The range is closed due to all the rain this week, and the practice green is under construction, so I was forced to play a practice round. I really wanted to work on my swing and not play, so I filmed a couple shots (holes 3 and 4).
Pretty ugly. Another single showed up behind me right after this driver tee shot, so I decided to play with him and ended up playing pretty well. I stopped working on my swing, slowed down to make sure I made solid contact, and hit it fine. I cranked my driver loft up to 12 degrees, which has helped. My "slow" swing carries about 240 yards and gets no roll right now. My distances seem to vary quite a bit though. 260 some days, but right now, I'm fine with what I'm getting... for now. Certainly far enough to play, but not what I'd like.
I like these practice swings I'm making besides being too connected on this first 8 iron swing. If only I could do something close to this when actually hitting the ball. Oh well. In time perhaps.
155 yard par 3. 8 iron. Pull draw, but I left myself about 20 feet for birdie. Totally thinned. Swing's too long. Ugh. Oh well. I really want to go to the range, but practicing on a fairly empty course is always good too. I ended up making a par.
On this par 4, which is about 370 yards, I really like this practice swing. It's a tough drive as there's water left and trees right. You can bail out waaaaay right and still have a shot into the green though. Unfortunately, that's exactly what I did, landing in the fairway of the fifth hole. I only had 100 yards left and made a par though.
Like an idiot, you can see I'm aimed directly at the trees. The fairway is pretty small. Dumb. I guess I really wanted to avoid the water. Should've checked my alignment, but at the time, I was working on my actual swing and didn't pay enough attention to it. Anyway, I swung waaaay too hard and sliced it.
I still like this practice swing though... unless someone here says it's bad.
Not happy with my swing. It's so ugly. But somehow it's useable.