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Ran to the range to hit a bucket doing my new drills using a swing station. I have a shaft in the ground, with an alignment rod coming out of it, in front of me on an angle to work on my swing exiting on the same plane as entry. Then I have another alignment rod in the ground, low, coming just in front of my right shin. This is to get me to stop having my right knee go toward the ball. Then I have one last alignment rod, low, in the ground, just outside the side of my left calf/side of leg, to work on not sliding, and posting on the left leg instead. It’s a lot.

My coach designed the station, and gave me an interesting way to practice. Get groups of five balls. The first three are hit inside the station. The fourth is hit outside the station, still working on the “feels”, then the fifth is to be a shot I play on-course. Then I go to the next five. I REALLY like this method!!!!

Anyway, just day two, so a long way to go!!!


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Ran to the range to hit a bucket doing my new drills using a swing station. I have a shaft in the ground, with an alignment rod coming out of it, in front of me on an angle to work on my swing exiting on the same plane as entry. Then I have another alignment rod in the ground, low, coming just in front of my right shin. This is to get me to stop having my right knee go toward the ball. Then I have one last alignment rod, low, in the ground, just outside the side of my left calf/side of leg, to work on not sliding, and posting on the left leg instead. It’s a lot.
 

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Ok. It’ll be a couple days....

 

 

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Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

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Looks something like this. Disregard those little lines by my head on the left.

 

Right hand pic is another student, but shows the rod inside the shaft for working on exiting my shaft below that.

The green line in the student pic was the coach’s attempt at drawing where the rod would be in front of my right shin.

 

On left is me, with the coach’s green line for the rod out front for shaft exit. Should be between top of bicep and shoulder, a couple feet away, in front.

Then I used “mark-up” to show how I have my two other rods. One just in front of my right shin, and one out front of the left leg, low.

 

My shaft needs to exit lower, “Same line as it enters through the body on the way down.” My right leg/knee has to stop going to the ball, and I need to post on the left leg, turn my hips, and stop sliding. These rods do all that.

 

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Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

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Had a fun few hours at the range with this guy, unfortunately the greens had just been punched so more chipping and full shots than putting.

On the down side, this was my first time swinging since tennis elbow flared up a few weeks ago, and I’ve got some soreness still. Didn’t feel bad at all hitting my son’s D200s with Elements Chrome shafts, but I could feel it with my irons. Looks like I’m going to have to sell the D300s and move back to graphite.


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:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
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Went to the range this morning to test out the newly refinished Ping ISI’s. I had a bit of rust as I haven’t swung a club for the last two weeks and although the short irons were absolutely beautiful and easy to hit, my long irons were again problematic.

Confirmed that I’ll be playing a vintage round tomorrow with another persimmon and vintage blade aficionado so I went back to the range with my 1958 Wilson Dynapowered irons and circa late 1950’s Stan Thompson woods. Also took the Ping ISI 4,6,& 8 irons to have some more work with them and was hitting the 4 iron much better this time. I think this morning I was getting too flat of a swing plane on my long irons, not hitting down on them enough. This afternoon I got more “on top” of my long irons, keeping my plane more upright and it was a night and day difference from this morning, no more 20 yard fade on the long irons.

Hit the vintage clubs really well so I’m ready for an all vintage round tomorrow.


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Stan Thompson “Reactionizer” persimmon woods 1-4

Spalding Tour Edition 3-PW

Spalding Top-Flite E.V.A. Sand Club

Rife Legend Z Putter

 

 

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Went to the range this morning to test out the newly refinished Ping ISI’s. I had a bit of rust as I haven’t swung a club for the last two weeks and although the short irons were absolutely beautiful and easy to hit, my long irons were again problematic.

Confirmed that I’ll be playing a vintage round tomorrow with another persimmon and vintage blade aficionado so I went back to the range with my 1958 Wilson Dynapowered irons and circa late 1950’s Stan Thompson woods. Also took the Ping ISI 4,6,& 8 irons to have some more work with them and was hitting the 4 iron much better this time. I think this morning I was getting too flat of a swing plane on my long irons, not hitting down on them enough. This afternoon I got more “on top” of my long irons, keeping my plane more upright and it was a night and day difference from this morning, no more 20 yard fade on the long irons.

Hit the vintage clubs really well so I’m ready for an all vintage round tomorrow.


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Have you had a chance to post pics of the refinished ISI’s?


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Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Early morning rise to simply go through the bag, 6 shots each club.  It is now time to put it all together.

With the exception of the 3h and 50º, I was quite happy.  Most were fairly on line, with more than acceptable loft and acceptable distance.

The 3h was the major exception in that 2 of the 6 were hit thin. I did have really nice shots for the last 3, so I finished on a happy note.

The 50º was great in distance and loft, but I still tend to hit it too much to the left.  Even allowing for this was not really what I wanted.  Perhaps I need to spend 5 days isolating this club as I did with the 6i.

Lined up a round for tomorrow, will see how much I am ready to go at my 6:20 AM tee time!.

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Based on yesterday's finding every sand trap I could, today I spent a quick 40 minutes at the sand trap works with both my 54º and 60º wedges.  I played from soft shallow sand to up tight with deep sand near a lip that guards the tree.  Took about 25 sand shots. I mainly wanted to see which wedge when.  Got a lot of good data.  Tomorrow will be more of the same to improve my knowledge for traps.  

