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My irons, wedges and 4W plays better than expected nowadays! Distances are dialed in and the ballflights are getting pretty consistent. Happy days! 

Putting. I need to put in a couple of hours hitting those 4-6 footers with more confidence (To many wasted opportunities there). My LAG-putting is good though and I see very few 3-putts. 

My driver-swing is totally off and I can't wait to finally get an hour with a Pro to work on that. Hopefully it's just a couple of small adjustments...  

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I think the best thing about my golf game is that I'm not really bad at anything. I don't really excel at anything, but aside from occasional dips I don't have a terrible part of my game. 

A good example would be my chipping. It had been deteriorating a little bit at the end of last year and my first round out this year it was terrible. However because I had been okay at it before I know I can do it again, and I've take some time to work on it, and it seems like I may have figured something out. I just need to get back out again to see for certain.

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I was swinging too fast and not finishing my backswing. The Pro said, "Let your backswing mature." That got through my thick skull. Good advice. 

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I am making real progress toward a more powerful, consistent swing.  When I keep focused and minimize my wrist and hand action from my swing, I am bombing the ball.  I have been hitting towering drives that have been finishing 270 to 300 yards away from where they started, and I am now hitting my irons two clubs farther than a buddy that I was two clubs shorter than.  I'm hitting my i210 five iron farther than he is hitting his TMB 716 3 iron.  When I avoid cranio-rectal insertion, I am hitting some really nice wedges into the greens.

I played one hole - over two rounds - three under this past weekend.  Birdie-Eagle.

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The offseason has been fruitful for me because i"m getting more distance from my clubs.  Two rounds so far and have multiple 300+ drives, and feel like my irons are going further because on approach shots my ball is either ending up on the back of or over the green.  I feel like it's a combination of better ball striking because of I've finally listened to be freer with my swing and not try and hit the ball as hard as I can and getting stronger in the winter.  

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I'm not having any "distance problems". I've taken a couple of lessons. When I take the lessons everything seems to work fine. The pro just makes a couple of small adjustments, and I practice them. In my practice sessions I hit the ball well for the most part until I get tired - I'm 70. There are mishits, but I know exactly what I did when those happen and fix it. It's - I didn't get my weight shift forward enough. I know about hitting off mats - if I hit the ball a little "fat", that's when I didn't transfer weight forward and the club face shut slightly at impact and the ball goes lower and hooks left. It's consistent when that happens. When I get through, it's a nice high draw. We diagnosed that in a lesson. 

But for some reason, I'm doing something differently on the golf course than I am on the practice range. Next time I play, I'm going to ask a playing partner to take a video of me so I can compare it to what I'm doing at the driving range. And I can show these videos to my instructor. Hopefully the video at the course is one of my less than good shots. I want to see the error. 

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44 minutes ago, DrvFrShow said:

But for some reason, I'm doing something differently on the golf course than I am on the practice range.

Join the rest of the world who golfs... 😀

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