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Introduction

I wanted to start off by saying a huge thank you to MGS and Martin Chuck for this amazing opportunity!  With this being the first time anyone has reviewed a golf school on here, I figured I'd start out having a few different entries.  This one is going to be an introduction of myself and what I was expecting out to of the golf school.  Then I was going to break down each day, and how it went.  Finally, I was going to make two more entries, one being a wrap up and overall thoughts, and then another one a month or so down the road about my progress and continued communication with Martin and his team.

 

Who am I

I am Mike Wales.  I am 28 years old and I've been playing golf for 4 years now.  Within those 4 years, I've been able to get to about an 18 handicap with my lowest score being 85.  I took about 10 or so formal lessons to get started in the beginning.  I started getting into golf about 2 years after college.  My coworkers and boss always talked about going out over the weekend to play, and I thought it would be a good networking opportunity.  I was also looking find another sport to get into since I couldn't play hockey much anymore.  I played hockey for 20+ years until I suffered an injury to my back due to improper lifting in high school.  The pain began to get too great to continue to play goalie, forcing my “retirement.” 

 

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The more and more I played golf, the more I have enjoyed it.  I've became an 100% golf nerd.  I will go out and try to hit any new club line on the market just to see what it's about.  I'm currently playing:

 

Driver: Ping G LST Tour 65 X

3 wood: Cleveland Classic XL Stiff

Hybrid: 21* Titleist 815 H1 Fujikura Motore Speeder Tour Spec Stiff Flex

Irons: 5 – P Srixon Z545 Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges:

               Approach: Srixon Z565 Dynamic Gold X100

               Sand: Ping Glide 2.0 WS

               Lob: Ping Glide 2.0 WS

Putter: Ping Oslo

 

Biggest Issues

When Martin submitted the video he wanted to know what our 3 biggest issues before we started the school.  All of my issues are around 100 yards and in.  I played in a match play tournament 2 months ago and had 11 approach shots from 100 yards or close.  Out of those shots, I hit 3 greens in regulation.  As you can imagine I lost the match 2&1.  Besides approach shots, I wanted to work on chipping and bunker play.

 

Expectations

I've never been to a golf school before, but I had participated in a hockey school.  My experience with that school is what I used as a guideline for my expectations going into this school.  I was expecting to break out into groups to cover different aspects of the game.  Looking at the Tour Striker website, I was able to see that is exactly what we would do and the topics that would be covered.  I also have a very strong grip, I was curious how open they were to keeping things the same with it.  One of the main things I was looking for was a good flow to the school.  I wanted to 1:1 moments with the staff along with time by myself to try to think through what they were teaching us.  Lastly, I wanted a lot of training material to take home since I figured I wouldn't be able to retain everything they were teaching in 3 days.  Either, that I wanted to be able to look back if I wanted a refresher on a certain topic.

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Driver: PXG 0811 X Gen 2
3 Wood: Taylormade SIM
3 Utility Iron: Srixon U85
4i – AW: Taylormade P760
SW: Vokey SM7 M Grind
LW: Cleveland RTX 4 X-Low
Putter: Ping Vault Oslo

 

 

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Day 1 Recap

 

8:00 - 9:00 am 

"Meet and Greet" Breakfast in Grille 36 at The Raven Golf Club 

9:00 - 12:45 pm        

Learning Center: Warm Up, "Before" Video, Trackman And Gears 3D Analysis
Group Discussion And Demonstration - The "Non-Negotiable's" Of Effective Ball Striking
Data Gathering Session For Coaches 

12:45 – 1:45 pm        

Lunch in Grille 36  

1:45 – 3:00 pm   

Learning Center: Corrective Pattern Development

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm*

Taking It To The Course: Scramble Play With Martin And His Coaching Team
Applying What You've Learned

 

Looking online, I found the above schedule to get a sense of what was going to happen for the day.  During the breakfast, I met the rest of the “students” in the school.  There was a total of 9 of us, myself included.  Martin also had 2 assistants with him, Jim and Mike.  That ensured that there was a 3:1 ratio between students and coaches.  Martin also used this time to have us write down the 3 things we wanted to work on during the school.  I wrote down the same 3 that I put down in my introduction, 100 yards and in, chipping, and bunkers.

