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"5 Minutes Daily" Practice Challenge February 2017


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Welcome to the "5 Minutes Daily" Practice Challenge for February, 2017! The rules are the same as always:

  • Make a somewhat detailed post describing your practice every day during the month.
  • No back-dating or pre-dating posts or practice sessions.
  • On the last day of the month, if you completed the challenge, post about it, preferably in red text or something so I can notice it and give you the award.
  • Detail what you did for at least five minutes of practice (indoors or out, with or without golf balls, etc.).

Enjoy and practice hard!

Note: you can miss one day per monthly challenge if you have a good excuse and still be valid to win the monthly award.

BTW since February is the shortest month… if you've ever wanted to do the least amount possible to get the 5 Minutes Award, this is your month to do it! :-)

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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

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2/1: Hour on the practice green at the range today. Worked on pitching. Still having trouble with tight lies. My big issue is the practice doesn't seem to help all that much. Because of the "float loady" technique, I find it hard to slow things down like I would with my regular swing so I just end up hitting bad shots one after the other. I moved back to the rough and had no trouble popping them up and placing them where I wanted. Oh well, something to work on. ;-)

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sklz swing trainer

7 iron. Feet together swings around body. Y and L swings with lag 

pump drill full swings and then straight full swings to feel lag and no casting

repeat drill with driver

stronger sense of lag and coming from inside. As I practice with no balls, hard to tell if I am doing it correct

sunday will check at range and on course

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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. 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. Focused on Key 3 and completing shoulder turn.

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

...:-P

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2/2: right elbow and left wrist. 10 minutes backswing in mirror.

Also did some full speed swings to try to get those fast twitch muscles going in winter. Not really focusing on form, but trying to stay somewhat cognizant of a decent backswing position after the drills above. Mainly it's about speed, with the Torc trainer on.

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Missed yesterday... wife's birthday, so I had a lot of things to do.  Anyway... 

2/2/2017 - I hit about 35 balls with my lob wedge and sand wedge to targets between 50 and 75 yards away.  I focused on a short backswing and consciously keeping my weight forward through impact.  I was happy with the results.  

I also hit about 15 balls with my driver focusing on making my grip slightly looser to allow the club to release which helps to prevent the occasional block that seems to pop up once in awhile on me.

The rest of the balls (about 25 more) were hit with a pitching wedge to a target at about 110 yards and a 6 iron to a target at about 160 yards.  The focus on all those swings was a slow, smooth takeaway.  

CY

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8 hours ago, boogielicious said:

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. 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. Focused on Key 3 and completing shoulder turn.

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

...:-P

Love it!

54 minutes ago, Fairway_CY said:

Missed yesterday... wife's birthday, so I had a lot of things to do.  Anyway... 

It's an unwritten rule, but I let you take one day off now for special circumstances.

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30 min

sklz swing trainer. Big smooth swings to warm up--funny how everything cracks on my first warm up swings and I seem to get more cracks the better the sequencing of swing from top of backswing with turn--crack--arms--crack--and finally hands whoosh thru with a few more cracks

7 iron swings. Brush swings around body with feet together. Y and L swings in normal stance trying to feel lag. Full swing pump drill followed by full swings.

same routine with driver, which seems easier to lag than 7 iron, hmmm

2 sets of each.

today's swing question: how do I get natural hand release to swing club through hitting zone. When I can find it, feels like I just pull handle and club whips thru hitting zone

 

 

 

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2/2: Well, I couldn't wait any longer. Started working on a new piece that @iacas identified in my swing thread. 10 minutes of slow back swings with my 7 iron, just up to A3, focusing on bring arms more up rather than around, and checking position of my hands relative to my toes at A3. Hit a few shots in between reps with nice results. Then 10 minutes of pitching practice for fun.

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