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1st of august,  I did 50 swings in the morning, 25 with different clubs and 25 with the Skiz gold flex.Played 18, shot an 86, it was a par 60 course, so it does not count on the breaking 90 category. Did another 50 practice swings in the afternoon, 20 with the gold flex, 30 with different irons and wedges.

2nd of august - 50 swings with the gold flex in the morning. 25 with the heavy 8 iron and 25 with the wedges in the afternoon.

3rd of August - 10 driver swings,  10 4 iron swings, 10 5 iron swings, 10 6 iron swings and 10 gold flex in the morning. 20 gold flex, 10 7 iron, 10 8 iron and 10 9 iron in the afternoon.

4th of August, 25 gold flex and 25 heavy 8 iron swings in the morning, 10 Driver, 10 3 wood, 10 3  iron, 10 4 iron and 10 5 iron swings in the afternoon

5th of August, 50 gold flex swings, both morning and Afternoon.

Today 20 heavy 8 iron swings, 80 gold flex swings this morning.

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The Ohio and Pennsylvania's turnpike as well as around Baltimore, Maryland. 

Grip it and rip it my friends. 

 

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Progress report:

August 1 - Taught all morning at First Tee and hit about 30 balls after teaching.  -70 swings for the day; -70 swings total
August 2 - Played with my daughter.  -65 swings for the day; -135 swings total
August 3 - 55 no-club swings in the house (outer bands of Isaias arriving in central VA); -45 swings for the day; -180 swings total
August 4 - 55 weighted ball swings; 55 no-club swings; +10 swings for the day; -170 swings total
August 5 - 15 weighted ball swings; 15 no-ball swings; 30 shots hit; -40 swings for the day; -210 swings total
August 6 - 50 pitch shots; 30 weighted ball swings; 10 no-ball swings; 20 no-club swings; +10 swings for the day; -200 swings total
August 7 - Played 9 holes - 20 swings; 20 weighted ball swings; 10 no-ball swings; 10 no-club swings; -40 swings for the day; -240 swings total
August 8 - Wilson D7 iron fitting - 60 swings; -40 swings for the day; -280 swings total

 

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Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
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2 Iron - :mizuno-small: FliHi (18*) - Recoil 760 ( S )
4i - GW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
SW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
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Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
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1st of august,  I did 50 swings in the morning, 25 with different clubs and 25 with the Skiz gold flex.Played 18, shot an 86, it was a par 60 course, so it does not count on the breaking 90 category. Did another 50 practice swings in the afternoon, 20 with the gold flex, 30 with different irons and wedges.

2nd of august - 50 swings with the gold flex in the morning. 25 with the heavy 8 iron and 25 with the wedges in the afternoon.

3rd of August - 10 driver swings,  10 4 iron swings, 10 5 iron swings, 10 6 iron swings and 10 gold flex in the morning. 20 gold flex, 10 7 iron, 10 8 iron and 10 9 iron in the afternoon.

4th of August, 25 gold flex and 25 heavy 8 iron swings in the morning, 10 Driver, 10 3 wood, 10 3  iron, 10 4 iron and 10 5 iron swings in the afternoon

5th of August, 50 gold flex swings, both morning and Afternoon.

6th of August, my birthday. 20 heavy 8 iron swings, 80 gold flex swings this morning.

7th of August 100 Gold flex swings in the afternoon.

8th of August, 20 driver swings 10 3 wood swings, 10 3 iron and 10 4 iron in the morning. 20 PW, 10 9 iron 10 8 iron 10 7 iron and 10 6 iron in the afternoon.

9th of August, 20 Gold flex warm up swings pre round, played shot an 85. 30 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

That was my first round after a full week of practice, I played two challenges on the round, fans vs CCC4 contestants, and HRC, I felt that I hit my irons solid most of the rounds, I had a couple holes where I had the bad case of the toppings, but not as bad as I normally get.

