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As noted above, was able to get to a range on a family/conference trip to North Carolina. Had the whole family with me, so we all had a blast trying to hit the various targets on the range.

 

For me, it was the first chance to hit real balls and watch them fly since October, so I went in with few goals. I have a couple of swing things I've been trying to ingrain this winter, most of which start with better wrist angles/face control. With that, I'm trying to feel two things: my backside move a bit away from the ball as I begin the downswing, and the downswing feeling like it begins by pulling with my lead shoulder, rather than by starting with my arms and hands.

 

The session was all I was hoping for: fun with my family (especially my son), and encouraging, as I was close enough to target on a decent percentage of shots.

 

And now, back to the land where 2 feet of snow still cover the course. Waiting for April, or May.

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I will be continuing to work on getting some shaft lean, lowering my launch and reducing the spin on my iron shots. Go way to high right now and any wind will destroy my distance

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3 Wood: :titelist-small: TSi3 (14.25*) - Tensei AV Raw White 70 X Tipped 1" & 0.5" Short, 2 extra grams in T Position

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The struggle is real...

 

Still have over a foot of snow outside so I carved a section out of the basement. I hit wiffle balls but can't take a full swing since the ceiling is so low. I can also do some putting...

 

Can't stand all this freaking snow..IMG_20180316_170503804.jpg

 

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I worked on strengthening my arms and shoulders... I pruned bushes.   :(

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Tinkered with putting grip. Alternated on practice green between double overlap and the pencil grips. Settled on double overlap, with putter position parallel with center line, and ball just ahead of stance.

 

Also practiced hooded 64* chips. Lipped out a few and had some tap-ins.

Now, hope it works on course.

 

 

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Driver: Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo 9* w/ C.Kua Stiff

FW: Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo 15* w/ C.Kua Stiff

HY: Cleveland Launcher Halo 19* w/ C.Kua Stiff 

Irons: Titleist 716 AP1 4-PW w/ KBS 90 Stiff

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Nick Faldo would disagree with you. He says at most a 9 iron. Anything more puts too much spin on the ball.

 

I tend to agree with him. Generally I bump and run with 8 iron or 4 hybrid.

 

I will bump wedges into the rough to kill them on downhill shots but that's not a true bump and run.

 

 

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I agree with The Rev, as those work for me also, but then .. different strokes for different folks [emoji6]

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Every course is different; green speeds vary. However, take a look at using different clubs based on how much your chip flies vs rolls. You have to figure out what works for your greens. For instance, start with a PW if the distance to the green is the same as the edge of the green to the pin (50% fly; 50% roll). Then use less lofted clubs when less fly more roll, and more lofted clubs for more fly less roll. Your starting club may vary, but use whatever club will get your ball on the green and roll like a putt. Doing this allows you to maintain the same basic stroke no matter what the fly vs roll ratio is. Leads to more consistency.

Yes! "Figure out what works for you" and use a single, simple motion - just change clubs to make it go further.

(and/or change ball position to launch it higher or lower)

 

Also see Paul Runyan's "Rule of 12"

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..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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Last night after things settled down a bit after dinner, I worked on putting a bit. I'm trying something I've been hearing more and more about in reference to the putting stroke as a whole-that is the 1/3 to 2/3's principle.

 

My stroke has been 50/50 (50% back & 50% forward) and I'm not consistent at all with it. By only taking back by 1/3 and following through by 2/3's, I'm seeing a bit of light and it's promising. I'm thinking that with less of a backstroke, it's taking some self-introduced flaws away and the 2/3 forward stroke helps to project the ball toward the target area more crisply. I will continue with this method for a while to see if there are true results for me.

In Phil's "Short Game" video he demonstrates something similar .. though he promotes 25/75 which he says he learned from Jackie Burke.
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..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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Been doing some indoor chipping/pitching into a net and some putting. Yeah, kinda boring but weather here has been NASTY :-(

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..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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I vary stroke length with constant tempo. I don't worry about follow though, it just happens and in my case is significantly longer than my backstroke. With this approach you can use a metronome or internally make a tempo. I started by identifying points for different distances.

 

Hands Halfway to right foot = 5 feet

Hands Inside of right foot = 8feet

Hands Outside of right foot = 10 feet.

