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My golf schedule/plan in retirement

rkim291968

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Before retirement:

  1. Practiced on weekdays for average of 60 - 90 minutes at home, and range.
  2. Did golf specific workout on Mon, Tue, Thur, and Friday.
  3. Played 2 rounds on weekend.  Played about 125 rounds in 2015.

In retirement:

  1. Practice 3 times on weekdays for average of of 90 - 180 minutes at home, range, and/or in field.
  2. Do golf specific workout for 2 days, 1 day off, 2 days, 1 day off, ...
  3. Play 2 rounds on weekdays, and 1 - 2 rounds on weekends.  Play about 170 - 190 rounds in 2016.
  4. Post in Member Swings forum.

12/28/15 - day 1 of retirement, I hit 50 chip shots with LW, SW, GW.  The focus was on noting & controlling distance.  I hit another 50 balls with various clubs, 3/4 shot to full swings, focusing on proper hip turn.  Played 8 holes of practice round, focusing on short game around green.  Back home, I did mirror work for about 10 minutes, and another 10 minutes of iron swing with focus on proper hip turn.  I did a golf specific workout and 15 minutes of ThighMaster.   What I did today will be my new daily routine.   I call it RiCK's forever golf plan.  :-)


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Get on the "Game Golf" bandwagon. Let's see that handicap drop to at least down to a 12-ish by the end of August.

Enjoy the freedom.....:beer:

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1 hour ago, GolfLug said:

Suggestion - start a 'My Swing' thread.

Got it, thanks.   It's in my plan (and this blog entree). :-)

 

53 minutes ago, Club Rat said:

Get on the "Game Golf" bandwagon.

I've been thinking about it for some time. Will see what I will do about it.  Still on the fence on that one.

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Wow, I'm jealous of your pre-retirement schedule.  I need to adopt something like that.  

Wishing you the best in retirement golf.

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Watch out for diminishing returns and making golf your "job".  Their is some science regarding optimal practicing time... Somewhere around 50 minutes or less for most people. For me maybe only 30 minutes.

Perhaps a session in the morning and another in the evening.

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46 minutes ago, No Mulligans said:

Watch out for diminishing returns and making golf your "job".  Their is some science regarding optimal practicing time... Somewhere around 50 minutes or less for most people. For me maybe only 30 minutes.

Perhaps a session in the morning and another in the evening.

Good point!   I think I need to be specific about what I need to practice.   I also think most of my practice should be focused on drills & repetition to make the newly learned skill a second nature.  

 

If others reading this blog entree have suggestions, please share.   Thanks in advance.

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On December 29, 2015 at 10:35 AM, rkim291968 said:

I've been thinking about it for some time. Will see what I will do about it.  Still on the fence on that one.

Rick - If you're seriously considering GameGolf, you can always download the free phone app just to get a sample of how the software works. It's pretty cool, even if you choose not to share the info with anyone. 

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Here's what I have done so far in 10 days of retirement.

Every day, I either played a partial or full round, coupled with some range session, and indoor practices (chipping, iron, putting).   Average time spent on golf was about 4 - 5 hours a day.   Before retirement, I spent about 2 - 3 hours a day.   The added 2 hours a day spent on golf will hopefully get me out of playing bogey golf.   This is the year that I will shed the bogey golfer label or .... I will un-retire  and go back to work :mad:.

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I'd suggest using evolvr.  Putting that much work into your swing, you don't want to reinforce any problems you may have.  Make those hours effective.

You don't want to un-retire.

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On 1/5/2016 at 10:53 PM, rkim291968 said:

Here's what I have done so far in 10 days of retirement.

Every day, I either played a partial or full round, coupled with some range session, and indoor practices (chipping, iron, putting).   Average time spent on golf was about 4 - 5 hours a day.   Before retirement, I spent about 2 - 3 hours a day.   The added 2 hours a day spent on golf will hopefully get me out of playing bogey golf.   This is the year that I will shed the bogey golfer label or .... I will un-retire  and go back to work :mad:.

I know you were being tongue-in-cheek, but the world won't stop turning if you stagnate at +17 or whatever, and we won't think any less of you for that. As long as golf stays enjoyable, and you learn and grow as a person along the way, it's all good.