No data on the distance of the tee as I only played my irons, however this week is driver and woods challenge time, so bombs away, I hope.

 

 

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Shoes:a couple :footjoy-small: A couple of:nike-small: A couple of Adidas ,   Yeah I have a shoe addiction.

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Honk If you see these plates around. 

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I'm always driving around Michigan. 

The Ohio and Pennsylvania's turnpike as well as around Baltimore, Maryland. 

Grip it and rip it my friends. 

 

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1st of august,  I did 50 swings in the morning, 25 with different clubs and 25 with the Skiz gold flex.Played 18, shot an 86, it was a par 60 course, so it does not count on the breaking 90 category. Did another 50 practice swings in the afternoon, 20 with the gold flex, 30 with different irons and wedges.

2nd of august - 50 swings with the gold flex in the morning. 25 with the heavy 8 iron and 25 with the wedges in the afternoon.

3rd of August - 10 driver swings,  10 4 iron swings, 10 5 iron swings, 10 6 iron swings and 10 gold flex in the morning. 20 gold flex, 10 7 iron, 10 8 iron and 10 9 iron in the afternoon.

4th of August, 25 gold flex and 25 heavy 8 iron swings in the morning, 10 Driver, 10 3 wood, 10 3  iron, 10 4 iron and 10 5 iron swings in the afternoon

5th of August, 50 gold flex swings, both morning and Afternoon.

6th of August, my birthday. 20 heavy 8 iron swings, 80 gold flex swings this morning.

7th of August 100 Gold flex swings in the afternoon.

8th of August, 20 driver swings 10 3 wood swings, 10 3 iron and 10 4 iron in the morning. 20 PW, 10 9 iron 10 8 iron 10 7 iron and 10 6 iron in the afternoon.

9th of August, 20 Gold flex warm up swings pre round, played shot an 85. 30 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

10th of August 50 Gold flex in the morning and another 50 gold flex in the afternoon

11th of August 50 heavy 8 iron swings in the morning, 50 gold flex in the afternoon.

12th of August 10 Driver, 10 3 Wood, 10 3 Iron, 10 4 iron and 10 5 Iron swings in the morning, 50 gold flex in the afternoon.

13th of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

14th of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

15th of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, Played, shot a 95, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

16th of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

17th of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

18th of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

19th of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

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Shoes:a couple :footjoy-small: A couple of:nike-small: A couple of Adidas ,   Yeah I have a shoe addiction.

Right Handed, Southeast Michigan

Honk If you see these plates around. 

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I'm always driving around Michigan. 

The Ohio and Pennsylvania's turnpike as well as around Baltimore, Maryland. 

Grip it and rip it my friends. 

 

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@HardcoreLooper@ballplayer002003 @BMart519 @dlow206

 

Alright here is the final tally of my 31 days of swinging something 100+ times per day.

1st of august,  I did 50 swings in the morning, 25 with different clubs and 25 with the Skiz gold flex.Played 18, shot an 86, it was a par 60 course, so it does not count on the breaking 90 category. Did another 50 practice swings in the afternoon, 20 with the gold flex, 30 with different irons and wedges.

2nd of august - 50 swings with the gold flex in the morning. 25 with the heavy 8 iron and 25 with the wedges in the afternoon.

3rd of August - 10 driver swings,  10 4 iron swings, 10 5 iron swings, 10 6 iron swings and 10 gold flex in the morning. 20 gold flex, 10 7 iron, 10 8 iron and 10 9 iron in the afternoon.

4th of August, 25 gold flex and 25 heavy 8 iron swings in the morning, 10 Driver, 10 3 wood, 10 3  iron, 10 4 iron and 10 5 iron swings in the afternoon

5th of August, 50 gold flex swings, both morning and Afternoon.

6th of August, my birthday. 20 heavy 8 iron swings, 80 gold flex swings this morning.

7th of August 100 Gold flex swings in the afternoon.

