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Day 115.  This evening, on my way to go on a grocery run, I stopped at a course to do chipping practice for 15 minutes.  Real grass, real balls, onto a real green;  56 and 58 degree wedges, quarter and putter-style chip shots. 

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Did drills to help maintain shoulder pitch, then hit balls with half swing maintaining the shoulder pitch. Then moved to full swings with an airplane drill between each ball. 

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Day 63

Time was limited today so I did some mirror work waiting for the shower to heat up. (Yes, it takes 5 minutes for my shower to heat up. I hate our water heater)

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Day 64

Played 18 at Lancaster Golf Club. You don't want to know the score. It is becoming apparent to me that it is time for me to start putting more work into my chipping and putting now that my full swing is more stable. 

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Day 116.  I missed yesterday (10/13;  my previous miss was 9/19 and those are my only misses in the past month+, so I'm within the challenge rules).   Today I did speed sticks out back while dinner was cooking;  protocol one.  Got to 110 with green stick.

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