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DAY 58 January 30th.  I dragged myself out the door and headed to the range to continue to work on my game.  I was a tired from the hours I have been putting in on the range, and a couple of projects for upcoming tournaments.  The Heroes Ladies Intercollegiate which starts next weekend.  I am the team leader for the Scorers and Shuttle Drivers.  The scorers will be entering the scores live throughout the tournament.... so scheduling, communicating, ....  Then the LECOM Suncoast Classic a Korn Ferry event starts the next week and I am a chairman of a group of volunteers for that event.

Now about the almost 4 hours I spent on the range.  I started with the Super Speed Challenge, knowing my speed was down from being tired, and yes indeed, I never cracked 100 mph, all 5 swings were either 98 or 99 mph.  I even checked the unit with a half speed swing... and it registered 50 mph so I know it was working.

Then a long range session, hitting almost 300 balls.  I went through almost 25 different drills, when doing that today I was focusing on my rotation with my hips and not "goat humping"  then on my right shoulder coming down and under versus around.  Making progress. 

 

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Day 29 - Same as yesterday, key #2 drill using Mirror Vision. I’ll do this a couple more days before filming some swings for Evolvr. 

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Day 26 - got opportunity to play today at the 2nd closest course to my home, regular course was closed due to frozen greens.  Course was relatively empty, so it was easy to work on footwork, specifically setup on pitches and chips.  Continued working on foot spacing.  Found that by taking a moment and locking in on where my feet are, things flowed. Not fat shots, very controlled distances, no soaring blades.  Wound up shooting my beat round there to date by 7 strokes, that could have been easily 14 fewer! 

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DAY 59  January 31   Went to the course... and begin by spending 15 minutes using the Pelz Putting Tutor to train and get feedback on starting the ball on line... I was satisfied with the results.

Then headed over to the range to work through several drills.... in short it was a disaster!!!  It was soooo frustrating.  Something was wrong and I could just not figure it out.  Finally I decided that my tempo was not consistent and I was swinging way to slow and carefully.  This happens for me when I spend several days on drills.  So I turned on my Tour Tempo app, and set it to play the 27/9 tempo.  I decided I would use my driver... at first it seemed a little fast, only because I had been too slow from all the drills. Then my tempo kicked in and I smashed a lot of drives in a row!!  Then I hit 20 balls with my 7 iron, and again I hit them cleanly, straight and long.   So while it started poorly it ended well... lesson learned.   Work on your tempo more often!!!! 

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Day 27 - rain, rain, more rain....mirror work   with the old  7i.  Focused on keeping the right elbow >90deg  at top of backswing.  Also worked on getting full rotation thru the downswing.  

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Day 1 - After a rather lengthy and particularly unproductive swinging session on Saturday, I must have subconsciously put it out of my mind so deep that I forgot to post about it here to break my streak.  And yesterday, between digging myself out of the snow all day, and the freedom of not being bogged down by a streak, I took the day off.

Today, I tried to focus on drills and confirmation rather than swinging blindly into a net for way too long.  I did just that.  Spent some time watching golf Sunday, and watching how the back of their left hands traveled through the backswing.  Really tried to notice how quickly the back of their hand got to be parallel to the plane.  Today, I did some drills to try and drive that home.  Get my forearms to turn my hands over and swing my arms around my spine with the back of the hand defining that plane.  Felt pretty good and effortless.  Will try to do these drills all week and see where that gets me. 

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Day 28 - quiet day of putting work.  Did this one in sock feet - focusing on foot pressure.  As the left foot is toeless, I have a tendency to overload the right when standing.  In socks on the hardwood floor allows me to focus on balanced pressure through the tic-toc of the swing.  Likewise, much work on keeping the head still - could not hear the clunk of a ball in the cup as it was with foam balls....good workout on learning to be quiet and trusting the stroke.  

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DAY 60  February 1    Monday's are my days off from going to the range.... thank goodness it was 59 degrees out and 20 mph winds, who wants to spend hours in that!!  So I went into the garage and worked with my backside slight off the wall and did swings with a shortened PVC pipe.  This provides feedback on my working my hips properly on the downswing versus thrusting toward the ball, and also that I need to move my arms down under my chest.  Great drill!! 

Tomorrow is cold also... so probably back to the garage!! LOL!!

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