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post #127 of 946
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He's from WI probably killed a few of those animals with his bare hands.

It wasn't just his hands that were bare, and that was probably the least humiliating thing he did to them.

post #128 of 946
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Good stuff. Goofy leads to Good!

 

At least your not doing slow motion mapping on the range with alignment sticks poking out of your pants! That's been getting some looksg2_eek.gif LOL.

 

Love the dead animal motif, very...rustic.

 

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Originally Posted by Jakester23 View Post

He's from WI probably killed a few of those animals with his bare hands.

Not mine, they are my brother's, but I have flung a few arrows myself.  Actually most of the time I don't even use my bow and arrow or my bare hands, I just stare intensely at deer and they fall over.  No big deal in these parts.  a2_wink.gif

post #129 of 946
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It wasn't just his hands that were bare, and that was probably the least humiliating thing he did to them.

Son of a "B" how did you find out about that.  I thought that was only local knowledge.

post #130 of 946

I know all about Wisconsin, spent a week there one day. b2_tongue.gif

post #131 of 946
Its the only place where drinking is a destination. Gotta love it.
post #132 of 946
Hahaha!
post #133 of 946
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Lesson work today on the right here in full speed. Gonna take some time.


Driver face still wide open. Looks like I could slice one that would hit me in the back of the head. Ended up as a pretty straight pull I believe though. Gotta figure out a way to have the face rotate through better. Definitely don't push as much though if I close up and try to hit pulls.
post #134 of 946
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Just a reminder of how far things have come.  Here is the old swing and set-up before taking any lessons.  This was last September.

post #135 of 946

Good work buddy!

 

Keep it up.

post #136 of 946
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Practice? I mean practice, we talkin' bout practice! Not a game...not a game, we talkin' bout practice! 

 

post #137 of 946

Make sure to transfer the weight as you do it

post #138 of 946
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Make sure to transfer the weight as you do it

OK I will do that, I was strictly thinking about the arms moving in the right direction alone and nothing else. I will add that component. Just trying get the arms away from being left behind. I am flash in the lower body and diary of a whimpy kid in the arms.
post #139 of 946
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OK I will do that, I was strictly thinking about the arms moving in the right direction alone and nothing else. I will add that component. Just trying get the arms away from being left behind. I am flash in the lower body and diary of a whimpy kid in the arms.

 

I hear ya, just saw too much weight in that right leg on the followthrough.

post #140 of 946
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I hear ya, just saw too much weight in that right leg on the followthrough.

Ok perfect, I will clean that up.
post #141 of 946
Madras FTW!
post #142 of 946
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Played the course that I will be playing for the state am qualifier in two weeks.  I have played it before but never from the tips where it will be playing for the qualifier.  There are a lot of elevated tee shots that make it shorter than the 6830 that it shows on the card.  I shot 39 on the front and 41 on the back.  I took away some good and bad from the round.  My iron game is the best it has ever been, and it should be since I have been working on it so much(even in a very short amount of time).  What was the weakest part of my game is now the strongest.  I hit 9 greens with only 5 looks from the fairway.  The 3w I hit well but for one bad pull on a 230y par three.  Otherwise I hit some nice high draws with it.  The bad was of course the driver.  I counted 5 bad pushes with that mother trucker.  I started of well, with some nice tight fades for the first few holes and then started having issues in the middle part of the round.  Two of them were penalty shot worthy.  The last couple holes I hit draws as I thought back to the video that Mike did below.  Essentially I just felt like the handle was coming up and in a bit around impact(by getting the arms through faster).  I will have to work on that a bit more at the range this week.  I probably would have to shoot 73-74 to actually make the tournament, so it is probably not realistic to think that I can do that.  Anything 80 or under though in tournament play I would be very happy with at this stage.  I have changed so much this year, from the swing itself, the tempo, and from interlock to overlap without a glove.  I am just gonna have fun with it and not really worry about the results.  

 

post #143 of 946
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The driver thought seems to be working. Don't know why don't really care as long as it works. The face is squaring up sooner.


Also all the lesson practice seems to be helping the arms to shoulder relationship in the downswing as well. Left is before, right is after.
post #144 of 946

Good stuff Cipher!  We sound similar in that my biggest strength is also my iron game and my biggest weakness is also my driver.  Further, my driver has been a bit better overall lately thanks to a video (not Mikes, but rather James' video here: http://thesandtrap.com/t/44307/hitting-up-or-down-with-the-driver-in-an-inline-pattern/90_30#post_847924).  I will be checking out Mike's very soon here (probably on my lunch break!)

 

I'm mostly fascinated by the fact that you made such a drastic change with your grip.  I have an interlocking grip (with a glove) and will occasionally experiment with an overlapping grip just to see how it feels.  (By 'occasionally' I mean, I'll try it for 2 shots during one range session every year or two ;))  It has always felt like I was really only holding the club with my left hand and the right was just kind of there.  Especially at the top of the backswing, it would always feel like my right hand was slipping off the club.  Just curious, what prompted you to change your grip?

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