8th of August, 20 driver swings 10 3 wood swings, 10 3 iron and 10 4 iron in the morning. 20 PW, 10 9 iron 10 8 iron 10 7 iron and 10 6 iron in the afternoon.

9th of August, 20 Gold flex warm up swings pre round, played shot an 85. 30 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

10th of August 50 Gold flex in the morning and another 50 gold flex in the afternoon

11th of August 50 heavy 8 iron swings in the morning, 50 gold flex in the afternoon.

12th of August 10 Driver, 10 3 Wood, 10 3 Iron, 10 4 iron and 10 5 Iron swings in the morning, 50 gold flex in the afternoon.

13th of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

14th of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

15th of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, Played, shot a 95, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

16th of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

17th of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

18th of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

19th of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

20th of August - 10 driver swings,  10 4 iron swings, 10 5 iron swings, 10 6 iron swings and 10 gold flex in the morning. 20 gold flex, 10 7 iron, 10 8 iron and 10 9 iron in the afternoon. played and shot an 81

2st of August, 25 gold flex and 25 heavy 8 iron swings in the morning, 10 Driver, 10 3 wood, 10 3  iron, 10 4 iron and 10 5 iron swings in the afternoon

22nd of August, 50 gold flex swings, both morning and Afternoon.

23rd of August, 20 heavy 8 iron swings, 80 gold flex swings this morning.

24th of August 100 Gold flex swings in the afternoon.

25th of August, 20 driver swings 10 3 wood swings, 10 3 iron and 10 4 iron in the morning. 20 PW, 10 9 iron 10 8 iron 10 7 iron and 10 6 iron in the afternoon.

26th of August 50 Gold flex in the morning and another 50 gold flex in the afternoon

27th of August, 20 Gold flex warm up swings pre round, played shot an 81. 30 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

28th of August 50 Gold flex in the morning and another 50 gold flex in the afternoon

29th of August 50 heavy 8 iron swings in the morning, 50 gold flex in the afternoon.

30th of August 10 Driver, 10 3 Wood, 10 3 Iron, 10 4 iron and 10 5 Iron swings in the morning, 50 gold flex in the afternoon.

31st of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

 

Overall during this experiment I played the best golf I have played in a long time.

I had a great ball strike, my scores for the month of august
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I realize that the scores don't tell the whole story, I felt that I hit the normal full swing shots way better than before, I also felt that I started getting more confident specially with the wedges.

What worked:

I got much more flexibility, I felt that I gain yardage specially off the tee.

My shot path and plain felt much more consistent.

Things that didn't change:

I was not able to pull off shots that I did had on me from before.

It did not help me make better shot decisions, I still made pretty bad mistakes, I should have broken 80 on the later rounds, but I choose to "go for it" and failed miserably with shots I had no business trying.

My putting felt a little more sloppy than before.

I think the next part of this experiment is to get my self a home simulator, where I can get instant feedback on a controlled environment and I am able to try different shots.

I still found great value of this experiment.

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Shoes:a couple :footjoy-small: A couple of:nike-small: A couple of Adidas ,   Yeah I have a shoe addiction.

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The Ohio and Pennsylvania's turnpike as well as around Baltimore, Maryland. 

Grip it and rip it my friends. 

 

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Great experiment and good to see positive results for you!!  👍

I did something similar over the winter with the momentus weighted club to get more flexibility.  I can't really call it swings though because i was doing very slow exaggerated swings to increase my range of motion and it helped a lot.  In both irons and driver I am back to the distance I had about 5 years ago.  I can't get out to play a lot right now so I  try to hit 25 shots into the net each day with a 5, 8, &/or W to give some ball striking feedback.  It has helped a lot with the dispersion of my irons when I do get out.  

