Jump to content

6,764 posts / 336760 viewsLast Reply

Recommended Posts

Day 224

Back is a little tight today, so just did some partial wedge practice, maybe 25 balls total at most with PW and GW. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Day 144 - Range work today For about an hour and a half. Warmed up then worked on driver and 6 iron set up, takeaway and downswing.
 

Started with some mapping drills hitting from A5 to A9. Then a few “Mac” drills stopping at A9 to get warmed up. Then I slowed things way down and worked on set up with more secondary axis tilt. I did slow takeaway, transition to A5 feeling the club head drop behind me. Then slow swings, maybe 50% through impact to A9. I really wanted to dial in the feel of the shaft flattening and swinging around to impact and not down. I eventually speed things up with a few full swings looking at ball flight. For the most part then started right and curved depending on how open the face was.

I repeated this work with a 6 iron using the same process. 6 iron flight was high and drew a little bit.

I finished with wedges and long pitches. Using the pitch swing feel, I can hit a PW about 75 yard comfortably from a hard surface. I may use this more from tight lies. It seems to be more forgiving.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Day 14:  Went back to the range to get some video.  Continued to work on stance and posture, still head, and quiet legs.  Had quite a few shanks today, which was unpleasant.  However, I did get some video and will update my swing thread.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Day 35.

Today's practice has already included the around-the-clock drill from 6' putting (on a real green) - took me 35 putts total, that's just over 1/3.  Not good.  I'd really like to get that down under 30 putts consistently.  Some of my downhill putts not only miss the hole, but go over a foot past -- not good.  

It has also included over a dozen full swing shots, 6-iron 5-iron and 4H, focusing on setup (level pelvis).  I choose these clubs, well, I usually have 6-iron as part of my full swing practice anyway, but these are my 150-175 yard approach clubs, and GG tells me that's the 25 yard range where I'm losing the most on approach, so I figure I should practice these.  This was indoors, off a mat, into a net, mostly real balls (I start with foam)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Day 206 - July 22, 2020

Took my 7I out when Natalie played nine holes. Parred the ninth from the white tees with just that club. It's 359 uphill. Good drive, rope hooked the next shot, chipped it up from 20 yards short to five feet, made the "putt."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Day 23:

Did some slow and deliberate takeaway work to A3. My hands haven’t been tracing straight back and have actually been pushing outside a good bit which is pushing the club even further outside than is probably recommended. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Day 3

14 minute hotel work out

Did 3 sets of 10 drills

Did 3 sets of 10 driver drills

Did my stretching routine 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Day 225

Superspeed workout. Did some swing mapping focusing on hip rotation. Hit 30 balls randomly selecting from a subset of clubs (GW, 9i, 7i, 3h) with a pre-shot routine before each swing. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Day 62 - Some more work on my priority piece, steady head/hips with a straighter trail elbow. Hasn’t been my swing thought, but it will be for my 9 tomorrow. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Day 36.  Today already included the following practice.  I went to a (real) putting green and set up a clock drill from 6'.  I knocked in 5 on the first pass, 4 on the second, and 2 on the third, for a total of 11 out of 22.  I then made six attempts from the sole remaining one (if the coin for straight uphill is at 6:00, this was at 3:00) without sinking it and stopped. :-(  On the bright side, I know I have a really good chance to make the other ones:  50% from 6' is about 1/3 of the way between 90s golfer and scratch (is there a more full chart for one-putt probability?  An initial search only shows the Broadie chart), if it's linear (it isn't), that 50% rate is better than a 15 handicap, which is about where I'd love to be putting wise (in the short term). 

I then did the drill again from 4', making 9 on the first pass and all three remaining on second pass, for an 80% -- the percent Broadie's chart (p.55) says a scratch golfer makes during a real round.  Nice!  

Lastly, I hit three "chip with a putting stroke" with a 7-iron from off the green to estimate the distance -- about 25 yards of travel for what seemed like a stance-length putt.  I'll aim at getting better at these, and with a variety of clubs -- couldn't hurt to know and I'd like to be able to do something reasonable from within 25 yards more often, when I'm just far enough off that pulling my putter doesn't make sense (or I need to practice putting through a few yards of longer grass...).  I may try to measure this with my U-8 later or tomorrow.  I figure I know my partial wedges, I should learn my distances of chipping with a putting stroke, at least for some standard length shot. 

Later today, such as work breaks, will include more priority piece full swing work in the golf practice room at home -- I know the rules say not to pre-state what we're doing, but when I have multiple small practice sessions in a day, I think my practice is going to be reporting the first one for the challenge instead of everything at the end of the day. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Day 15:  Did a drill with a driver behind my back across my shoulders.  Worked on my turn while keeping my legs quiet and head still.  Can already tell its going to be quite a challenge to keep those feelings going when i try it with a club in my hands as opposed to across my back.  But i think its helpful.  Also did some PuttOut drills indoors.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Day 207 - July 23, 2020

Filmed some drills for some students.

4 hours ago, Shindig said:

(is there a more full chart for one-putt probability?  An initial search only shows the Broadie chart)

You can kinda make your own by plugging in a handicap and then a smattering of distances here: 


Use this tool to calculate the strokes gained metric for any round of golf. Track your putting improvement.

For example:

image.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

1 hour ago, iacas said:

 

You can kinda make your own by plugging in a handicap and then a smattering of distances here: 

 

That's fantastic, thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Day 145 - More Range work this morning. Started with the same work as yesterday then moved on to Key 5 work. It was interesting. I seem to have better control when I try the feel of holding the face square through to A8 or A9. Basically, don’t let the wrists turn over until after A9. This allowed me to fade it, draw it etc but just adjusting the face angle at address. I look forward to working on this drill again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Day 3

14 minute hotel work out

Did 3 sets of 10 drills

Did 3 sets of 10 driver drills

Did my stretching routine 

Day 4

Back home, yeah.

4 sets of 10 with izzo smooooth swing grip trainer

3 sets of cross arm drill

3 sets.of driver drill really focused on firing the hips and weight transfer from from right to left side

Stretching exercises as well

26 minutes 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Day 24:

Did some indoor putting work. Also did some split handed takeaways and normal takeaways to A3 with slow motion video to make sure things are lining up correctly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • TST Affiliates

    SuperSpeed
    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo
  • Posts

    • I have been stuck on both the home course (which I haven't played as much as usual) and on the away courses. I have 8 more to go on the home course and just #14 on the away composite. I had several good opportunities that stopped on the lip, both putting and chipping. It's kind of annoying at this point. On the home front, I am not sure why I can't make any progress on the sheet, as some of those holes left are gettable, particularly #1 (but I don't warm up and am just happy with a par there), but I haven't got them, lol!  It's not like I am suddenly making fewer birdies, but they are not on the holes I need them on.
    • Doh, I saw this after I posted the pic, lol.
    • Scott Fawcett had some interesting bits on the latest How's My Hand Path podcast. He said something like when Bryson was in college or just got on tour, can't remember, he showed him two swings, his regular and something like the one we see now. So it was something he had in his bag, although probably less polished,  way back when. 211. Sick.  
    • Was windy today, and didn't get above 50 F during my round. Played the short course (par 71 cr 63) and shot an 83 (43-40). Hit the ball reasonably well most of the day. Missed all birdie putts, of which I had 4 that I would consider reasonably makeable (within 15 feet or so), including stuffing it to 3.5 ft on 18, only to miss on the low side.
    • Bryson DeChambeau hits a drive even he hasn’t hit before  
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. Covert
      Covert
      (77 years old)
    2. Landonhux
      Landonhux
      (20 years old)
    3. opie
      opie
      (43 years old)

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...