Today’s session 1–17-20
I had to take some time off to heal from snowboarding. I don’t suck at it or anything, I must just be getting old. Everything hurt 😩.
1. Swing inside out. I keep swinging left
2. Go up through impact (forward shaft lean problem)
3. Stop shanking it. I drew some lines on my videos when I was bored. I noticed my butt was not maintaining the depth that it started at. I was gonna try to keep my butt against an imaginary chair or something.
FIRST SWING after warm up.
Nothing too good about this one.
I spent a good third of my session trying to keep my butt against an imaginary wall, and swing out. I thought this was not good. The takeaway was goofy on top of everything else. I came up with a new plan after this.
1.I tried to take the club away low and wide, then hinge my wrists vertically
2. I tried to bump hips and keep my chest closed to the target to stay deep in transition to swing out to the right.
3. Hit draws or hooks
LAST SWING. I have a bunch from this part of session. They all look similar. The last half of session was all slow swings 50% at most. I could not obtain “success” at any faster speeds.
1. Not in love with the top of my backswing, not sure why it keeps laying off.
2. I focused a lot on bowing wrist throughout the downswing. More than I captured in this video. I did hit a lot of draws in this part of session.
3. I got the club to not tip out in this part of session.
I feel a little lost, not sure where to start or what to focus on most. I’m kind of frustrated that I can’t simply swing out to the right like I’ve been able to for 6+ months. Next session should be Tuesday at the latest
Wedges are very personal. Some people like and play well with low bounce, some grinds have different effective bounces and some people use them for different things. Also the size and width of the flange is a factor.
All that said. I agree 6 deg is a low bounce and will be more likely to dig in softer sand/turf.
The kid I sold my irons to kept them for a couple years and the paint fills were still good when he got rid of them. He played a lot too. I would imagine they would last as long as a normal paint fill would, several seasons. I mean it is a permanent thing, its not designed to wear out.
I played to scratch when I was coaching a high school golf team several years ago. Since then, I’ve had the following surgeries;
total c2 to t1 fusion with a permanently broken c1 vertebrae.
360• fusion (both through the front then through the back) of my L1 to S1 vertebrae.
also have arthritis in my knees and zero cartilage in my right knee.
I know I will never get to scratch again but I believe if I start slowly I can get some semblance of a game by trying to improve in other areas. I am not going to hit those booming 300 yard drives again but maybe my mid-short iron game can be improved from where they were.
i take as my inspiration a great friend , Matty Reid (see Curt Sampson’s book Hogan) who would travel to Texas tournaments with Hogan and beat both Hogan and Nelson for a couple of Texas championships. Matty was great but back then he needed to work on a railroad nod to feed himself and his family. He was in an accident that crushed every bone in his wrist.
When we would play together he would bump it along the ground and then sink 40 footers for par. Everyone can have fun at this game with the right inspiration and expectations.
sorry, I felt like preaching today.