 

Figure out your marks and it starts to become a feel for distances. When you get to the course you can roll your baseline putts to see if the green is faster or slower and make the necessary adjustment.

Hey @cnosil -

How do you calibrate the width of your stance? And how do you check?

(eg. like at shoulder width, or just outside, or whatever)

Thx!

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..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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Hey @cnosil -

How do you calibrate the width of your stance? And how do you check?

(eg. like at shoulder width, or just outside, or whatever)

Thx!

 

I don't formally check how wide.  Just happens from taking a stance and what is comfortable.  While I gave spots in my reply for distances,  I don't actually follow the putter to those spots.  With practice it becomes feel based and not mechanical based.

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Just hit some balls on my birdieball. I was hoping to hit the range but things came up. Hopefully play tomorrow.

 

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 (8*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Fairway:   :ping-small: G400 (14.5*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Irons: :ping-small: Crossover 3 iron (19*) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shaft

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Wedges: Scor 50*, 54*, and 58* with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Putter:  :cameron-small: Pro Platinum Newport 2 Midslant

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Spent about an hour on the Trackman today. Trying to figure out how to set up my driver.

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Ended up taking a lesson on Friday. Just fell back into a bad old habit over the course of the past month. My teacher actually saw one swing and didn't charge me. He added a wrinkle to a drill that he gave me a couple of years ago and also told me that I should use that drill often - even when I'm hitting the ball well.

 

When I get off it's because I'm taking it back inside and trying to drop the club further inside. That's just my tendency. I have to know it.

 

 

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Trying to not hurt myself. First range session of the year with my son. Had some good and some not so good in the 70 balls I hit.

 

 

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There might be something to this whole practice thing. I've been practicing at least once a week since feb and it's all starting to come together. Pairing that with my lessons and I'm really excited for the season

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I sure hit my wedge game this winter, it payed off today.

aim needs some work but I was getting a lot of hop & stop today.

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I sure hit my wedge game this winter, it payed off today.

aim needs some work but I was getting a lot of hop & stop today.

The only time I ever get hop & stop is when I play the ball to run out.   :(

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Well, a day or two late posting, but I finally got my first practice range session out of the way on St. Patrick's day.  A full bucket of balls and a sore body from not swinging clubs for the past several months is what I'm left with today and a sense that I need to get out a heck of a lot more to the range before the boys trip to Pinehurst at the beginning of April.  I wasn't expecting anything from the session, only to shake the rust off the swing, which could of used a gallon of WD-40...LOL  Driver has lost maybe 20 yards, my hybrid about 10 yards 3-7 irons all went the same distance and the 8-PW also seemed to go the same distance.  Wedges were the only thing that were close to what they were last season (not saying much there, LOL).  A few more reps in the coming days to hopefully get back to a swing that belongs on the course instead of yard work...

 

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Well, a day or two late posting, but I finally got my first practice range session out of the way on St. Patrick's day.  A full bucket of balls and a sore body from not swinging clubs for the past several months is what I'm left with today and a sense that I need to get out a heck of a lot more to the range before the boys trip to Pinehurst at the beginning of April.  I wasn't expecting anything from the session, only to shake the rust off the swing, which could of used a gallon of WD-40...LOL  Driver has lost maybe 20 yards, my hybrid about 10 yards 3-7 irons all went the same distance and the 8-PW also seemed to go the same distance.  Wedges were the only thing that were close to what they were last season (not saying much there, LOL).  A few more reps in the coming days to hopefully get back to a swing that belongs on the course instead of yard work...

 

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I feel your pain today as well and I only hit 70 balls without going after any of them.  The funny part was the kid at the shop my son and I went to telling me my driver was more than I could handle.  Then the owner showed up and told him to leave me alone and I will be fine....he and I have played some golf together over the years.

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:callaway-small: Epic Max LS 10.5* MMT 60x

:callaway-small: Epic Speed 15* MMT 70x

:callaway-small: Apex UW 17* HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 80 6.5

:callaway-small: X Forged UT 24* MMT 105TX

:callaway-small: Apex Pro 5 - AW Steelfiber 115x

:callaway-small: PM Grind 2.0 54* $ 58* KBS $ Taper 120 Black

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