Once breakfast was over, we headed out to the range to do a quick warm up and start our baseline testing.  For Martin and his team to gather the necessary information, they created a “Report Card” that consisted of 8 different stations:

 

·        10 Flop shots over a bunker onto a green with a tight pin

·        Low level test of 10 shots to check our divots

·        Ball striking with a driver

·        Trackman shots with a 9 iron, 7 iron, and driver

·        Trackman wedge distance test

·        Gears 3D club path test

·        Shot shaping test

·        Weight distribution test

 

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I felt like all of these tests gave a pretty complete picture of what each of us needed to work on even if it wasn't something we wrote down on during breakfast.  I really struggled with the flop shots and the wedge distance testing, as expected.  The only critic that I had for these tests was that I wish the report card followed the order we were taking these tests.  We jumped around on the sheet based upon the rotation we actually taking the tests.  There were multiple times I was asked which test I was taking, so the next person knew where to right down the scores.

 

Once all of us were through with the tests, we met with Martin 1:1 to go over the results.  To keep the rest of the class engaged, Mike and Jim started the first lesson of short wedge shots.  I was actually the first person to review my results with Martin.  It wasn't because he knew I was there for the review, but my very strong grip was a major topic among the coaches.  The reason being, was I was able to hit the ball with a lot of power and had great control on my ball striking.  However, the grip was also a main reason I wasn't able to hit those touch shots for wedges.  During the video review, Martin showed me that my hands were actually separating during the swing to make the necessary contact with the ball.  After seeing that, I had no problems trying out a new grip.  Plus, I wanted to keep an open mind during this school.  I am an 18 handicap, so there is a lot of room for improvement.  

 

The new grip is slightly stronger than a neutral grip.  The main thing I noticed with this grip was my grip pressure felt much lighter.  It also allowed me to stand taller at address, and change my takeaway.  Amazing on how just one simple thing can change multiple areas in your game.

 

Once I was done with my review, I went back out to join the others doing intermediate wedge shots.  The other 2 coaches caught me up when I came out, and they also wanted to check on what Martin and I talked about.  They wanted to keep things in line with everything Martin and I discussed.  The great thing about these intermediate wedge shots, is they allowed all of us to start working on whatever we discussed with Martin. 

 

I will say that it was not easy watching awful shot after awful shot for a long while as I tried to piece together everything with this new swing/grip.  Finally, I started to see some results and started feeling like it was going from awkward to normal.  That is how many swings and balls that we're all going through at this point.  That is the one thing that's nice about a golf school rather than lessons is you have the time to work on what they want you to rather than just an hour lesson and be on your way. 

 

After we got back from lunch, we built upon what we were doing in the morning session.  The coaches noticed that there was a common theme of a weird right arm during the wedge shots.  They wanted us to try the wedge shots by using our right arm only.  Once Mike or Jim saw us, we could start putting our left hand back onto the club, and we could also move to full swings.  What came out of the full swings, the new grip and stance has altered my swing path.  My right elbow began to flare out.  Insert the “smart ball.” 

 

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It is a ball that your keep between your forearms that hangs from your neck so you don't lose the spacing.  As soon as I started working on that, it was time try a scramble on the course.  The scramble wasn't a normal scramble since we all were still working on the changes we were going through.  It would have been a mess if it was a normal scramble.  I played the scramble with the smart ball the majority of the time.  Mostly just hitting irons.  It went alright, but I was getting dead by that time.  Thankfully, after a few holes, it was time to call it a day, and get some rest.

