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  1. Scott, more with the wrists, less by swinging the arms back. Dan, ditto the above (less so), and your weight is in your heels a little, it appears. Kevin, club a little low/close. I enjoyed that video sped up. That was a good way to do that. Whoa! Long backswings! 🙂 Left wrist only ones should kinda go out in front of you more. A bit less arm swing and a bit more of a 45° angle will help there. Club goes above your belt buckle, a bit high at setup. Bill, really good job with the left wrist stuff. A bunch of you can watch his left wrist video and you’ll see that his club is going up and out away from him, because of two things: 1) he’s isolated the wrist movement and isn’t adding in a pivot or arm swing, and 2) he’s not palmar flexing the left wrist, but rather hinging it up at about that 45° angle I talked about in the video. Daniel you did a good job as well especially with that left wrist. Matt, nice. And yeah, like practice putting, you can feel it in your back. Steven, like many others a little more arm swing than I’d like to see for the left wrist feeling. I didn’t see a split-hand grip but I’ll assume you did that too. 🙂 BW, nicely done. Split hand grip too. Maybe I didn’t mention that as clearly in the video…? Matt, well done. Some of the actual swings (with the little pivot) still seemed a bit up and out, tough to say, but the pivot should help get the club a bit more parallel at A2… though I’d rather it be out than in, so it’s not the worst thing to practice.
  2. March Madness is canceled, the NBA is shut down, the Masters is postponed, and my Aunt Marge’s senior bowling has even thrown in the towel. Now restaurants and bars are closed, and our 40-handicap governor is threatening to shut down all entertainment facilities including golf courses. I have not tested positive, but the coronavirus is killing me. There is nowhere to go and nothing to do. My wife suggested we take a walk, but I don’t walk anywhere unless I have a golf club in my hand and it’s cart path only. My kids have a restraining order on us and won’t let us come within 200 yards of the grandchildren. And we can no longer eat out, but when we tried to cook at home, there were cobwebs in the oven. The network channels are inundated with coverage of the virus. The golf channel has been showing reruns of old tournaments, which are almost as riveting as watching my brother-in-law’s video of his family camping trip to Yellowstone. And my wife is so desperate for something to do, she is even considering sex, and maybe even with me. Paranoia is off the tracks. Before the shutdown, we were having dinner at a local bar. I let out a loud sneeze and everyone at the surrounding tables started yelling "check please." My stock portfolio is plummeting and most of our cash is currently invested in toilet paper. I am washing my hands 137 times a day. I don’t touch anyone. I don’t even touch myself. I have been using tongs to go to the bathroom. This has to stop. Our society and economy have been crippled by a microscopic virus. Scientists have not yet determined the exact origin but have narrowed it down to a Chinese fish market or Rosie O’Donnell’s bathtub. And no one is sure how to prevent or cure it. In the past, the ways to prevent contracting a contagious disease were simple: don’t eat in restaurants with a cat on the menu and don’t date my college roommate’s sister. I don’t consider myself to be in the high-risk category. I have been building up my immune system by eating one meal per day at MacDonald’s for the last 25 years. Germs just slide through me. My only pre-existing condition is an inability to launch a golf ball further than 180 yards. And, according to the CDC, symptoms of the corona-virus are sweats, dizziness, and trouble breathing, which I experience whenever I am standing over a 3-foot putt. I can handle it. So, I proposed to my regular foursome the idea of escaping from our self-imposed Stalag 17 and venturing outside for a round of golf. Everyone recognized the danger and severity of the situation. But when faced with the decision to remain sequestered with our wives or to risk contracting a deadly virus, it was a no-brainer. Every man opted to play golf. Our foursome does not pose a medical risk to mankind. My friend, George is virus-free. Social distancing has not been a problem for him. Other than us, he doesn’t have any friends. Bob, my neighbor is a urologist who has been working from home for several weeks. He has developed a way to do remote prostate exams by having patients sit on their cell phones. And our other partner, Jerry tested himself with a kit he bought online. However, he thinks he may have gotten the wrong kit. It showed no traces of the virus but indicated that he was pregnant with twins. The federal government has established guidelines for social engagement. For example, you must stay at least 6 feet apart and no more than 10 people are allowed at a gathering, which means Patrick Reed’s fan club can still meet. In addition, our foursome drafted our own specific set of rules for Pandemic Golf. Rules of Play: · • Hazmat suits are permitted. As an alternative, one can wear a college mascot costume or big bunny pajamas. · • Masks are not permitted, because we would look more like stagecoach robbers than a foursome. · • Leave the flag in. And to avoid retrieving balls from the hole, any putt shorter than Lebron James is good. · • Ride in separate golf carts and don’t come closer to another player than a fully extended ball retriever. · • Don’t touch another player’s balls. This is always good advice. · • No high fives. Fortunately, we seldom have a reason. · • No petting the geese or the cart girl. · • Don’t use the spot-a-pot. More disease in there than in all of Wuhan China. · • No excuses. Slicing or hooking are not side effects of the corona-virus. · • Make an online bank transfer to pay off your bets for the day. · • Straddle the sprinkler on the 18th hole before getting into the car. These rules and restrictions adequately protected us from contamination. Unfortunately, there is no vaccine for bad golf. I had trouble gripping the club with oven mittens, but it was an enjoyable afternoon which ended way too soon. There were no handshakes on the 18th green, no beers at the bar, and we drove home separately. As the pandemic plays through, it is giving us a glimpse into our inevitable future where all meals are delivered, all entertainment comes through the tv screen, and all human interaction is through our cell phone. Where schooling is online at home, exercise is on a stationary bike in our basement, medical testing is done at drive-thru windows, and colonoscopies are performed at Jiffy Lube. The world is changing. It is becoming less interpersonal as technology consumes us. So now that we have time on our hands, everyone should take a moment to cherish this fading era, when friends still get together to hit a little ball around an open field for no good reason other than to enjoy the companionship of their fellow man.
