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19 hours ago, cjeffs12 said:

How do you like having a 7w? I’ve been so curious about one. 

I’ve never played fairway woods in the past.  It’s not mine but borrowed my wife’s Rogue STMax D with a Cypher fifty 5.0 (mens sr).  I also borrowed ST Max D 5w demo from our Callaway fitter.  I’ve dabbled on the range with both. 

As for the 7w, I probably need the 5.5 but absolutely love the club. One  par 3 approx 165  uphill over a valley, I stepped up to the tee with my 4h, and a huge head wind gust (maybe 20mph) made me switch to the 7w.  Hit a high, towering slight draw, 15’ from the hole.  Playing partner asked what I hit. I told him all I have to do is close my eyes, let my shoulders turn, the club does the rest.  

Im shopping for new irons, but I’m sold on both the Callaway 7w and 5w.  Last week at pgass I hit the STMax 5 and Tm Stealth 5.  Don’t care for the TM as it has a taller face.  Hit it ok, just not as appealing to me.  Will likely keep my old TM 4h and reshaft when I get my own 5/7.  I love the 7 high trajectory with the Cypher shafts and has a nice soft landing.  I think the 7 has a lot of versatility, and amazed how easy to hit.  I also hit 3 really good shots with the 5w.

Edit: I estimate I’d normally get a carry of around 180+ for the 7w and at the pgass was measuring around 195 carry for the 5w.  I realize to those on here with much higher SS, it appears like I’m playing miniature golf.  However, I do play hdcp appropriate tees. 

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17 hours ago, Golfspy_TCB said:

I know I read this somewhere in the threads... but what are you using for your speed training EJ?

Just super speed sticks with my PRGR radar. I started a couple years ago and gained about 10 mph but lost about 5 without training this past year. I am just about back to the 108 I was at before stopping. So hoping to add another 8 (a big ask I know but need something to shoot for) this off-season.

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Moving the net from the basement into the garage was a great move; it's easier to walk in and take a few cuts far more frequently.

I had the big door open which cast my shadow in front of me.  Been overly concerned about swaying in my swing and had a nice epiphany moment where my shadow indicated that I'm no longer swaying like I thought but rather am rotating much better than before.

It's all coming along nicely.  Only ten more years before my Champions Tour debut!

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Hit through the bag at the range yesterday after work. I'm getting comfortable with everything from the 22 degree hybrid and down. Those top three clubs are a bit more hit or miss for me. They are coming along but just some work to do to improve consistency. The practice into the net has been helping because I see some small improvements. Everything I hit yesterday appeared to be flying a solid 20 feet higher than usual. Still things to work on, but I'm feeling like the swing is producing what I want it to. Those effortless swings are a great feeling. 

 

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A day at the range in determination to cure my swing woes.

in a word? Progress!

I grabbed a large bucket and brought my favorite 52* wedge, 9/7/5 iron and the new driving iron and set out to just hammer it out.

i started chunky, which I was happier with then my consistent thin (practically topping the ball thin) previous round and range days. To me meant I was at least staying down somewhat now.

I was Definitly rushing, tempo was so off and could feel it today. I went to the extreme and slowed my back swing down, stopped at the top completely and then came through. Oh how much better it was. Had some fat ones in there but to be expected and again just happy it was not thin. The result was so much better. 

I did about half the bucket that way. Pretty methodical. Then went through the rest trying to maintain that tempo. Felt myself speeding up a few times and was able to reel it in. Much better day.

Alignment felt a little off so I know what I’m working on next.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Lacassem said:

A day at the range in determination to cure my swing woes.

in a word? Progress!

I grabbed a large bucket and brought my favorite 52* wedge, 9/7/5 iron and the new driving iron and set out to just hammer it out.

i started chunky, which I was happier with then my consistent thin (practically topping the ball thin) previous round and range days. To me meant I was at least staying down somewhat now.

I was Definitly rushing, tempo was so off and could feel it today. I went to the extreme and slowed my back swing down, stopped at the top completely and then came through. Oh how much better it was. Had some fat ones in there but to be expected and again just happy it was not thin. The result was so much better. 

I did about half the bucket that way. Pretty methodical. Then went through the rest trying to maintain that tempo. Felt myself speeding up a few times and was able to reel it in. Much better day.

Alignment felt a little off so I know what I’m working on next.

 

 

I'm glad to hear you're making progress with your swing and it is looking pretty good. It's amazing how just the slightest thing can throw it off and make it almost feel unplayable. Keep up good work and I'm sure you'll be striping it in no time. 

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1 hour ago, sirchunksalot said:

I'm glad to hear you're making progress with your swing and it is looking pretty good. It's amazing how just the slightest thing can throw it off and make it almost feel unplayable. Keep up good work and I'm sure you'll be striping it in no time. 

It’s just so weird. Before during the round and other range session, I even knew I was rushing. I was trying to slow down and it didn’t matter.

Smooth is fast is what I kept saying today 

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6 minutes ago, Lacassem said:

It’s just so weird. Before I even knew I was rushing even though I was trying to slow down. Smooth is fast is what I kept saying today 

Yup, when I get tempo correct (smooth backswing) I hit ball decent.  When I speed up swing turns to 💩

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4 minutes ago, Lacassem said:

It’s just so weird. Before I even knew I was rushing even though I was trying to slow down. Smooth is fast is what I kept saying today 

I think it's really easy to fall back in to old habits, especially when someone's had a tough go at the game. 

