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Day 408

Early morning rise to simply go through the bag, 6 shots each club.

With the exception of the 3h and 50º, I was quite happy.  Most were fairly on line, with more than acceptable loft and acceptable distance.

The 3h was the exception in that 2 of the 6 were hit thin. I did have really nice shot for the last 3 so I finished on a happy note.

The 50º was great in distance and loft, but I still tend to hit it too much to the left.  Even allowing for this was not really what I wanted.  Perhaps I need to spend 5 days isolating this club as I did with the 6i.

Lined up a round for tomorrow, will see how much I am ready to go at 6:20 AM.

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worked on putting stroke. Had a busy day but carved out time for a daily 5. Update from yesterday, playing from the forward tees I shaved 6 strokes off my average and have some new things to work on. 

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Day 113.  Various short game shots with the 58 degree I'm borrowing.  Chipping with a putting motion, quarter shots, half shots.  Some foam, some real balls, all off a mat, indoors, and into the net. 

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Day 409

Practice before the round:

Physical warm-ups did my usual including 10 swings of the Orange Whip®

25 or so warm up whacks!

Driver felt good, as did the under practiced 3h. 6i retained much f the new found strength. 7i and wedges were "ok"

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Day 114.  Twenty minutes of putting this morning, mostly inside 10', a few 12' and a few 30' though.  Putts were on the practice green of a course near my new job (still exploring golf in the area).  

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Day 8

Another indoor night session with the weighted club.  Really working on getting into the proper positions, as well as releasing the club.  When I swung with my regular club afterward, it really felt effortless.

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Day 21: Full swing mirror work today. Working on a little shift off the ball from A1 and soft wrists in transition. Definitely looking better. Filming tomorrow to see how it looks on video.

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Day 9

Got home too late to go out back and hit balls, so I worked on my rhythm with my weighted club for about ten minutes.  I have a gifted endorsement class tomorrow night until 9:00 PM, so I probably will have to do the same tomorrow nights as well.  Really want to hit some balls.

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Day 410

Based on yesterday's finding every sand trap I could, today I spent a quick 40 minutes at the sand trap works with both my 56º and 60º wedges.  I played from soft shallow sand to up tight with deep sand near a lip that guards the tree.  Took about 25 sand shots. I mainly wanted to see which wedge when.  Got a lot of good data.  Tomorrow will be more of the same to improve my knowledge for traps.  

I think I could have readily saved quite a few shots yesterday.  I will be playing that course again soon.  I have to be honest, I have not spent enough tie on this aspect of my game!.

 

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Day 22: Went to the range. Spent about 40 minutes working on my long game. Checking feels on video. Looks pretty good. Filmed the clubface challenge (video to come tomorrow). Then went and hit a couple of sand shots, because I really struggled with those this past weekend. Then spent about 40 minutes working on putting. Mostly lag putting, but ended with some work on short putts.

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Day 411

Again, up early to avoid the full on heat. 

I went to a course today which has a great practice green and a practice sand trap.

I started out with 15 putts toward  the same hole from 2', 5', and  10'

2' were good even with a very slight right handed break.  All 5 were well dropped into the gopher hole.

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Only 2 of the 10' dropped in.  Again, speed messed up the approach to the break and the first two were way hit too fast. Third was good and I was happy as speed seemed solid throughout. #4 stopped 2" short, which I would have felt good about in a round, but in this game was a miss. The last one was what I would like all longer putts to be.

I took 10 shots out of the trap, only working with the 54º to get some mastery of both lofting and aim.  While this is still a real work in progress, my use of vulgarities in the many languages I know was not too bad.

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