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38 minutes ago, golfish! said:

Went out and walked a quick 18 today for testing purposes of the Motocaddy test as well as to try my luck at winning the $1000 gift card for use towards Ben Hogan gear for hitting the 100 millionth recorded shot on Shotscope! Overall played a bit worse than my handicap (had too many blow up holes for no reason and made simple errors) but I didn't lose any balls (always a plus to walk away from the course with the same number of balls you walked in with or better! picked up a TM TP5X that looks like it was hit once!) but I was hitting the drives of my life. I have hit drives to these distances before but on downhill tee shots with lots of wind in the back. This course is flat as a table top and there was barely a breeze blowing yesterday. Just look at the google maps 3D view.

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So I know I have been getting more ball speed and better distances by looking at my launch monitor stats on the range. Here is a comparison of my best shots from 2 months ago to 2 days ago. For sure averages are best but I know that the shots I hit yesterday were some of my best. 

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I attribute this to 3 things. I started using an overspeed and release timing trainer called Golf Slingshot and I changed from a used off the rack Callaway Rogue SZ driver to a fitted Taylormade SIM2 Max D driver all about 2 months ago. I also fixed my swing so that I would sway much less in the backswing and get more proper rotation. Top is me now, bottom is about 2 months ago. Also not sure if it made a difference but I switched from my 2019 TM TP5 to a 2021 Titleist ProV1X. Just testing the ball out as I won 5 dozen in a contest and if this is the average result I may be switching balls.

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Ok so now what everyone has been waiting for. What drives did I actually hit yesterday?

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That last one I was doing the math after hitting my second shot. "Hmm my watch had 570 from the tee to middle of the green...huh? I had 260 left for my second shot...did I just hit a 310 yard drive? I need to check my shotscope as soon as I get home!" 

For reference here is a google maps 3D image of the view of the hole from behind the tee. The red circle is the tee and the red line is a palm tree. My shot went just right of the palm tree with a perfect high draw and landed in the middle of the fairway. 

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My other drives went about 240-250 (which is still better than my averages of 230 in the past) but I just could not convert on my approaches. Kept overdrawing the ball and missing greens left. 

Sorry for the long post but I just had to share my experience yesterday and to tell everyone else out there struggling with driver distance that there is hope! First legitimate 300 yard drive over flat terrain for an average golfer like me with an average build (5'8" 180 lbs...but I do have strong lower body due to my time in the Marine Corps) Get fit (for your driver but also physically fit helps too i guess!) and get into an overspeed training regimen. Again if anyone reading this is interested in the golf slingshot please DM me and I can tell you more about it. (Disclaimer, I do get some kickback as an affiliate but I really think this has helped me gain speed and better release as well)

 

 

That's great progress right there. I also agree that speed training can lead to some great gains. I have gained speed this year and this has ben great and fun as I am sure you agree. Keep up the hard work and I hope you have more drives like this soon.

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1 hour ago, ejgaudette said:

That's great progress right there. I also agree that speed training can lead to some great gains. I have gained speed this year and this has ben great and fun as I am sure you agree. Keep up the hard work and I hope you have more drives like this soon.

Thanks! Been working hard on the swing this year to get more consistent striking. Definitely fun to see the ball just go and keep going. My buddy who is am 8 HDCP usually outdrives me 95% of the time by at least 30-40 yards. Now we will be closer if I keep driving like this!

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Played a few holes today - thought I had more time, but my 2.5 year old wasn't feeling well so I had to leave early and go pick him up from the sitter.

The holes I did play were very positive.  Did not hit a fairway, but had a consistent ball flight and miss and just was off to the left most of the time (fade for me).  I had a chip in on a difficult par 3 for birdie and 2 great par saves from 8 feet.  Overall through 7 holes, I was even par.

Hopefully he is feeling better by Friday and I can get out for a full 9 holes.

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Played two nines and neither were good or bad. Played the front both times shot 47 from the blues but had a lot of errors and couldn't hit an iron. 

Tuesday was league night and position night. My partner started the round off by hitting his first 10 yards... directly into the lake. I fought the driver and irons for the first few holes but my putting saved the day.

Three weeks ago I had zero confidence in the putter but now I feel like everything is going to go in from inside of 6-7 feet. Other than a pulled putt on 9 with the match won,  I didn't miss a single one inside of 5 foot and was hitting lags very close.

Ended up with a 44 after taking a 7 on the 6th. Really starting to gain confidence now that putting is on the way back. Once my short game comes around I think I'll be back down to around a 12 handicap. 

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15 hours ago, Shankster said:

The 3 best holes of the day.

 

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280 3W? 240 4i? Damn, son. I had no idea you were such a beast.

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3 minutes ago, edingc said:

- 42/40 = 82 (+10) 
- 3/15 FIR
- 7/18 GIR
- 33 Putts (2 3-putts, 11 2-putts, 5 1-putts)

Just kind of meandered around the course this morning. I topped my opening tee shot onto the forward tee box and then chunked my second shot from the forward tee box into the trees. Really rough start that I never fully shook off. Didn't hit putts hard enough today, almost everything came up short. Greens have slowed up just a little bit with all of the watering. 

