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Day 103.  Off a mat, into a net, foam balls (but mostly no ball, just a swing), I spent some minutes today exaggerating my priority piece for when I get back to the range tomorrow to get back to full swing practice after last weekend's tournament and times since. 

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Day 400

Despite high temps, I got my 20 swings in.

Main focus, again, was not over hitting. All went fairly well except for one topped wonder.  

When I finished, at 8 AM, the mercury told me it was 92 at the range! I was happy I got in what I wanted to get in.

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Day 3

8/16/19

Mirror work with full swings

Upper body turn

Worked on where the arms and hands are at the top of the backswing

 

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Day 104.  A bit of a repeat of yesterday;  thought I'd get to the range, didn't.  Spent some time indoors, exaggerating my priority piece (weight shift) on a mat indoors;  some foam balls, some real balls (mostly slow practice swings though).  

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Day 401

I focused one last time on the now mighty 6i. Heat and my right leg pull would cause me to alter my plan.

From the first efforts (1/2) swing, through a 3/4 and full swing. I got good distance, fairly good loft, and very acceptable direction.

Of the 25 whacks I took this AM, I had one somewhat thin shot and one slight pull.  The rest ended up on target.

I varied my direction to the three targets at the range I felt I would use my 6i for the play.  140, 155, and 165.  With variations as to the swing type, I was able to put the ball either on the green of close enough for a Phil Flop.

And, those were at best. with 3/4 swings.

For the "fun of it" I took about 6 full swings and readily carried 185+ with a roll.  My only caveat. I was hitting range balls, I may need to adjust a bit for that.

 

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Day 308, August 17

Play a par 3. Purse with my wife. Focused only on tempo as a swing though. Played well with most swings being partial shots or smoother shot clubbing up.

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Day 105.  Half and quarter shots, indoors, off a mat, into a net, real and foam balls.  I'm really skirting the 5 minute edge here, and I'm not sure I would have done any practice today if it weren't for this ongoing challenge ... which I suppose is a benefit of the challenge.  It certainly isn't a complaint.  Playing tomorrow (will post here about it after the fact).

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Day 402

With feeling that I have moved forward with my 6i, it was time to expand beyond it.

In today's practice I moved up to 21 strokes to allow 7 each with my 5h, 6i, and 7i in order to begin to solidify the mid section of my bag.

First the 6i, and it felt very good, with a bit more loft than yesterday but no loss in range or direction.  

I next moved down to the 5h, which has been OK, just without the loft I would like.

Loft was acceptable at best though direction and distance, for the most part, were what I expected. The aspect I noticed on first review of the video was that I was closing down the angle of attack.  I will focus on that over the next few days.  

7i was good. I was only 8-10 yards off of what I am now getting with the 6i; the loft was what I like the most today.  It allows me to keep the ball from overly long rolls after the landing.  I want some roll, even as I need to work on controlling it as much as I can to avoid hitting too far beyond the target.

As this was the first day on this next phase of my playing my bag of weapons, I will mark the direction of my work after more study of the film.

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Day 13: Went to the range with my wife and kid. Worked for a bit on my swing, just getting that feeling of moving off the ball to A1 and soft wrists in transition.

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106.  Played 18 at my home course with some friends today.  Shot 90 on the nose.  Hit exactly 4 GIR, plus hit another three greens with a full swing motion but not in regulation:  first hole 6-iron, hole 16 a 9-iron (after topping a 5-iron off the tee), and hole 17 a half 9-iron. 

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Strokes gained, approximate levels:

Putted at about a 20 handicap level.

Driving around a 23 handicap level, which included hitting into an unplayable lie on the first hole.  Still hit plenty of 220+ yard drives which have to have helped... 

Short game at about a 15 handicap level.  It'd basically have been better if I had ... I don't know.  

Approach at about my handicap level, 12.5.  Includes the stroke where I was able to take a penalty (this got attributed to driving) for unplayable, but then was really only able to move the ball to where I could top it a few yards down (the next shot was from 150 yards to about 24 feet on the green) and topping a 5-iron off a par-3 tee (and then hit a 9-iron to 24 feet)

Somehow the same person hitting these shots today shot a 77, albeit at a slightly easier course, just over a month ago. 

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Day 4

8/17/19

Putted to a target 4-6 feet away at home. 

Day 5

8/18/19

Pitched with SW to around 10-15 yards out. Used a small 10" diameter bucket as a target at different locations. My distance control was poor at first, but I eventually eased into better control.

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Day 403

Another batch of 21 to keep the mid range weapons on pace.

Generally, a good day.

I spend a lot more time making sure the 5h was in better position to get the loft I was looking for.  Much better overall as I was getting lofts up to 15' plus good after landing yardage.  They tended to finish left of the target,  but only 1 or two finished too much left.  No thin shots today make me smile.

6i and 7i were both. well within expectations, even if no spectacular shots made themselves known.

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Day 107.  Putted for 20 minutes this morning at a course near my new job.  3', 6', 9' from various sides, but no specific drill, as I didn't know how much time I'd have.  I'm glad I didn't set up for a drill, because I didn't have as much time as I thought (I was hoping to put in 45 minutes). 

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Day 6 

8/19/19

Putted from various distances to the fringe of the green as a distance control exercise. My control improved over time.

Bump and run chips from 3' off the green with my SW and 7i.

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