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Day 25 (21 Jul 21) - played 18 today with the Mrs at the local course.  Worked on being specific on where I wanted shots to land.  Was amazed at how “accurate” I was being. Not throwing darts per say, but was pretty close.  Made for easy pitches and chips onto the green when I missed. 

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Welcome to the "5 Minutes Daily" Practice Challenge for 2018! Please read as the rules have changed! Yes, for all of 2018! I'm changing it up. Rather than do this monthly, we're going to hav

3/31/18: Day 365: The post you've all been waiting for.  I did some more work with my A4 to A5 drills. I know it seems like it's monotonous and stupid... But yesterday after I posted I

Day 67.  Played in a club tournament.  Shot an 83 (no birdies, nine pars).  Three double bogeys:  a GIR + 4 putts, plus two three-putts after missing greens (one from sand, one from a short sided pitc

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Day 28:

Did covid-19 drills from days 6 and 7 (chipping/pitching).

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Day 107 (7/22/21) - A "Blah" day at the range today. I hit a small bucket this afternoon and never quite got into a decent groove. Started out with 9-3 swings with an 8i then PW, then Driver to try my G400 with a 40 gm Distanza shaft in lieu of my normal 55 gm Alta CB. Although my best drive was with the Distanza, otherwise there was not enough difference to start using it at this point. More work needed.

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Day 26 (22 Jul 21) - Grands staying with us next few days, however they wanted to hit whiffle / foam balls in the backyard.  Set them up in mini-range boxes.  Worked with each on good grip setup (oldest is 7 and her brother is 5 - neither have had much time with a club - beat comment of the day was when our oldest exclaimed “Look PawPaw - see how far that one went!”). I was able to get some swings in among the chaos with the 9i at the Chipster targets.  Not a bad way to practice drills.   

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Day 148.   I spent about ten minutes hitting full swings, various speeds, and got video for Evolvr so I can check in.  See my frustration (with myself) though:  I'm a little frustrated with my practicing.  Or with myself for not practicing as well as I should.  I think I was checking the shaft angle incorrectly over the past month, so I haven't made as much progress as I thought I had (although top of the backswing looks a lot better than it did a month ago, just not as good as it could be).  And I'm not making as much progress when I swing at speed.  I think I need to spend even more time on the slow "can I hit a 7-iron 100 yards?" swings.

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Day 270: Range work focusing on my priority piece. Then moved onto wedges. Tried to get some MEVO data but it wouldn’t connect or give me readings.

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Day 58, July 22, 2021:

I might be better off posting this in black. I did some three-quarter swing drills where on the you are wide on the backswing and narrow on the downswing in front of a mirror for about 17 minutes today.

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Day 271: More range work today. Started with my priority piece than moved onto to target practice. Focused on set up with various targets and clubs, Driver to LW.

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Day 108 (7/23/21) - Aggravated my Tennis elbow yesterday to will be taking it easy for the next few days. Since my low point control has been poor lately, I worked on set up positions with my 7-wood and 7-iron, taking short swings focused on getting my low point in front of the ball.

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Day 22:

Note: Reverted back to day 22 because I forgot to post yesterday, so my current streak is 22 of 24 days.

Woke up with a sore neck, which hasn't gone away yet, so not feeling like doing full swing practice. Did COVID-19 day 6 and 7 drills, and a little backswing practice using LVP camera.

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Day 59, July 23, 2021;

Well maybe we’ll notice purple. Played 18 today, shot 75. I hit the ball very well. I could not buy a putt. Not a single putt outside 5 feet.

Guess my read is off, need to practice that, probably where I was off.

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Day 149.  I played 18 today with two friends.  A very narrow course (the "Babe" course in Industry Hills), I had three lost balls that I don't think would have left the playing area if I had hit them at my home course.   I should have lost a fourth but sadly found it (my recovery was sufficiently difficult, and I tried playing high percentage shots, too, that I hit my fourth from closer to the tee than my provisional landed).  I still shot a 93 and hit many greens with full swings, even if they weren't all for in-regulation (but I still had 6 GIR).  

Note to self:  play narrow courses a bit more, and get better at these tee shots.

Also I feel I putted well but I'm not going to gamble trying to get the stats off the GG.

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Day 27 (23 Jul 21) - long day w/the grandkids, decided a few minutes with the putter was what was needed.  Worked on backswing - downswing length making sure both are equal length.  

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Day 272: Worked on my priority pieces in the driveway. A bit frustrating as I could not stop sweating. Only did about 25 minutes.

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Day 109 (7/24/21) - Decided that I needed to review the 30-day Covid drills, so I started at the beginning with Day-1 - Early backswing. Did the left and right hand drills then added the pivot to A2, chipping a tennis ball in the yard for about 20-minutes using my 7-iron and 7-wood. When chipping the ball with this drill, I focused making a good turn thru the ball and making sure that my low point was in front of the ball. 

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Day 150.  Yay, I reached 150.

I spent ten minutes hitting balls slowly with my 6-iron, ensuring I didn't make too much of a shoulder swing, and thus stopped the backswing well prior to the shaft being parallel.  If these were on the range, I'd estimate they'd go maybe 110 yards at most.

[I really should get a Mevo]

Plans (obviously I need to post these day-of when I actually do things):  tomorrow I'm playing, then next week I'll resume some regular putting practice, mixed with some full swing of course, and will resume the April '20 challenge.

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