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post #253 of 331
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Should have quit on the first shot today! Lateral Landing 0.0 yards. f3_laugh.gif

 

 

 

It's taken me a long time to get to a strong face position with a path consistently out to the right and, golf being golf, I noticed in the last few weeks that I'd started overdoing it. Path with the irons was getting 6 to 7 degrees inside out and I was hitting overdraws and bigger pushes than I was comfortable with. Have been working on getting my swing direction closer to the center line -- which for me requires more "up and down" and less "around". Backswing feels are elbows staying close together, right index finger staying on top of the grip, faster wrist cock.

 

I would show you how it looks but the wind blew my tripod over and broke the ball head off. a4_sad.gif

 

Winter is finally here down South. We're getting socked with this tomorrow.

 

 

post #254 of 331
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Posted a 69 for the first time today! 

 

Unfortunately, the course par was reduced to 70 after the recent storm flooded two fairways, so it doesn't count.

 

Two birdies, one bogey, 13 GIRs, 30 putts. Orderly. 

post #255 of 331
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Originally Posted by Stretch View Post

Posted a 69 for the first time today! 

 

Unfortunately, the course par was reduced to 70 after the recent storm flooded two fairways, so it doesn't count.

 

Two birdies, one bogey, 13 GIRs, 30 putts. Orderly. 

Awesome.

post #256 of 331
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Stupid monkey-ing today with my old nemesis the metal range bucket. Trying (obviously) to keep the club from coming too far inside on the takeaway and/or from too far inside on the downswing. Plenty of work still to do. Second shot was quite nice.

 

post #257 of 331
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Father's Day free pass. Sunny sky, deserted range, three drivers and FlightScope. If I'd known it was going to be so quiet, I'd have brought a cooler along! c2_beer.gif

 

post #258 of 331
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Not-so-good news. My right hip has been hurting for quite a while and the traditional male therapeutic approach (ignoring it, not being a *****, pouring larger scotches) ultimately proved ineffective. Went to the doctor and guess what he told me? He said Stretch you gotta try to have fun no matter what you do! But he's a fool. Sorry, no idea where that came from, he's not a fool and in fact just poked my hip in one particular spot -- making me yip like a puppy -- and said I had trochanteric bursitis.

 

"Are you doing anything repetitive that could be irritating that hip joint area?"

 

"Umm, would hitting a couple of hundred golf balls a day qualify?"

 

"Oh yes. You're going to need to stop doing that, I'm afraid."

 

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So it looks like I'm on the 5S practice program for a while, like it or not. Just what the world needs -- another stupid, limping monkey.

post #259 of 331
Major suckage Stretch. I hope you have a quick recovery. You'll be a helluva putter when this is all said and done.
post #260 of 331

What doesn't kill you, will only make you stronger!

 

Sounds like it's time to hit the pool, and strengthen those leg muscles and ligaments that go into the hip area?  

post #261 of 331

Hope you get better soon Stretch.  That is some major "Suckage"!

post #262 of 331
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Well shoot, maybe I should take time off more often! After about five weeks completely away from golf -- haven't touched a club or even really thought about the game at all -- I went out today with absolutely no expectations and shot 72. One bogey, one birdie, 28 putts. Hip feels 100% again. I'm a ****ing happy camper.

 

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post #263 of 331

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post #264 of 331
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I have the shanks. Worse, I have the wedge shanks.

 

Drive it inside 100 yards. Step up to routine par-or-better approach. Nearly kill someone teeing off on the next box maybe 40 yards right of the green. Walk the walk of shame. Indulge in some friendly chit chat:

 

"How the **** did you even manage to hit it over here, man?"

 

"Wish I knew ..."

 

:-(

post #265 of 331

"It's going to be a hell of a par from there!" I can see how that inside path can just send that hosel right into ball. Another half inch towards the toe and you are knocking down the flag. What a cruel game. 

post #266 of 331
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I have messed myself up pretty comprehensively recently -- and will be seeking professional help. :surrender:

 

On the plus side, like you say, I'm getting all sorts of scrambling practice ...

post #267 of 331
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Originally Posted by Stretch View Post
 

I have the shanks. Worse, I have the wedge shanks.

 

Drive it inside 100 yards. Step up to routine par-or-better approach. Nearly kill someone teeing off on the next box maybe 40 yards right of the green. Walk the walk of shame. Indulge in some friendly chit chat:

 

"How the **** did you even manage to hit it over here, man?"

 

"Wish I knew ..."

 

:-(

 

Yep.  I've had those rear their ugly head too.  It's when I lean into the ball on the back swing...  Have you caught any of these on video?  Like this? The very first swing my head leans into the ball and hit a dead shank with an 8i.

 

post #268 of 331

Do you have them often now wedge shots or just the one shot?  I had them for a couple years off and on with wedges mainly.  I get them every once and a while when I am trying something new and my head and hips start moving towards the ball.  

post #269 of 331

I better not see one of these in your bag...Ewwww. 

 

post #270 of 331

Hahhaha... That is honestly the ugliest iron I've ever seen.  But completely genius! :beer: Hahahaha

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I better not see one of these in your bag...Ewwww. 

 

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