Jump to content
IGNORED

"5 Minutes Daily" Practice Challenge February 2017


Note: This thread is 1501 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

Recommended Posts

2/9: Day off from work + no rain in the forecast = range time! (Sure, the temperature was in the mid-40s, with wind gusting over 20 MPH, but that builds character!) I actually shocked at how well I was striking the ball with nearly every club in the bag; having the club in a semi-proper position at the top (and not stuck way behind me) has its advantages.

A few things I need to work on: my tempo is a little quick, and my worst shots came when my upper body outpaced the lower body on transition into the downswing; I started to tire near the bottom of the bucket, so I should take a break from full swings during a practice session (or just hit less balls); and my wedge shots were pretty inconsistent.

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Replies 250
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

2/03 - minipitches with wiffle balls in house going from rug to rug. Focus was on technique itself and producing a straight ball flight

2/24: My dad's in town for the weekend. Played 18 today and got my butt whooped. Shot 96 (48/48). It was sad, I was a yard off the green in regulation on the first two holes but doubled them both. Put

2/2 - 15 minutes mirror work. Focused on Key 3 and completing shoulder turn. 2/2 - 15 minutes mirror work. Focused on Key 3 and completing shoulder turn. 2/2 - 15 minutes mirror work. Focuse

Posted Images

2/9: Played 9 today after work. Shot a 49 with 5 bogeys and 4 doubles. Tee shots were horrible, seemed like every second shot was a recovery shot. I really have to start taking a minute to stretch and warm-up when I play after work. Despite the score, I did have some good shots...a 3/4 9 iron from 100 yards that stuck about 6 feet from the pin, along with several great pitches that rolled up to well within 1-putt range...but I missed all the putts! DOH! :whistle:

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

2/9/2017 - I jumped out of the car onto the first tee today to try and get some video (unsuccessfully) and play some shots in the wind.  I focused on really trying to keep the ball down today, so I played a lot of extra club on most shots.  My pitching and chipping was excellent today.  On my course, a lot of greens are raised which means uphill lies chipping back up.  On those shots, I focused on getting my shoulders in line with the slope and the results were much better than I've had in the past.

Side note... it was a sloppy 46 (+10) for 9 holes that included 4 pars, 2 bogeys, 1 double and 2 triples.

CY

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Swing drills in the hotel room

5 min of slow mo"V" structured swings a la Martin Hall

Hope this drill helps keep me on track because on Saturday, I have lesson #2 with golf pro Erika Larkin!

Link to post
Share on other sites

I hit about 20 balls on the range this morning with my 58 degree wedge using a 3/4 swing trying to get a lower ball flight that I can reliably use from 50 yards or so.

On the course, I faced that shot about 4-5 times and continually came up just short.  It was frustrating, but... the good thing is that each of those shots was directly on line.  They just landed into false fronts and came back down the hills on me.  

Shot 46 - 44 = 90 today.  Not really the best round for me.  I found myself pulling a lot of shots.  Unfortunately, other than possibly tomorrow, I won't get my hands on a club until at least next Thursday since I'll be at a conference for work from Sunday through Wednesday.  

I'll have to find other ways to get some golf work in.

CY

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

One more time

 

did 5 min "V" swings without club or ball to.build structure with no early release

tomorrow go for lesson #2 with Erika Larkin and Sunday get to play 18!

woot woot

Link to post
Share on other sites

10min on new assignment from instructor. As left wrist and right elbow are coming along, we'll continue to work on steepness by exaggerating and slow motion (and a new checkpoint of shoulder tilt at A6). Next assignment is to deliver the right shallowness using WHATEVER slow speed I need to get it done. Looking forward to next warm day to knock this out.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

2/10: Played 7 holes after work. Was 5 over with 2 pars and 5 bogeys. Still not much of a warm-up today...drives were straight as an arrow...go figure. :-)

Had a 115yd approach on the first three holes, so I now know that's a perfect 3/4 8 iron, and if I forget to choke down, I'll be 10-15 yards long. I hit all three greens, which was nice, but still didn't get pars on those holes. The two pars came from a scramble and a sand save.

Women's college tourney started at the course this morning. I love my excuses, but there's no doubt the greens were much faster than normal today. They didn't seem to really roll any faster than normal when I hit them, they just didn't stop once they got going. I rolled a 15 foot putt nearly 15 feet passed the hole on the first green. :-O 

Had fun though. Taking the fam to the tournament in the morning and my daughter seems excited so it should be fun. :-D

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Full 1 hour lesson with Erika Larkin

--posture. Stand upright

--transition from top of back swing. Working on first  twelve inches of downswing. Amazing how bringing the handle thru leads to natural whip thru swing at the bottom

got it with 7 iron. Not so much with driver

practice drills

--invent way of feeling tension at the top

--right hand swing with turn

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd like to try to earn this award next month, so I'm going to try to start posting every day this month.

Today i spent 5 minutes in the mirror working on my spine tilt at address till the top of the backswing. I did this to ensure that I don't bob up and down in my backswing. I have an issue where my posture changes so I'll either tilt my torso more forward, or backward which cause fat and thin shots. I'm looking to correct this.

Edited by freshmanUTA
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • iacas unpinned this topic
Note: This thread is 1501 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • Support TST Affiliates

    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    Whoop
    SuperSpeed
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo and the code "iacasfeb21" for 10% off SuperSpeed.
  • Posts

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. butchammon
      butchammon
      (60 years old)
    2. Joe P
      Joe P
      (71 years old)
    3. Lookylookitzadam
      Lookylookitzadam
      (35 years old)
    4. Muzza
      Muzza
      (36 years old)
    5. ocduffer86
      ocduffer86
      (51 years old)

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...