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19 minutes ago, Shapotomous said:

Great experiment and good to see positive results for you!!  👍

I did something similar over the winter with the momentus weighted club to get more flexibility.  I can't really call it swings though because i was doing very slow exaggerated swings to increase my range of motion and it helped a lot.  In both irons and driver I am back to the distance I had about 5 years ago.  I can't get out to play a lot right now so I  try to hit 25 shots into the net each day with a 5, 8, &/or W to give some ball striking feedback.  It has helped a lot with the dispersion of my irons when I do get out.  

I am still taking some swings daily, not as structured and as many as in august, I am very interested on keeping it flexible specially when it gets cold here in Michigan.

My ultimate goal it to have an in home simulator that I can hit balls in a daily manner, the only two things keeping me away from that right now, are price and space.

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Shoes:a couple :footjoy-small: A couple of:nike-small: A couple of Adidas ,   Yeah I have a shoe addiction.

Right Handed, Southeast Michigan

Honk If you see these plates around. 

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I'm always driving around Michigan. 

The Ohio and Pennsylvania's turnpike as well as around Baltimore, Maryland. 

Grip it and rip it my friends. 

 

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54 minutes ago, xOldBenKenobiX said:

@HardcoreLooper@ballplayer002003 @BMart519 @dlow206

 

Alright here is the final tally of my 31 days of swinging something 100+ times per day.

1st of august,  I did 50 swings in the morning, 25 with different clubs and 25 with the Skiz gold flex.Played 18, shot an 86, it was a par 60 course, so it does not count on the breaking 90 category. Did another 50 practice swings in the afternoon, 20 with the gold flex, 30 with different irons and wedges.

2nd of august - 50 swings with the gold flex in the morning. 25 with the heavy 8 iron and 25 with the wedges in the afternoon.

3rd of August - 10 driver swings,  10 4 iron swings, 10 5 iron swings, 10 6 iron swings and 10 gold flex in the morning. 20 gold flex, 10 7 iron, 10 8 iron and 10 9 iron in the afternoon.

4th of August, 25 gold flex and 25 heavy 8 iron swings in the morning, 10 Driver, 10 3 wood, 10 3  iron, 10 4 iron and 10 5 iron swings in the afternoon

5th of August, 50 gold flex swings, both morning and Afternoon.

6th of August, my birthday. 20 heavy 8 iron swings, 80 gold flex swings this morning.

7th of August 100 Gold flex swings in the afternoon.

8th of August, 20 driver swings 10 3 wood swings, 10 3 iron and 10 4 iron in the morning. 20 PW, 10 9 iron 10 8 iron 10 7 iron and 10 6 iron in the afternoon.

9th of August, 20 Gold flex warm up swings pre round, played shot an 85. 30 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

10th of August 50 Gold flex in the morning and another 50 gold flex in the afternoon

11th of August 50 heavy 8 iron swings in the morning, 50 gold flex in the afternoon.

12th of August 10 Driver, 10 3 Wood, 10 3 Iron, 10 4 iron and 10 5 Iron swings in the morning, 50 gold flex in the afternoon.

13th of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

14th of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

15th of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, Played, shot a 95, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

16th of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

17th of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

18th of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

19th of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

20th of August - 10 driver swings,  10 4 iron swings, 10 5 iron swings, 10 6 iron swings and 10 gold flex in the morning. 20 gold flex, 10 7 iron, 10 8 iron and 10 9 iron in the afternoon. played and shot an 81

2st of August, 25 gold flex and 25 heavy 8 iron swings in the morning, 10 Driver, 10 3 wood, 10 3  iron, 10 4 iron and 10 5 iron swings in the afternoon

22nd of August, 50 gold flex swings, both morning and Afternoon.

23rd of August, 20 heavy 8 iron swings, 80 gold flex swings this morning.

24th of August 100 Gold flex swings in the afternoon.

25th of August, 20 driver swings 10 3 wood swings, 10 3 iron and 10 4 iron in the morning. 20 PW, 10 9 iron 10 8 iron 10 7 iron and 10 6 iron in the afternoon.