 

Overall, I thought the day went well.  I was able to start making some good strikes, but I still had a lot of swing thoughts that I need to work through.  I think Martin and his team did a great job of presenting the issues they were seeing and the way to fix those issues.  The blocked practice sessions provided a great opportunity to allow everyone to work through those issues.  I will say that after everything, I was looking forward to getting a shower and some rest.  

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Driver: PXG 0811 X Gen 2
3 Wood: Taylormade SIM
3 Utility Iron: Srixon U85
4i – AW: Taylormade P760
SW: Vokey SM7 M Grind
LW: Cleveland RTX 4 X-Low
Putter: Ping Vault Oslo

 

 

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Day 2 Recap

 

8:00 – 9:00 am      

Breakfast in Grille 36 – Day 1 - Q & “Eh” 

9:00 – 10:00 am 

Learning Center: Yoga Based Golf Warm Up

10:00 - 12:45 pm

Learning Center: Continuation Of Day 1 Development Strategy
Group Breakout Sessions: Bunker Play, Longer Pitch Shots, Long Approach Shots

12:45 – 1:45 pm 

Lunch in Grille 36 

1:45 – 3:00 pm 

Learning Center 
Group Discussion And Demonstration: Shot Shaping And Specialty Shots

3:00 – 5:00 pm* 

Taking It To The Course: Scramble Play With Martin And His Coaching Team
Applying What You've Learned

 

We started off today going through an hour-long yoga warm-up.  It was actually a welcomed warm-up as I was still sore from the previous day.  It was done by a guy who owns The Golf Yogi.  He did really well in relating the poses to how it would benefit to golf.  He also talked through how to do the poses without putting excess stress on your body.  The trick was if your voice begins to change as you get into a stretch, then you've gone too far.  That allows you to still get the benefits of yoga, but not injury yourself.  Everyone seemed to really enjoy the yoga session and felt ready to get started for the day.

 

All of us took out a club and began taking a few warm up swings.  I was also trying to recall everything from the day before.  After a few minutes, we went into a 3-station session.  The first station was all about drivers, the other was using their training tool name the educator, and the last station was the dreaded Smart Ball.  I started off with driver station, and within this station there were 3 different rotations.  There was 1 off the high tee, one off an incline, and the other was just normal lie. 

 

The driver was actually one of the best clubs in my bag coming into this school.  With all the changes in my swing, I actually felt uncomfortable over it the whole time.  I was able to do really well off the high tee, but struggled in the other 2 rotations.  The high tee was basically like hitting a tee ball in baseball.  Looking back, being able to hit the high tee meant that I keep my shoulders very level, but not being able to hit the driver off the incline meant I have problems matching the slope.  I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel frustrated after this station, but it was time to move to the educator.

 

What we were doing with the educator was called the under-over drill.  We would take the club back keeping the educator on our inside forearm, but when we reached the top, we had to move it to the outside of our forearm.  The point of this drill was to demonstrate how the hands need to be used during the swing.  If you didn't set the wrists properly at the top and rotate on the way down, the educator wouldn't move correctly to the outside of your arm.  This really helped with all the swing changes that have been going on.  I've needed to get the club more vertical, and this helped show that as well as got the club in the correct place on the downswing. 

 

Last, but not least, onto the smart ball.  I was actually able to put everything together with a little help from the coaches.  I was hitting some great half to ¾ shots!  I felt like my irons and wedges we doing great!  This was definitely making up for the driver session.

 

Once we got back from lunch, we spent the majority of the time talking through shot shaping and how to do it correctly.  Martin talked about how the club path needed to be slightly greater than the face angle.  For example, to hit a fade, you need to have a slightly more out to in path to the target line, say 4 degrees, and a slightly opened club face, say 2 degrees.  He was doing this all of this while using Trackman data.  He also noted that where the face is pointed, that is where the ball will start.  During this discussion we also went into straight shots.  If the golf club is on a perfect path and the face was perfectly square, you still need a perfectly square strike to have a perfectly straight shot.  I'm sure most of us know that a toe strike will produce a hook and a heel strike a slice.  I just never thought about it that way.

