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Practice notes:

After two range session with one net session in between, which I filmed, things are looking pretty good.

Range work focused on set up and aim. For my wedges and short irons I can set up square to target and get little push draws back to my toe line.  For longer irons, a little open stance gets a slight push draw. With woods, I seem to do better with a bigger push, so I open the face for a 20 yard push with a slight draw for driver. If I close it down, then the hooks happen. Launch is nice a high this way.

So my set up is as follows:

  1. Take the grip with the left hand.
  2. Address ball aiming the face to the start line.
  3. Take stance with weight evenly distributed but weight more toward heels while gripping with right hand.
  4. Do secondary axis tilt for all full swings, but more upright for partial wedges and partial iron swings.
  5. For woods and driver set up with face open to toe line by a few degrees and aim face at target.
  6. For long irons, similar but slightly less open.
  7. For short irons and wedges, square to target.
  8. focus on the ball.

Swing thoughts/feels are basic. Feel the head drop behind me with a little palmar flexion. Keep my axis tilt through impact. Sometimes the thought is to keep the belly button pointing down. Other times its just the thought, stay down through impact you dummy. This helps my rotate more and has less EE. Also, swing out a bit from A4 to A6.

Lastly, don’t let the club head turn over after impact. It will eventually, but the feel keeps it square to my start line longer. I do a drill with a strong grip and closed face and then try to fade it. It works pretty well. I can then use that feel to intentionally fade it, which I’ve struggled with in the past.

I should get to play next week as course are open in RI, so I’m heading to my cottage this weekend.

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Back to swinging again. I actually played yesterday for the first time in 6 weeks or so. Swung at 70% without pain. Played pretty well too. I filmed my swing today to see if there were any change

Today’s swings. Focused on set up again. The backswing looks a bit flat to me, but it may just be shorter. I strengthened my grip a bit too, which seems to have helped Key 3 a bit.

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Today’s work. BB2000 drills to reduce EE.  The feel at the top in transition is my left hand flattening with my right elbow starting out and around, kind of leading. Then I try to stay down and rotate.

I feel that my right hand fights this move and pushes back against my left hand at the base of the right index finger. I am working on having my right hand relax more in transition.

Below is the full 7 iron swing DTL and FO. I use the alignment sticks to set my face angle (red) versus my toe line (green). The face is aimed at the target so I’m playing for a significant push draw or even fade. At the range, this seems to reduce the hooks and pulls. The ball appears to draw slightly or fade slightly. I have to work at alignment because I struggle at times with alignment at the course.

I also have been working on center face contact drills with a dry erase marker. This is a 7 iron from yesterday. I’m missing towards to toe a bit.

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Working on an added piece, having my right knee/leg move toward the target more instead of toward the ball. Below is a drill with this feel with a 7 iron. I want the butt of the club at my shoulder as well and I swing out after transition.

And one with driver. Rotation is still good but I’m just a tad steep at A5.


 

 

 

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Working on ball position in addition to my priority piece. More knee bend at set up. Playing the ball closer to my left heel.

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With driver, I’m having the most success with the ball at my big toe for good launch.

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More center-face contact work. Now I’m toward the heel a bit. It’s a little frustrating because the hits are grouped together. 
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I don't want to complicate your process, but I have one question. Everything looks good overall, but your lead wrist's flexion thru the strike stands out to me. Thoughts on that? Seems simple to feel more motorcycle revving (palmar flexion), no? Correct me if I'm wrong on this. Again, I don't want to step on your toes here, but did want to ask you about that.

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22 minutes ago, JetFan1983 said:

I don't want to complicate your process, but I have one question. Everything looks good overall, but your lead wrist's flexion thru the strike stands out to me. Thoughts on that? Seems simple to feel more motorcycle revving (palmar flexion), no? Correct me if I'm wrong on this. Again, I don't want to step on your toes here, but did want to ask you about that.

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I do palmar flexion at the top, but it is worth a look, thanks. I’ll ask my instructor.

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6 minutes ago, boogielicious said:

I do palmar flexion at the top, but it is worth a look, thanks. I’ll ask my instructor.

Ahh okay. Interesting you're feeling that already. I definitely don't want to cause a wrist injury here by suggesting you feel it more lol. It's not like egregiously bad at all obviously. It's not quite Lee Westwood, but you're not like super super far off from that. 

Anyway, obviously disregard whatever I say if the instructor disagrees. 

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29 minutes ago, JetFan1983 said:

Ahh okay. Interesting you're feeling that already. I definitely don't want to cause a wrist injury here by suggesting you feel it more lol. It's not like egregiously bad at all obviously. It's not quite Lee Westwood, but you're not like super super far off from that. 

Anyway, obviously disregard whatever I say if the instructor disagrees. 

I know my left arm bends at impact, but I’ve asked and my instructor said not to worry about it.

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3 minutes ago, boogielicious said:

I know my left arm bends at impact, but I’ve asked and my instructor said not to worry about it.

Yea that makes sense.

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Worked a lot on setup again today in addition to my priority piece feels. Below are a 6 iron and driver set of swings. Also did center-face contact work. Hitting a bit toward the heel now.

 

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Today’s swings. Focused on set up again. The backswing looks a bit flat to me, but it may just be shorter. I strengthened my grip a bit too, which seems to have helped Key 3 a bit.


Yesterday’s weather and this swing below are a direct result of what happens when a certain Doctor from the Orlando area ventures out off his state and goes to the northern part of our country. I thinks we need to keep tabs on @Vinsk to keep this from happening again.


 

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30 minutes ago, boogielicious said:

Today’s swings. Focused on set up again. The backswing looks a bit flat to me, but it may just be shorter. I strengthened my grip a bit too, which seems to have helped Key 3 a bit.


Yesterday’s weather and this swing below are a direct result of what happens when a certain Doctor from the Orlando area ventures out off his state and goes to the northern part of our country. I thinks we need to keep tabs on @Vinsk to keep this from happening again.


 

Ahhhhh. Isn’t it just such a beautifully startling strike?! Why? Oh why? And I even wore a mask when I was up there...

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Some swings from today below. I warmed up with short swings working on transition with each club, PW, 6 iron, 3W and driver. The feel is like a little pause allowing the head to keep moving back as I turn (a little float loading feel). Clouds came in for the face on so they’re a bit less resolution. I sent the driver video into Evolvr.


 

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