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"5 Minutes Daily" Practice Challenge June 2017


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

  • Make a detailed post describing your practice every day during the month. Try to limit the number of very short or "ditto" type posts. Describe what you did for at least five minutes of practice (indoors or out, with or without golf balls, etc.).
  • 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 in red text so I can notice it and give you the award.

Enjoy and practice hard!

Note: you can miss one day per monthly challenge if you have a good reason and still be eligible for the monthly award.

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Gonna give this a go.  

6/1/2017:

I spent 1 1/2 hours at the putting green working on chipping with a SW and PW and putting.   I've developed a game where I chip to the 6 holes on the green and try to get down with a total of 10 putts.  I practiced my Aimpoint reading with each.  

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On the bus and the metro, I got 5min of very discrete Don Saladino lateral stretches done without undue attention from other passengers

 

https://www.revolutiongolf.com/experts/don-saladino/assisted-lat-stretch-lengthen-your-backswing-with?vrg=ys

40 min Sklz, 7i and driver

stop at top, pump (3x) and full swings

pretty strong workout with only a couple of set repeats due to poor form

chipping

less than 4/11 three times in a row so restarted drill

5/11, then 5/11 and by the time I was finishing drill, started to have better form

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I crashed and burned the last time I tried to do this; then, my right elbow flared up for a while.  Let's try again...

6/1:  weight training to strengthen my arms and elbows.

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6/1:  Little rainy, so didn't go to play, but got in long practice session....
Warmup and conditioning session w/OW & Momentus; 3x15 w/OW; 2x10 w/Momentus
80 ball pitching session from my various "tees" around the yard; focus on tempo and letting my body/turn drive the swing
25 foam-ball full swing session w/TourStriker 7ip off mat; focus on full turn back and then using core to drive through ball w/lag--best striking session I've had in a long time.  25/25 on strong swing w/good contact, just a couple of little pushes and pulls.
1x20 OW conditioning/cool-down session

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6/1: Walked nine after work this evening. Shot 4 over with 6 pars, 2 singles, and a double. 

Slow play in front so I skipped the middle of the course and played 1-5 & 15-18. Driver and irons were working well, hit five greens and was less than a yard off on two others. Four-putted on one hole, really can't explain that, but great evening otherwise. 

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June 1st:- 5 mins chipping practice on the lawn, followed by 10 mins full swing practice, focused on making a complete turn to the top of A4.

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6/2/2017 :  played 16, had to skip 11 & 12, 4 groups on  11!  Worked on driver setup.  Even after playing, hit the driving range to work on setup and swing plane

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6/2:  Did my usual pitching in the yard, this time from ~28yds. to my pin/hole.  18 balls; focused on tempo...just keepin' from getting' quick
15mins. putting in my house to my trusty ball return thingy.  Focused on tempo from the tempo thread (start on 1, transition at 3, hit at 1)...that has been a godsend; putting very well.

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