 

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2 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

I think it's really easy to fall back in to old habits, especially when someone's had a tough go at the game. 

 

That was Definitly happening glad I went today and focused

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2 minutes ago, Lacassem said:

That was Definitly happening glad I went today and focused

Me, too. I'm glad you're starting to get things straightened out, especially with the new sticks.

I've been a head case for the last year and am going to incorporate a focus on both my future practice and play. The shanks have been plaguing me for a while and I've found placing a tee outside the ball helps me not to focus on the results, but a task. I'm planning on using this the next time I hit the course when it's not crowed and so I'll keep my attention on avoiding hitting it and not worrying about the result of the shot. 

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11 minutes ago, Lacassem said:

That was Definitly happening glad I went today and focused

Definitely have to focus!  If I don’t ball is low & short.  slow backswing decent height and distance.  
Such a little thing that means a lot.

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15 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

Me, too. I'm glad you're starting to get things straightened out, especially with the new sticks.

I've been a head case for the last year and am going to incorporate a focus on both my future practice and play. The shanks have been plaguing me for a while and I've found placing a tee outside the ball helps me not to focus on the results, but a task. I'm planning on using this the next time I hit the course when it's not crowed and so I'll keep my attention on avoiding hitting it and not worrying about the result of the shot. 

I do this same thing for pats but with 2 balls instead of tees. Never thought about it but I like the task thought, a goal.

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Went to the range tonight working on tempo and working on the driver .. was just trying to get a consistent shape on my shot 

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12 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

Me, too. I'm glad you're starting to get things straightened out, especially with the new sticks.

I've been a head case for the last year and am going to incorporate a focus on both my future practice and play. The shanks have been plaguing me for a while and I've found placing a tee outside the ball helps me not to focus on the results, but a task. I'm planning on using this the next time I hit the course when it's not crowed and so I'll keep my attention on avoiding hitting it and not worrying about the result of the shot. 

Forget the tee!!  Use a 2x4... make it penal!!  😂  I did this years ago but my clubs were crap so it didn't matter.

It really helps to make practice swings focusing on starting the club down at the top of the backswing a little before you make any rotation.  It's the same as trying to keep your back to the target as long as possible in the downswing... just a different thought.  I focused on getting my hands down to my hip before rotating using slo-mo swings.  I don't get them there before rotating in a full swing, but I do start the club down sooner, which brings the club on plane... not over the top and shanks.  

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Tried the pressure shift waggle drill from TXG during my speed maintenance today. No real jump in speed but probably faster than I would be as I have been hitting the gym hard the last two weeks and the grass was slippery as Teflon. 

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1 hour ago, Kenny B said:

Forget the tee!!  Use a 2x4... make it penal!!  😂  I did this years ago but my clubs were crap so it didn't matter.

It really helps to make practice swings focusing on starting the club down at the top of the backswing a little before you make any rotation.  It's the same as trying to keep your back to the target as long as possible in the downswing... just a different thought.  I focused on getting my hands down to my hip before rotating using slo-mo swings.  I don't get them there before rotating in a full swing, but I do start the club down sooner, which brings the club on plane... not over the top and shanks.  

The 2x4 idea sounds scary, I could see myself hitting it solidly. It would be a great motivator, though. 

I've worked a little bit with Monte's wait drill I saw on Instagram, both outside with and without balls. I think it clicks with my learning style. 

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJrAFx2FCq6/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

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Beautiful day yesterday so my buddy Paul and I played hooky from work and hit the course.  The leaves are dropping, there were lost balls everywhere, and Paul had a bad case of the shanks, so it immediately turned into a practice session for me.  This was good, because I also jumped on the PXG sale bandwagon and bought a new 0211 3 wood and decided to use it as much as possible.  As we finished up 9, we saw three groups waiting on 10 and ran into our friends Mark and Jesse, so we joined them and played the front nine again.  Fun day!

Since I'd been mostly hitting wedges into the net for the past week or so, my wedge game was really on point; the rest of the clubs were more scattershot.  Starting to swing a little too hard again and have trouble dialing it back.  The 3 wood requires more testing.  Out of maybe ten shots, only three were well struck and two of those sliced badly. 

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5 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

The 2x4 idea sounds scary, I could see myself hitting it solidly. It would be a great motivator, though. 

I've worked a little bit with Monte's wait drill I saw on Instagram, both outside with and without balls. I think it clicks with my learning style. 

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJrAFx2FCq6/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

Exactly what I use.  I check his Instagram page daily.

I find that when I get tired late in a round, I tend not to "wait" enough and guess what happens?!!  Since I know what I didn't do, I can correct it on the next shot.  It's always surprising though.

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Hit the range today after playing nine to get better aquatinted with my new 3 wood.  Felt more frustrated afterwards.  If I grip it like my driver I tend to top it.  If I grip it like the rest of my clubs it slices badly...if I don't top it.  Tried switching clubs and found the topping issues were bleeding into my 7 wood and hybrid as well.  Finished the bucket with my 8 iron to finish positively.  Some mental hurdles to clear for next time.

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