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1 minute ago, Double Mocha Man said:

My thoughts on that are if you take a faster backswing and maintain the 3:1 ratio then the downswing is faster, as well.  Not necessarily a bad thing.

Swings don't have to be 3:1.

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Just now, iacas said:

Swings don't have to be 3:1.

Correct, they don't.   But almost all tour pros are between 2.8:1 and 3.2:1.  Be it Ernie Els or Nick Price or Justin Thomas.

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Just now, Double Mocha Man said:

Correct, they don't.   But almost all tour pros are between 2.8:1 and 3.2:1.  Be it Ernie Els or Nick Price or Justin Thomas.

I know it's seen frequently, but it doesn't rise to the level of a commonality. I know "Tour Tempo" pushed the idea, but… meh. I've never really cared.

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Two of the first three people I looked at.

Anyway, I'm not worrying about it in my golf swing right now, and likely never will.

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Day 5.  After work, had ten minutes hitting 6-iron (some flight some full) indoors, off a mat, into a net, not real balls.

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Day 11

7i and driver, wit focus on ow far away I was setting up my address.  I saw on a video that I was reaching on my address that my down swing was almost casting. So my last coaching session went over this. 

The results today were more than I expected. Only one mist in the 40 shots.

 

 

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Day 15 - January 14, 2020

Full swing work again. This is going to be almost everything that I do.

Made a bunch of swings outside while the workers dug a moat around my yard. Basically.

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Day 42

Worked on full swing stuff from my last lesson again. 54 balls with a 7-iron, 50% full speed, working on delivering club face square at impact with new grip. 

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Day 6 -- January 14, 2020.

I spent 10 minutes, indoors, 6-iron, off a mat... a mix of the whiffle balls and some real ones (finally found the big box of balls I had been using at my previous place).  I hit some much more poorly today than the last few days, partly (I am guessing on the reason) because of soreness from the gym yesterday. 

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Day 12

6i only, not too much of a pull left today. I was very happy as distance was solid.

Watching my latest videos, I have seen how simple maladjustments to address and swing can creep in. I need to keep checking everything.

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Day 43

Hit 20 balls today, working on my initial take of a pre-shot routine. Goal is to develop a consistent pre-shot routine. This is my first attempt at the concept, so will tweak as I find what works/doesn't work. All of this is done after taking two practice swings and selecting target line.

1) Identify intermediate point on target line within 3 feet of ball

2) Align club face to identified intermediate target with feet together, ball just off lead heel and feet parallel to target line

3) Adjust feet to widen stance appropriately for club and set ball position

4) Check grip (eventually won't do this, but have to until I stop reverting to super strong right hand death grip)

5) Get in address posture, and do waggle thing

6) Start swing

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Day 16 - January 15, 2020

Full swing work again. This is going to be almost everything that I do.

Hit nine 9I, nine 5I, rehearsing several times in between. Each one was a little different, and I put a noodle in front of me to control start lines (right of the noodle). I felt a little thing about my left arm going higher, to help my right elbow have the room it deserves/needs.

Then, because a student of mine was putting, I watched and helped him for a bit, and then worked on my putting. Still pretty good. 🙂

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Day 7 - January 15, 2020.  6-iron, indoors, off a mat, into a net, mix of real balls and practice balls (plus no-ball swings, of course).  I don't hurt as much as yesterday, despite squats and deadlifts (first time in ages for each) this morning.  Side note: my body will likely require me to practice putting tomorrow, and I probably should do that.

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Day 44

Rain in the Bay Area today so some indoor putting and rehearsal of my pre shot routine, just with no ball. 

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Day 13

Fell in love with my driver all over again!

30 shots today, average distance 230 yards, for me same at 360+ for Tiger in terms of joy!

Fairly good dispersion! Nice roll!

Improved speed for the weapon.

May it act the same tomorrow on the round!

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Day 17 - January 16, 2020

Full swing work again. This is going to be almost everything that I do.

Good work today. I'd write more, but it's 12 to midnight and I still got this in, but that's all I've got.

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Day 8.  Indoor putting for 10 minutes after social activities tonight (none of that is euphemism).  I hit a few wide left, didn't even make it halfway across the 36" yardstick, which may explain my 8.x strokes lost putting last weekend. 

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Day 14

A fair to good 20 shot Warm up before a round.

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