I'm still very happy with the way I ended my round. After playing No. 16 terribly (skied tee shot, second shot hit a tree, poor chip) and walking away with a double bogey, I parred both 17 and 18. I hit a nice drive on 17 and on 18 my last wedge into the green was the best struck shot I hit all day.

Its always those last holes that keep up coming back. Can't count how many times that last approach is the best shot of the day.

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On 5/19/2021 at 9:51 AM, golfish! said:

Went out and walked a quick 18 today for testing purposes of the Motocaddy test as well as to try my luck at winning the $1000 gift card for use towards Ben Hogan gear for hitting the 100 millionth recorded shot on Shotscope! Overall played a bit worse than my handicap (had too many blow up holes for no reason and made simple errors) but I didn't lose any balls (always a plus to walk away from the course with the same number of balls you walked in with or better! picked up a TM TP5X that looks like it was hit once!) but I was hitting the drives of my life. I have hit drives to these distances before but on downhill tee shots with lots of wind in the back. This course is flat as a table top and there was barely a breeze blowing yesterday. Just look at the google maps 3D view.

image.png.60cc01334d18622c7834175a56eed537.png

So I know I have been getting more ball speed and better distances by looking at my launch monitor stats on the range. Here is a comparison of my best shots from 2 months ago to 2 days ago. For sure averages are best but I know that the shots I hit yesterday were some of my best. 

1265937732_Screenshot_20210516-083801_FSMevoGolf.jpg.2773c42f2f818dda137018a7af4fee4f.jpg2050018533_Screenshot_20210516-083243_FSMevoGolf.jpg.2b4e318207c59f4417d60ebcb3659364.jpg

I attribute this to 3 things. I started using an overspeed and release timing trainer called Golf Slingshot and I changed from a used off the rack Callaway Rogue SZ driver to a fitted Taylormade SIM2 Max D driver all about 2 months ago. I also fixed my swing so that I would sway much less in the backswing and get more proper rotation. Top is me now, bottom is about 2 months ago. Also not sure if it made a difference but I switched from my 2019 TM TP5 to a 2021 Titleist ProV1X. Just testing the ball out as I won 5 dozen in a contest and if this is the average result I may be switching balls.

843293192_Screenshot_20210517-172416_V1Golf.jpg.57d4140cf72a4f9ad8f0d89cf4fea78b.jpg

Ok so now what everyone has been waiting for. What drives did I actually hit yesterday?

1114577622_Screenshot_20210518-173507_ShotScope.jpg.0a38798076cf5fd715dd1b5619a6989e.jpg

2108523432_Screenshot_20210518-173519_ShotScope.jpg.658a5294b6b19670fdabd7422c9150f5.jpg

1447765230_Screenshot_20210518-172959_ShotScope.jpg.de7f7fc723be626502016503e8b31a4b.jpg

That last one I was doing the math after hitting my second shot. "Hmm my watch had 570 from the tee to middle of the green...huh? I had 260 left for my second shot...did I just hit a 310 yard drive? I need to check my shotscope as soon as I get home!" 

For reference here is a google maps 3D image of the view of the hole from behind the tee. The red circle is the tee and the red line is a palm tree. My shot went just right of the palm tree with a perfect high draw and landed in the middle of the fairway. 

image.png.104e8b98b60a83dfc8ca6c6ff3382ff1.png

My other drives went about 240-250 (which is still better than my averages of 230 in the past) but I just could not convert on my approaches. Kept overdrawing the ball and missing greens left. 

Sorry for the long post but I just had to share my experience yesterday and to tell everyone else out there struggling with driver distance that there is hope! First legitimate 300 yard drive over flat terrain for an average golfer like me with an average build (5'8" 180 lbs...but I do have strong lower body due to my time in the Marine Corps) Get fit (for your driver but also physically fit helps too i guess!) and get into an overspeed training regimen. Again if anyone reading this is interested in the golf slingshot please DM me and I can tell you more about it. (Disclaimer, I do get some kickback as an affiliate but I really think this has helped me gain speed and better release as well)

 

 

Man! That's so encouraging! Early release is my nemisis right now with the.  I'm leaking a lot of speed due to that.  What did you do specifically to help with that? 

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Played Tuesday afternoon, shot a sloppy 80.  Should have been a lot lower, driver just has not be going well.   I've lost a lot of speed for some reason... maybe it's since I haven't worked out or stretched at all in a month... Other than superspeed, what have you guys done to help with speed/early release?

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5 hours ago, MaxEntropy said:

280 3W? 240 4i? Damn, son. I had no idea you were such a beast.

You and me both. 😂😂

That 4 iron I was “planning” to be short on the right hand side of the fairway.

The 3 wood I’ve hit a bigger one, the 200+ 7 iron was the biggest surprise.  Middle flag, I was aiming for the front of the green.

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So my sterling iron play evaporated and I shot an extremely ho-hum 80.

highlight was some decent scrambling I guess...

some days are great, some days are not. Great players have less of the poor days. That’s why I’m not in the “great player” catagory...

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Putting was also weak today... I think it’s biorhythms, honestly...

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16 minutes ago, Sluggo42 said:

So my sterling iron play evaporated and I shot an extremely ho-hum 80.

highlight was some decent scrambling I guess...

some days are great, some days are not. Great players have less of the poor days. That’s why I’m not in the “great player” catagory...

Greatness is relative. Compared to me you a great

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