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12 hours ago, ChetlovesMer said:

Day 35: 8/21/2022

My right elbow was kind of aching all day so I took it easy today. I just did putting work on the indoor mat. 

Basically I did the three exercises from Day 15 of the Covid-19 30 day challenge. 

Day 36: 8/22/2022

My elbow felt much better this morning so I got out there early and hit balls in the garage. I worked on my priority pieces. Tried to work my way through the bag, Implementing the priority piece into each club. 
 

 

My bag is an ever-changing combination of clubs. 

A mix I am forever tinkering with. 

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Day 297 - Rain today (haven't said that much lately) so I practiced putting on my PuttOUT mat; 5' putts swinging the putter between two balls set as a gate. Worked with both my SeeMore and Edel putters. 

  • Clubs: Ping, Callaway, Edison, Sub 70, Seemore, True Linkswear
  • Other: Snell MTB Black; Vice Pro Soft; Callaway ORG 7 bag;  Shot Scope V3
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Day 657: Rained today finally. So I went to the gym and brought a 6 iron. Did a new In-Season Fit for Golf workout then did mirror work at the end.

Scott

Titleist, Edel, Scotty Cameron Putter, Snell - AimPoint - Evolvr - MirrorVision -MEVO+

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Day 294, August 22, 2022

Played seven holes at Whispering Woods focusing on my most recent stuff. Was okay. Coming together.

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Day 169.  A dozen practice balls, 6-iron, indoors, off a mat, into a net, real balls.  As usual, 2-3 rehearsals to ensure I was making the backswing I intended. 

-- Michael | My swing! 

"You think you're Jim Furyk. That's why your phone is never charged." - message from my mother

Driver:  Titleist 915D2.  4-wood:  Titleist 917F2.  Titleist TS2 19 degree hybrid.  Another hybrid in here too.  Irons 5-U, Ping G400.  Wedges negotiable (currently 54 degree Cleveland, 58 degree Titleist) Edel putter. 

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Day 69 (22 Aug 22) - break in the rain, able to get some full swings out in the backyard with hard foam balls.  Worked on    the grip position as well as club positions.  

Ping G400 SFT 10deg  R flex
Ping G410 3w R flex
Ping G400 3h and 4h R flex
Taylormade SLDR 5i thru PW graphite shaft R flex
Cleveland CBX wedges - 50, 54, 58 or 52, 58 (depending on my mood)
Odyssey Versa or White Steel #5
Srixon Q Star

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Day 28: Busy day at work but I was able to get in some focused practice in the morning before work and then tonight before dinner. Foam balls and real balls, nothing but 9 to 3 swings, concentrating on solid contact and synchronizing the arms and body. I worked a bit with intentional toe and heel hits to try to get more club head awareness. Finally, about 20 balls using a lanyard/ball tool to help with the synchronization of arms and body. 

JP Bouffard

"I cut a little driver in there." -- Jim Murray

Driver: Titleist 915 D3, ACCRA Shaft 9.5*.
3W: Callaway XR,
3,4 Hybrid: Taylor Made RBZ Rescue Tour, Oban shaft.
Irons: 5-GW: Mizuno JPX800, Aerotech Steelfiber 95 shafts, S flex.
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM5 56 degree, M grind
Putter: Edel Custom Pixel Insert 

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Day 15:

Worked indoors on backswing with LVP camera. After a few sessions with camera, I realize I was starting to overdo/overexaggerate the depth priority piece, but I have reeled it in a bit and I don't want to jinx myself, but I think I am making some good progress.

-Peter

  • :cobra: King RADSPEED
  • :pxg: GEN4 0341XF, Fairway
  • :pxg: GEN4 0317X, Hybrid
  • :srixon: ZX 3-iron, ZX5 4-AW
  • :cleveland:  RTX Zipcore 54 & 58
  • L.A.B. Golf Directed Force 2.1
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Day 298 - Practiced chipping on the range with a small bucket and my 58* wedge. Started with basic motion focused on making good contact for about half the bucket. Then hit various trajectories, distances and from various lies. Finished in the practice bunker with some balls that I shagged (being alone on the range). 

  • Clubs: Ping, Callaway, Edison, Sub 70, Seemore, True Linkswear
  • Other: Snell MTB Black; Vice Pro Soft; Callaway ORG 7 bag;  Shot Scope V3
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Day 658: Range today at Laurel Lane. Worked on my drill with 6 iron and driver only. Started with slow swings to get the motion down including the long arc feel. Ramped up a bit and really only hit two full speed swings with each club. Finished with some short game work including sand.

Scott

Titleist, Edel, Scotty Cameron Putter, Snell - AimPoint - Evolvr - MirrorVision -MEVO+

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Day 37: 8/23/2022

I got more good work in today. Had about an hour at the range. 

Spent the first 20 minutes in the short game area working intermediate wedges. 30-60 yards. 

Then spent 20 minutes working on driver. 

Spent the last 20 minutes putting. I did the makeable putts challenge again. 

My bag is an ever-changing combination of clubs. 

