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Day 42:

Continued work on cup/hinge backswing piece. Did indoor work with mirror vision trying out Golfpod, then went outside and hit 20 balls. 

-Peter

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  • :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 4 (7 Oct 23) - picked back up with the fulls swing, worked with the 8i focused on torso rotation and keeping arms quiet.  

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 341, October 7, 2023

Mirror work at night after a long, cold day with the Behrend women's team.

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 43:

Short game practice, and maybe 15 minutes of full swing figuring out a feel/thought for tomorrow’s round. Planned to do a Stack session but got home too late from a birthday party

-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 154 - Range session focusing on driver alignment.

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 91: did a stack session. Did some work on posture and grip and my feels on the rest breaks. 

-- 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 44:

Played 18. Only a few really penal left misses, and they were on awful swings, both pull-topped. Most shots were straight to slight push fades, which I'm happy with. Had a really unlucky break for a triple-bogey on the 3rd hole; a 9-iron approach that looked perfect in-flight landed pin high on the green, but because of the recent heat wave, the green might as well have been the cart path and the ball bounced about 30 yards over and into a penalty area. Had a triple-bogey on the 14th hole too, but that was the result of terrible golf.

-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 92: played 9 holes. Shot a +1. 2 birdies, 3 bogeys. Need to clean up a few things with short game and actually hit some fairways, but was solid overall. 

-- 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

 :aimpoint:

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Day 7: 10/08/2023

Mirror work today. Wanted to get to the range but couldn't. 
Hit some balls in the garage focusing on my priority pieces and then did slow mo work in front of the mirror to reinforce. 

My bag is an ever-changing combination of clubs. 

A mix I am forever tinkering with. 

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Day 5 (08 Oct 23) - Continued working with 8i and hard foam balls on 1/2 to 3/4 swings, focused on getting core rotation thru.  Followed up with a few pitches with the 54* wedge.  

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 342, October 8, 2023

Short game work at Indiana CC for our conference championship.

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 155 - The Stack session and dry swings feeling right arm stuff.

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 156 - Filmed dry swings focusing on the right arm. 

Adjusting the right arm at setup made a huge difference. Excited to see how this will transfer over when there's a ball in the way.

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 93: Played 18 holes. Not my best - driver needs work because the club is too closed. That said, had a good putting day, which is nice. And still shot 81. 

-- 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

 :aimpoint:

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Day 343, October 9, 2023

Mirror work in the hotel room. Long day. Didn't go horribly; didn't go well, though, either.

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:

Check Out: New Topics | TST Blog | Golf Terms | Instructional Content | Analyzr | LSW | Instructional Droplets

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Day 6 (09 Oct 23) -  Busy day, put in some lag / speed drills with putter.  Focused on stepping the balls - each putt shorter than the previous, starting about 10’ - no shorter than 4’.  

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 45:

Started working on full swing priority piece but was tired and feeling a bit under the weather so switched gears to pitching practice. Felt a little energized after dinner so did fit for golf 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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