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1 hour ago, Kenny B said:

Get some rest...  I hope you didn't visit anyone at the senior care facility in Kirkland.   😷

I did not haha, but the students that were exposed at that facility are a part of my wife's nursing program 😞. Luckily she was not one of the students.

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One thing I continue to struggle with that I need to work on is grip and wrist angles. What I learned today is that you can have a strong grip with an open face near impact. That never dawned on me as being possible. I believe this explains the snap hooks I have with my driver, that the face is coming down open and then a sudden move right before impact to close the face. What I am going to work on is neutral grip, flat left wrist at the top, and then a small amount of left wrist flexion to start the downswing. 

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21 minutes ago, dlow206 said:

One thing I continue to struggle with that I need to work on is grip and wrist angles. What I learned today is that you can have a strong grip with an open face near impact. That never dawned on me as being possible. I believe this explains the snap hooks I have with my driver, that the face is coming down open and then a sudden move right before impact to close the face. What I am going to work on is neutral grip, flat left wrist at the top, and then a small amount of left wrist flexion to start the downswing. 

Before you waste a lot of time take a look at this article. 

https://mygolfspy.com/ball-flight-laws-mygolfspy/

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1 hour ago, THEZIPR23 said:

Before you waste a lot of time take a look at this article. 

https://mygolfspy.com/ball-flight-laws-mygolfspy/

Thanks, I've read a similar article from Adam Young before. While playing around with grip and wrist angles, I have been experimenting to see how they affect path and clubface (not with data yet). I probably need to hit on the Trackman again. In the past, I had driver data that said often times i would swing 6 degrees in to out, but with a face that is less than 1 degree open, so very closed to path. 

I am one of the types of people that needs to feel and then understand what is the outcome from how something feels. 

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Avoid the swing technique videos and focus on what your instructor gives you in your lessons, you can only work on so many things at once. You will learn much quicker from an instructor and more importantly get some priority on which things to attack first. 

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1 hour ago, BMart519 said:

Avoid the swing technique videos and focus on what your instructor gives you in your lessons, you can only work on so many things at once. You will learn much quicker from an instructor and more importantly get some priority on which things to attack first. 

I agree with that and have been working on the items the instructor has called out. However, my overly strong grip, at least for me, is giving me a low margin for error. I have been told in the past by a good instructor that it's going to be hard to play with how strong my grip is. So I am going back to that, and now I have a better understanding of what "too strong" means. In the past I always thought of it as how many knuckles on the left hand without even considering the right hand. And with the grip change ,its changing wrist angles, so I am better trying to understand how the proper wrist angles should feel now that I have a grip better suited for me. Without feeling the right feel over and over, I tend have trouble implementing the change.

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I posted about it in my testing thread, but I changed my grip to very strong left/neutral right and it totally changed my ability to hit a driver for the better. It really helps to mitigate the clubface coming down open with a late flip that causes snap hooks.

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Still have been struggling the last few times at the range with issues that I have had in the past. Changing some things, such as changing grips helped to mask a few issues, but not consistently. I am now getting back to some of the basics, proper setup, proper grip (no more exotic grip styles), proper takeaway, and proper backswing. What I had found during a past lesson was that if I get into the proper backswing position, then I can just swing and hit the ball well. 

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@dlow206, I just got caught up.. Your doing a great job.. My $.02  say you need to get out and play, that will give you a realistic idea of how you play. Work on things but get comfortable playing not just hitting the Range.. Do not get me wrong hitting the range is great, but you also need to hit off fairways, out of the rough, and off the tees.. ON the range you hit balls without a playing rhythm. On the course you hit a shot go to the ball. decide what to play, hit a shot.. on the range you hit 3-4 shots before you would hit your second on the course.. I have been to the range twice and played on a simulator 3 times since Xmas.. I want to hit the course... 

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22 minutes ago, Reesedw said:

@dlow206, I just got caught up.. Your doing a great job.. My $.02  say you need to get out and play, that will give you a realistic idea of how you play. Work on things but get comfortable playing not just hitting the Range.. Do not get me wrong hitting the range is great, but you also need to hit off fairways, out of the rough, and off the tees.. ON the range you hit balls without a playing rhythm. On the course you hit a shot go to the ball. decide what to play, hit a shot.. on the range you hit 3-4 shots before you would hit your second on the course.. I have been to the range twice and played on a simulator 3 times since Xmas.. I want to hit the course... 

For sure. Now that I am a member of a club, it is much easier for me to get out on the course. There is so much you get on the course that you can't got on the range, like different lies, etc. Played 18 yesterday in a record amount of time for me, 2.5 hours. Didn't really keep score very closely, was mainly focused on hitting different shots, hitting multiple balls at times, etc.

