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Day 412

Nice easy morning on the driving range, just hitting balls again. 

1/4-1/2-3/4 and full swings using various clubs, and targeted landing areas. 

The routine was simple. I would pick a club at random. Pick the back swing I wanted to use. Match the swing yardage up with that club. Then pick a target. Using my abbreviated preshot routine, I would step into my stance, and hit the ball. 

After that I would clean my club, put it back in my bag, and pull another one .

"Easy Peasy", as the young caddy said. 

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Day 48, 17 February 

Three sessions today.

1. Driver, 40 mins, working on rotation up through the ball.

2. 6i & 8i, 30 mins, turning my upper body on backswing and walking through the ball to my finish.

3. Long driver competition, using SkyTrak, to test distances with 4 different balls.

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Day 220:

Well, the back is about 70% better, so I felt very comfortable working with my 60º to spend some time on both the loft of the shot and direction. Most of the shots were 50 yards out and the green is a rather wide and a bit narrow.  That gave me a lot of "green" to work with.

I still am working on better aim.  I have been able to do well landing it on on the green, as I am able to do just as well in rounds.  

Now, I would love to get the shots to die a bit closer to the pin.

I do not use the pin as my target, rater I make a mental target area near the pin.  

Today, most fell well within my 10' first goal and many had slight rolls to within 8'-6'.  Not perfect, but this is the first day I really concentrated on drop and roll.  I could do better. but for a first really effort on making the lob shots better, I walked away after 30 shots, feeling fairly satisfied.

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Day 2 - Slow motion swings at home for 15 minutes.

I split it into 5 minutes of wedge with a focus on grip and clubhead angle, 5 minutes of six iron focusing on backswing and 'loading', and five minutes of driver focusing on finishing pose keeping my head on the T.

It helps my muscle memory and relax during the actual fulls-speed swings.

After that I went to the gym for 20 minutes cardio and 20 minutes of lifting for back strength. 

All between 6 am and 7:30 am, including breaks.

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Day 379 - February 17, 2019 - 20 minutes of good full swing work with the Behrend kids after our Rules meeting.

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DAY 456   The LECOM Suncoast Classic a Web.com tour event is OVER and so are my responsibilities.... so back to long practices ... soon.  However, tonight all I can manage is my 5 minutes with my shorteded iron in my home office working on rotating versus swaying and a better job of internally rotating my right shoulder as I move through the early part of my downswing.

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Day 49, 18 February

Pitching from c30ft. Working on set-up, feel and turning through the ball. I hit over 100 balls.

Used my driver, hit 20 balls on SkyTrak, working on takeaway and rotation through the ball.

 

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Day 413

Indoor carpet stuff this morning. Putting and and a few chips. No big deal. Just something everyday with a golf club.

 Had a dusting of snow overnight. I am staying inside, warm this am. We desert rats don't do snow. Dusting, or other wise. 

Perhaps later I will venture out to the course later. . 

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Day 3 - Golf simulator, 9 holes

It is snowing heavily, therefore the driving range closed.
I played a round of 9 holes and chose the fairway wood (FW) with lighter swings in situations that normally require a long iron. I needed to practice my FW accuracy.

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DAY 457    Rest day after 7 days of 14 hour days!!   So I napped, read, caught up,... and spent 5 minutes in my home office with my shortened club working on positions and improved internal rotation of my right shoulder.

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Day 380 - February 18, 2019 - Putting work while setting up a computer.

Wore a small track in the hallway with the ball. 😄

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Day 221:

I spent today adjusting to a re-shafted 3h.  It is a Karsten 3h which came with a regular shaft; I was not able to get ball speeds comparable to the other hybrids in my arsenal. Now all my my hybrids are senior flex and there is a lot more consistency in terms of ball speed for all 3 of my Ping Hybrids.

I spent about 40 swats all in all to work on loft, distance, and direction off of the turf.  I finally got the 3h to be the one with greater distances of the three and, at least for today, I was tallying a perfect 7-10 yards gap between each of the hybrids I hit.  Still hitting a bit too much of a draw on all of the shots.  We'll focus on that the next sessions.

Back get good, even with the cooler temps of the day.  Next few days will be quite cool by AZ standards.  So, I suspect I will shift some of my work to that which I can do indoors.

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Day 414

More indoor carpet putting this am. Just too cold to venture out side. I'd have to layer up to stay warm, which would squash any positive practice routines.  

Worked on rolling the ball over a dime, a foot, or so in front of the ball. This to simulate hitting a straight putt, on a chosen line.

Me, and the guys have a 10:30 tee time. Should be a lot warmer by then.  

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