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Day 57: range session. Took my Mevo out and worked on wedge distances. Then hit some drivers and a few 7 irons, just doing random practice. 

-- 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 124 - Played 18 holes today and broke par for the first time this year shooting a -1 (71) even with a penalty stroke. 

15/18 GIR, 4 birdies on the back 9 (I think that's the most birdies I've made in 9 holes) and a 3 putt par on a par 5 on the front 9. 

Had a couple putts end up on the edge/lip out too, this easily could have been in the upper 60s without me striking it any differently.

New priority piece with irons and wedges is really really good. 

Third consecutive round gaining strokes putting vs scratch golfer so the new setup positioning is working.

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 308, September 4, 2023

I practiced the last two days, but didn't post about it. Normally that would invalidate my streak, but I'm the site owner, so I'm giving myself an exemption. So there. 😉 I was coaching the college team and carried an 8I around and made some swings, both on the course and in the hotel room.

Today I played nine holes and then taught someone some chipping and pitching technique.

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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 84 (04 Sep 23) - played 18 niece’s husband at Harbour Pointe.  A good day of overall ball striking, wedge play, etc.  

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 11:

Worked on downswing core rotation and did the first fit for golf 101 workout.

-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: Did a stack session and some mirror work. 

-- 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 78: Sep 5

Played 9 holes or so (was way to hot). Some decent golf, a couple of utterly awful shots which made me fall about laughing, then proceeded to scramble to make bogey. The general theme of “be more accurate” still applies, but the more I play the better that will get.

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Day 85 (05 Sep 23) -  Spent time working on engaging bounce with the SW in the backyard.  Worked on keeping the shot to short lower flighted pitches, not floppy lobs.  

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 309, September 5, 2023

Worked on shots between "lessons" with my Behrend golfers today. So many good lessons, good work, and smiling golfers! Today was AWESOME!

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 125 - Indoor putting for a bit. New setup feels really good.

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: Did the yardstick putting drill, working on start line. Checking that my hands are more raised and that my weight is a little further back. 

-- 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 12:

Did a Stack session, and my eSpeed jumped up 6mph. I did it right after I got back from coaching my son's soccer team, so maybe 1.5 hours of light sports is a good warmup or something. We'll see if it sticks.

Afterward I hit some balls with 7-iron, working on torso rotation through the ball, and also a fast-slow-fast tempo for backswing-transition-downswing.

-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 79: Sep 6

Played 18 holes. Never really got my short game going - it was fine in places, just sloppy from time to time. Overall the round was decent, but I feel capable of better.

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Day 310, September 6, 2023

Played 13 or 14 holes today before it got too slow. Then did a little work after lessons.

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 86 (06 Sep 23) -  More wedge work in the backyard. Focused on using the 50 for low spinny chips, similar to what I tend to see in those nGIR moments.

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 126 - Mirror work focusing on left side crunch

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 12:

Hit some balls working on priority piece with 7-iron, then did Fit for Golf workout. Then a few more balls with 3-iron.

-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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