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Day 189.  FFG, In season, P1 WC.  I have now tried all of the new in-season P1s.

-- 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 49 (9/12/2022): Back to work today...I did some dry swings in the morning just to feel the pivot motion, specifically the lateral move left as the club is still going back but close to the top. Tonight I did a 15 minute session on Hack Motion and then some chip/pitch practice into a net. 

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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 318 - Missed yesterday. Pouring rain today, so I worked on 9 to 3 swings and really slow full swings (w/o a ball) in the garage, focusing on impact position and in particular having my weight forward at impact position. 

  • 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 316, September 13, 2022

Hit balls at the range between mini lessons with my college golfers.

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 4 - Practiced for 90 minutes at the range tonight.  Trying to lock in a modest swing change and hit the ball well.  Finished with 10 minutes of chipping practice from difficult lies. Did not make any, but happy with the efforts.

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Day 91 (13 Sep 22) Continued work on the setup where I am grooving a slightly stronger grip.  Used the drill to hit some easy 1/4 pitches in the backyard with the PW.  Seeing much fewer fats and thins with more predictable flight, which for me is not sending it through a window or across someone’s yard but rather consistent distance. 

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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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Day 56: 9/14/2022

So, I posted some video for Yoda to look at and he responded. So, I spent a lot time today running back and forth from my computer in my office to the mirrors where I can look at the slow motion swings I make. 

Golf for Chet is 2 steps forward, 2 steps back. 

I have a couple of rounds planned here in the next few days so, I hopefully can get some good work in at the range tomorrow and Thursday to work on some what should I call them? Let's say "Previous Priority Pieces That Have Returned". 

My bag is an ever-changing combination of clubs. 

A mix I am forever tinkering with. 

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Day 2:

Worked a bunch on backswing using mirrorvision instead of LVP camera now that I have an iPad. Also hit some balls with 4-iron and 7-iron, except I busted a hole in my net, so I used Almost Golf balls instead of real golf balls.

I think it's time to upgrade from these cheaper practice nets (Rukket, Spornia) to something more substantive like a Net Return.

-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 190.  No more of this "I had five minutes" -- I allocated time today to actually practice!  Indoors, off a mat, into a net, real balls, many rehearsals per ball as I needed.  

-- 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 50 (9/13/22): Today I had 2 practice sessions, one of about 10 minutes in the morning, and another of about 20 minutes in the evening. I practiced chips, short pitches, and a few 3/4 length shots, all with wedges or short irons. I was mainly focusing on pivot and form, using foam balls mostly, with a few real balls in the evening. I finished the session with about 5 minutes of Kwon drills, mostly the step drill, focusing on using the ground, waiting on the downswing, and having the body control or initiate movements and trying to eliminate becoming too arm-driven early in the downswing. 

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 319 - Still working on 5SK #2; getting my weight forward at impact. Did the drill from the 5SK video "Are You Turning Like a Tour Player" today with my 6H and AlmostGOLF balls in the yard. Playing 18 tomorrow. 

  • 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 57: 9/14/2022

More range time today. Worked on my priority pieces, while simultaneously trying to calm down a squat I like to add into my backswing. I sent some video to Yoda and he has commented. I'm going to try to incorporate his comments into some mirror work tonight. And since I'm scheduled to play tomorrow I'll try to bring it to the course. 

My bag is an ever-changing combination of clubs. 

A mix I am forever tinkering with. 

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Day 92 (14 Sep 22) - Continued work on same pieces that have been my focus for the past week.  Moved over to full swings with hard foam balls, working across the bag (driver, hybrid, long iron, mid, and short iron) - simulating play on the course.  

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 317, September 14, 2022

Worked at the range for about 30 minutes. I'll post the end stuff with a 9I in my member swing topic.

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 191.  Allocated a half hour for practice time tonight (the usual, but now a half hour instead of 5-10 minutes) and used it well! 

Also I finally have mirrors in my practice room.  They're kinda small, but I can confirm my shoulders are where I want to exaggerate them to, and where my hind end goes in the backswing too. 

-- 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 51 (9/14/22): Another long work day, but before bed (just now) I had a nice practice session of about 30 minutes. Foam balls first, then real balls. I was still using the Kwon ideas but not step drills. Just concentrating on body driven pivot, and kicking the ground a little with the right leg going back, and then really kicking with the left leg for the downswing. I also tried to imagine pulling the grip off the golf club as I was kicking the ground. At first this made me swing left which is great; I was hitting an 8 iron and had a path very close to zero, sometimes a degree left, with just a fade of a yard or two. Eventually my right path and draw took over, but if I really concentrated on the pull of the grip, the path would tend to zero out or tip left a little. Contact was excellent. I hit mostly 8 irons, but then did a few with a lob wedge and then with a hybrid. I would say I hit maybe 12 foam balls and maybe 20-25 real balls. 

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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    • Interesting that would explain why my head moves that way. I'll give it a shot tomorrow and record myself and see how it goes. Thanks
    • I did another mini-round of testing this afternoon adding the Callaway Paradym (not sure about the spelling) into the mix. The Callaway reps happened to be in the store when I was there. (What can I say, they gave me a hat!)  They took a look at my swing and maybe based on my age, set me up with a 50-gram regular shaft resulting in 92mph avg. clubhead speed, 132mph ball speed, 2765 spin and a launch angle of 14.5˚ = 206 yd carry, just slightly behind the two TSR's. Dispersion was the best of the bunch, +- 14.7 feet, again based on the 10 best shots out of 12 but in reality, the two worst weren't all that bad. I was really impressed with the club. The best thing I was able to do today was to convince myself that spending an extra $250 for a premium shaft is probably not necessary. I could drive myself crazy doing this so to in order to avoid paralysis by analysis I'm narrowing it down to the Titleist TSR-2 & TSR-3 and adding the Paradym into the mix for the final three. I hope to conclude this sometime next week and when I do, will publish the results and the data here.  
    • I mean… I think your chin is too down. You're almost looking at the ball out of the top of your eyes. So, your right shoulder pushes your chin back, because there's so little room to go under it. I think you can clean that up, though it would take some time.
    • Dr Kay delivers a ton of technical "stuff" in his videos for you. I would need some decoder ring to understand everything he is saying.  I do like the changes he's made in your swing. 
    • Hey Erik thanks for the reply. I'm actually tempted to make the 2 hour journey but can't as of yet. As far the questions go.  Here's a face on I took at work. I can take a better one where you can see the whole ball/swing but it's what I have right now. I'm actually right eye dominate so they may explain why my head does that weird move. It actually used to be worse to the point where my whole head would turn. 

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