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3 hours ago, mikeanthony said:

Got out to the range today, irons were great but I’m still struggling at swinging freely with the driver. My swing speed during practice swings will be at/around 107, whereas once behind the ball, it drops to below 100. 

Had just one swing behind the ball at 103, and it read 267 carry. Didn’t grab a photo at the time for I wanted to keep the momentum going, but I couldn’t get it back over 100 again. Below was my last swing … and TBH, they were all in the middle of the range with a slight fade, so I’ll take it. 

But still, need to get past the mental block of getting after it. 

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I need to find a good affordable Portable Launch Monitor

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1 minute ago, MrBandit said:

I need to find a good affordable Portable Launch Monitor

Funny. I was just thinking the same thing. 🤔 

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1 hour ago, MrBandit said:

I need to find a good affordable Portable Launch Monitor

1 hour ago, ParFore74x said:

Funny. I was just thinking the same thing. 🤔

I bought this used through a golfing buddy that purchased the SkyTrak for his garage. And honestly, I really do like it ... no regrets in buying it from him.

Its has simple, straight-fwd data and its main purpose/focus is the Smash Factor data. It's relatively spot-on with its data output compared to that of the SkyTrak. 

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36 minutes ago, mikeanthony said:

I bought this used through a golfing buddy that purchased the SkyTrak for his garage. A honestly, I really do like it ... no regrets in buying it from him.

Its simple, straight-fwd data and its main purpose/focus is the Smash Factor data. It's relatively spot-on with its data output compared to that of the SkyTrak. 

Good to know. Might just have to look around at my options. 

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1 hour ago, edingc said:

It really made me accelerate through the ball because otherwise there was no way I could hit 170-180 yards with a nine iron.

The MGS community demands that you get drug tested for PEDs … 

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4 minutes ago, chisag said:

... To the contrary, the MGS community wants to know where they can acquire his PEDs. 🤪

I believe one factor Mr. EdingC has is the advantage of youth over us 60-somethings... 🤪🤣

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10 minutes ago, cksurfdude said:

I believe one factor Mr. EdingC has is the advantage of youth over us 60-somethings... 🤪🤣

It's the steroids!  🤣

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28 minutes ago, mikeanthony said:

The MGS community demands that you get drug tested for PEDs … 

Hahahaha. I checked the wind numbers, 7 MPH helping wind with gusts up to 20 MPH. I wasn't pin high with all of them, and several came up a good 10 yards short. Not to mention the range balls don't spin a bit which sometimes make them act like flier lies. I probably would be insane to try to hit a 9 iron 170+ on the course.

In all seriousness though, my contact got so much better with the aggressive/acceleration focus. Pretty sure @chisag was talking about deceleration chunks the other day and that's what got me thinking about it. When I get too timid on the downswing I just don't hit the ball very well. And it happens all too often on the course.

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38 minutes ago, edingc said:

Hahahaha. I checked the wind numbers, 7 MPH helping wind with gusts up to 20 MPH. I wasn't pin high with all of them, and several came up a good 10 yards short. Not to mention the range balls don't spin a bit which sometimes make them act like flier lies. I probably would be insane to try to hit a 9 iron 170+ on the course.

In all seriousness though, my contact got so much better with the aggressive/acceleration focus. Pretty sure @chisag was talking about deceleration chunks the other day and that's what got me thinking about it. When I get too timid on the downswing I just don't hit the ball very well. And it happens all too often on the course.

It is a great drill, I have always felt that when I take a shorter back swing and then try to get to max speed, the contact is great. Personally trying to do something similar even with my full swing. I can tend to have the arms overrun and get too long. Taking a shorter back swing with a bit better width is just as fast but so much more consistent. Maybe not John Rahm short but that's the feel.