 

As we now started to working on what Martin was talking about I noticed that I'm starting to hit a natural draw now, so those didn't seem to be a problem.  I was able to do some fades, but starting them on the correct line seemed to be a bit of an issue.  The good thing was I was able to do it.  I can work on the starting point as time goes on. 

Before we ended the day with the scramble, we did a quick short game lesson.  Mike led us through the order we should think through shots around the green.  The order we discussed was putting, chipping, pitching, and then the flop shot.  Putting also included putting with a hybrid.  Mike suggested this order because as we move down the line, you are required to make a larger and larger swing.  The longer the swing, the more things can go wrong during the swing.  We were able to practice these concepts a bit, but it was getting late in the day. 

 

As we moved onto the course, this is where things fell apart for me.  My group of 3 was paired with Mike today.  I still didn't feel comfortable over my driver.  I had to back off my tee shots with the driver because I couldn't get comfortable at all.  I felt like I couldn't even hit the first couple iron shots correctly like I've been doing on the range all day. 

 

Looking back, Mike was trying to explain things, but with just a few shots in the scramble to “fix” the issues, there wasn't enough time to go through it all.  I'll be honest in staying that I left the school not in a great mood.  I felt very defeated and very worried about where I'm at given that there is only 1 day left.  I really want to be able to be able to have a functional swing by the end of this.

 

Also, I know that I didn't discuss anything regarding the bunker play, longer pitch shots, and long approach shots.  The coaches changed around schedule a bit to meet the needs of everyone and what they were seeing.  They did say that we will do the bunker shots on Day 3.  There just wasn't enough time today to cover it properly.

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Driver: PXG 0811 X Gen 2
3 Wood: Taylormade SIM
3 Utility Iron: Srixon U85
4i – AW: Taylormade P760
SW: Vokey SM7 M Grind
LW: Cleveland RTX 4 X-Low
Putter: Ping Vault Oslo

 

 

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Tour Striker Academy Overall Review

 

I want to start off this thanking again MGS and Martin Chuck for this amazing opportunity!  I am extremely honored to have been selected to do this review!  I hope you guys have enjoyed reading this review as much as I have had writing it.

 

To start this overall review, I first want to start with the expectations I had coming into this school.  First off, I wanted to break into group to cover varies aspects of the game.  We definitely did that.  The reason I wanted to be in the smaller groups was to get more attention than I would in a large group.  The group setting allows you to get instruction, but then still have time to process on your own.  If you still aren't getting the concept, the coach will be right back to check on you.  That also covers the 1:1 aspect I was wanting.

 

Each time a coach was 1:1 with us, they would take videos if there were points they wanted to touch on.  Those videos allowed us to see the changes immediately.  It was always interesting watching the videos because you would think the change you're making is huge, but you might be moving something 2 inches.  For example, on the Educator drill, I talked about getting the club more vertical.  To me the club felt as straight up and down as a flag pole.  In reality, it was going perfectly on plane.  Those videos were then uploaded onto a training app that had us use. 

 

I know this has been something people have been very curious about.  The app they had us use is called Edufii.  Martin sent us an email the morning of the first day with the link to sign up for this app.  You went through a quick set up process and then you could download the app onto your phone to log in with the profile you created.  When I opened up the app for the first time, Martin already preloaded a lot of videos from prior schools that he recorded.  As the school went on, each of the coaches would upload videos of when they worked with you, or when they taught a certain skill.  This allowed you to review them once the school was over. 

 

The great thing about the app is once the school is over, the app does not lock down.  It stays open to allow you to upload videos, or ask questions to the coaches.  That is something that I'll be doing in my post school review.  Martin said that it'll stay open as long as the app is around.  This is something I feel is critical to the success of the school.  You might think that you have everything down, say a month after, but if you could be forgetting an aspect that you need to be working on.  The video review allows the coaches to remind you of that, or it could allow them to focus on a completely new issue.  The questions are not limited to just what was covered during the school.  Shockingly, Martin said 90% of people don't take advantage of this feature.