26th of August 50 Gold flex in the morning and another 50 gold flex in the afternoon

27th of August, 20 Gold flex warm up swings pre round, played shot an 81. 30 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

28th of August 50 Gold flex in the morning and another 50 gold flex in the afternoon

29th of August 50 heavy 8 iron swings in the morning, 50 gold flex in the afternoon.

30th of August 10 Driver, 10 3 Wood, 10 3 Iron, 10 4 iron and 10 5 Iron swings in the morning, 50 gold flex in the afternoon.

31st of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

 

Overall during this experiment I played the best golf I have played in a long time.

I had a great ball strike, my scores for the month of august
image.png.c97685a33ebecf02fd4af95897db2859.png

I realize that the scores don't tell the whole story, I felt that I hit the normal full swing shots way better than before, I also felt that I started getting more confident specially with the wedges.

What worked:

I got much more flexibility, I felt that I gain yardage specially off the tee.

My shot path and plain felt much more consistent.

Things that didn't change:

I was not able to pull off shots that I did had on me from before.

It did not help me make better shot decisions, I still made pretty bad mistakes, I should have broken 80 on the later rounds, but I choose to "go for it" and failed miserably with shots I had no business trying.

My putting felt a little more sloppy than before.

I think the next part of this experiment is to get my self a home simulator, where I can get instant feedback on a controlled environment and I am able to try different shots.

I still found great value of this experiment.

Great experiment and analysis!  I admire your dedication to sticking with it for a month.  It's easy to skip a day when things come up and just say I'll get back to it tomorrow.  Well done!

I use the Skilz Gold Flex prior to each round I play after stretching and before any other warm up swings.  However, I only make 10 swings RH, then 10 swings LH.  I think my LH swings are actually better than my dominant RH swings, at least they feel better to me.  

I had a swing coach once that told me that swinging heavy clubs was not good for your swing.  His reasoning was that the heavy clubs alter your positions and swing path for a normal swing.  It sounded good at the time, but I feel like the benefits of range of motion outweigh any change in my swing.  Maybe if I had a very repeatable swing like pros, it might be true.  LOL.

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7 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

Great experiment and analysis!  I admire your dedication to sticking with it for a month.  It's easy to skip a day when things come up and just say I'll get back to it tomorrow.  Well done!

I use the Skilz Gold Flex prior to each round I play after stretching and before any other warm up swings.  However, I only make 10 swings RH, then 10 swings LH.  I think my LH swings are actually better than my dominant RH swings, at least they feel better to me.  

I had a swing coach once that told me that swinging heavy clubs was not good for your swing.  His reasoning was that the heavy clubs alter your positions and swing path for a normal swing.  It sounded good at the time, but I feel like the benefits of range of motion outweigh any change in my swing.  Maybe if I had a very repeatable swing like pros, it might be true.  LOL.

I've never thought about making left handed swings, the only thing I do is the back swing, the left hand swing is something I am going to try later today.

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Grip it and rip it my friends. 

 

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28 minutes ago, xOldBenKenobiX said:

I've never thought about making left handed swings, the only thing I do is the back swing, the left hand swing is something I am going to try later today.

I think the LH swings have actually helped my flexibility on the release.

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12 hours ago, xOldBenKenobiX said:

@HardcoreLooper@ballplayer002003 @BMart519 @dlow206

 

Alright here is the final tally of my 31 days of swinging something 100+ times per day.

1st of august,  I did 50 swings in the morning, 25 with different clubs and 25 with the Skiz gold flex.Played 18, shot an 86, it was a par 60 course, so it does not count on the breaking 90 category. Did another 50 practice swings in the afternoon, 20 with the gold flex, 30 with different irons and wedges.

2nd of august - 50 swings with the gold flex in the morning. 25 with the heavy 8 iron and 25 with the wedges in the afternoon.