I think I know a ton more about golf, the swing mechanics, and myself (mentally on the course) now after a few years of trying. But the scores are somewhat stagnant. It's still satisfying somehow, and it's the hope that I'll get better scores after learning and practicing that keeps me coming back- not the actual good scores, which seem elusive. Here's wishing you better luck than I've had! :beer:

Enjoy! Oh hey, I'll send you a PM soon about something I've tinkered with lately that I'll think you'll be interested in.

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On 1/5/2016 at 7:53 PM, rkim291968 said:

Here's what I have done so far in 10 days of retirement.

Every day, I either played a partial or full round, coupled with some range session, and indoor practices (chipping, iron, putting).   Average time spent on golf was about 4 - 5 hours a day.   Before retirement, I spent about 2 - 3 hours a day.   The added 2 hours a day spent on golf will hopefully get me out of playing bogey golf.   This is the year that I will shed the bogey golfer label or .... I will un-retire  and go back to work :mad:.

10 days in hopes for immediate improvement? That seems a little bit over-optimistic. It'll take at least 20 days before you see serious improvement. . .

 

 

 

:-D Not really. . .Just keep up the schedule and good things are sure to come your way!

Keep on having fun!

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It has been raining in N. CA, and more rain is expected for the next 10 days.   We are getting plenty of rain which put a damper in my golf routine.   I have been limited to indoor practice and a few range sessions, and playing a round whenever it is dry.

8 hours ago, No Mulligans said:

I'd suggest using evolvr.  Putting that much work into your swing, you don't want to reinforce any problems you may have.  Make those hours effective.

You don't want to un-retire.

I plan to post my swing in My Swing forum.   But there is plenty to work on even now - proper hip turn & weight shift, anti flipping drills.

 

8 hours ago, RandallT said:

Enjoy! Oh hey, I'll send you a PM soon about something I've tinkered with lately that I'll think you'll be interested in.

Looking forward to it.    Thanks!

1 hour ago, Lihu said:

10 days in hopes for immediate improvement? That seems a little bit over-optimistic. It'll take at least 20 days before you see serious improvement. . .

LOL.   I actually thought that I would immediately improve.  At least my HI did after an exceptional round a few days ago.  

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My retirement golf plan is get to the golf course early every day to meet up with the other "old retired" guys to BS.  Maybe!!, I say Maybe!! hit a few warm-up balls on the range and then go walk and play 18.

On days that my wife's gone -- she's often traveling around the globe somewhere -- I may stick around the clubhouse and maybe even play a few more holes.  Other days, after golf, I'm going home and play in my wood shop or cut down a few trees with my chain saws.  Somewhere in that schedule I'll find time to play in the community band, blow a few notes with my tuba quartet and ride my motorcycle.

I gotta' tell ya'.  Retirement is great!!

Later,

John

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1 hour ago, rkim291968 said:

It has been raining in N. CA, and more rain is expected for the next 10 days.   We are getting plenty of rain which put a damper in my golf routine.   I have been limited to indoor practice and a few range sessions, and playing a round whenever it is dry.

Rain down here too. They estimate about 10"-15" of rain for this entire storm front. If that's true the reservoirs should fill up a bit. . .

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1 hour ago, JBailey said:

 hit a few warm-up balls on the range and then go walk and play 18.

My course has a way to get to range after 7th hole.   I play 7 holes, and if I need to work on something or get stuck behind a slow group, I make a detour to go to range and hit some balls (chip, 3/4, full swing).  It works out perfectly.

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Playing during weekdays, I often find myself playing single behind a group.  Rather than passing through a slow group, I take my time to practice ball striking, chipping, and putting which I normally could not do before.   Retirement golf has its benefits.  

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Monday Wednesday Friday I play 18 holes with different lots of guys. So that's leave home at 9am and return around 4pm. The rest of the time I am trying to keep my wife sweet with lots of Gin and Tonic, shopping trips and nights out at the movies or some such. I also do some volunteering work which keeps me grounded. I find if I try to fit in an extra round my golf goes off. And I get tired. Which is not what the wife wants. Playing is my practice. Anytime I have a lesson my golf deteriorates. Good luck to all retirees. Make it fun. ps also scored a few holes in one which made my wife think I was destined for the Seniors Tour but alas it was not to be. A 20 handicapper I am and will probably remain.

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