 

The only issue I had with the app thus far, is that it took me awhile to figure out how to save the uploaded videos to my phone or laptop.  I actually asked the app themselves and it was a simple process that I wasn't able to see at the time.  However, it's only downloading the first 20 seconds of the video, so there's still some working to be done on this.  We'll see how easy it is to upload a video, and questions, to down the road.

 

One of the last expectations I had was around my grip.  I was curious how they would treat that even though I thought I was hitting the ball pretty well.  Martin should me on Day 1 that my hands are actually separating a bit in order to deliver the club.  Once I saw that, I knew I had to change, but I liked how they approached the topic.  Martin even told me if I was only going into long drive, that he wouldn't change my grip.  Everything about my grip was about power.  This was causing me to struggle with those touch shots.

 

Overall, I felt like this school was ran extremely well!  If I had the time and money, I would have no issues with going back!  The flow of the school was perfect.  There wasn't a time when we were just standing around, and there weren't a lot of lectures.  The school was very much let's do it.  I extremely appreciate that. 

 

I honestly wish I would have done a school rather than take lessons when I first started golfing.  Please don't take that as I didn't like where I took my lessons because that is 100% not the case.  I absolutely love everything about where I took them!  If you are ever in Indiana, look up Bunker Run Golf in Greenwood.  What I mean is that all of this block practice always you to focus on multiple issues at once.  In a lesson you might work on 1 or 2 things.  You saw in my review how just changing my grip changed at least 2 or 3 different things in my swing.  The way the school is set up, I was able to see all of those before I started developing bad happens that would need to be broken in the next lesson.  Going forward, I might use lessons to work on specialty material, like if I would want to work on my putting.  Things that wouldn't necessarily have a domino affect on the rest of my game.

 

Before you would go into this, or any other school, I think you need to be mentally prepared to be frustrated.  As you read, after Day 2, I wasn't in a good place.  When I talked to the coaches, they didn't seem worried at all.  They knew that anything I was having issues, there would be time to work through it on the 3rd day.  The made sure everyone felt comfortable where they were at by the time they left.  Granted, I don't feel like I could play 18 holes at all right now, but I have the tools necessary to get there with a little bit of work.

 

Also, going into this school you need to be prepared to put in the work.  I don't even want to begin to count the number of balls I hit during those 3 days.  If you don't put in the work though, you won't get any better.  That is what this school is built to do, make you better.  My first round out may not be the lowest round ever, but I definitely feel like I will break 85 very soon.  Next season, I may even break 80.  That's how good I feel about the changes I'm going through.  I'll put some things below of where my swing was (blue shirt) and where it is (red shirt).  Black shirt was day 2.  I'll also through in a Smart Ball swing while we were on the course for fun.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEFzKggReYs

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKoz1wVoie8

 

 

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Smart Ball

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ-8eynp6Sg

 

Long Drive Swing :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33xEzm3OPcw

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Driver: PXG 0811 X Gen 2
3 Wood: Taylormade SIM
3 Utility Iron: Srixon U85
4i – AW: Taylormade P760
SW: Vokey SM7 M Grind
LW: Cleveland RTX 4 X-Low
Putter: Ping Vault Oslo

 

 

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Follow-Up Comments

 

It has almost been 2 months since being back from the Tour Striker Academy, and I'm feeling really good about the state of my golf game!  I've been trying to get in practice when I could despite the fact it hasn't been above freezing pretty much this whole time.  The most notable achievement with my new swing is winning the closest to the pin competition at the Indy Golf Expo with a distance of 14 feet from 150 yards out with the clubs they had there.

 

Martin and I have been in contact through the app pretty constant throughout this time period as well.  I really love this interaction after the school.  I'm able to upload swings, ask questions, etc. and Martin will give a few tips, or even upload a video demonstrating what he would like to see.  I wish I had a recent video that would be good to upload, but I've been struggling to record when during my range sessions. 