3rd of August - 10 driver swings,  10 4 iron swings, 10 5 iron swings, 10 6 iron swings and 10 gold flex in the morning. 20 gold flex, 10 7 iron, 10 8 iron and 10 9 iron in the afternoon.

4th of August, 25 gold flex and 25 heavy 8 iron swings in the morning, 10 Driver, 10 3 wood, 10 3  iron, 10 4 iron and 10 5 iron swings in the afternoon

5th of August, 50 gold flex swings, both morning and Afternoon.

6th of August, my birthday. 20 heavy 8 iron swings, 80 gold flex swings this morning.

7th of August 100 Gold flex swings in the afternoon.

8th of August, 20 driver swings 10 3 wood swings, 10 3 iron and 10 4 iron in the morning. 20 PW, 10 9 iron 10 8 iron 10 7 iron and 10 6 iron in the afternoon.

9th of August, 20 Gold flex warm up swings pre round, played shot an 85. 30 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

10th of August 50 Gold flex in the morning and another 50 gold flex in the afternoon

11th of August 50 heavy 8 iron swings in the morning, 50 gold flex in the afternoon.

12th of August 10 Driver, 10 3 Wood, 10 3 Iron, 10 4 iron and 10 5 Iron swings in the morning, 50 gold flex in the afternoon.

13th of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

14th of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

15th of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, Played, shot a 95, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

16th of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

17th of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

18th of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

19th of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

20th of August - 10 driver swings,  10 4 iron swings, 10 5 iron swings, 10 6 iron swings and 10 gold flex in the morning. 20 gold flex, 10 7 iron, 10 8 iron and 10 9 iron in the afternoon. played and shot an 81

2st of August, 25 gold flex and 25 heavy 8 iron swings in the morning, 10 Driver, 10 3 wood, 10 3  iron, 10 4 iron and 10 5 iron swings in the afternoon

22nd of August, 50 gold flex swings, both morning and Afternoon.

23rd of August, 20 heavy 8 iron swings, 80 gold flex swings this morning.

24th of August 100 Gold flex swings in the afternoon.

25th of August, 20 driver swings 10 3 wood swings, 10 3 iron and 10 4 iron in the morning. 20 PW, 10 9 iron 10 8 iron 10 7 iron and 10 6 iron in the afternoon.

26th of August 50 Gold flex in the morning and another 50 gold flex in the afternoon

27th of August, 20 Gold flex warm up swings pre round, played shot an 81. 30 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

28th of August 50 Gold flex in the morning and another 50 gold flex in the afternoon

29th of August 50 heavy 8 iron swings in the morning, 50 gold flex in the afternoon.

30th of August 10 Driver, 10 3 Wood, 10 3 Iron, 10 4 iron and 10 5 Iron swings in the morning, 50 gold flex in the afternoon.

31st of August 50 Gold flex swings in the morning, 50 gold flex swings in the afternoon.

 

Overall during this experiment I played the best golf I have played in a long time.

I had a great ball strike, my scores for the month of august
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I realize that the scores don't tell the whole story, I felt that I hit the normal full swing shots way better than before, I also felt that I started getting more confident specially with the wedges.

What worked:

I got much more flexibility, I felt that I gain yardage specially off the tee.

My shot path and plain felt much more consistent.

Things that didn't change:

I was not able to pull off shots that I did had on me from before.

It did not help me make better shot decisions, I still made pretty bad mistakes, I should have broken 80 on the later rounds, but I choose to "go for it" and failed miserably with shots I had no business trying.

My putting felt a little more sloppy than before.

I think the next part of this experiment is to get my self a home simulator, where I can get instant feedback on a controlled environment and I am able to try different shots.

I still found great value of this experiment.

I'm seriously impressed with your determination. Great job!  I did not get anywhere close to this. 

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What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
2 Iron - :mizuno-small: FliHi (18*) - Recoil 760 ( S )
4i - GW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
SW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
Ball -  :srixon-small: Z-Star XV
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Just now, HardcoreLooper said:

I'm seriously impressed with your determination. Great job!  I did not get anywhere close to this. 

