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Played a celeb golf scramble today. Team shot -7. Not great, but hit some awesome shots. Quite a few iron shots looked like they were going in. Hit a 6i to 3'. Driver was working pretty well. Had 2 big push cuts and a few that drew a little too much.
Oh... And our celebrity was Mike Mathis for you NBA fans. He had some great stories.
You weren't the celeb? Carl Spackler is a pretty popular golfer
Yeah swings looking better, soften that right arm and aim the shoulders more to the right.
I'm definitely liking the swing changes and looking forward to more. Question - When you guys refer to softening the right arm, is that in setup or swing?
What an ugly day. Drives were right, then left, then right, then left, then left again... Missed a few short putts. Had an OK shot out of a fairway bunker on 16 that missed just left. Nowhere to be found. 99 at TPC Michigan with 2 birdies on the back. Had some really nice iron shots (and some ugly ones), but bad driving on a Jack Nicklaus course will just kill you dead. Mind and heart was just not in it.
Was fading the ball reliably today. Still hard to line up left when I'm so used to aiming down the right for a draw. The rough was brutal. Excellent time though.
Here are a few swings from the range last night. Still working on posture and getting my eyes looking at the ball (better) with shoulders not open (not so good).
Key 1 is better but still needs work. Head staying behind the ball, but shifts forward to start downswing. Driving distance is improving. I didn't put myself in big trouble off the tee today and had several drives that were smashed up the middle. The story of today was pushed iron shots and bad putting. Perhaps I've been spending too much time working on the driver and need to give my irons and short game some TLC.
Spent some time this afternoon working on squaring the shoulders in my slouching tiger setup. OK, so I wasn't "working" on it, just trying to make it feel normal. Funny thing. When I set up open, ball fades. Set up square, ball goes straight. Set up closed, ball draws. Go figure.
As I'm playing around with this, an older gentleman comes up behind me and says he is quite impressed with how I can work the ball. Umm, yeah. I wish.