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Day 6: Played 18 holes where I tried, on each shot, to consciously think about weight forward on my shots.  Man, this is hard.  My habit of leaning back and scooping up in the 2nd half of the downswing is really deeply ingrained.  Scoring wasn't really the point, but I counted every shot.  On about the 12th, where I sliced the first two balls into thick trees I was about ready to give up and go home, but I persevered - wow, counting every shot and aiming for a target (which I wasn't really trying to do!) is really tough, mentally.

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First, I received my copy of LSW today and got through the first section, so let me rewrite yesterday's post, stating things in a different manner.

Day 13:  Played 18 holes today.  Had a very average day scoring, but had a good day in terms of ball striking advancing the ball on every shot.  All day, I only had one true mishit, and just a couple more less than great strikes shots that were outside the expected dispersion range for my current ball striking ability.  But a huge improvement for me.  Also, this might be the first 18 holes ive ever played without losing a ball.  That might not be true, but certainly in recent memory it is.  Just keeping the ball in play is huge.  Problem is, just because it was in play, doesn't necessarily mean it went where it needed to go.  Most of the time it was close enough, but 3 or 4 "close enough" shots on a hole, is a bogey or double bogey.  And I don't have the short game or lag putting needed to make up all those partial strokes lost from driving and approach shots.  Not complaining, I've literally spent zero days working on chipping and lag putting. Just being realistic about where my game is currently.  However, knowing that greenside shots are a SV3 skill and 25+ foot putts are just as important as 3-15 foot puts, its time to start adding those to my regular practice schedule. Pleased with today's effort.  Consistency Consistently advancing the ball using full swing motion breeds confidence.  If I can start turning those double bogeys into bogeys , and some of the bogeys into pars, 3 strokes into 2 on just a few more holes, I'm going to be right where I want to be by the end of the year.

Day 14:  Even though I was happy with how I was advancing the ball yesterday, I knew I had only a handful of shots that had that "flushed" feeling.  And I know what was missing was that feeling I get in my left wrist at impact, so i wanted to work on how to get that feeling more often. Now I know, what I am looking for is improved competency over SK#3.  Today was just messing around a bit without any specific drill. Not ideal, I know.  Partial swings with a flat left wrist led me to find that at address of full swings, if i flatten out my left wrist a bit at address (less cupping), such that my hands move slightly towards the target ahead of the ball, I was able to more often get that feeling in the downswing.  This was confirmed by my launch monitor which gives swing speed and ball speed. Higher ball speed by 4 or 5 mph with similar club speed when i got that feeling at impact.  Moving forward, I'll look into finding actual drills to work on this.

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Day 7: very short practice focused on getting to the top properly. 60-70% speed swings hitting foam balls. I am going to stick with this practice until it is clean and then up the tempo. This is likely to get boring to read but I’m staying with one thing until I get it right. 

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Day 7: Went out with my daughter, and played the first three holes, taking it in turns to play a shot - she with a children's 9I.  Mostly concentrating on alignment and pre-shot routine.  I don't feel qualified to teach her anything much, but I figured getting her to think about a pre-shot routine and alignment as a thing seemed like no bad thing, and helped me to think about it too.

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Day 250

Played 18. Worked on bringing the new swing feels to the course. Hit some nice traj-porn 3W off the tee on a couple holes, and a few nice mid and long irons, but overall round was poor. 

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Day 232 - August 16, 2020

Putted a little before caddying for someone who hit almost as many putts on the 18th hole as I hit in my 10 minutes of practice putting. 😉

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Day 59.  Found ten minutes, some of which was spent on the "near the wall movement" portion, then I hit a few balls with the slow swing.  Same priority piece, as it will be for a while.  Indoors, off a mat, into a net, real balls (didn't even use plush today).

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Day 26

Solid 2 hour range session today.  I utilized the Day 1 & Day 2 of the Covid 30 day challenge.  Really focusing on a good takeaway and trying to fix outside in.  I would hit my Driver then change clubs to try to simulate playing a round.  It was a solid range session.  Irons were getting more consistantly straight as well as the 5 Wood.  More on target.

Driver was having it's moments of being right on target and that cut from outside in swing.  I also experimented with changing the shaft from my 5 Wood into the Driver to see if i cold get more accuracy.  Not sold on that idea and it did not work as well as hoped but when i would switch back to my regular Driver shaft I would hit the Driver straighter then.  

Lot's of work in front of me yet, but the Driver is tightening up, the misses are not as drastic.  Still getting to far right on misses but I did not pull the ball once.

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Day 46:

Did some mirror and feel work around the slightly updated left knee feel to start the downswing. Net session tomorrow.

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Day 84 - Worked on my backswing to 3, focusing on hip turn and getting my wrists more involved. 

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Day 8:  same as yesterday except I’m really focusing on why my shoulders flatten their tilt towards the top of the backswing. It seems I stand up a bit and flatten out and then during the downswing I drop them back to the original incline. It seems by focusing on really straightening my right leg I do a better job of maintaining the tilt of my shoulders. 

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Day 15:  Rather than move on to a new part of the swing, I figured its better to make sure Im fully implementing the 2 drills I worked on last week.  So i repeated the Day 22 and Day 1 drill from the 30 day covid challenge relating to stance and initial takeaway respectively.

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Day 8: Worked on Covid plan day 3; also on some weight forward drills with half swings.

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Day 27

Spent 17 minutes putting on my matt in the garage.  Using the alignment aids I realized an issue.  My left eye was causing issues with seeing my line.  Makes sense as I nearly lost my sight in it due a sports injury.  I started tilting my head to get my right eye over the ball and my line really cleared up.

Great session

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Day 60.  I only found 5 minutes, but find five minutes I did.  A few iterations of the movement against a wall, followed by five balls (off a mat, into a net, no glove, 6-iron).  

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