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Day 40:

Yesterday was my second missed day in the last 28. Still got life lol. Heavy rains and a busy day at work made for only 5 minutes of work on my backswing feel and alignment. 

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Day 298

Got in some putting practice on these new (to me) greens in preparation for a 9am tee time. 

Focus was on the speed of these greens. They seem to be a bit slower than what I am use to. Hit about 20+/- lag putts, and worked on 10'-15'  putts at practice pins. 

I will be hitting my driver a little later just prior to our tee  time. 

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Day 106:

Nice cool (for AZ) with no schedule of events.  So I did not need to rush through my golf routines.  Good physical warmups then off to the DR.  Started out with 50º and 56º wedges, swinging easy with a 9-3 motion.  Felt great!  And what was amazing is that I hitting both with great loft and accurate distance. Were the golf gods trying to tell me quit over swinging the damned weapon?

Moved on to my 4h.  Ok but a topping of the ball started manifesting itself. Foot and ball position were fine, but for some reason I was popping up and the last minute.  Also became aware that my hand position was WAY ahead of the swing at impact.  Way too much chapping on the swing.

So I sat down, took some deep breaths and thought through what makes a fine swing with this club. Hands were WAY ahead of the club at impact and I was looking for where the ball had gone well before I followed through.  Lots for me to correct but I was able to change and started really hitting with this club well. 

By the time I switched to my 5h and then driver, topping the ball was eliminated.  

Driver was more than acceptable, with an oh so lovely soft fade.  Most had fine loft and even the ones that did not were straight with good distance.

Later today I will go through the 5sk on head position.

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DAY 336    Spent 2 1/2 hours plus on the range working through drills to help improve the steadiness of my head on the backswing and my impact positions.     Tomorrow will be the test when I have my next lesson to assess progress. :-)

 

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Day 299

Just chipping, and short pitching (<40 yards) practice this morning. Main focus was on just getting loose, and keeping my body use to swinging a golf club. I did have a target to aim at.

I have played more than a few rounds on this current journey, so serious practices is not a priority right now. October is usually my restful,  take it easy, and  regroup for my next 12 months of golf month. 

Just swinging a club, any club, every day, keeps me in decent golf swing shape. 

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Day 42: 

Range day today. Warmed up with PW, 7I, and 4H and hit the a ball great with my feels and alignment sticks. Spent the rest of the practice hitting random clubs and random targets trying ti simulate course shots. I had much less success at this. I hit some great shots sure, but hit some really bad ones too. Starting hitting the ball fat very few shots or so as well. Meh. 

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DAY 337   Spent 90 minutes on the range working through drills to keep my head steadier on the backswing and improve my impact position.  Then had my swing videotaped by my coach to assess progress..... some progress in keeping myself more centered/head steadier.... still work to do....   "dang" change is a challenge :-)

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Day  One Hundred and Seven!

Solidified some actions, primarily with the 4h, making sure I was not raising up on my left shoulder too soon on the down swing.  No topping of the ball at all.  Results were shots in the 150-160 range, good loft and reasonably in the line I aimed them at.  Nice easy strokes helped as well.  I am impressing no one and hurting my game if I try to smash all shots into the next county!

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2 hours ago, DeadMan said:

It was a rough day for the both of us, starting off with me forgetting my Game Golf on the charger this morning! Hopefully we can get out again before the weather really turns south.

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Day 49.  Skipped October 25, still within regulation though.  Today I hit a dozen pitches after work (UW, half swings, real balls, mat, into net, indoors).  In a rare difference, I had a drink while doing so :  anniversary of my grandfather's passing.  He enjoyed golf, but I took up the sport well after he wasn't able to play (or do much of anything) anymore.  This is one of two days a year I have his favorite drink (not one high on my list).  I generally tried to do something golf-related on this day anyway

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