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Finally was able to get to the driving range to start working on lowering my awful Arccos handicaps in Driving and Approach.

Focused on strike and making sure I was going through my complete pre-shot routine every time.


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In my :cobra-small: Ultralight Stand Bag:

Driver:    :callaway-small: Rogue 10.5° - LH - Aldila Synergy Blue 50 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
               :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5/6 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
Irons:      :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5-GW - KBS C-Taper Lite Stiff
Wedges: :cobra-small: King Black - LH - 52° 56° 60° - KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
Putter:     :1332069271_TommyArmour: - Impact No. 3
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1x

Tracked By: :Arccos:

Currently Testing: :skycaddie: LX5 Watch

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Was going to the range this morning and turned my car around and went to the par 3 course for a quick 9 instead.

Only played 1 ball a hole (normally I will play multiple balls) but then chipped or pitched a bit after each hole was finished.

Great practice - hit 7/9 greens (I don’t use a tee, I just drop a ball and hit it) - was 1 over - while I hit my irons well I never got one inside of 10 feet - I was 12 to 33 ft on my greens hit - also these greens are small and many are tricky - my up and down took some imagination and execution.

But it got better - I had wondered why a family did pay me for a funeral 2 months ago - turns out they made a donation to a fund that we had set up while Penny was sick so I dropped by to pixie the check up and there was free punch from Panera Bread for teacher appreciation week. And it gets better - stopped at the liquor store on the way home and one of the owner’s sales reps was there having him try some scotches - he looked at me and said, “This is one of my scotch guys, let’s see what he thinks of these.” :)

Jackpot


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Ping G410 - set at 12 degrees, fade setting - Alpha Distanza 40 weak R flex shaft

Tour Exotics EX 10 3 wood

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

SCOR 48,52,58

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

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I've been taking my daily swings (25) every night trying to get that 'water over the shoulder' feel that I worked on with Brian Mogg last month. So tonight at the range I continued to work on ingraining that feel with pretty good results. I was seeing consistent ball flight with all my clubs so I was pleased with that, and I'm hoping it translates to good things when I play on Sunday. 

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TaylorMade SIM 9º | Project X HZRDUS Smoke Green 70 6.5
Ping G410 3W 14.5º | VA Composites Drago 75 X
Ping G410 3H 18º | KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 95 X
Srixon Z585/Z785 4-PW | Dynamic Gold X100
Cleveland RTX 4 50 Mid, 54 Mid
 | Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
Cleveland RTX ZipCore 
60 Full | Dynamic Gold Spinner Tour Issue
Evnroll ER5 | BGT Stability Tour
Bridgestone Tour B XS

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Been practicing in the garage a bunch, mostly wedges. We had a rare nice day recently and I decided to hit the range to watch actual ball flights.

Hit a few wedges (poorly), a few irons (nicely), a few 4Ws (ok) and then picked up the driver. This has not been my favorite club .. since I started playing....

So tried something different: gripped down halfway and took about a half length swing at about half speed and focused on simply making good contact while continuing to move _through_ the ball. Felt a little awkward at first but after a few I started watching the ball fly downrange. No, not far but still further than I expected.

Alternated that with a few almost full speed swings but still gripping halfway down, then gripping normally but swinging about half speed. 

Which was great because now I've directly and unequivocably proved to myself that making solid contact is the most important thing.

And it worked! Played in a charity outing the following day and started hitting some really solid .. and for me, long .. drives!


WITB of an "aspiring" 😉 play-ah ...
..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 3W/HL (17*; Tensei CK Blue)
..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 7W (Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H (Recoil ZTR)
..Tour Edge HL4 #4 iron-wood (UST Mamiya)
..Callaway Big Bertha CF19 6i (Recoil ZTR) / Apex CF16 7i-PW (Recoil ES 760)
..Hogan Equalizer 50/54/58 black (Recoil ES 760 black SmacWrap)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g)
..all in a Datrek Hybrid bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push cart.

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https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/39526-2020-official-member-review-exputt-putting-simulator/page/1/#comments

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:ping-small:___________G400 LST 9* - Ping Tour 65 S
:cobra-small:______S9-1 Pro 15* - Matrix Ozik XCON 7 S
:nickent-small:________3DX 17* - Matrix Ozik Altus Hybrid SG
:adams-small:_Super Proto DHY 21* - Matrix Ozik Altus hX3 S
:adams-small: _Idea MB2 4-PW - Matrix Program 130 6.5
:cleveland-small:_________RTX 52.10  56.12 - DG S400
Bettinardi.png.e7ca0ee7ba785611a4a144e16b6b93ab.png___SS38 Armlock
k_sig.jpg.00b599e7e823c61015277de38ca16982.jpg___'18 4-piece
(the preceding have all been gamer approved)

"The most important shot in golf is the next one“ - Ben Hogan

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On hour number three tonight of rolling putts with the arm lock. I am going to get comfortable with this if it breaks me.


