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I played today, played like don't know why I was out there chasing a stupid white ball for 4 and and a half hours. Ughhh! Be back next week

 

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Not a great day to play; was supposed to be 60 and sunny but the fog didn't lift until 11. It's almost 1pm and it's only 46*. So I decided to practice my putting which has been dismal lately. Putts going right; so I got out my string to line up putts. It took about 15 minutes before I could sink consecutive 7 footers. Will work another 30 minutes before my attention span wavers.

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Took a lesson and tweaked my grip. Amazing how moving the right hand a tad had me striking the ball more solidly particularly with my big clubs.

 

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I actually got to hit some balls today and after working in airborne and forward I got to work a bit on ball flight. Haven't swung a club in three weeks so I was pleasantly surprised with how the swing held up.

 

 

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Hit another two large buckets today and sent video to my coaches. I don't "bump" my left hip much, but getting rid of what I do have has been very difficult and very frustrating! More drills and more buckets ahead!

 

 

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I went to the course twice today to work on the game while not keeping score. I played 18 working on my rotation and trying to get a feel for these changes, but it didn't go all that well.

I went back with my 5 yr old and we rode the cart for 9 more holes. I did discover that this M1 430 is definitely straighter off the tee for me than my current gamer, and, on the longest drives of the day, it was about 7-8 yards longer. The feel and sound aren't as good as my current driver, but I'm going to stick with this M1 for a bit....

 

 

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Just hit a small bag of balls in Cali. Focused on not falling over and making an a$$ of myself. Before that I worked on drinking the tap room at Pebble Beach out of Grey Goose.

 

 

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@PMookie have you ever taken live lessons? I'm curious about the comparison between those and a long distance teaching relationship. My current teacher uses video during the lesson. But he's also right there to give suggestions, can call up a video from an earlier lesson to check progress or regression and is aware of what my ball flight looks like to go wth the video.

 

Also what's the cost of a long distance teacher? My guy is $50 an hour and has two LPGA players plus the number 1 junior girl and number 3 junior guy in the state of Florida in his stable of students.

 

I'm skeptical about distance learning for golf but it's clearly working for you so I would love to compare notes.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

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@PMookie have you ever taken live lessons? I'm curious about the comparison between those and a long distance teaching relationship. My current teacher uses video during the lesson. But he's also right there to give suggestions, can call up a video from an earlier lesson to check progress or regression and is aware of what my ball flight looks like to go wth the video.

 

Also what's the cost of a long distance teacher? My guy is $50 an hour and has two LPGA players plus the number 1 junior girl and number 3 junior guy in the state of Florida in his stable of students.

 

I'm skeptical about distance learning for golf but it's clearly working for you so I would love to compare notes.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

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Yes. I started with "live lessons" about a year and a half ago. My pro is 4 1/2 hours away and charges $150/hour, so I've only had the time and money for three in-person lessons. We worked on my biggest flaws each time, so now we're into refinements... The refinements are much more difficult to accomplish. I have done two other "live lessons" with a top teacher just 1 1/2 hours away, but he's $200/hour... During a fitting, he helped me work on some refinements live, but again, they're the hardest part.

After trying a couple guys that were local and taught only ONE way to swing, I decided to go to whomever is rated in the Top 3 here in Louisiana. Both of these guys are in the Top 3. I send video after I've done my drills throughout a couple buckets to have them look and see if progress was made. I will get to both of them in Nov/Dec.

The guy 1 1/2 hours away does have a long-distance program for $99/month which gets a person a video evaluation each week over the course of three months. I like the combo of paying for "live", then sending video each week to see if I'm on-track. I could go to the guy closer to me each week as I work in his city, but I don't have $800/mo to do that!!!

 

 

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It's a gray, foggy day here and I'm a little sore, so I decided to spend a few hours in the practice area. My wife and I play Sat and Sun and I need the practice!!

 

I don't like spending time on the range but after an hour on the putting green and another hour on the pitching green, I headed over to hit a small bucket. Two guys showed up in a cart with a large bucket to split. They hit all of their balls in the time it took me to hit about 15, and it wasn't pretty to watch. Next they headed to the putting green and rolled 4 balls each to a pin that was about 20 feet away; closest ball was maybe 5 feet! They picked them up and headed to the first tee. I'm thinking they didn't play well. What do you think?

 

 

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@PMookie that makes a ton of sense. Thanks

 

@Kenny it's you! Other than the hurricane and tropical storm this summer we've had zero gray cloudy days since you were here in February. :)

 

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@Kenny it's you! Other than the hurricane and tropical storm this summer we've had zero gray cloudy days since you were here in February. :)

 

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That's me!!

 

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Let's see how many people know this one!!

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It's a gray, foggy day here and I'm a little sore, so I decided to spend a few hours in the practice area. My wife and I play Sat and Sun and I need the practice!!

 

I don't like spending time on the range but after an hour on the putting green and another hour on the pitching green, I headed over to hit a small bucket. Two guys showed up in a cart with a large bucket to split. They hit all of their balls in the time it took me to hit about 15, and it wasn't pretty to watch. Next they headed to the putting green and rolled 4 balls each to a pin that was about 20 feet away; closest ball was maybe 5 feet! They picked them up and headed to the first tee. I'm thinking they didn't play well. What do you think?

 

 

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Kenny, all -

Pretty sure those guys did not see this article from Golf mag (August), nor anything else remotely similar.......

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Also very impressed you spent TWO hours on just short game practice!!!!

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Hmmmm .. is it from Li'l Abner..?

Winner... you must be old like me!

 

 

Kenny, all -

Pretty sure those guys did not see this article from Golf mag (August), nor anything else remotely similar.......

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Also very impressed you spent TWO hours on just short game practice!!!!

 

True that!  Now that I am retired, I can do that.  I actually like short game work, which is good since I am distance challenged.  If I can get up 'n down from inside 25 yards, I can shoot 75-80; if I can't I shoot 80-85.  Here's a typical short game practice routine for me:

  • Putt 3-5 footers using the clock drill
  • Putt 10-20 footers for speed control
  • Back to 3-5 footers
  • Chip to a close pin then a far pin using my 58*
  • Repeat chips to pins using my 50*
  • Pitch balls from 15 and 25 yards to a close pin and a far pin.  I use both 58* and 54* and vary pitch height to each location
  • If the range isn't crowded and I need to work on my swing, I will hit no more than 50 balls, mostly full wedge, 8i, a few 5i and hybrids, and maybe 3-4 drivers.  

I only do this on days I don't play, but I don't do this on all days that I don't play!!   ;)

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I've been messing around with this a swing idea for a month now.Really hit some nice draws with it , but also share of over hooks as well.I like this method and see a ton of good in it

 

Videoed my first swing using it today on the course. Actually looks better than I thought it would

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Worked on the range the last time before they closed on this a swing.A guy came up to me and was fascinated how the Ball flew with a nice draw looping the club.I gave him a brief run down.He went from a slicer to a draw in 12 swings of the club.If that wasn't proof to me that this works I'm not sure what else is

 

Feels manual, but hit some super shots when on

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Hit the range today and mainly worked on fairway woods.  I'm casting way too much, so worked on pushing off my right foot on the downswing and pulling the handle through impact, swinging my arms through with no tension.  I saw some progress, but would get a pushed shot every now and then.  

 

Weather seems to be holding, so I'm gonna keep playing until it gets unbearable, then shut it down for a month before starting lessons and getting the swing worked out for the season.  My new club has heated bays, so I will be making use of them this winter while I also focus on getting back in shape.  

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