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post #19 of 32

I am going to ask Marchand to visit you at your house next time he is in Montreal!

post #20 of 32

I flung poop at someone the other day, does that count?

 

Congrats EJ!! Well deserved, you stupid monkey...

post #21 of 32

Congrats @Ernest Jones, well deserved

post #22 of 32
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Originally Posted by mvmac View Post
 

Congrats @Ernest Jones, well deserved

Thanks Mike. Looking forward to continuing with the smart, focused practice when/if the freakin' snow ever melts. It's driving me a little batty not being able to practice. 

 

I made this yesterday:

 

So i can practice the explosion piece indoors while I wait for the range to open.

post #23 of 32
Thread Starter 

@mmoan2 

@Jeremie Boop 

@CarlSpackler 

 

All three of you recently inquired about becoming a Stupid Monkey. I'm going to allow each of you to nominate yourselves by giving a short speed. Type up a few paragraphs, if you want (because really, if you couldn't care less about the stupid monkey badge, that's fine by me :D), about why you deserve the Stupid Monkey Badge.

 

Tell us how you have practiced and will practice, and what you're working on.

 

Make your case.

 

No need for much length. This is still just mostly for fun. :) But here's your chance. :D

post #24 of 32
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

@mmoan2 

@Jeremie Boop 

@CarlSpackler 

 

All three of you recently inquired about becoming a Stupid Monkey. I'm going to allow each of you to nominate yourselves by giving a short speed. Type up a few paragraphs, if you want (because really, if you couldn't care less about the stupid monkey badge, that's fine by me :D), about why you deserve the Stupid Monkey Badge.

 

Tell us how you have practiced and will practice, and what you're working on.

 

Make your case.

 

No need for much length. This is still just mostly for fun. :) But here's your chance. :D

 

I don't know that I "deserve" the badge, but I do think I've made good progress in trying to become a "Stupid Monkey". Recently I've been able to focus more on one piece at a time starting with the shortened backswing that someone mentioned several times that I need to "fix this". I spent significant time working on slow movements trying to isolate the feel that associated with the real by recording myself. I've realized that by utilizing recording I can really focus on fixing single aspects and finding the feels I need to make the changes easy to repeat and ingrain into my swing. I recently bought some wiffle golf balls so that I can work on things at home in my spare time instead of having to try to make time to go to the range. This allows me to work on whatever my current primary focus is on a more consistent basis. I no longer feel like I need to "hurry up" and get my swing fixed and have embraced the idea that permanent change is only accomplished through focused and methodical practice.

 

 

*granted this isn't a couple paragraphs, but I think that would be overkill*

post #25 of 32
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Originally Posted by Jeremie Boop View Post
 

 

I don't know that I "deserve" the badge, but I do think I've made good progress in trying to become a "Stupid Monkey". Recently I've been able to focus more on one piece at a time starting with the shortened backswing that someone mentioned several times that I need to "fix this". I spent significant time working on slow movements trying to isolate the feel that associated with the real by recording myself. I've realized that by utilizing recording I can really focus on fixing single aspects and finding the feels I need to make the changes easy to repeat and ingrain into my swing. I recently bought some wiffle golf balls so that I can work on things at home in my spare time instead of having to try to make time to go to the range. This allows me to work on whatever my current primary focus is on a more consistent basis. I no longer feel like I need to "hurry up" and get my swing fixed and have embraced the idea that permanent change is only accomplished through focused and methodical practice.

 

 

*granted this isn't a couple paragraphs, but I think that would be overkill*

Sounds like a stupid monkey to me.

:beer:

post #26 of 32

Can I nominate myself as a Stupid,Stupid Monkey because I can't seem to control myself long enough to be a Stupid Monkey? :8) Well, at least I'm back on track now and made a pact with myself to stay the course, no matter what. I'm working with Stephan and just grinding the drills and repeating "I'm a Stupid Monkey, I'm a Stupid Monkey..." Now, my wife thinks I'm nuts...

post #27 of 32

Hey, I was actually just kidding about nominating myself for a Stupid Monkey!!! Oh crap, now that I got it, that means I really can't let myself change swing patterns again. That's going to take some serious well power on my part. :cry:I'm proud to say, however, that I'm still diligently practicing the drills that Stephan has given me. Its taken time, but I'm finally starting to make some very good progress! :-D I'm sending in a video for a new lessons tomorrow. 

post #28 of 32

With my new practice setup, commitment to Evolvr, and daily monotonous practice...I feel like I'm definitely a stupid monkey. But I'll let Erik decide in person whether he thinks I've done enough for such a prestigious honor. :-P 

post #29 of 32

So, how do I prove that I have earned a stupid monkey badge?

FWIW, through this site and reading "Lowest Score Wins", I believe a key element of being a stupid monkey is to practice with the 5 Simple Keys; i.e to take a simple thought and practice it slowly and correctly, not being overly concerned with "results" (ball direction or speed), as long as I am making the correct move that is my priority. At present, that is Key #3 - inline impact with the left wrist.

Practicing into a net also seems to help with taking the focus off results. 

post #30 of 32
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by chris3putt View Post
 

So, how do I prove that I have earned a stupid monkey badge?

FWIW, through this site and reading "Lowest Score Wins", I believe a key element of being a stupid monkey is to practice with the 5 Simple Keys; i.e to take a simple thought and practice it slowly and correctly, not being overly concerned with "results" (ball direction or speed), as long as I am making the correct move that is my priority. At present, that is Key #3 - inline impact with the left wrist.

Practicing into a net also seems to help with taking the focus off results. 

 

You can nominate yourself in  Nominate a Stupid Monkey . :)

 

Edit: I moved these posts here and added your badge.

post #31 of 32
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

 

You can nominate yourself in  Nominate a Stupid Monkey . :)

 

Edit: I moved these posts here and added your badge.

Yay! Thank you for believing in my stupidity! :beer:

I'll try to post a "my swing" video soon to add credence to this award.

post #32 of 32
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Originally Posted by chris3putt View Post

 

Practicing into a net also seems to help with taking the focus off results. 

 

Has helped me...I golf way better hitting into a net than I do on the golf course. :-D

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