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In the Bag for 2020

PXG 0811XF Gen 2 10.5* (set at 9*) AD VR 6x

PXG 0341X Gen 2 15* AD TP 7x

PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* KBS Proto 95x

PXG 0311T Gen 3 4-6 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 ST 7 - PW KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 50/10 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 54/10 & 58/07 TTDG TI S400

:rife-putters-1: Two Bar Blade Long 47"

 

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8 minutes ago, Jmikecpa said:

On hour number three tonight of rolling putts with the arm lock. I am going to get comfortable with this if it breaks me.


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You will. It just takes some time. 


Wilson Staff C300 9.0* Fujikura Pro 58 stiff

Callaway Rogue 3W Mitsubishi Diamana D+ LTD 80 stiff

Mizuno MP-18 MMC FLI-HI 2 iron UST Mamiya Recoil 95 stiff

Ping I200's 4-W Aerotech Steelfiber I110 CW stiff

Ping Glide 52* and 58* stiff

Bettinardi Studio Stock #38 Armlock

 

 

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You will. It just takes some time. 


Well I have to get it soon. It is going in the bag for my seven rounds of golf over the next five days.


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In the Bag for 2020

PXG 0811XF Gen 2 10.5* (set at 9*) AD VR 6x

PXG 0341X Gen 2 15* AD TP 7x

PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* KBS Proto 95x

PXG 0311T Gen 3 4-6 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 ST 7 - PW KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 50/10 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 54/10 & 58/07 TTDG TI S400

:rife-putters-1: Two Bar Blade Long 47"

 

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On hour number three tonight of rolling putts with the arm lock. I am going to get comfortable with this if it breaks me.


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Wondering if you don’t have the fit quite right. Good luck!

Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* with UST Proforce V2
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :srixon-small: 765 6-AW with KBS Tour shafts
Wedge:  :cleveland-small: 588 54-14, 58-12
Putter:  :odyssey-small: Ten S      Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330,   :EVNROLL: ER2.2,  

 

Member:  MGS Hitsquad since 2017697979773_DSCN2368(Custom).JPG.a1a25f5e430d9eebae93c5d652cbd4b9.JPG

 

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Today I worked on a swing change, adjusting my hand path through the backswing. I hit 200 balls at the range which I do 3 times a week, to try and make the change through repetition and video analysis. 

Once the change feels comfortable (normally after 3000+ reps) I will go back to shot shaping and trajectory control and test my accuracy/dispersion on a GC2.

I work on short game at the weekend and have just installed an artificial putting green in the back garden which will help 🙂

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Went to Range and hit a bucket with 8 iron and 3/4 swing.
Shoulder felt pretty good, no pain or discomfort. Only a bit of soreness from other muscles that have been dormant for last 5+ months.


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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Wondering if you don’t have the fit quite right. Good luck!


Fit is fine, I was actually measured and fit for the putter. Trying to putt with a left dominant stroke is taking some getting used to. Rolled a few hundred more putts last night and it is getting there.


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In the Bag for 2020

PXG 0811XF Gen 2 10.5* (set at 9*) AD VR 6x

PXG 0341X Gen 2 15* AD TP 7x

PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* KBS Proto 95x

PXG 0311T Gen 3 4-6 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 ST 7 - PW KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 50/10 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 54/10 & 58/07 TTDG TI S400

:rife-putters-1: Two Bar Blade Long 47"

 

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Went against all common sense and to the range I went. Warmed up with a dozen soft 8 irons.

Then replayed my round from Tuesday. I have a new tactic for the next round. The course is short enough that I really only need to hit driver on the Par 5’s, and even those I could hit 3 iron off the tee and still get home in regulation.

Was working on my Woodland stinger, and I think that will be my go to tee shot unless there is a forced carry from now on. They land in the 220+ range and roll and roll and roll.

I do need to get a lower launching shaft though, I could take the ears off a field mouse with a little less launch.

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For the last three range sessions, I have used a top tracker to get a better sense of range, loft and ability to stay close to target for all of my clubs.  Today was my hybrids 3h, 4h, 5h, and my 7i/w which I treat more like an hybrid than anything else.

Results were not too much different from three months ago when I did the same run-through. 

That is except for accuracy towards target.  With all of my clubs, the drift in any direction was usually defined as a draw about 3 - 6' off-line.  Very few pushes or hooks.  

In the time since the last top tracker every club action, I have learned a consistency of all the pre-swing actions.  Today ended being a bit of conformation of what I am seeing on the courses.

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In My BELDIN Green Bay Packer 1999 Super Bowl Champions Bag  :  :ping: G410 Plus, Alta Red CB 55 SR Flex, GX-7 14º(acting as a 3 wood),  :ping:   G400 4H, 5H. Sr Flex,   :ping:  G400 6i Sr Flex, G-Max 7i. 9i Sr Flex , Glide 2.0  Wedges graphite SR Shafts (50º, 56º, 60º),  :ping: Putter: Cadence Mid-TR 350g :bridgestone: e12 for the items I try to hit on purposematte red, so I can see them. :footjoy: on my feet and hands, US Embassy-Singapore hat on my head (with PACKERS, Brewers or UW-Badgers hats as options).

