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Day 197 

Took my 4 drivers I keep around to the range. My 10.5 low profile,.component gamer. A 9.5 Ovation round headed driver. A 10.5, and 12.0, TE round headed driver. All of the same length, and fitted to me. 

Hit all of them about the same. Couldn't really tell about the distances of each, other than I hit them all far enough, that my poor eyes couldn't tell the difference. All initial ball flights were on target. 

Hit about 60 balls, or so for a good full swing work out. 

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DAY 238    Spent 10 minutes working with my Impact Ball and my shortened golf club .... working on staying connected.   AND lots of hours preparing the house for moving.... only three more days then back to MORE golf and NO packing and preparing for the move!!!

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Day 2: Today I putted after work for 15 minutes working on my lag putting from 20 feet to 50 feet.

Edited by MasonAsher2014

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Day 46, or day 45 because I somehow listed both yesterday and Sunday as day 44.  Let's say it's Day 46. I had a choice after work:  do I want to arrive 30 minutes early for my evening plans or do I want to practice putting for 20-25 minutes and arrive merely on time?  I chose the latter.  Because the putting drills I like to do can take some time, I didn't do drills, I just set up putts of varying lengths (mostly 8-12 feet) and tried to make them.  I didn't keep careful track, although there were a few breaking putts I made that made me happy, plus a 10-footer on the fall line that I correctly identified as such.  :-) 

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Day 198

Had an "all around" short game practice this morning. Pitches, chips, and putting; in that order. 

Started with 50 yard (carry) pitches. Hit 14 balls to a practice pin. Landing dispersion was decent. Focus was on alignment, (aim) and consistent distance. (B)

Next was pitches off uneven lies. Up, down slopes, and both side hill lies. These were all in the 30 yard range to my bag, which was doing extra duty as a target. Focus was on set up, aim, and ball placement in my stance for these shots. I treat these shots like a green side bunker shot, in as much as, just getting a useful ball flight towards my target is a good thing. (B-)

Next was chipping from various areas off the green. I use the Runyon chip/putt stroke method. My putting, and chipping strokes are exactly the same. Even my address position is the same. Focus was on not letting the toe of the club hit the turf before the ball. Since I set up to the ball just like a putt, I need to grip down a little. This also causes a heel up, toe down club face. (B+)

Last was putting practice. My putting is such, that I don't need to spend much time on it. After proper alignment (reads/aim) all I really need to focus on is starting my back stroke with my left hand/arm. This gives me a much truer back stroke, than if I started the back stroke with my right hand/arm. My putter is face balanced. (A)

If the current weather holds up, I will be playing at least nine holes, later on today. 

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Day 14

Felt great after the usual physical warm-ups, so it became a day practicing my "woods" that means: 4h,5h,7h, Driver, 3f.  All met expectation with very few hooks or big draws.  Mis-hits were primarily failing jn getting the ball to launch well.  Corrections were primarily stance when I rushed to the next shot. 

 

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DAY 239   Spent about 5-10 minutes on the putting green .... had to go in due to heavy rains, .. then went out with my regular Wednesday Golf Group to play 18 holes.   There was a LOT of casual water on the first 5 holes such that we drove in the rough, played lift-clean-and place, and still had difficulty on those holes finding a spot in the fairway where there was not casual water.  I can absolutely say that playing in a rain suit and rain gloves does nothing for my game.  Shot 84... and happy to do that.

Below is a picture looking up the fairway on the 6th hole.   Looked like this most of the time.

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Edited by JuanTheGolfer

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Day 47.  I think I have changed the picture from my most recent lesson, and I went to the range for reinforcement and to get video.  I also hit my new hybrid and 4-wood a few times, with more practice swings than usual.  

I spent a good bit of time on the putting green trying to do the 10' drill from Broadie, but it seemed I three-putted every time I got to 9 or 8 points;  after 50 holes I stopped.  :-(  

I also set up my net at home.  Phase one of that room is complete.  I will update the relevant threads to go with this.

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DAY 240   Up early prepping for arrival of team that will be packing up our house.  So practicing pivots, using the door frame... turn back but don't hit the frame and through and not hit the frame on the other side.  Helps with staying more centered in my swing.  I think I will doing a lot of these over the next two days!!!

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Day 199

Did some early morning range work today. Worked with my long, and mid irons. (2-8). Hit balls both off the turf, and tee'd up. Focus was on aim, swing tempo, and hitting my chosen landing area. All swings we're full swings. 

Since I was on the range, I used some of the flags to make a fairway. Idea was to land the ball in that make shift fairway. Distance was relative to what ever club I was using. Just wanted the ball to land in the "skinny corridor" I made up. Most did, and of course a few didn't. Even fewer missed by alot. 85% were what I would call acceptable, with 15% of those being acceptable misses. (B)

From there, I went to the putting green, and stroked a few balls. Practiced a lot of 5' +/- rolls. I was looking for a high percentage of one putts. Reads, alignments, and a dominant left hand take away we're my focuses.  (B+)

I have a "super senior" tourney tomorrow morning. Feeling good about it. I will be one of 15 (so far) participants. I will start my hydration prep today for the 3-4 hour round in the morning. 

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Day 15

A heavy schedule allowed for a short workout only.  Physical warm up then a half hour working on alignment and keeping the left hand from losing position on the downswing.  Felt good but I need to make it a much of a habit as possible.

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Day 48 Did my first session of introductory protocol for the Superspeed.  I also had to move rooms a few times.  I will eventually figure out a room I can swing in without feeling like I need to flinch.  My house is narrow.  Even in my golf room, I don't like swinging anything longer than a 6-iron.  I had to swing very slowly to see if I'd hit anything.  And a few times, I set up and did (thankfully, very slowly).

And my back patio is too tiny.  Maybe if I move my coffee table I can do this in my living room (there's room, I just will be swinging standing on hardwood floor). 

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