Nice day for practicing. Still working on the same stuff. Minor change is I have a tendency to keep the front knee more extended so I added a little knee bend with my club fall feel at the top. Gives me the sit move/downhill slide piece I was working on last year for free.
Been working on these pieces for almost a year and still none of it is automatic. Where’s my magic pill golf swing tip?
In all fairness, ChiChi did NOT duff that shot - he hit the glass and frame setup square on...
So perhaps any shot you hit perfectly, and then it gets a horrible bounce. Or the great shot that goes right where it's supposed to, and then you get there and the ball can't be found...
Yeah, of course. I'll take a shank that kicks off a tree and goes up to the front of the green in a round that counts every time.
But… most people don't play competitive rounds all that often. Unfortunately.
This is just a nice story about what's happened to me after more strength training the last 2.5 months.
I'm in my mid 40's, in good shape, but not at all a fitness junkie or gymrat. I typically walk, but the last 2.5 mos I've been playing all my rounds w/ my dad, who is currently in chemo, and we've been riding together. During this time, I also started a much more rigorous strength training regimen (again inspired by my dad's challenges), and have made decent progress. My cardio regimen didn't change.
I've never felt tired walking 18, or so I thought. Yesterday, I walked 18 for the first time in the last few months, and I was surprised at how light the bag felt (I carry). Although there's a good chance i'm biased in my memory, it felt like my shoulders were lighter, I had a lighter step, and that energy made it easier to be a little more stable in my golf swing. Previously, walking was never a big effort, but there was an effort. But yesterday's round felt effortless. I felt I could have played another sport like tennis or basketball w/ no problem, right off the 18th green.
So yea, feeling fantastic and I recommend it!
(I did consider putting this in the fitness thread, but thought it kinda fit more here. mods feel free to move it)