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Day 84- Slow, short swings with short practice club. 

BO THE GOLFER

In my Top Flite stand bag:

Driver-Ping G400+ 10.5 degrees regular flex Hybrids-Ping I25 17 & 20 degrees stiff flex Irons-Ping I3 O-size 4 through lob wedge regular flex Putter-Nike Oz 6

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Day 227: mirror work. Working on the same downswing stuff.

-- 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 4:  "Ghost swings" at work with a big showroom window filling in as a mirror.

:tmade: Stealth HD Driver :tmade: M4 3w :tmade: Stealth+ Rescue Hybrid 2

:tmade: P790 2i UDI :tmade: P790 3i-PW :tmade: MG3 52° AW ...56° CUTTER Wedge

...and a lefty L.A.B. B2 putter. :-)

 

 

 

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Day 85- Dry swings in the yard with slow short backswing. 

BO THE GOLFER

In my Top Flite stand bag:

Driver-Ping G400+ 10.5 degrees regular flex Hybrids-Ping I25 17 & 20 degrees stiff flex Irons-Ping I3 O-size 4 through lob wedge regular flex Putter-Nike Oz 6

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Day 72 (22 Feb 24) - An easier day (slight muscle pull), focused on some easy bump and runs with 8i in the backyard.  One of my fave drills as I tend to use this shot most rounds when dealing with “n-GIR” situations.  

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 20: worked on leg feels at the gym.

Scott

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

My Swing Thread

boogielicious - Adjective describing the perfect surf wave

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Day 228: did a stack session. 

-- 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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Okay, I'm back on day 1. I think I'd be up around day 60 or 70 right now, but I haven't been posting anything as my family and I did a no-screen-time-for-a-month challenge. 

So, today is Day 1... again.

2/23/2024:

Got some good range work in today. Pretend played my tournament course at the range over lunch. 

I also did some good gates work on the indoor putting mat. 

My bag is an ever-changing combination of clubs. 

A mix I am forever tinkering with. 

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Day 229: Range day! Was trying to film swings to see progress and try some feels, but the wind kept blowing my tripod over. Sad face. Still, worked on a couple of feels from mirror work for about 30 minutes. 

-- 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 21: worked on slow swings in the basement.

Scott

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

My Swing Thread

boogielicious - Adjective describing the perfect surf wave

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Day 86- Slow, short swings with short practice club  

BO THE GOLFER

In my Top Flite stand bag:

Driver-Ping G400+ 10.5 degrees regular flex Hybrids-Ping I25 17 & 20 degrees stiff flex Irons-Ping I3 O-size 4 through lob wedge regular flex Putter-Nike Oz 6

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Day 481, February 23, 2024

Full swing work continues, but slowly on the downswing. March will be when I start to do it with a little speed, with an eye toward the end of the month when I'll go south for a few rounds.

Erik J. Barzeski —  I knock a ball. It goes in a gopher hole. 🏌🏼‍♂️
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Day 59: 2/24/24

Stack Training session 1 of the Full Speed Spectrum. This is my 4th consecutive Full Speed Spectrum training program. My ending speed in the last session that finished 2/18 was 105 with my driver.

My e-speed today was 112. My last session in the previous program was 111. Good start, I imagine.

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