A mix I am forever tinkering with. 

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Day 70 (23 Aug 22) Played 9 hole best ball with men’s group from church.  Our team consisted of my son, grandson and myself.  Course was CPO (Cart Path Only),  so we were careful to stay as center the fairways as possible.  Still a good day to discuss strategy as my son said, “I really like playing best ball.  No stress, just relaxing fun”. Round was a good mix of everyone’s game.  We finished two over with two bogies and seven pars - and no sixes on the card!  

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Ping G400 SFT 10deg  R flex
Ping G410 3w R flex
Ping G400 3h and 4h R flex
Taylormade SLDR 5i thru PW graphite shaft R flex
Cleveland CBX wedges - 50, 54, 58 or 52, 58 (depending on my mood)
Odyssey Versa or White Steel #5
Srixon Q Star

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Two days off, well not completely, because I overdid it and got my wrist irritated with a bad hit or two into the mat.  I need to get a better mat and to work on my hitting area more-my "tee" area is a bit wonky. Wrist is feeling better today, I'll be back after it tomorrow and I had been solid for 2 or 3 weeks before that. But I know I'll take days off and that's not the game here. So carry right on and hit 'em like you mean to. I'm pulling the ripcord here.

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Day 170.  I had time for another dozen full swing shots, 6-iron, indoors, off a mat, into a net.

I'm sort of in a holding pattern at the moment for practice.  Look for a lot more focused practice from me, coming soon!

-- Michael | My swing! 

"You think you're Jim Furyk. That's why your phone is never charged." - message from my mother

Driver:  Titleist 915D2.  4-wood:  Titleist 917F2.  Titleist TS2 19 degree hybrid.  Another hybrid in here too.  Irons 5-U, Ping G400.  Wedges negotiable (currently 54 degree Cleveland, 58 degree Titleist) Edel putter. 

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Day 29: Today I practiced again, indoors, with the lanyard/ball device, pitch shots and 3/4 swings. I then tried duplicating the feel without the ball/lanyard. The swing length with the lanyard/ball thing was not enough to get consistent reads on face and path, but it definitely produced a different feel on the downswing. It was like the downswing was easier and more automatic. I suspect the club was probably on a better plane, or at least a different plane than I'm used to. I want to do some video recording of this to explore it. I followed this with a few simulated holes. My thought on the sim holes was to forget practice details and concentrate on a connected, continuous swing motion. I took practice swings until I had one which felt good, then tried to replicate the practice swing on the ball. 

JP Bouffard

"I cut a little driver in there." -- Jim Murray

Driver: Titleist 915 D3, ACCRA Shaft 9.5*.
3W: Callaway XR,
3,4 Hybrid: Taylor Made RBZ Rescue Tour, Oban shaft.
Irons: 5-GW: Mizuno JPX800, Aerotech Steelfiber 95 shafts, S flex.
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM5 56 degree, M grind
Putter: Edel Custom Pixel Insert 

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Day 16:

Did more indoor camera work on backswing and then hit some balls with 7-iron. Backswing feels very short, but I’m hitting the ball pretty flush, straight (relatively), and far enough.

-Peter

  • :cobra: King RADSPEED
  • :pxg: GEN4 0341XF, Fairway
  • :pxg: GEN4 0317X, Hybrid
  • :srixon: ZX 3-iron, ZX5 4-AW
  • :cleveland:  RTX Zipcore 54 & 58
  • L.A.B. Golf Directed Force 2.1
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Day 299 - About 20 balls, base chipping motion (really a hybrid because I am trying to engage the bounce) today. Planning to go to the range tomorrow, spending some time around the practice green. 

  • Clubs: Ping, Callaway, Edison, Sub 70, Seemore, True Linkswear
  • Other: Snell MTB Black; Vice Pro Soft; Callaway ORG 7 bag;  Shot Scope V3
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Day 38: 8/24/2022

Played 18 this morning. Did pretty well. The par-3's hurt me. 

 

My bag is an ever-changing combination of clubs. 

A mix I am forever tinkering with. 

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    • I remember when I lived in Chicago, Ron Santo used to do commercials for a shoe store.  At the time Ron Santo had no feet. They were amputated due to type one diabetes.  Me giving wedge advice is akin to Ron Santo giving shoe advice.  Lots of places do straight up wedge fittings.  I've heard really good things about Edel's fitting process for wedges. 
    • In addition to the questions @ChetlovesMer asked… I have some issues. So you're going to try to create a new habit, a better swing, then immediately make probably just about as many swings trying to compete/score, which has a good probability of undoing all that you just did by going too fast, too soon? That's how I see that. I'd be much more in favor of dividing up the DAYS, and having one day a week where you do an assessment. And to keep things somewhat fresh, you could do assessments like this: Distance Wedge Wednesday Full Swing Friday Swing Speed Saturday Make Putts Monday (Tried to go for the alliteration there on Monday…). That way you're not just having one straight day of "assessments" (though I could see benefit in that, too).
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    • Yes, take advice from the two guys on the forum with the worst short game. That will get you far 😃

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