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Spent more than an hour trying to hone in a pitching technique. I've had great success with Utley's chipping techniques, but I've been struggling to find a good rhythm with his pitching technique (basically use the bounce effectively). 

Feeling quite a bit better after the session, hit a lot of shots with both my 54 and 60 degree wedges. Tried to work in a bunch of tight lies. With the 60, especially, it takes quite a bit of speed to send the ball more than 10-15 yards. It's a bit unnerving because it feels like an out of control skull is just around the corner. 

 

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2 minutes ago, edingc said:

Spent more than an hour trying to hone in a pitching technique. I've had great success with Utley's chipping techniques, but I've been struggling to find a good rhythm with his pitching technique (basically use the bounce effectively). 

Feeling quite a bit better after the session, hit a lot of shots with both my 54 and 60 degree wedges. Tried to work in a bunch of tight lies. With the 60, especially, it takes quite a bit of speed to send the ball more than 10-15 yards. It's a bit unnerving because it feels like an out of control skull is just around the corner. 

 

Nice!!  It helps to let gravity do most of the work on the downswing.

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1 hour ago, cnosil said:

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

 

 

Excellent!!  I could be a 5 with those numbers.  😎

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9 hours ago, Kenny B said:

Excellent!!  I could be a 5 with those numbers.  😎

I wasn't paying attention to the numbers when  I was swingin and really didn't look at them in detail until I got home last night.  I was surprised that the gaping was pretty good.  Obviously that was a single session and not anything long term like an Arccos /Gamegolf   I am going to print  the chart and start using it on the course to see how well I do; and make some adjustments as I see real execution;   hoping to get myself back down to a 4 or less.   Been working hard on short game technique and have started to work on AoA which is giving me better contact and launch angles. 

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10 hours ago, edingc said:

Spent more than an hour trying to hone in a pitching technique. I've had great success with Utley's chipping techniques, but I've been struggling to find a good rhythm with his pitching technique (basically use the bounce effectively). 

Feeling quite a bit better after the session, hit a lot of shots with both my 54 and 60 degree wedges. Tried to work in a bunch of tight lies. With the 60, especially, it takes quite a bit of speed to send the ball more than 10-15 yards. It's a bit unnerving because it feels like an out of control skull is just around the corner. 

 

I used Utley's approach a long time ago.   Took a lesson a month or so ago and we talked some about Ridyard and Jeff Pierce.  Hard to get specifics from Ridyard's videos,  but I found a deal on Course Kings; ad that popped up on some social media platform, where I got a free series of videos with Jeff Pierce explaining his technique.  Pretty straight forward and it explains how to rotate the arms to effectively use the bounce.   Here is a short instagram post that he discusses what I am talking about:

 

 

 

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I spent the last hour hitting balls into my net trying to incorporate single plane techniques into my swing. I think the single plane thing may work for me, but obviously it is going to take a lot of work to get it down. Need to get to the range and see what my actual ball flight looks like. It surely can't be any worse than hooking and slicing everything.


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Played 18 today and messed around with the loft&spin settings on my old M1 to see if I had it right. Been playing it 9.5 high spin. Tried it at 10.2 and 10.9 but nope, too high, they ballooned a bit. Even 10.2 low spin (how i used to play it) though it didn’t balloon snd launched okay it just felt dead. So went back to the way it was. Gotta check it every once in a while!


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Hit a large bucket with the new XRs. I definitely need to swap out the grips, I just do not like wrap-style.

On the good side, these seem to take far less of a divot than my D300s or D200s, and feel like they glide through more than dig which is nice. They're also a 1/2" shorter, so I need to get adjusted to that. I hit more than a few thin, whereas fats are usually my main miss. 

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Didn't practice, but started prepping to take my putting practice up a level 

 

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14 minutes ago, jlukes said:

Didn't practice, but started prepping to take my putting practice up a level 

 

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Just curious, are you lofting it level or building in some break?

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23 minutes ago, cksurfdude said:

Just curious, are you lofting it level or building in some break?