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I must have hit over 500 putts today while watching the PGA. 
 

figure out that the ball was creeping up to far in my stance and leading to inconsistent strike. Much purer roll now that I moved it back closer to center

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Really got after it today in the range and the putting green.  Focused on practicing from 165 yards and in. I started with alternating touch shots to the 45 and 65 yard markers with my 54 and 58 wedges. Then moved to hitting my gap wedge. Working on distance and flight. I had the idea of 3/4 to 1/2 swings the whole session. Proper alignment to the target and my ball position with club head/ eliminating forward shaft lean which I think was contributing to me pulling and hitting a lot of pull draws. Didn’t even bother to hit driver at the range because I’ve been in such a groove with the club. Then I moved to the putting green, practicing my alignment with the putter head to my target. Really got my eyes over the club and was able to see I’ve been setting up my putter a touch outside of center strike which I think contributed to having a dominant right miss. Went out to play a practice 9. I eliminated really any over swings or pull draws. My iron and wedge shots were in target and at worst were thinned probably from my getting a touch quick out of my backswing. Putting was better than it has been but still need more practice to get used to the changes I’m making. I ended up shooting a 40. Missing 2 putts that I feel were make-able from about 10-12 feet 

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I've gotten out the last couple of evenings and worked on hitting whiffle balls with the focus being on setting the club down and swinging within a couple of seconds after settling the club behind the ball. The way I've been playing the last couple of months has caused me to freeze too long over the ball. Good progress so far!

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Got out to the range tonight for a maintenance session - alignment sticks showed me I've been lining my body up significantly open. Tweaked that back to neutral and was striking the ball well. It's funny how sometimes it's the smallest, simplest things that can make everything go sideways!

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I got out to the range this morning and hit a small bucket almost exclusively focusing on wedges. My short game is completely non-existent at this point in the season so I spent a lot of time with my 54* and 58* hitting to various targets and putting the ball forward and backward in my stance to affect trajectory. I had more bladed shots than I wanted, but the ones I hit cleanly were right on target. 

Finished up with some 7i shots mixed in with HyWood off the deck and a couple of drivers. Had the fade going today but everything would have been from center to just barely off the fairway based on where I was aiming. I didn't get a chance to get to the short game area due to a men's league getting ready for their morning tee times, so I'll try and get back in a few days for some greenside work.

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13 hours ago, ncwoz said:

It's funny how sometimes it's the smallest, simplest things that can make everything go sideways!

I recall a story about some Tour pro - he'd win a tournament without any warmup / practice so decided to do the same thing the next week .. where he did really poorly...

He said something to the effect of: "You don't own your swing, you only rent it!"

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Got out to the range on Wednesday and had a great session that was mostly focused on getting some video comparison of the Modus 115s from 7I up in comparison to TT Elevate tours.  My swing felt great, mostly I think because of the warmup routine I've developed.  I spend about a 1/3 of the bucket going through a sequence that helps me find my low point, tempo, connection & turn, and trail elbow position in downswing.  It's been really successful both from finding feels and for calming my mind before I do anything serious.  After warmup I took the video for the comparison, which I got through fairly quickly, then jumped into a few shallowing drills before taking a little more video with full swings.  I was very pleasantly surprised when I looked at video at home.  I finally feel like my swing is starting to get repeatable with decent body position.  It's only taken six months of practice and five lessons to get away from OTT.  😉

 

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More practice on and around the greens today at my local course.  The only bad thing about it is the greens are extremely slow so when I go play my league round later this week, the greens are very fast so I'll need to adjust big time.  Chipping and putting are getting back to form and I'll get to league an hour or two early and hit the range to warm up the irons and woods.  High expectations for this coming round....or is it expecting a high round ? LOL either way I'm going to bring it!

 

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Went out to the range yesterday and worked on something I haven’t worked on in a long time. I practiced my ritual of setting up for my ball on the mat as if it were on the tee box or fairway. The result was that I was more consistent sending the ball where I was aiming it, and where it show up the most was with my 3-wood, and 5-iron—two clubs I often struggle with on the course these days.

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