Well, things with the golf game are a little frustrating but I am trusting in my pro. When I started this series with him, we discussed my goals and we agreed I was not looking for a quick fix. He is working to make little tweaks in my swing. I’m waiting for my latest lesson video and will post that but in general he initially worked on me completing my rotation on the backswing to position A4, take a brief pause to and start my hip rotation before starting my downswing and not “Swinging Out” to right field at impact. Also based on comments from TST members I am working to get less weight on my heals at address. He had me slow my swing and take incomplete swings with the goal only hitting my driver 100 yards and stopping my swing in the A8 position with my belt buckle aimed at the target and my club in a line from my belly button to the target. I’ve hit a dozen buckets doing only that. The frustrating part is that when I did try a full swing my distance was gone, just not enough speed in the swing. I mentioned that and he said to trust the process and not worry about the distance, it would come as the mechanics get more natural.
In my 2nd lesson He then added more tweaks to have the club face more open at A2, and not let my hands get ahead of the club at impact. I’ve only hit two buckets since then so much work remains. Also we discuss my “Palmy Grip” and I got new oversized grips which seems to be helping.
I am shocked with myself, I turned down a round of golf this coming weekend because I was concerned my swing was not ready and I would be tempted to revert to my old swing out of frustration and wanting to do better on the course. I’ll hit the range instead.
I’ve finished LSW and will re-read it in its entirety again. I’ve not yet worked on my shot zones since my swing is in flux and I expect them to change, hopefully for the better.
My AimPoint instructor is waiting for a little more consistency in the weather but I expect that will occur in the next 2-3 weeks, I am REALLY EAGER to learn it and wish we could do it this weekend. That would make passing on the round of golf easier to swallow.
My weight loss goal is going better than anticipated and I am currently down 22 pounds in 6 ½ weeks. My goal was @ 3lbs per week so I am just a little ahead of that, I just hope I do not Leon Lett it (sorry, I just learned that). I’ve gotten to the point where I can have an occasional “Cheat Day” and enjoyed my Reubens on St. Patrick’s Day. The cardio is getting easier which will help when I walk the course more often.
Ideally next update will be on AimPoint.