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Day 659: Spent about 20 minutes working on my drill with 6 iron and driver. 

Scott

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Day 296, August 24, 2022

Hit balls at the range between working with Behrend students. Hitting it pretty good right now so long as I go out/up and make a 1/10th swing. 😉

Erik J. Barzeski —  I knock a ball. It goes in a gopher hole. 🏌🏼‍♂️
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Day 171.  I hit ten balls with my 6-iron (indoors, you know the drill with me) before packing my clubs for my trip. 

-- 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 71 (24 Aug 22) -  Worked on pitches with wedges and chips with irons in the backyard with grandson.  Working from 1/4 to 1/2 swing, focused on not slowing down but maintaining speed thru impact.  Ball striking much more consistent.

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 30, August 24, 2022: I worked on pitch length swings for contact using a lanyard ball. I worked with the launch monitor after this, lengthening the swing a bit but low speed, working on path and face angle. Finally I worked with Hack Motion on wrist angles. 

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 17:

More backswing work with camera, also hit balls with 7-iron. Working with a short backswing feel. 

-Peter

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Day 300 - Practiced today at the North Kingstown range with @boogielicious, who helped my film my swing and so I'll be adding to the "my swing" thread shortly. Also practiced chipping and putting on the practice green, which was recently aerated, today. 

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  • 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 72 (25 Aug 22) - Worked on the swing path (exaggerated in-to-out to help ungroove my typical out-to-in) with the PW in the backyard, hitting 20-30 pitches.   

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 670: Practiced at NK with @Bob M . Worked on my alignment first. I’ve been having trouble setting up correctly noticed a lot of shot going left of what I thought was my target line. Turns out I am aligning a bit more left that I thought. Wired on my PP and did slow swing drills. Then Bob showed my a quadrant drill for driver to help with key 4. 
 

Finished with wedges and more alignment work. 

Scott

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Day 172.  Played the second nine holes at WW, which I've been hearing about for a while.  The course is gorgeous, and my only complaint about my play is I seem to hit the ball further than I am expecting a few times.  That and I apparently managed to hit a 7-iron approach so well the ball spun back a few feet.  Pars on 10, 12, 15, and 17 after coming off a plane less than two hours prior to hitting my first shot, and I didn't hit any warm up balls. 

-- 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 31, August 25, 2022:  Today I practiced again with the lanyard ball, and then with 3/4 length swings without the ball. The emphasis was on centered contact and proper sequencing of body, arms, hands, club. Indoor practice into the screen. 

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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 18:

Continued to work on the same full swing piece; getting depth and keeping the backswing feeling "short". Worked with 6-iron, 3W and Driver today. Driver and 6-iron were good with regards to contact and vertical/horizontal launch, but 3W is frustrating.

-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 671: Range today at LL. Worked on the same drill again with 7 iron and driver. Ball flight is starting to get pretty repeatable and closer to my toe line with slight draws as long as I don’t swing OTT. Worked on path a bit too, especially with driver. My other focus is a long, slow high backswing as I tend to get short on the course.

Scott

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

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Day 39: 8/26/2022

I did stuff yesterday, but forgot to report on it. So, I guess today is day 39.

Got to the range today and spent 20 minutes working on my priority pieces. Then I did random practice. Hitting driver, then 8 iron, then hybrid, then 6 iron, and kept it random for about 20 minutes. Lastly I got into a game/contest with another guy there and we competed hitting shots, 200 yard fade. 150 yard draw. ... etc... Kind of fun and I actually did better than I thought I would. 

My bag is an ever-changing combination of clubs. 

A mix I am forever tinkering with. 

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Day 298, August 26, 2022

Played seven holes (and made seven pars), including the ninth where @RJohn23 made an ace (that neither of us, nor the people on the patio, saw go in).

https://www.instagram.com/p/Chs5SuqsNIN/

Erik J. Barzeski —  I knock a ball. It goes in a gopher hole. 🏌🏼‍♂️
Director of Instructor Development, 5 Simple Keys®/Golf Evolution • Owner, The Sand Trap .com • AuthorLowest Score Wins • Golf Digest "Best Young Teachers in America" 2016-17 • "Best in State" 2017-20 • WNY Section PGA Teacher of the Year 2019 • Penn-State Behrend Head Coach • • • • • • • • • • :aimpoint: :edel: :true_linkswear:

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Day 73 (26 Aug 22) - Played 18 solo today using worst ball format.  Two balls off the tee, play from the worse tee shot with the two balls, always working from the worst of the two shots.  Really like the challenge to effective course management and dealing with less than ideal lies/looks.   

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 173.  GEARS lesson (which is awesome, by the way;  I'll post more about this in a few days on the GEARS thread, but if you're on the fence, go do it), followed by some additional practice from the GEARS lesson. 

-- 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 301 - 9-hole league at North Kingstown tonight. We were able to complete the round before the lightning started, which is good because I shot a personal best 5-over 41. 

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  • 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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