Time to brag a bit. Got my first hole in one today:
White tees were way back, and played 2 clubs longer than normal. 6-iron (graphic says 5-iron based on my normal distances) from 174 (downhill with wind). Bounced about 6 feet shy of hole, but none of us saw it drop due to lighting. We did the obligatory search around the green, thinking we'd possibly misjudged the distance with the wind. Sure enough, the ball was in the hole. I never expected to ever achieve a hole in one in my life, but there you have it. What a thrill!!
True story, but the guys I was with were discussing centered hip turns and steady heads. My swing was nice and controlled, with a smooth rhythm. As it was in flight, one guy said my hips did exactly what I had been saying I was striving for. The ball zinged off the club face effortlessly, and my playing partners were all rooting for it to get close.
I've been working on my old evolvr lessons these past couple weeks, lots of slow motion stuff in the mirror. I have been to the range to solidify it, and this round was strictly a "practice," with no pressure to score. In fact, I missed the second and third holes due to an emergency call from my daughter, and then I hit one couple OB on the 4th tee. The 1st hole was played brilliantly though, and I was swinging easy and effortlessly compared to when I last played.
The rest of my round was nothing to brag about score-wise, but hey, a hole in one- that's a successful day, by any standard.
My gut is that I'm striking the ball better than last month with a more sound swing, but I'll have to restart Evolvr to confirm that any improvement has been made. It sure felt like it today.