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Day 277

Pretty good rains earlier this mornong left very wet conditions. Almost too wet for golf. More rain is still in the forecast. 

So, I decided to hit a few balls off (4) uneven lies. There's burm on the practice area about 4-5 feet high. It drained pretty well since it was built using the spoils of the practice bunker next to it.

I probably hit 30-35 balls. These were pitch shots of about 30 yards. I was just looking for good ball contact while keeping my balance. My bag, and trolley doubled as a target. 

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Day 20:

Long range session today. Not is much working on "swing changes", however, I did work on tweaking various things about my set up and in swing feel to see what the results were. I wasn't near as steep today, actually getting stuck a bit and blocking shots early on. I was able to correct that by making sure my body was moving toward the target (i.e. sliding hips), and of course making sure I wasn't crowding the ball ( I seem to like to creep up on the ball as the weeks go by...). Finished with some "bread crumbs" wedge games. Fun and helpful game for flighted wedges. 

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Day 8

After a long day of non-golf activities it was pitch dark outside when I got home even though I wasn't that late. I was really not feeling like putting so I did short chips in the hallway - great fun! I really need to get a chipping net and some good indoor practice balls before I break something. 

 

Winter is coming...

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Day 87

Went to a DR that had real turf ro work on hitting off turf with irons and hybrids.   Generally happy with direction and lost but could not accurately judge distance, though that looked good as well.  Practice green was crowded, for some reason, so I was not really able to do what I hoped to do.  Tomorrow is a do the whole bag day.

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DAY 315    The best I could do today was swing my Orange Whip on my patio for awhile..... building flexibility and tempo.  And several reps with my Momentus Strength Trainer.

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Day 28.  Two dozen balls in my golf room after dinner this evening.  Whenever I get casual about my setup, I seem to hit poorly.  When I set up well, I feel like I hit it well.  Going to aim for outdoor practice tomorrow, and I'm playing both days this weekend.  

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Day 278

A lot drier this morning. No rains last night. Bought a small basket of balls to use with my metal woods. Used the extreme right side of the range so as to allow the fence to be my right side fairway boundry. The left side was two flags, which gave me what looked to be a normal fairway width. As always the idea is to keep the long ball in, or near my make shift fairway. Since the fence was my "slice" side boundry, it added a little more focus to my shots. 

I hit most of my shots with the ball tee'd up. My 5w & 7w, I did hit a few off the still damp turf. 

Went with my preshot rountine on all shots after warming up. Did this while rotating through the 4 clubs. I did spend more time with my driver than the other clubs. The longer club is causing some minor balance issues for me. I will get it worked out. I have not used my driver very much over the past few months. 

Most of the 30-40 balls landed where I considered them to be playable second shots. Most of the poor shots were hooks, which is not really a bad shot, since I am still  doing alot right in my swing. I did slice a few with my driver, which I attributed to timing, out of balance issues. 

It was a good session. 

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Day 244 - October 5, 2018 - Hit a lot of 7-irons with mirrors. Feeling good about things. Worked on controlling start lines a bit more as some misses were a tiny bit left the other day (started too much at the target).

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DAY 316!!  Life is good!!!   Did a two a day today.  In the morning I spent 2 plus hours on the range, working with both my Impact Snap and Swingyde.  Also hit to a pin which was 77 yards away to assess my wedge accuracy.  Unfortunately the new range I am going to... the morning sun is directly in your eyes, so I had NO feedback on ball flight the entire time :-(   

Went back in the afternoon for a couple of hours.. spent the first hour on the putting green with the Pelz Putting Tutor, then a distance control drill -- having to 2 putt from distances ranging from 20-60 feet..  then an around the world drill seeing how many I could make ... set up at four places around the hole from 3, 4, 5, and 6 feet.  I made 14/16 putts.   Then hit the range continuing to work with my Impact Snap.   Then hit 10 52 degree wedges to a target... and hit 8/10 with in 15 feet.  The afternoon sun is higher in the sky so I could see the ball flight of every shot.

I will probably change up my daily plan.. working on and around the green in the morning and on the range in the afternoon.

 

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Day 88:

Hit 4 shots, every weapon in the bag. Happy for the first time with every club. Got the hits I expected in terms of target and distance. Ready for next week's rounds.  Wester may turn rainy these next two days.

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Day 21: 

A solid score today at Blackhorse South. 92. Tough course, played fairly well. Everything 100 yards and in was great. Tee game was fair, struggled off and on with my irons. Gamegolf round to come later.

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Day 29.  Hope for an outdoor session today didn't happen, but I did get two dozen balls worth of full swing (setup in particular, still) practice in using my golf room. 

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Day 22:

Nearly 20 minutes of full swing work. Most of my time on proper set up and backswing checkpoint. This combination has helped me immensely with both solid contact and path. 

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Day 89

Focused on 5-7i and 4,5 &7h.  Both the 7i and 7h were the most consistent.  While I got good loft and distance off the others, accuracy was a bit all over the play, primarily from over swinging problems.  I was able to correct after each mis-hit.  But if this were a round, those correction shots wold also have been known as recovery shots.  Looking at a somewhat challenging course this week, so minimizing problems with these "second shots" will also be my focus tomorrow (provided predicted heavy rain tays away).

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Day 279

Played 18 at the Mojave Golf Resort. A little over 6900 yards (73/126). Shot an 86, which was about well as I could play it, I think.

Cloudy, with a steady breeze. 32 putts. Birdied the first hole which offset a double bogey on the back half. The rest were a mix of either bogies or pars. Had a nice 30 foot chip in for a bogey. Probably my shot of the day, as their was a decent right to left break involved. 

Played with three, new to me,  local older guys. We got along just fine. They probably should not have invited me to join in their skins game....lol

I highly recommend this course located between Laughlin, NV, and Needles, CA, on the the old Needles highway. (Avi Resort & Casino)

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