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21 minutes ago, Mr22putt said:

One of the other courses you're referring to must be Shuksan....I like the course and have always walked much to the disdain of my wife who whines that we should cart it.

No, I was thinking Sudden Valley and Eaglemont.

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18 minutes ago, phillyk said:

No, I was thinking Sudden Valley and Eaglemont.

I could sneak on and walk the front nine at Eaglemont... but getting up that hill to #9 tee could be a killer.

P.S.  It is (was) a ride only course with the cart fee factored into the greens fee.

Edited by Double Mocha Man

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Two swing thoughts have been working really well for me. 1) on initial takeaway, to create more flow, keep hands and clubhead still as I slide body right a little. 2) get (the feeling of) my left butt cheek back to the ball. The first one helps tempo and swing plane. The second helps with proper rotation. When I get tired, I can feel my hips not want to rotate to left side and I hit a snap. So that 2nd feel is important for the whole round. 
 

Short game, I need to let the clubhead fly a bit. I try to press to much. Putting, move weight over left foot a touch. 
 

Hoping to get out for 9 holes this afternoon with my kid. When he’s with me, It’s hard to focus on the greens, so it’s mostly a tee to green game with him. 

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Played in my first tournament of the summer.  Felt a little nervous on the first few holes.  Full swing and short game went well. Course management went poorly in a few spots.  Was -4 going into the hardest hole on the course (#17) and I got too aggressive and hit my drive through the fairway, ended up getting a double and finished the round at -2, 70.  Highlights were wedge shots.  They were sticky all day.

Swing is feeling good. Main thought recently has been to feel like the path is coming straight and then left after impact.  For some reason, in my stance, distance from the ball has been getting too close.  So I paid attention to that today.  Putting, which had been not great lately, I focused on my stroke more than the aim.  It seemed to settle me and I was able to make a few more than usual.

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I looked at myself in the mirror the other day when taking backswings and saw that my clubface was a bit open at A4. So I flattened that out and bowed the wrist a bit to square it and I started hitting some excellent shots, long irons especially. Before they seemed weak, now they are flying the way they should be. Tendency, though, is to get a little too loose and I flip through and hook it. When I’m focused on my target and shot shape, I can hit some darts.
 

I’ve also been able to shot shape better. I can hit the fade or straight ball instead of draw when I want. I simply adjust where my chest is pointing and swing along it. (At least thats the feel I have). 
 

This is my 9 iron from the school’s hitting bay. Focus was on a simpler backswing. I started overswinging again. 
 

 

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8 minutes ago, iacas said:

Where did you end up?

A Bellingham, WA muni, Lake Padden GC. Mostly going to be teaching, but I’m working shop too at the moment until I build more of a clientele. Once junior programs can start again, I’ll be doing a lot of work on camps and pga junior league. Course also hosts a drive, chip and putt qualifier. Doing well so far, despite everything going on.
 

I think I’ll be able to grow nicely here. Will have to come up with a good plan for next year. 

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I’ve been teaching a lot since starting my new job. Generally, they’ve gone well. Tough ones have generally been with those who roll the arms/hands through too much. It’s tough to create a feel for them to improve the swing. But, when I have time between lessons, I can hit.

The full swing, of late, has been ok. But I also haven’t really tried to work on anything special. So today I started working on a bit more rotation and getting to a flatter position at the top. I’m definitely still steep at the top but I got more rotation and a better impact position. I also worked a bit on short game. The ball flight before had been too sweepy. After working on the swing, it got a lot straighter and a bit higher flight which I’m ok with. Short game definitely needs the most work, so that will be my focus when I have time. 

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I forgot to add that I found a set of old persimmon woods and ancient irons in my lesson area. They are actually fun to mess around with. I can hit the driver decently 2/3 of the time I think and they go about 250-260. But the 1 miss is like a 50yd hook. The sound is pretty cool too. 

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