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Day 175, April 24, 2023

Used Natalie's Edel wedge to hit some pitches and chips for about 20 minutes while she was eating and before we did some putting practice.

Erik J. Barzeski —  I knock a ball. It goes in a gopher hole. 🏌🏼‍♂️
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Day 6. Worked on a few things indoors again.

Scott

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

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boogielicious - Adjective describing the perfect surf wave

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Going to give this a shot now that I'm using Evolvr again.

Day 1 - Dry swings and mirror work focusing on my priority piece. Putted indoors for 15 min too focusing on setting up a bit further from the ball.

Driver: :callaway: Rogue Max ST LS
Woods:  :cobra: Darkspeed LS 3Wood/3Hybrid
Irons: :tmade: P770 (4-PW)
Wedges: :callaway: MD3 50   MD5 54 58 degree  
Putter: :odyssey:  White Hot RX #1
Ball: :tmade: TP5x

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Day 7: did mirror work today. Working on taking some feels from my drills to the full swing. 

-- Daniel

In my bag: :callaway: Paradym :callaway: Epic Flash 3.5W (16 degrees)

:callaway: Rogue Pro 3-PW :edel: SMS Wedges - V-Grind (48, 54, 58):edel: Putter

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Day 7. Went to a grass range today in hopes that it would be easier on my wrist. Seems okay after. Just worked on aim mostly through the bag. Did a bit of MP feel work between some swings, but mostly just did pre-shot, set up, hit. Also did medium pitches and chipping.

Scott

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

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Day 6 - Practiced hitting pitch shots in the yard today; 54* wedge to targets at 10, 15 and 20 yards (about 8 each) all with my 54* wedge. Went through pre-shot routine. 

  • Clubs: Ping, Edison, Maltby, Callaway, SeeMore
  • Other: Maxfli Tour or Vice Pro; Callaway ORG 7 bag; Shot Scope X5; True Linkswear 
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Day 176, April 25, 2023

Got a little mirror work done in the hotel room 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
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 2 - Dry swings at home with a club and then mirror swings without one while at the gym.

Driver: :callaway: Rogue Max ST LS
Woods:  :cobra: Darkspeed LS 3Wood/3Hybrid
Irons: :tmade: P770 (4-PW)
Wedges: :callaway: MD3 50   MD5 54 58 degree  
Putter: :odyssey:  White Hot RX #1
Ball: :tmade: TP5x

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Day 59 (25 Apr 23) - Played 9holes as part of the monthly men's group outing.  Paired up with a father and son (he's 12) who are good friends.  Had a blast as we were in Captain's choice Texas Scramble format.  The best comment of the round was when the dad asked how my back was doing.  I was curious about the comment as he knew about my foot with the missing toes.  When I said its okay, he said, "Good, because you've been carrying us."  All I could think it was due to the level of confidence I have begun to have from the daily working the clubs.    

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 8: mirror work again. Same thing but building a little away from the drill swing into a real swing. 

-- Daniel

In my bag: :callaway: Paradym :callaway: Epic Flash 3.5W (16 degrees)

:callaway: Rogue Pro 3-PW :edel: SMS Wedges - V-Grind (48, 54, 58):edel: Putter

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Day 36:

 I’m at the point where I’m overdoing my downswing feel exaggeration, so played around with some different things trying to find a middle ground. 

-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 33 (4/25): Putting practice through gates and trying to reduce backswing length with tempo practice. Still a little long, but never hit the gate, which occasionally happens during these feedback drills.

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Day 31: 25 Apr

Played 14 holes (we skipped 7-10 for time constraints). Short game was hit and miss; I need to spend some time recalibrating my distance control on part-wedge shots, or at least have a good practice session or two on them. Off the tee….couple of questionable shots but on the whole generally good. My pre-shot routine of a practice swing to get the right feel of correct swing path seems to help.

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Day 3 - Did my Stack swings and a 15 minute Peloton ride.

Driver: :callaway: Rogue Max ST LS
Woods:  :cobra: Darkspeed LS 3Wood/3Hybrid
Irons: :tmade: P770 (4-PW)
Wedges: :callaway: MD3 50   MD5 54 58 degree  
Putter: :odyssey:  White Hot RX #1
Ball: :tmade: TP5x

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Day 60 (26 Apr 23) - Used driver to rehearse setup and full swing motion in slow speed.  Also did the same drill with the 3w.  Ended session by hitting a few of the hard foam balls with both clubs.  

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 32: 26 Apr

Continued with backswing & transition drills followed by an indoor putting session. Finished with a couple of sets of resistance band training.

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Day 2: went down and filmed my swing hitting some shots. Worked on the same things, trying not to get so laid off coming back, hips linear, not jumping the ball. Frustration level set in. I looked back five years and realized I’m either not getting it or am practicing the swing change wrong, as I see very little change. If any at all. I think I’ll put the clubs down for a week or so and regroup and go from there. Every now and again need a reset. 

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