Working from home has its benefits, I got a lot more time without having to commute every day. 

I want to take it to the next level with a simulator in the near future. 

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Drivers :titelist-small:  - TS2 10.5*, :cobra-small: Cobra SpeedZone Xtreme 10.5, UST helium 5

Woods :titelist-small: TS2 3HL. :honma:TR21 4 Wood, Vizard 20-60 shaft.

Hybrid   :titelist-small:  - T-MB 716 3 Iron, Hybrid   :titelist-small:  - T-MB 718 4 Iron, Irons:   :titelist-small:  - AP1 714 5 to PW, Wedges  

:vokey-small: SM4 48*, Oil Can 52*, SM5 56* and SM6 58*, Putter   :titelist-small: Deadcenter SP-209, Ball   :titelist-small:  ProV1, :Arccos: Smart Sensors

Shoes:a couple :footjoy-small: A couple of:nike-small: A couple of Adidas ,   Yeah I have a shoe addiction.

Right Handed, Southeast Michigan

Honk If you see these plates around. 

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I'm always driving around Michigan. 

The Ohio and Pennsylvania's turnpike as well as around Baltimore, Maryland. 

Grip it and rip it my friends. 

 

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@xOldBenKenobiX Great determination to get through 30 days and congrats on the low scores. Hopefully, you can get out a bit in September before the weather turns in Michigan. I skimmed this thread again but didn't see any information on your setup. 

For the swings you made using your golf clubs, were you hovering the club or making swings on a mat or in the grass and brush the turf?

:cobra-small: F9 Driver 9*

:cobra-small: Baffler 2H/5H

:ping-small: G700 4i, G410 5-UW, Glide 2.0 54, 60*

:taylormade-small: TP Berwick

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13 minutes ago, BMart519 said:

@xOldBenKenobiX Great determination to get through 30 days and congrats on the low scores. Hopefully, you can get out a bit in September before the weather turns in Michigan. I skimmed this thread again but didn't see any information on your setup. 

For the swings you made using your golf clubs, were you hovering the club or making swings on a mat or in the grass and brush the turf?

I was working on the back yard, just swinging over the grass, I usually would pick a spot, as an imaginary ball, trying to make sure that I keep that spot as a constant target and specially looking at the club face at impact, I was doing slow controlled swings to start and speed it up with each pass, just like a practice swing in the course.

2020 Bag Boy Chiller Cart Bag Official tester

MGS Hard Rock Challenge

100 swings challenge

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Unofficial - Cobra SpeedZone Xtreme

Unofficial Review - Honma TR21 4 Wood by xOldBenKenobiX

 

Drivers :titelist-small:  - TS2 10.5*, :cobra-small: Cobra SpeedZone Xtreme 10.5, UST helium 5

Woods :titelist-small: TS2 3HL. :honma:TR21 4 Wood, Vizard 20-60 shaft.

Hybrid   :titelist-small:  - T-MB 716 3 Iron, Hybrid   :titelist-small:  - T-MB 718 4 Iron, Irons:   :titelist-small:  - AP1 714 5 to PW, Wedges  

:vokey-small: SM4 48*, Oil Can 52*, SM5 56* and SM6 58*, Putter   :titelist-small: Deadcenter SP-209, Ball   :titelist-small:  ProV1, :Arccos: Smart Sensors

Shoes:a couple :footjoy-small: A couple of:nike-small: A couple of Adidas ,   Yeah I have a shoe addiction.

Right Handed, Southeast Michigan

Honk If you see these plates around. 

20200728_121856.jpg.9cf8a7d26ca1096e8d390a8c2f59b6c2.jpg

I'm always driving around Michigan. 

The Ohio and Pennsylvania's turnpike as well as around Baltimore, Maryland. 

Grip it and rip it my friends. 

 

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