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Day 1 (16 Nov 22) - starting over as I took several days off while vacationing with the kids and grands in New England.  Worked on the swing setup drill that I had been doing with the 7i and 8i, rehearsing takeaway and downswing, then making swings hitting hard foam balls.  

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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
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Day 16, November 16, 2022

Worked for about 25 minutes hitting balls with an 8I today. Took a few breaks to film some content, including a weird one I put on Instagram Reels.

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Day 17, November 17, 2022

Worked downtown after lessons, partly because I was putting off getting home and throwing snow (which unfortunately was too literal today, as it was so wet the snow thrower had a hard time of it, so I did a lot manually), and partly because I knew I wouldn't be back today.

Erik J. Barzeski —  I knock a ball. It goes in a gopher hole. 🏌🏼‍♂️
Director of Instruction Golf Evolution • Owner, The Sand Trap .com • AuthorLowest Score Wins
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day 12 - went to the range despite it being Thursday (no pool today) and practiced the takeaway as discussed in yesterdays lesson.. spent almost 2 hours  there, also playing on the toptracer

cheers Chris

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Day 2 (17 Nov 22) - Played the back nine at Minnesott today with a good friend who’s recovering from a neck injury that has left his little and ring fingers in his lead hand numb (the strongest club he can comfortably hit is his 5i).  We discussed how we are working through injuries (my foot, his hand/neck) and how blessed we are to be able to play.  

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 1:

Worked on primary priority, backswing depth. Feels like I’ve said this before. 

-Peter

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Day 3 (18 Nov 22) - Swing rehearsal work in the backyard today - focused on the transition and coming through the ball.  Hit some hard foam balls to finish up - purposed 1/2 swing strikes with open face, closed face, squared face.  

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 18, November 18, 2022

My daughter's birthday, and a BIG day of watching videos about torques and forces. 🙂 While watching some of them, I worked on the backswing and transition.

Erik J. Barzeski —  I knock a ball. It goes in a gopher hole. 🏌🏼‍♂️
Director of Instruction 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 :edel: :true_linkswear:

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day 13 - spent about an hour on the toptracer today.. still focusing on the takeaway to get this internalized

cheers Chris

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Day 2:

Intended to start Stack speed training today but didn’t feel like it. Worked on backswing thing. 

-Peter

  • :titleist: TSR2
  • :callaway: Paradym, 4W
  • :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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21 hours ago, iacas said:

Day 18, November 18, 2022

My daughter's birthday, and a BIG day of watching videos about torques and forces. 🙂 While watching some of them, I worked on the backswing and transition.

Happy belated Birthday to @NatalieB!  

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 4 (19 Nov 22) - Worked on bump and run shots in the backyard with the 7i staying with setup routine.  Able to work from a reasonably tight lie up to a fluffed one.  

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 14 - played 18 holes today in our monthly competition.. ended up 4th, because I messed up two holes (water shots) and had 2 lip outs.. else I was quite content with my game. 

cheers Chris

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Day 3:

Worked on backswing a bit, and integrated downswing piece with full swings, using 4-iron, 6-iron and 9-iron. Finished up with some driver swings with Almost Golf balls.

-Peter

  • :titleist: TSR2
  • :callaway: Paradym, 4W
  • :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 19, November 19, 2022

Worked on putting a little bit (today was a putting day for Junior Elite golfers).

Erik J. Barzeski —  I knock a ball. It goes in a gopher hole. 🏌🏼‍♂️
Director of Instruction 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 :edel: :true_linkswear:

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Day 4:

Played 18 this morning. Little bit Jekyll & Hyde with the new downswing feel, but I feel like there is some good stuff, especially when I get the backswing part right.

-Peter

  • :titleist: TSR2
  • :callaway: Paradym, 4W
  • :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 5 (20 Nov 22) - dreary outside so opted to work on putting inside focused on tempo.  Goal was to get the ball to just trickle into the cup, quite a few rolled about 2” short and 4’ back.  

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 15 - played 9 holes in "below freezing" temperatures..  made a birdie on 4 and managed to improve my handicap a little. I don't know why they kept the course open and on summer-greens despite the ground having been frozen. Putting was a nightmare and I am sure playing in such conditions did more harm to the course than most other days combined. 

cheers Chris

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