Played 18 today. Added the Justin Rose movement to the rehearsals in my pre shot routine. Hit the ball pretty solidly overall today, but especially well with driver. Was starting the ball right of target on almost all my shots today, which is a mini-goal right now. A few were a little blocky without any curve back toward target, but I'll take that for now over a nasty pull-hook. Only three pull-hooks today, which is a major improvement.
So, I had been thinking about one of these after watching some videos of it. I've been struggling with contact, and it's really been messing with my mind. When I would hit balls, I would hit a great shot, and then follow it up with a shank or skulled shot. I started to feel like Charles Barkley in my downswing.
While noodling around on Facebook Marketplace, I ran across someone selling one in a package of golf stuff for $20.00. I got the Smart Ball, plus a small turf mat with a couple of rubber tees, as well as a third that holds an actual tee, a Ziploc bag full of assorted tees, ball markers, and divot tools (as well as a small bottle of nail polish 😕), a Smart Glove to help me with flipping, a set of alignment sticks, and a shag-bag full of balls.
I used the Smart Ball (with my old Tour Striker club) and really felt a lot more connected through my swing. It really helped me to get through the impact zone with authority, and make much crisper contact. I will keep using this, and highly recommend it.