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Day 88 (24 May 23) - Kept with the tempo drill today, focused on greenside pitch shots in the backyard working thru the various wedges and ball positions. 

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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 62: 5/24/23

Stack Neural training session 8 for max speed..113 mph eSpeed, which is my 2nd fastest. 103 with 195g. Last two swings were slow so I think I can go faster. Need some time on the course! 

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Day 30 - Worked on Evolvr feedback, made an adjustment where my arms are straight down at address, it feels like the handle and my hands are under my groin and that the toe of the club is way up in the air but of course on video it looks perfectly normal.

Setting up properly instantly improved my shoulder turn and made it steeper (the goal) without me even having to think about it. Contact was much improved and even the sound with irons and driver were different in a good way. Quite impressed for only one practice session into the change.

Rolled some putts with my old putter to mix it up a bit, start line was extremely solid and made three 4 footers in a row on my first try into the mini cups on the practice green, something I hadn't ever done with my current gamer. Tempted to throw this putter back into the bag for a few rounds, I was hitting short putts with so much more confidence.

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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 35: Worked on putting on the carpet with a COVID plan drill. 

-- 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 17. Played 18 with Bill and Erik then drove home to the Boston area. Had fun.

Scott

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

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Day 5:

Did some driver work with almost golf balls, and some short game practice. 

-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 58: May 24

More range time, working on squaring the clubface better at impact, then time practicing 3-wood & driver. Reassuring results; some shots leaked right, but that’s down to not closing the face properly. I need to be careful that I don’t overswing as that helps me control the shot. But with a neutral stance and strong grip I’ve proved (again) that driver is playable.

One thing to watch for alignment: since my driver/3-wood is now generally a fade (sometimes leaking too far right), I need to align centre-left of fairway and not left-edge of fairway. Otherwise the ball won’t fade back into the fairway.

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Day 18. Did about 15 minutes of pitching from my very deep rough yard with technique that Erik showed us Tuesday and that I did not execute very well on Wednesday. Pivot creates the speed and remember to follow through.

Scott

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

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Day 3, Played 9 holes. Focused on keeping the swing short by feeling my hands catching the momentum of the club. Focused on taking the proper backswing length on pitches and distance wedges. 

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Driver; :pxg: 0311 Gen 5,  3-Wood: 
:titleist: 917h3 ,  Hybrid:  :titleist: 915 2-Hybrid,  Irons: Sub 70 TAIII Fordged
Wedges: :edel: (52, 56, 60),  Putter: :edel:,  Ball: :snell: MTB,  Shoe: :true_linkswear:,  Rangfinder: :leupold:
Bag: :ping:

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Day 89 (25 May 23) - More swing tempo work today - focused on weight shift.  

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 6:

real balls and full swings working on translating rehearsals/feels/thoughts into a functional motion. Hit 10 balls with 3 iron and it went well. 

-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 206, May 25, 2023

About 30 minutes with AlmostGolf balls first and then with regular golf balls after awhile. Cupped, across, throw.

Erik J. Barzeski —  I knock a ball. It goes in a gopher hole. 🏌🏼‍♂️
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Day 31 - Range session getting used to the new arm position at address. Driver has been the toughest adjustment with it, but when it's good, man it's good.

Putted more with the old putter too, it's going to be in the bag for at least a few rounds, start line was incredibly consistent compared to the one I had been using.

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 63: 5/25/23

Wright Balance exercises followed by slow motion swings. By g change from my very rotary swing in the past that worked well off the tee but not for iron play.

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Day 36: range night. Just working on where the ball is going.

-- 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 1: unfortunately due to scheduling I start and restart here. I just did some dry swings working on my hips with a narrow stance. Felt fine. Anyways, I played yesterday and hit it great except for 75 yards and in. I had my lie/loft angles check on my wedges and all were weak. 3-5 degrees. Changed them and haven’t hit them well since. Anybody have a nice way to dial in wedges? From 120 and in? 

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Day 59: 26 May

Back to the course for 18 holes…and stuck with a driver off the tee for the first time. Results were decent, most of the time. It’s the same mantra: trust what I’m about to do and commit fully to the shot. If I hit a bad shot, so be it. But hitting a bad shot because I backed off or didn’t commit to it is something that’s in my control. 
 

That especially applies to shots when I’ve put myself into an awkward place or I don’t feel committed & comfortable over the ball. Better to play the percentage shot and get a decent/good result than continue with a shot that the little nagging voice in your head is whispering “this is a bad move”. Get better at listening to that voice….but either silence it or use it to make a better decision.

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Day 18. Short game work at home.

Scott

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

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