Level other than any unintended break from floor and wood imperfections. 

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My arm felt really good after yesterday’s range time so I figured I’d head back today for a bucket.

 

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It was like I’d never hit a ball before. Pure garbage that just got worse the more I tried to relax and go easy.

 

Tomorrow’s another day.

 

 

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I have been working through the 9 hole putting assessment in the book "Better Faster: The Modern Golfer's Blueprint for Getting More from Less" recently to compare different putters and really help ingrain what I learned from a recent Aimpoint clinic. Before the assessment I usually putt a few balls to the fringe to get a bit of feel for distance and then make a couple straight 4-6 footers to make sure my aim is in the ballpark. 

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I, like many of you on here I'm sure, get several different golf-related emails every day; for me, that includes the short video tip of the day from Revolution Golf. Usually I watch them .. and then promptly delete and forget about them .. but the other day was one from Chris Como about hitting better approach shots.

I'm not suggesting everyone go look at this, but it caught my interest and actually seemed pertinent to me - so I went and tried it out in the garage (have a hitting mat and net).

And it did seem to help me with making more solid contact on irons and wedges.

I _think_ (but yeah may be totally off course here .. have to go see my instructor again soon) the overall goal of it is to maintain your posture, or spine angle, better .. and longer .. through the downswing and into the follow-through - definitely something I could do better at!

Today I went to a Par 3 and tried to apply it, and felt like I had some (not complete, but some) success with it. Didn't hit every green but played two balls and most were reasonably close. Yea!

Here's the link, fyi...  https://www.revolutiongolf.com/experts/chris-como/launch-it-like-the-pros?utm_source=DVT&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=190828&utm_term=Chris_Como

 

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I, like many of you on here I'm sure, get several different golf-related emails every day; for me, that includes the short video tip of the day from Revolution Golf. Usually I watch them .. and then promptly delete and forget about them .. but the other day was one from Chris Como about hitting better approach shots.
I'm not suggesting everyone go look at this, but it caught my interest and actually seemed pertinent to me - so I went and tried it out in the garage (have a hitting mat and net).
And it did seem to help me with making more solid contact on irons and wedges.
I _think_ (but yeah may be totally off course here .. have to go see my instructor again soon) the overall goal of it is to maintain your posture, or spine angle, better .. and longer .. through the downswing and into the follow-through - definitely something I could do better at!
Today I went to a Par 3 and tried to apply it, and felt like I had some (not complete, but some) success with it. Didn't hit every green but played two balls and most were reasonably close. Yea!
Here's the link, fyi...  https://www.revolutiongolf.com/experts/chris-como/launch-it-like-the-pros?utm_source=DVT&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=190828&utm_term=Chris_Como
 

I did see that video/instruction also and thought it was pretty good. I did save it.
There was another on swing plane a couple days ago that really resonated with me as I have problems with Tempo/Swing Plane.


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Had my first range session experimenting with the single plane swing. It was kind of hit or miss, lots of work to do to get it to become habit, but when I hit it right the ball went high and straight. Also hit 3 or 4 of my longest, straightest drives yet. A lot of inconsistency to start with, but some very well hit shots gives me hope for this swing change. Gotta watch some more videos and work on drills now.

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Putting green is coming together. Base complete, holes drilled and cups installed 

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Better day today. Driver was probably as good as I've ever hit - 5 balls just hit on a rope. 

Wedges and irons through 8i were fine. 7i & 6i were erratic, which has been plaguing me lately. Have to continue to work on that. 

I also need to really start mixing things up. I spend too much time hitting the same club instead of playing a simulated round. I find that when I do that, everything is so much better. 

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Chipping and putting at lunch time for half an hour.


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Back to the basics today. After shooting 79 two weeks ago, I've had a couple awful rounds spraying the ball all over the place. 

Worked on my takeaway and getting the shaft at a better position at P2. Drills courtesy Monte Scheinblum's Efficient Swing series.

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