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First time touching a club in about 3 weeks. Worked on two things today. Keeping right arm on top of left arm and pressure shift in backswing and transition. Used the drills from montes efficient swing to feel hip turn and let it be what causes the lead heel to come off the ground.

Afterwards gave about a 30 minute lesson with a gym buddy. Got his pull hook to be a small draw and getting the feeling a push draw with the top of his bag. Goal is to bring the left side miss more towards the middle. Worked on getting less bend in his right arm. Better connection with arms and chest and to actually turn his hips. Had him hitting gw about 140 yards and his pw was flying about 152 yards with less effort. The feeling didn’t translate as quickly into his driver but his hybrid and fw had more solid contact and had a 3-5 yard draw

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Grip work to feel my swing better. Someone pointed out to me my hands are to far  apart. Working on keeping my right hand ring and middle finger aligned to my first knuckle and left thumb nail respectively. As well focusing on slots my left thumb in just past my right thumb pad. It all feels strange but my light swings feel way less handsy and I felt like I could swing more freely. 

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Been reading way too much on grip issues recently. Look down and sure enough I've got a pretty weak grip that probably isn't helping my typical block to the right. Worked on hitting some balls into a net just making sure to get my grip turned a bit more to neutral. It still feels a little strange, but did show some promising results. 

Now I just have to get up the courage to actually step on the course and see how things go. Haven't been able to get out for a round recently due to work. How do people feel in general about executive courses? There is one nearby and I'm not sure I'm mentally/emotionally ready for a full course just yet. At the same time I need to do something other than practice. 

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Practicing my clubs  other than my driver for two days.  And suddenly I lost ability to hit driver today    I watched some MLB baseball today and some of the sluggers swing and that always helps me get back on track   Something to do with the tempo and how much the lean is on the back leg and taking a full swing that subconsciously sets in that helps improve my driver swing. 

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6 hours ago, RichL85 said:

Been reading way too much on grip issues recently. Look down and sure enough I've got a pretty weak grip that probably isn't helping my typical block to the right. Worked on hitting some balls into a net just making sure to get my grip turned a bit more to neutral. It still feels a little strange, but did show some promising results. 

Now I just have to get up the courage to actually step on the course and see how things go. Haven't been able to get out for a round recently due to work. How do people feel in general about executive courses? There is one nearby and I'm not sure I'm mentally/emotionally ready for a full course just yet. At the same time I need to do something other than practice. 

I was one of those grip guys. I needed to spend $75 to find out though. So there! 🙂

 

I hit chips and puts yesterday and then hit the range today after church before attending the Rays/Sox game - this Wander Franco guy is pretty dog gone good.  We got to see 4 of his 5 tools on display - I’d say he has a 6th, great baseball sense, also.

 

Back to golf - I am jettisoning trying to work on all 3 things that my teacher suggested - 2 is enough and once they are in I will work on number 3.

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6 hours ago, revkev said:

......Back to golf - I am jettisoning trying to work on all 3 things that my teacher suggested - 2 is enough and once they are in I will work on number 3.

Its good that two of yours are setup things....you can quit thinking about them once you are ready for your core to start the backswing, then go thought free from there!

What'll really mess ya up is if you start thinking about take away hand position, backswing arm rotation, backswing length and downswing plane & wrist angles.......😱   🤣   I went through that phase and it's no fun telling yourself not to think about those things and all you can do then is think about them!  

 

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Been introducing few new things for my routine finding the low spot on the green and croutching down and starting me read from there when putting   This helps me read the correct line.  Then I can figure out the spot.   
The other thing is when chipping I be standing far away from the side profile so I can see the pin and ball. This give me idea if the distance and the elevation to the pin 

I then look at the lie   This will determine which wedge I use 

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Consistent irons usually the weakest part of my game.  I had a look at some videos I  made of my Iron swing at the end of the season when it was feeling great.   Notice that my left arm grip was stronger and I was able to make more of a “reflexively” full follow through    

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Hadnt touch a club in over 2 weeks die to a rib injury from a quad crash but today I felt good enough to head to the range to see how it really felt. Took out a few wedges and took some easy pitches until I foundI confirmed I wasnt going to drop to my knees in agony. Took about 20 easy swings and increased it to playing speed. No issues and even hit a few of my buds long irons with no issues. 

