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26 minutes ago, saevel25 said:

Day 13, 

I think it went pretty well until I tried the super extreme flop shot. I just struggle to get the right pitching motion when the club is laid that far open and I need to widen the stance. 

Yes. Yes you do. 🙂

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I've got an idea, and I'd like buy-in from a good number of people here. I'd like people to commit to doing this every day in April. Since we're all stuck inside (not all, and not literally insid

Day 1 - Early Backswing In the first day we examine the setup, grip, and the early backswing. Faults that we often see: Bad grips (palmy, weak) Bad setups (back flat, butt out, grip

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Ok finished day 12 yesterday, but got busy and forgot to post. I took video, only to find out I had the back camera going and got none of it! I have not had a chance to do todays video (Day 13), but I will catch up tomorrow.

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1 hour ago, metaswinger said:

Day 13

Nice drill but where do we get the courage to do this like Tiger?

 

You’re on to something there. Practice flopping it over your net 😜

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Day 13

This one was awesome. I’ve endangered many innocent golfers on tee boxes adjacent to the green with bladed flop shot attempts so it was like a big hit of crack when it clicked for me.
 

I ended up doing this for about an hour. It took at least 20 balls and several rewatches of the video to finally get it. Conceptually it was a challenge to swing along a plane where feet are aligned but eventually I got it. When I did, I hit about 5 straight over the net and into the empty community pool next door. I moved about 5 feet away from my net and toward the end of my practice session I was able to pop the ball up over the net and have it land just on the other side, probably would have been able to catch a few of them. I’ll have to try this drill in an empty field and see if I can complete the challenge. I was hesitant to swing too fast, fearing a thinned shot and ricochet into a window.

I’m afraid I’ll overdo this shot on course but it’s just such a neat technique I don’t think I’ll be able to help myself. 

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10 hours ago, DeadMan said:

Today’s drill is going to have to wait a couple of days for me:

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Don’t want to do this inside... (and I don’t have foam balls or anything like that)

Thank god, won't have to see any videos of those Michigan hoodies for a couple days :-P

8 hours ago, Darkfrog said:

I’m afraid I’ll overdo this shot on course but it’s just such a neat technique I don’t think I’ll be able to help myself. 

Yeah, I don't really anticipate I will need this shot very often, maybe only a couple times per year at the most, but knowing how to do it is nice. It's a last resort option for me, if I'm really short sided with the green running away from me and I have to get up and down to win a match or something. 

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I had a lot of fun flopping shots into the kids' trampoline for day 13.  I need to try and make a video of me catching a flop shot for that challenge.

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Day 14 – Eye-Hand-Club Coordination

Golf is an athletic endeavor, and in addition to speed, endurance, and strategy, one of the essential skills is hand-eye coordination. Today’s drill is just a little game to test your hand-eye (or “hand-club”) coordination.

The drills for today are simple:

  • 8:00 – Set up to the middle tee (ball, crumpled up paper, etc.) and hit either the inside or outside ball.
  • Note: if someone can “call” the shot after you start your backswing, even better.

Video:

 

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1 hour ago, klineka said:

Yeah, I don't really anticipate I will need this shot very often, maybe only a couple times per year at the most, but knowing how to do it is nice. It's a last resort option for me, if I'm really short sided with the green running away from me and I have to get up and down to win a match or something. 

I think you'll use a small variation of this more than you think you will. Even if it's just taking a 60° and making it 65° or something, to hit a shot that lands a bit softer after traveling only fifteen or twenty feet… it comes up often.

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Day 14 - no video today as there wasn’t technique to critique. Admittedly, no one “randomly” called it out to me, but I was good with this drill in hitting the inside or outside balls as intended

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Didn't get a chance to film or do drills yesterday but did get to try it out on the course. I use  a flop shot quite frequently as we have a lot of sloped greens, raised greens, greenside bunkers etc and I miss quite a few greens, so I already practice my short flops.  I haven't been opening the stance much but I did try it yesterday and noticed it went quite a bit higher and landed in the bunker, lol. I am going to try that again today at the course. 

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Day 13 Drill. Rough day yesterday. Rain, wind, trees down in the neighborhood and power outage. So I waited for today. I did this for about a half hour with my 58. I did film one stinker at the beginning. I didn’t even try to catch it. Too embarrassing.

 

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