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Welcome to the "5 Minutes Daily" Practice Challenge for 2018! Please read as the rules have changed! Yes, for all of 2018! I'm changing it up. Rather than do this monthly, we're going to hav

3/31/18: Day 365: The post you've all been waiting for.  I did some more work with my A4 to A5 drills. I know it seems like it's monotonous and stupid... But yesterday after I posted I

Well I'm at 276 consecutive days. 1/1/18: I did my path drill indoors today. For those of you who don't know what this is, it involves 2 to 4 water or soda bottles a club and a foam ball. I

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Day  96

Heavy rain today.  So limited to setting out the putting mat and working on putts from 6'.  I am comfortable from 2 & 4'; 6' needs work. But as I am trapped indoors for now,I will continue on for 10-15 minutes perhaps for 1 or more sessions in the next few hours.

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Day 287

Played the par 73 muni in Blythe CA this morning. Shot an 86 with 32 putts. Nice course for the area. Two par 5s in the first 3 holes gets you going. 

I almost didn't play since the parking lot was pretty crowded. Went in to just check it out, and found out a marriage was going to take place. The course was not busy at all. 

Played with guy new to me. A snow bird from up north.  He was one of those guys who likes to give swing tips to others. Nice old guy. He was correct in one aspect of my swing. I don't use my hips correctly. He didn't know about the restrictive repair jobs done on my hips.  He shot an 89. Good match, with good conversation. 

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Day 17

Indoor chipping practice in my hallway. Working on getting a better feeling for the boll trajectory when chipping with different clubs, mainly 7 iron and 56 and60 degree wedges. 

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Day 97:

Good day with my hybrids and driver and GX7. 20 hits with each.

Driver was between 210 and 235 off the tee. Only one slice; but not too bad.  GX7  was more accurate, but about 10 yards shorter than driver. No shots wildly off line.  These two are getting consistent.  Will be taking it to a course this week.

All of the hybrids met expectations. 4h got the longest plays with the 5h only slightly less.  My 7i/w not only met what I wanted for the beast in terms of yardage, but I was getting great loft from both the mat and off the tee. I did have one shot of the mat though, with this beast that was a low lift off.  Basically 6' or so above the ground.  Still 150 in the air and great roll to the green I was aiming for.  This shot would have been very deadly for anyone or any thing, such a Sasquatch that might have been in the fairway.

I did also use my 50º as a warm-up club aiming for about 75 yards.  Distance and aim were ok; although I was more focused on making sure my hips and shoulders felt good.  Only 8 swings with this one.



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Day 253 - October 14, 2018 - Played nine holes in a scramble with @NatalieB. Shot 34 on aerated greens with wet turf (cart path only) from the white tees at Whispering Woods. Only had to scramble once, and that was from 25 feet away and the putt was only four feet.

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DAY 325   Spent about an hour on the putting green at Legacy Golf Club... worked with the Pelz Putting Tutor to get feedback on my skill in starting the ball on line...  a work in progress.   Then did a Tour Square Putting Drill, where you set up tees at four points around the hole.  The first set of tees is at 3 feet.  You have to make 3 putts in a row from each point.  If you miss at that point you track the miss and have to start over from that point only until you make 3 in a row.  After doing this from 3 feet, you repeat it at 4 and 5 feet.  To make it tougher I chose a pin location with a lot of break.  I missed 4 putts total.

Then I headed over to the chipping/bunker area to continue working on my chipping technique...with my 7 drills.  I spent a couple of hours there, however, I was interrupted when I heard some swishing noise behind me.... I turned and saw a 3-4 foot alligator about 10 feet away from me... it was walking down the cart path!!!   It left and I continued on... :-)

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Day 288

Just some full swing flop shots this morning. That's all the room I had available to work with. I used my LW for my version of the "drop & stop" shot. About 15-20 yards. 

For me, except for putting, this is the easiest shot in my bag. I aim the open club face square to my target. I open my stance a little. Ball position is pretty much in the center of my stance, before I open it. Then I just basically swing (throw) the club head down, and under the ball with full follow through.. I use different irons for different, full swing distances. 

It's a good shot to have for getting over hazards, and getting on to raised greens. I even have a "mini" flop I can use when the hole is cut close, I am on the fringe, and can't putt, due to irrigation stuff in my way. 

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Day 98

Sort of a return to what I did yesterday. Also added the 9i.

Good loft, and good bite when I finished on the greens.I was aiming for. 

Driver and GX7 were generally on line; the very few slices I hit ended up as "slightly right" as opposed to unsignaled right turns. Will hit the TopTrack later this week.

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Day 31:

played 12 holes in a 4 man scramble before we were rained out. Hit the ball well off the tee mostly. Used my tee ball on 10 of 12 holes. Blocked a lot of irons. Wedge game was hit then cold. Putting kinda sucked. 

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