 

Overall, I would say if you're looking for a school to get lower scores, Martin and the Tour Striker Academy is definitely the way to go!  I can't thank MGS and Martin enough for allowing me to do this review.  The Tour Striker Academy is 100% the real deal and I would highly recommend it to anyone!!

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3 Wood: Taylormade SIM
3 Utility Iron: Srixon U85
4i – AW: Taylormade P760
SW: Vokey SM7 M Grind
LW: Cleveland RTX 4 X-Low
Putter: Ping Vault Oslo

 

 

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Introduction

I wanted to start off by saying a huge thank you to MGS and Martin Chuck for this amazing opportunity! With this being the first time anyone has reviewed a golf school on here, I figured I'd start out having a few different entries. This one is going to be an introduction of myself and what I was expecting out to of the golf school. Then I was going to break down each day, and how it went. Finally, I was going to make two more entries, one being a wrap up and overall thoughts, and then another one a month or so down the road about my progress and continued communication with Martin and his team.

 

Who am I

I am Mike Wales. I am 28 years old and I've been playing golf for 4 years now. Within those 4 years, I've been able to get to about an 18 handicap with my lowest score being 85. I took about 10 or so formal lessons to get started in the beginning. I started getting into golf about 2 years after college. My coworkers and boss always talked about going out over the weekend to play, and I thought it would be a good networking opportunity. I was also looking find another sport to get into since I couldn't play hockey much anymore. I played hockey for 20+ years until I suffered an injury to my back due to improper lifting in high school. The pain began to get too great to continue to play goalie, forcing my “retirement.”

 

 

The more and more I played golf, the more I have enjoyed it. I've became an 100% golf nerd. I will go out and try to hit any new club line on the market just to see what it's about. I'm currently playing:

 

Driver: Ping G LST Tour 65 X

3 wood: Cleveland Classic XL Stiff

Hybrid: 21* Titleist 815 H1 Fujikura Motore Speeder Tour Spec Stiff Flex

Irons: 5 – P Srixon Z545 Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges:

Approach: Srixon Z565 Dynamic Gold X100

Sand: Ping Glide 2.0 WS

Lob: Ping Glide 2.0 WS

Putter: Ping Oslo

 

Biggest Issues

When Martin submitted the video he wanted to know what our 3 biggest issues before we started the school. All of my issues are around 100 yards and in. I played in a match play tournament 2 months ago and had 11 approach shots from 100 yards or close. Out of those shots, I hit 3 greens in regulation. As you can imagine I lost the match 2&1. Besides approach shots, I wanted to work on chipping and bunker play.

 

Expectations

I've never been to a golf school before, but I had participated in a hockey school. My experience with that school is what I used as a guideline for my expectations going into this school. I was expecting to break out into groups to cover different aspects of the game. Looking at the Tour Striker website, I was able to see that is exactly what we would do and the topics that would be covered. I also have a very strong grip, I was curious how open they were to keeping things the same with it. One of the main things I was looking for was a good flow to the school. I wanted to 1:1 moments with the staff along with time by myself to try to think through what they were teaching us. Lastly, I wanted a lot of training material to take home since I figured I wouldn't be able to retain everything they were teaching in 3 days. Either, that I wanted to be able to look back if I wanted a refresher on a certain topic.
Good luck at the school I know I am looking forward to this review I think it will be fun. I hope you learn a lot and are able to retain a bunch of info.

 

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Perfect!!  I was thinking about this over the weekend, looking forward to the thread to pop up!  Can't wait to read each day's recap.  

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Day 1 Review is up!

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3 Wood: Taylormade SIM
3 Utility Iron: Srixon U85
4i – AW: Taylormade P760
SW: Vokey SM7 M Grind
LW: Cleveland RTX 4 X-Low
Putter: Ping Vault Oslo

 

 

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Day 1 Review is up!

Great start man! Those tests sound like lots of fun. It's embarrassing to expose weaknesses but it's gotta be done.

