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    • Qualified for the U.S. Am Four-Ball yesterday. I was -5 thru 13 on my own ball and my partner carried me on the last few holes, especially with his birdie on the 4th playoff hole. As Mario mentioned, made a visit to Dr. Kwon last week, got measured and analyzed. I was turning my pelvis like 70 degrees on the backswing and losing all the stretch between the upper and lower body from 3-4 and couldn’t take advantage of the early shift. Have to engage muscles in right side, especially right hip, which I wasn’t doing.  Upper and lower turning at same rate from 3-4. No stretch which means I open the upper early and left arm swings across it.  So my horizontal stuff was good just need more vertical on backswing with better transition rhythm/sequencing. Right hip much higher to 4.  Dr. Kwon recommended more “kick” up and outward after the shift at 1. Tried out some triggers and he changed mine a bit. More trigger with right knee going down and in (right hip lowers as a result) to elevate the right hip more going back. "Post up" move Mario is talking about.   Biggest takeaways from the whole thing.  - What the pelvis is doing is his top priority, ground interaction is second. What the arms, wrists, club does is a reaction to all that.  - How he suggests training the changes. - Importance of self discovery. Figuring out your trigger move to create momentum early.  - How anyone who is good is still winding up the upper body as the body is shifting forward (transition/downswing).  - According to him, swings should feel like “less effort” at impact. Ties into creating a big enough moment arm, the point above and loading the thigh to rib section of the trail side on the backswing.
    • Day 78 Frustrating practice day. A little tired and achy from a long day of being on my feet, so didn’t feel like dealing with Planemate bands which require extra effort.  Hit some balls with 6, 7, and 8-iron, working on completing a full turn before starting downswing. Contact was really poor, thin and off the toe almost every strike. Maybe because it was dark. Had to hit a few little pitch shots to finish up just to feel like I had some solid strikes. 
    • Probably zero, even if we include the ending.  Palmer picked up Nicklaus's marker on 18, trying to concede.  He was stopped by a USGA rules official who reminded him that in medal play, you cannot concede a putt.  He put it back, Nicklaus made the 2' for 71 (to Palmer's 74). But there was no intent, and (at least to me) to use the word cheating there has to be intent.
    • Day 42.  I spent 10 minutes hitting half swings with a 9-iron (typically the longest pitch shot that comes up semi-regularly).  Off a mat, into a net, combination of whiffle and plush balls, a few real ones.  

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