I think I could have readily saved quite a few shots yesterday.  I will be playing that course again soon.  I have to be honest, I have not spent enough tie on this aspect of my game!.

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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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On 8/25/2019 at 6:08 PM, tommc23 said:

Practiced putting today

Well... did it make a difference?  Inquiring minds want to know.

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We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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My wife and I played a 9-hole practice round yesterday afternoon.  I never play well after a trip, and we spent the last few days in Oregon visiting my dad.  Since it's getting dark earlier, my wife decided to play at 3:30 instead of 5:15.  She can do that now that she sold her business and is semi-retired!!

As we headed to the 1st tee, one of the guys who works at the course carted up and joined us.  He's young, 6'6" and about 250lbs.  He plays all TaylorMade clubs; blades and M4 woods.  He hit some mighty high shots with both.  He had good control of the irons, but the driver was "juuuusssttt a bit outside".  

I hit crappy shots on the par 4 #1... all 6 of them!!  But I birdied #2 and #3; #3 is the #1 handicap hole, and I don't birdie it very often.  The rest of the holes were pars except for the double bogey on #9... splashed approach into the pond.

My birdies were not from great approach shots.  I probably made over 70 feet of putts in 9 holes; those two birdies and several 10 footers for par.  I seemed to see the line really well, and I had perfect speed of 1 foot past hole.  The guy asked me is I putted that well all the time or just because he was playing with us.  Of course I said, "Yes, all the time."  That's just a little white lie, isn't it?

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Hit balls for an hour today - it’s so hot out that the only one there was a mini tour guy who has 1st stage Korn Ferry trials next week. It’s a 4 stage process.

I also hit a dozen trap shots and some pitches around the practice green - not a lot - just enough to try and stay sharp.

As I wrote - it’s hot! Heat index around 110


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Ping G410 - set at 12 degrees, fade setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

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EVNRoll ER 5

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Hit balls for an hour today - it’s so hot out that the only one there was a mini tour guy who has 1st stage Korn Ferry trials next week. It’s a 4 stage process.

I also hit a dozen trap shots and some pitches around the practice green - not a lot - just enough to try and stay sharp.

As I wrote - it’s hot! Heat index around 110


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Don’t know how you do it. It’s brutal in FL last few months.


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Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Went to the range yesterday, which has been an infrequent occurrence this season (have been swinging clubs at home a lot), to work primarily on the driver .. which I have not been using this season. Teeing off with either the 4W or 4H. So I need to get it going!

Started out with half speed, half swings just trying to make decent contact and get the ball to fly reasonably straight; and gradually ramped it up. Then experimented with a second driver, then with ball position and tee height .. Thx @Kenny B! .. (I seem to like it all the way forward and not too high); then experimented with loft and lie settings (I seem to like it +1/D).

And then, of course, on the way home I had a "Whoops!" moment - this second driver has not been played, but on all my drivers I have the shaft shortened .. which lightens the swing weight .. and the old lead tape was long gone, so.....

Today I checked it and, yeah, it was 2 swingweights light; fixed that so now I have to go back and re-test everything...!

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..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 3W/HL (17*) and EXS 7W (both Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway Super Hybrid 23 (PX Catalyst) and Big Bertha 19 5H (Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g, P2 Reflex Tour)
..all in a Datrek Hybrid bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push cart.

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Today I spent a little time in the garage on the SkyTrak .. bought based largely on reading about @GolfSpy MPR's very positive experiences with one .. and found a neat feature -- in Practice mode you can select a target green (vs just the basic range) with options for difficulty and size, and set either a specific distance or (the neat feature) choose "Randomizer" and set a Min/Max distance range to the green .. then after each shot the program gives you a new random distance (within your min/max) for the next shot. 

For today I chose to use just a 54° from 26 to 78 yds. Obviously you can set up all different kinds of practice sessions. Nice! 

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 3W/HL (17*) and EXS 7W (both Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway Super Hybrid 23 (PX Catalyst) and Big Bertha 19 5H (Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g, P2 Reflex Tour)
..all in a Datrek Hybrid bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push cart.

Forum Member tester for the ExPutt Putting Simulator

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Gotta check the putt out thread for that answer

There’s a putt out thread


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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Did a gap testing session on the MGS launch monitor.  Wasn't the best ball striking day but it was nice to finally get some distances written down.   Also worked with a driver shaft I picked up relatively inexpensively....proforce V2.    Was able to be aggressive with the shaft,  but had the tendency to spin it a bit too much; guess I will keep looking.  Today's carry numbers

Driver: 250
3 wood: 227
2 hybrid: 216
3 hybrid: 206
4 hybrid: 196
6 iron: 183
7 iron: 168
8 iron: 153
9 iron: 138
PW: 122
GW: 107
54: 90
58: 83
54 half swing normal foot width: 71
58 half swing normal foot width: 51
54 half swing narrow width: 50
58 half swing narrow width: 40
54 finesse: 28
58 finesse: 20

 

 

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Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  to 16.5* 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:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :cleveland-small: 588 54-14, 58-12
Putter:  :odyssey-small: Ten S      Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330,   :EVNROLL: ER2.2,  

 

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