 

I have some smart questions and some dumb questions. You be the judge which is which 🤪

 

-How's the food?

-How's the weather?

-How's the hotel?

-How do you like the other students?

-How do you like the teachers?

-Have they checked your clubs for fit?

-Where do you rank on the class age range?

-Where do you rank on the class skill range?

 

 

OK I'm out of ammo and done peppering you.

Have a great day 2!!

 

 

 

 

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Based on what I know about Martin's students, my guess is that the average age of the class is much more than Mike's age.

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Wow. Whaf a day Mike. I had to laugh at the Scramble part picturing a team full of guys with training devices.

 

Great question by Stud, I'll be curious to hear the answers to those as well when you have time.

 

 

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:ping-small:  G410 FW 7,9 Alta CB R flex 

:ping-small: G410 Hybrid 26 degree Alta CB R Flex

:titelist-small: T300 KBS TGI 80 5 iron thorugh 46 W2

:vokey-small: SM7 50.08, 54.08 and 58.14 

:scotty-small:  Phantom 5.5   35" 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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This has been a great read so far.  It's funny that the things your are correcting first as the same things that I worked to correct over the 2017 season: overly strong grip.  Weakening my grip allowed me to stand more upright too!  Nice to see common themes and I am excited to read the rest

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:ping-small: G410 Plus Ping 9* VA Nemesys 65FIVE
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* VA Vylyn 75FIVE
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 49 F - 54 S - 59 D
:mizuno-small: M Craft II
:bridgestone-small: Tour B X
 
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Initial Driver Speed on Provided Monitor: 109 MPH
 

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Nice write up! That Driver distribution pattern is something to be proud of.

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Bag: Bennington Quiet Organizer 9-Lite (link)

Cart: Clicgear 3.5+

Driver:   :taylormade-small: R11, Fujikura blur S

Woods:     :mizuno-small:   JPX EZ, Fujikura Six S
DI:  :titelist-small:  T-MB 2 iron, KBS Tour-V 120 X,
Irons: Miura PP-9003SN 4-GW, Nippon 1150GH Stiff
Wedges: Miura 1957 K-grind SW, LW, Nippon 1150GH Stiff
Putter: :odyssey-small: EXO Indianapolis (link)
Ball: :Snell: MTB

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Nice write up. What are the 'non negotiables' of ball striking Martin talked about the first day?

 

 

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Left Hand orientation

:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

:cobra-small: F Max 5 wood

:ping-small:  9 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*
:wilson-small: C300 4i-GP
:cleveland-small:  Wedges RTX 3.0: 52*, 56*
:ping-small: EYE 2 Wedge 60*

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain:

:SuperSpeed: Official Tester 2020   Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

 

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Good job of your review.  I'm looking forward to comments on your swing changes that you've made.  I did find it frustrating on the first couple of days of my schools that I was hitting poor shots, but my instructor said that is very common; if it doesn't feel good, then you are making the change and to trust it.  I found that by day 3 I was seeing better shots and felt better about the change.

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Good job of your review.  I'm looking forward to comments on your swing changes that you've made.  I did find it frustrating on the first couple of days of my schools that I was hitting poor shots, but my instructor said that is very common; if it doesn't feel good, then you are making the change and to trust it.  I found that by day 3 I was seeing better shots and felt better about the change.

I once had an instructor tell me, don't thnk of it as "Not feeling right"  think of it as "not feeling normal"  and since you don't want your "normal" shot, this is a good thing...ha  Kinda hard to accept but it makes sense. 

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:titelist-small: TS1 10.5 Fubuki 45g Shaft

:taylormade-small: SIM Max 5w 18* Ventus Black 

:ping-small:  G410 FW 7,9 Alta CB R flex 

:ping-small: G410 Hybrid 26 degree Alta CB R Flex

:titelist-small: T300 KBS TGI 80 5 iron thorugh 46 W2

:vokey-small: SM7 50.08, 54.08 and 58.14 

:scotty-small:  Phantom 5.5   35" 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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