4eb7bdafc3d4bd174c81038.jpg

Unfortunately tired me out a bit and the rest of the bucket wasn't as good. Should have done it at the end! Oh well.

I need to work on translating those 7 iron feels to the longer clubs next. Once I get past the 6 iron I have a much harder time getting everything squared up and I'm way less efficient.

179!!! absolute stripe show! nice work man!!

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Coffee on the putting green this morning in between drills.  5, 10, 15 & 20 footers, one handed and two handed working on keeping the stroke on line.

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16 minutes ago, Shapotomous said:

Coffee on the putting green this morning in between drills.  5, 10, 15 & 20 footers, one handed and two handed working on keeping the stroke on line.

Coffee in the putting green…..that’s the dream right there 

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So I had a lesson with a new pro yesterday. On and off over the last few years I've had lessons with my course pro and I asked him about more consistent lessons this year, but it's July and I hadn't had one yet...so moving on.

In short he quickly diagnosed two small issues one in the set up and one in the takeaway. He moved my left bicep more on top of my chest where I had it next to it. This was leading to my torso pointing to the left of my target, explaining my alternating block/pull problem this year.

Then in the takeaway my first move a dropping the club way inside. I know at some point I built this move into my swing because I used to hit a wicked banana slice until I spent a summer on the range until I hit a pull/draw getting rid of it. It had become exaggerated and needed to get back towards the line.

Additionally, he checked out my 50* wedge and found it was actually 52 degrees, so he bent it back. I'm playing all 3 days so I should have plenty of opportunities to work on these changes.

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2 hours ago, Lacassem said:

Coffee in the putting green…..that’s the dream right there 

Only thing missing was the bacon donut!!  🤣

 

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I went to the range today with a specific goal in mind: working on weight shift. I have a bad habit of ending up with all my weight still on the back foot, leading to a cornucopia of mis-hits. 

The plan was to work on the 60-60-100 drill and making sure that I exited left. I've been doing dry swings in the yard and practicing without a club in the house, what could go wrong? 

After starting to warm up with some wedge shots, I developed a pattern of chunks and stamps and my plan disintegrated quickly. About ten different swing thoughts invaded my mind and I didn't know what I was doing over the ball. I then had to abandon the irons and move on to woods.

Fairway woods were solid, at least the effort I've been putting into them is finally showing promise. I moved on to a few shots with driver and other than one sky ball, I hit it well. 20210703_132614-01.jpeg.b3054542766bc49688f695d260b25d60.jpeg

I finished off hitting 7 iron, spraying a line of foot spray about two inches in front of the ball and focused on hitting in front of the line and started making decent contact. I need to remember to focus on the external and not internally. 

 

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4 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

I went to the range today with a specific goal in mind: working on weight shift. I have a bad habit of ending up with all my weight still on the back foot, leading to a cornucopia of mis-hits. 

The plan was to work on the 60-60-100 drill and making sure that I exited left. I've been doing dry swings in the yard and practicing without a club in the house, what could go wrong? 

After starting to warm up with some wedge shots, I developed a pattern of chunks and stamps and my plan disintegrated quickly. About ten different swing thoughts invaded my mind and I didn't know what I was doing over the ball. I then had to abandon the irons and move on to woods.

Fairway woods were solid, at least the effort I've been putting into them is finally showing promise. I moved on to a few shots with driver and other than one sky ball, I hit it well. 20210703_132614-01.jpeg.b3054542766bc49688f695d260b25d60.jpeg

I finished off hitting 7 iron, spraying a line of foot spray about two inches in front of the ball and focused on hitting in front of the line and started making decent contact. I need to remember to focus on the external and not internally. 

 

Not a bad trend even with an outlier...keep grinding!!

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After an early round that felt more like scrambling all day, than ball striking - and feeling like what little game I have... was left in the car with my street shoes... I spent time on my home practice area (mat and net) to search for a little of that magic.  After about 10 marginal feeling shots, I realized I was pulling back way inside on the take away, causing me to go over the top (dead pulls, slices, generally poorly struck golf shots that plagued me today in my round).  Also pulled out my Lag Shot club and even into the net, I could tell that something was up.  Concentrated on a more "outside" takeaway which helped me properly turn my shoulders, and started feeling the solid strikes again.  I went until I hit 10 solid feeling shots in a row (probably about 50 swings total after the realization).  Hopefully that will pay off on my next break in the weather on the course.  

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BTW, just studied up on the 60/60/100 drill mentioned in several posts above... will be working on that tomorrow.  Thanks MGS Forum... great resource for all that ails me. 

EDIT:  Couldn't wait, had to try it out into my net.... uhhh  WOW!

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Lots of passing rain showers today kept me from cutting grass but it seems to have cleared up for good and I went out to putt a little this evening.  I heard a snort, looked up and saw I had an audience...

 

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Hit about 15 bags with the seven iron, but really I just watched my son take his first hacks at a golf ball with real clubs. It was a great time. He really enjoyed it and had his highlight were he hit the balls on three straight swings 😀.

Though he told me he likes the "big club" already looking to hit some bombs. Best part was when we were done he asked to go back tomorrow. Look forward to more memories with him.

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