 

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Concentrated hard on impact and where I was making contact with the ball.  Pictured a nail in the golf ball to try to hammer it in and went back and forth between a draw (inside of ball) and a fade (nail on outside).  I found this to really help me stop thinking about where my positions were within the swing and I really hit the ball solid.  

 

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Driver:  image.png.3c6db1120d888f669e07d4a8f890b3f1.pngMavrik Sub Zero 9* (Set to 10) Ventus Blue 6X

3 Wood: :titelist-small: 917F2 Fujikura Pro 84 Tour Spec S

3 Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818 H2 Hybrid Tensei Blue 80 X

Irons 4-PW: :mizuno-small: MP 18 SC Dynamic Gold AMT X

Gap/Sand Wedge:  :titelist-small: Vokey SM6 49*  SM8 54* 

Lob Wedge:  :titelist-small: Vokey SM6 58* Nippon Modus Wedge

Putter:  image.png.cca2328f4144a299c795aa9b8f3bf677.png Inovai 6.0              :scotty-small: Pro Platinum Newport 2 35"  

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After playing about 12 holes with my head full of every swing thought imaginable (partly due to recent lessons and bl**dy Youtube) I reverted back to get the basic set up fundamentals right, then swing at the damn ball lol

I even ditched the gps watch after 12 as it put more equations in my head.

I now used, look at the distance, factor in elevation and wind, then hit what you think was right! it was! I was pin high on or just off the green on the remaining holes, strikes were pure and it felt FUN again. +1 for the last 6 holes and enjoyed them more than the first 12 when I was concentrating on hip turn, leg separation, left heel up on backswing, right heel up on downswing blah blah blah lol

lets see if it lasts😏😋

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Driver     Awaiting NEW Driver (after 10 yrs)  
4 Wood   Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead plus 4+  :callaway-small: Callaway shaft in 'Firm' flex

Hybrid     Titleist 910H 19*    :titelist-small:   Diamana ahina 'flower' shaft in 'S'

Irons         Mizuno MP18SC 4-PW   :mizuno-small:  N.S Pro Modus3 Tour 105 in 'S'

Wedges    Callaway Mack Daddy forged in black 50* and 54*  :callaway-small:   KBS Tour in 'R'

Putter        'YES' Tracy 11 C groove 34.5"

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Hour of long game yesterday, short game today. After an assortment of trap shots randomly dropped balls around the green and alternated jokes to pitch or chip too - I skipped this area though so if I hit one 20 yards over the green by a pond I will not have practiced that shot. :)


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Ping G410 - set at 12 degrees, fade setting - Alpha Distanza 40 weak R flex shaft

Tour Exotics EX 10 3 wood

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

SCOR 48,52,58

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

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Great day at the range today. We’ve been granted a reprieve from the rain and I took full advantage. Today was an emphasis on keeping my right elbow beneath my left forearm on the downswing. It may sound odd without a video but when I pull downward as I rotate, the club gets more vertical than I like. I then have to flip my hands in order to catch up with my body rotating.

 

It’s hard work trying to feel that one plane swing.

 

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  • PING G400 LST 8.5 Evenflow Black 65g 6.5
  • PING G 3W HZRDUS Yellow 75g 6.0
  • Mizuno HMB MP20 3i Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Maltby TS1 4-G Nippon Modus3 120S
  • Maltby TSW 52 Nippon Modus Wedge
  • Maltby TSW 58 Nippon Modus Wedge
  • Bettinardi BB8 Wide 2020
  • Oncore Elixr

Currently testing the Ben Hogan PTx Combo irons https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/38486-2020-official-member-review-ben-hogan-icon-ptx-proicon-combo-irons/

 

 

Rochester, NY

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Hour of long game yesterday, short game today. After an assortment of trap shots randomly dropped balls around the green and alternated jokes to pitch or chip too - I skipped this area though so if I hit one 20 yards over the green by a pond I will not have practiced that shot. :)


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Those “pesky” gators on the move right now .


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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Hit the range with my 13 year old, then the chipping and putting greens for some contests with each other. This was my first time hitting off grass this season so... yeah. I’ve had better range sessions.

He’s wearing a pair of my shoes since he outgrew his We’ll be hitting Dicks tomorrow before his first PGA Jr practice for a new pair. He also outgrew his putter so he snagged my Odyssey out of my backup bag. IMG_4994.jpg


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In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:wilson_staff_small:  D7 R flex 
:callaway-small:  GBB 3W (lofted to 4W)
:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
:cleveland-small:  Smart Sole S
:cleveland-small: #10

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