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@dlow206, how is the course? I've been waiting for things to defrost and dry out a bit.. Go figure it's been raining on the weekends but not during the week.  It's been so bad that at Echo Falls driving range if you hit anything in the air it just sticks and splats when it hits.. 

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2 hours ago, Reesedw said:

@dlow206, how is the course? I've been waiting for things to defrost and dry out a bit.. Go figure it's been raining on the weekends but not during the week.  It's been so bad that at Echo Falls driving range if you hit anything in the air it just sticks and splats when it hits.. 

60's and mostly sunny here for the next 10 days.  Finally some nice weather!!

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2 hours ago, Reesedw said:

@dlow206, how is the course? I've been waiting for things to defrost and dry out a bit.. Go figure it's been raining on the weekends but not during the week.  It's been so bad that at Echo Falls driving range if you hit anything in the air it just sticks and splats when it hits.. 

Course is in pretty good shape right now. Needs to dry out a bit more, but much much better than a few weeks ago. 

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12 hours ago, Kenny B said:

60's and mostly sunny here for the next 10 days.  Finally some nice weather!!

You are going to have a good month coming up.. Weather reports Warmer than usual April to may for us.. 

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11 hours ago, dlow206 said:

Course is in pretty good shape right now. Needs to dry out a bit more, but much much better than a few weeks ago. 

Everywhere needs to dry out.. lol..  Looks like I might get to play a little this weekend, we'll see how it goes.. 

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Played 18 holes today. Front 9 was pretty rough, just couldn't hit the driver. On the back 9, I switched to the grip style that I had started to become comfortable with for the driver. Very strong left hand, take the club back closed and swing through, which makes it feel like it is square the whole time. That worked out well.

On the front 9, my irons were not super consistent either, struggled with hitting the ball low, which is a normal struggle for me. On the back 9, I was like what the hell, I'm going to try some things that I was reading from Brandel Chamblee, mainly lifting the left foot during the backswing. Something about the move was a complete game changer. It not only improve my backswing turn a bit, but the main benefit is that it just made the transition and downswing better sequenced, like night and day. After making this change, almost all my iron shots were a nice high trajectory with a small amount of fade. Started out ever so slightly left and faded back to the target line.

With the above approach, I shot 46 on the back 9, close to my best 9 hole score. I think I would have had a better score if it weren't for the aeration plugs around the outside of the greens. There was a pile of plugs in a ring formation around the greens. I hit some shots that bounced and normally would have rolled onto the green. Instead, the ball bounced into the pile and stopped dead in its tracks.

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Given everything in WA state is getting shutdown, my focus is going to shift toward golf related / general fitness. Going to focus on improving flexibility, strength, and hopefully lose 5 to 10 pounds or so.

In my garage, I have a bench, bowflex cardio machine, adjustable dumbbells, wall mounted hooks for adjustable bands, and an adjustable kettlebell. Sufficient equipment to workout without leaving the house. 

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1 hour ago, dlow206 said:

Given everything in WA state is getting shutdown, my focus is going to shift toward golf related / general fitness. Going to focus on improving flexibility, strength, and hopefully lose 5 to 10 pounds or so.

In my garage, I have a bench, bowflex cardio machine, adjustable dumbbells, wall mounted hooks for adjustable bands, and an adjustable kettlebell. Sufficient equipment to workout without leaving the house. 

If you are looking for a great program to follow see this thread. He is also doing at home workouts. 

 

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52 minutes ago, THEZIPR23 said:

If you are looking for a great program to follow see this thread. He is also doing at home workouts. 

 

I actually paid for Fit for Golf, so this is the program I was going to follow. Haven't decided if I want to do Offseason or Speed.

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2 hours ago, dlow206 said:

Given everything in WA state is getting shutdown, my focus is going to shift toward golf related / general fitness. Going to focus on improving flexibility, strength, and hopefully lose 5 to 10 pounds or so.

In my garage, I have a bench, bowflex cardio machine, adjustable dumbbells, wall mounted hooks for adjustable bands, and an adjustable kettlebell. Sufficient equipment to workout without leaving the house. 

Depending on your strength levels - target 1.75x body weight for squat (1.5x min) and 2.25x body weight for deadlift (2x min), working on those moves should be your priority. (300lb deadlift and 200lb squat are other good interim targets) Mike from Fit for Golf references these on Twitter and elsewhere in his material. Getting really fast with low strength has much less upside if your max power/strength levels are limited. Vertical jumps and med ball throws are always good to build in for coordination, sequencing, and speed. But it doesn;t need to be the majority of a plan if strength level are significantly below what I mentioned above. Single leg squats and deadlifts, eventually incorporating the dumbbells, can help approach those weight levels when you start dividing by 2...

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