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Day 295

Just putting practice this morning. Focuses were on reads, ailignment, and putter face aim. 

Started off on a flat portion of the green, rolling balls over a dime, 15+/- inches in front of the ball. Hitting the dime tells me if I am rolling a straight putt. 

After that it was putting to the practice pins of various lengths. Went through 36 pins with only one 3 putt. 

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Good range session today. Focused on alignment and the "Rickie Fowler" feel. Shanks were nonexistent, though I did hit a few pull hooks. All in all a good first day working on some feels seriously. I like the take away feel for sure. probably 45 minutes at the range today...maybe an hour. 

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Day 104

I will be very lucky to get to a DR today.  So I made time to do physical exercises which are to strengthen the hip rotation as opposed to simply shifting weight.  Did 40 repetitions.  Amazingly did not feel stiffness on the rotations.  Also did a few "swings" with my 5i just to put it into action.

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DAY 333   Another couple of hours on the practice range at The Legacy Golf Club working on now swaying on the backswing and better impact positions.... using 6 different drills and the Impact Snap.  Making some progress :-)

 

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Day 12: Mirror work today. Working on getting a feel for shallowing up the downswing. This has been a stumbling block for me, so it's going to need a lot of work. Really working on getting an exaggerated feel, even if it looks a little ridiculous.

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Day 14, October 23

Mirror work at the gym. Focused on head position at set up, then downswing with lower hands at A6. Worked with the feel of my right elbow going down and forward and staying bent while rotating with my torso. It's going to rain later, so I don't think I will get to hit balls outside or film.

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Day 296

Just some simple chipping in a road side rest area. The dogs needed a travel break, as did I.

Focus was on no real focus. Just walked around the area hitting foam balls for safety reasons. Maybe 20 minutes worth. 

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Day 105:

Same rotation focus as yesterday but with clubs in hand and round objects to hit. Just an observation, it is so much easier to hit straight and far when proper hip movement is included in the process (and, keeping the head down!)

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DAY 334    A couple of hours on the range at The Legacy Club working on the turn in my backswing and my impact position.  Working through a series of drills to help.  Today was not as good.  I wish improvement was a straight line instead of a series of peaks and valleys.  :-)

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Day 47.  Today's a bit of a cop-out.  Knowing I'd be at work all day, I took some time in my office to work on setup and slow swings using a coat hanger to hold onto as if it were the grip of an incredibly light club.  Same thing I used to do when I couldn't get out for the day.  

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Day 297

Used a good friend's large front yard for some chipping, and pitching practice this morning. I hit balls off a mat to avoid damaging my clubs hitting off his drive way. . He is going to help me scope out the various golf courses in the Tucson area later today.  He's a "once in a while" golfer. 

Focus was on just staying loose with my swing. Got in a few of my preshot routines, and of course my putting stroke chip shots. 

Pitch shots were 1/2-3/4 swings with my A-Wedge. Same focuses as above. 

Probably play 18 tomorrow. 

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Day 106:

used a 9 to 3 slower motion to double check consistency of body angle and to set keeping everything in position.  Took about 30 shots after about 30 strokes without hitting anything.  Hope to get to DR this evening to go at it a little fuller

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DAY 335    Got out just in time for the range to be closed for the day.  They close at 3 pm on Wednesdays to mow the range.  So headed back home... and spent time in the garage doing drills against the wall.... which help me stay in posture, have a more extended follow through, and not take the club back inside on the backswing..... all great drills, just wish I could have gotten out since the weather was spectacular.

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