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We qualified for match play! Dad was nervous at the start of the round but he ended well, we made a nice birdie on 18. Alternate shot is tough, he thought the greens were faster than they are and left me with a lot of 3-4 footers but he didn't miss a fairway all day.

Hit it my driver and mid irons awesome. From 100-120 yards I was horrible. Hopefully can knock a few close tomorrow.

Awesome...best of luck to you and your Dad..

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Finished second in a club tournament this weekend. Crazy turn of events being tied for the lead with two to play, can see the post below.   Sticking with the same lower body feels, on the c

Last week did some shot zone collection with Mario on Trackman. Continuing to work on the same pieces with some tweaks to the setup. My typical tendency, too much knee flex, torso bent too far forward

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Unfortunately lost our first match 3&2. We made 3 birdies and were 4 shots lower through 16 holes than we were yesterday. We had to give the other team 2 shots and they only made two bogeys all day.

My dad hit one of the greatest shots I've ever seen. I put him in the trees on #15 and he hit a 5 iron from 111 to 4 feet. Went under one limb and under another and landed the perfect amount short of the green.

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Unfortunately lost our first match 3&2. We made 3 birdies and were 4 shots lower through 16 holes than we were yesterday. We had to give the other team 2 shots and they only made two bogeys all day.

My dad hit one of the greatest shots I've ever seen. I put him in the trees on #15 and he hit a 5 iron from 111 to 4 feet. Went under one limb and under another and landed the perfect amount short of the green.

Sorry to hear that, Mike. But it must be special to get to compete with dad, let alone just playing with him! Plus, there's always next year.

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Sorry to hear that, Mike. But it must be special to get to compete with dad, let alone just playing with him! Plus, there's always next year.

Thanks, yeah grew up playing a lot of golf with my Dad, very lucky. This tournament kinda got me pumped up to start playing again.

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Some practice feeling "wide" at A3. Wide being the angle of the left arm to shaft, not extension of my arms. Would like to see it be close to 90 degrees at A3. This makes the downswing "feel" more automatic. I still have my usual flaws, head goes too far forward, knees sag but I think a better A3 lessens these tendencies.

And some pitch shots with better knees.

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Filmed some putts today. Worked with @iacas last summer on my putting and I like the way things are looking. The tournament I played in with my Dad was some of the best putting I've had in a while.

My tendency is to rotate the face too much while having the putter head track too far inside. Then I would basically come OTT and either shove or pull most of my putts. So Erik had me hold my hands higher at address (think Steve Stricker) and feel like the putter head went straight back, almost outside, and then "looped" in and out to the right (think Fred Couples backswing/downswing). He also gave me a drill to work on my start lines. You can see from dtl that feel is not real.

So instead of looping the putter out and across and "hitting" the putts, I'm able to soften things up and just control speed by how far back I take it. I almost feel like the putter is floating for a half second as I transition from the backswing to downswing. Start lines are much better as well.

Backswing and followthrough look pretty even. Head might be too far back at set-up, I'm left eye dominant.

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Teaming up with my Dad again in a two man best ball competition. It's against other two man teams from our club and you play one match a month, winner of each match advances to play the next month. First round is this Sunday.

Will be the last day I film this week (except for a vlog). Working on better knee/footwork on the downswing /followthrough. Seeing some regression with A3 caddie view but I like the rates the legs are extending from A7-9 (compared to past swings). No foot crinkle.

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Teaming up with my Dad again in a two man best ball competition. It's against other two man teams from our club and you play one match a month, winner of each match advances to play the next month. First round is this Sunday.

Good match today, our opponents were also a father/son team. Between the four of us we had 9 birdies and an eagle. Match was all even on the last hole and we lost to a 4 net 3. My Dad also got a shot but he hit a terrible drive, I had a 20ft putt for birdie and gave it a decent chance. Sucks to lose on Father's Day, at least we didn't "give them" the match.

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Sucks to lose on Father's Day, at least we didn't "give them" the match.

True, but you did get to spend a day together doing something you both enjoy. Can't get much better than that.

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True, but you did get to spend a day together doing something you both enjoy. Can't get much better than that.

Oh yeah for sure.... and I'm going to my favorite restaurant tonight :drool:

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Made some nice improvements with the followthrough thrust/knee piece so I'm focusing more on an old back swing piece that's reared it's head again. Been seeing my left hip, from dtl, move too much towards the ball. Causes the hips to turn a bit shallow and translate back. Results in me hitting big pushes, I rotate the path too far right and then I just match up the face and path.

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To keep the hips centered and steeper, I'm feeling the left hip go down, like an inch. Holding my left hand in my belt buckle and feeling like I "crush" my hand. For me that feel keeps the hip from popping out towards the ball and helps my right hip turn back, up and around. The right hip should move away from dot that is drawn on it at A1. Three slow paced swing then one full speed swing.

Picture looks better. Would like to see the upper torso be a bit more "flexed over". No push shots, all shots drew and contact was pretty good.

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Doing some exaggerated feels on the backswing, feeling the widest angle possible at A3. For me it allows the A5 pic to "happen", I'm not thinking about adding lag. Also keeps the upper center pretty steady.

Compared to this from a few weeks ago. Was working more on the hip stuff then but I get too narrow at A3 and that causes me to "drift" the upper center too much from A3.8-A5. Leads to the arms lagging behind my pivot on the downswing and complicates things with how my wrists unload.

Hips looking good, not something I was thinking about. I like the "softer" look with my upper back compared to the last pics I posted in this thread.

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