  3. Day 2 – Shoulder Pitch Today we practice turning our torso (as loosely measured across the shoulders) on the proper pitch or angle, roughly perpendicular to the torso angle at setup. Faults that we often see include: Turning the shoulders too flat, which can cause a bunch of problems. The head moving all around as the golfer “adjusts” his shoulder pitch in transition. Poor contact The drills for today include: 1:00 – Airplane Wings 2:00 – Shaft Across the Shoulders 3:00 – Shoulder to the Spot
  4. If you have an iPad it does a pretty good job of videoing golf swings.
  5. This course, what can I say about it that hasn’t been said already? Unconventional but not forgettable. And cool tee markers.
  6. Update to my earlier post. We're staying open!!
  7. Modified my vote today, but I didn't see the putting green and/or driving range is closed, but course is open. The other really odd thing is the single rider, single cart, because effective today, we can't even ride with our wife's/husbands/significant others. Separate carts for all of us. They also modified the tee time arrangement to mostly shotgun starts. Explanation given was that they can space the groups, every other hole, etc.
  8. You can’t get much more socially distanced than this.
  9. It seems Day 1 of the COVID challenge was similar what you’re recommending here, right? I’ll use the ball during future practice sessions, but wanted to clarify the length of backswing you wanted This was my Day 1 submission:
  10. Lots of confusion on the social feeds on what exactly is happening with the British Open, nothing official yet. Not unexpected though, a postponement or outright cancellation. 2020 British Open to be canceled due to coronavirus pandemic, sources say - Golf Digest The Open would be the first men's major to be canceled outright.
  11. my goals have now been updated to: 1. I hope I get to play some golf this year. thats it. thats the list.
  12. Day 2 - the rain held up a bit, so I was able to film outside. Like a dummy, I wore black so it was tough to see where my sternum was. Also, I have orangutan arms it seems.
  13. Forgot the split hand drill so went back and did that after. My daughter was “helping” me film so the tripod was moving some.
  14. COVID-19 - Day One Hopefully this opens for y'all. Please ignore the background sounds... it's my kids on the trampoline. I had physical therapy today at noon, and I was really feeling it in my lower back. And it was recorded with Screencast-O-Matic on my county issued work computer. I really felt like I was sticking it to the man!😁
  15. I apologize for bringing this a little OT, but my point wasn't what sounds better - that's subjective. I happen to have a tube amp and love how it sounds, but tubes add distortion, and to many people it sounds good. BOSE and Beats add distortion to their headphones to make people think they sound warmer or fuller or whatever, but in reality it's just different. Studio monitors don't sound like BOSE for a reason. Anyways, that's irrelevant. Not gonna wade into "tone electrons" other than to say omg lol ygbfkm. My point is about performance. Ease of playing, speed, comfort, consistency, these things come with newer instruments. A newer guitar is built for speed and comfort. What you think sounds better or looks better is subjective. Swap out the pickups. Run it thru a different amp. Whatevs. Take this with a grain of salt. I listen to death metal. I think The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty etc suck wet greasy diarrhea ass. That's me.
  16. Did this in my cozy and improvised home office. This is stuff I have worked on in the past, so it was pretty straightforward for me.
  17. Right. I mean...how do sandbaggers do what they do?
  18. Drivers used by top 10 golfers in strokes gained off the tee It all starts with the tee shot. Modern professional golfers...
  19. Given the current situation, I would be delighted to be able to play regularly after June. As for any improvement in my game, that would just be a bonus at this point.
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