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Bucket at lunch trying to figure out how I went from hitting the ball great to miserable within about 24 hours. Ended up being a connection issue with my hands and arms getting behind me in the takeaway rather than syncing up with the turn. For me, a good feel is that my right (trail side) bicep is turning into my upper chest during the backswing. Gets me pivoting a lot better.

Once I started swinging better I went to doing some speed work trying to push my limits. Managed to crack 115 with the driver and 107 with my 4 hybrid while doing so. Hoping that by really going all out I'll see some increases in my cruising speeds.

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Well @Lacassem… I actually put in some practice today believe it or not. My short game is not good, but everything except the wedges is top notch.  I was amazing the “crowd” with some stingers that even made me say wow.  I don’t think I can get any better consistent with this shot.

 

Tee marks from said stingers.

 

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Shankster said:

Well @Lacassem… I actually put in some practice today believe it or not. My short game is not good, but everything except the wedges is top notch.  I was amazing the “crowd” with some stingers that even made me say wow.  I don’t think I can get any better consistent with this shot.

 

Tee marks from said stingers.

 

 

 

 

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Those lines are straight as an arrow.

little prestige every blue moon is good! I have not played enough this summer so I need practice!

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It was kind of funny,  there was a father / son practice session going on when I got there.  After about 6 shots, I heard the fad say, just do what that guy is doing.  Dad was playing a little game of “Whack CUSS” fill in that cuss with a f a vowel like u and the end of whack. The wooshes kept getting faster.  And he wasn’t hitting bad before he started trying to bomb them.  Swing your swing dude… 🤦🏼‍♂️

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Hit range balls for first time in ten days. Swing coming along. Grip and takeaway seem better. Still over swinging my driver.  Ugh.
 

 Just need to focus on my transition and shallowing out. Long work ahead. 

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3 minutes ago, rbsiedsc said:

Hit range balls for first time in ten days. Swing coming along. Grip and takeaway seem better. Still over swinging my driver.  Ugh.

 

... Maybe this will help mentally. Davis Love III said whenever he absolutely needed a big drive he slowed his swing down a little and made sure he had perfect center contact. He found that gave him his longest drives over slightly missing the center with a faster swing. I don't always heed his advice on normal drives because you know golf 🤪  but when I need a big drive like trying to reach a par 5 in 2, I always keep that thought in my mind. 

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While working on my swing trying to figure a good way to shallow at the top. Watched an Adam young video and talked about an outside takeaway can lead to a body response to shallow. I have it a go as I also struggle with my lead shoulder. Here are some comparison videos. I don’t want to go down a rabbit hole but wondered everyone’s thoughts. And yes, I did whack the garage door opener  

 

 

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5 minutes ago, rbsiedsc said:

While working on my swing trying to figure a good way to shallow at the top. Watched an Adam young video and talked about an outside takeaway can lead to a body response to shallow. I have it a go as I also struggle with my lead shoulder. Here are some comparison videos. I don’t want to go down a rabbit hole but wondered everyone’s thoughts. And yes, I did whack the garage door opener  

 

 

Nice little Daniel Berger move at the top.

 

Keep grinding, looks good dude!

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5 minutes ago, bens197 said:

Nice little Daniel Berger move at the top.

 

Keep grinding, looks good dude!

Haha, which one?

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1 minute ago, rbsiedsc said:

Haha, which one?

Left wrist at the top looked strong and good in both.  I like the outside takeaway as an exaggerated move to help transition to a shallower inside path into impact.  It's a good feeling.

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Got out to hit a bucket today.  It's only been about 9 days, but it felt like it had been 9 weeks since I swung a club.  Before I really felt like my swing was in tune and my timing was great, today just wasn't it......

Going to mark it as a one off and try and get back to the range tomorrow or maybe even play 9 holes.  On the positive, the weather has been absolutely beautiful.

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