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  1. 1 minute ago, leftybutnotPM said:

    You read my post and think that that is MY position? My point is that people DON"T see the point that you AND I are making, that being that it is just walking and will respond with a knee jerk reaction.

    The "elitist" angle is dumb. It's not anywhere near as true everywhere as it once was, and in some locations, it's a joke how untrue it is.


  2. 2 minutes ago, woodzie264 said:

    2. I am simple-minded. Because I am voluntarily due to my child-like desire to earn a little badge, I have found out pretty quickly that while I am working on my priority piece, I now have three of swing thoughts going through my head which relate to the new drills given here. I fear I will overwhelm myself and get distracted from the more important parts (the parts you’d have me specifically work on) or just overwhelm my brain. This is, of course, no fault of the COVID challenge, but is more a product of my own inability to focus on my priority piece in isolation. 

    If you can:

    • Do the drills.
    • Then forget about them and go back to working on your thing.

    Do the drills in the middle of a practice session, as a break. Or do them at a completely different time.


  3. Gonna play devil's advocate a little… My position on this is firmly in the middle. I reject extremist views.

    33 minutes ago, leftybutnotPM said:

    Are you aware that there is no cure?

    There's no cure for the flu, either.

    33 minutes ago, leftybutnotPM said:

    Are you aware that for many "getting it over with" means that they die?

    Are you aware that many of those people who die would have done so within the next six months anyway?

    33 minutes ago, leftybutnotPM said:

    And you may survive but pass it on to someone who will not.

    That's how herd immunity works.

    33 minutes ago, leftybutnotPM said:

    A lot of people still don't seem to be getting the message that the "inconvenience", for want of a better term and financial and economic destruction are, at the moment secondary considerations.

    When do they stop becoming secondary considerations? When does the financial ruin of X million Americans and businesses mean more than the death of x thousand Americans, maybe half of which were six months or less from death anyway?

    26 minutes ago, leftybutnotPM said:

    Golf can safely be played in twos with modifications like no rakes and groups of two etc.

    Why in twos but not threes?

    26 minutes ago, leftybutnotPM said:

    Given that some people think that golf is an elitist sport, the types you mention will cause the authorities to take a hard line, because it is such a bad look when others are confining themselves.

    Oh stop. It's walking outside, millions of people are doing it.

    2 minutes ago, CarlSpackler said:

    I understand that I could die, and I am ready to go if that is my end. Bear in mind that most of us are going to catch this at some point. These measures are not meant to stop the spread, only to slow it down so that hospitals are not overwhelmed where they have to decide who to treat and who to let go.

    Yup.


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    What the media and policymakers are not telling us is that the longer we delay the development of herd immunity, the more high-risk people will die.

     

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    Warning: last site is Fox News, so grain of salt and all that.


  5. 45 minutes ago, boogielicious said:

    What stinks is RI courses are open, but out of staters are required to self quarantine for 14 days before going to local businesses. The police came by my cottage while my contractor was there.

    Yeah that's what I hear. But at least courses are open… we're still closed in PA. This Sunday/Monday it's supposed to be in the 60s.


  6. 4 hours ago, billchao said:

    It might help to think of holding the grip like you would a briefcase. You wrap your hand around the handle just enough so the weight is cradled in the fingers and then you close your hand. You wouldn’t palm a briefcase handle.

    Yup.

    And the picture is better, yeah. Be careful when you grip the club with the head on the ground, though, for the same reasons: it tends to go across the palm.

    Can't see the left hand grip in the video, so it may be fine. Just be careful.


  7. 8 hours ago, ChetlovesMer said:

    I have to give some mad props (am I too old to use that phrase?) at @iacas

    It's impossible to say how much I appreciate the work he's putting in for the "Covid-19 practice plan challenge..." thread. 

    So far the drills have been fun, short, easy to perform, and jive perfectly with what my coach has worked with me on over the years. 

    I truly appreciate the daily drills, brother. 

    Thank you. I appreciate that you're doing them, along with many others. I like seeing the videos each day. Not every day is going to be a "winner," but I'm going to strive to just get everyone doing 5-10 minutes a day through April. And then… you can repeat them all in May. 🙂


  8. 2 hours ago, TN94z said:

    Day 2 complete.

    We're on day three, and you're already a day behind! 🙂

    53 minutes ago, Bonvivant said:

    @iacas, is there a preferred club selection or range of clubs that are preferable for these drills? I did the takeaway drill with a 9 iron because I don't have any practice balls and wanted to chip one on day 1 without endangering anyone.

    6-iron, but if you want to chip a ball, then a 9I is fine. Shorter clubs make the drills "easier" but… you can always chip a wiffle ball or ball up a piece of paper or something.


  9. Day 3 - Trail Elbow

    On this third day, we'll talk about one of the most common problems in amateur golf — the way the trail arm works in the golf swing. Far too many people do one or both of these things:

    • Get the trail elbow too far "around" or "behind" them.
    • Over-bend the trail elbow (below about 90°)
    • This causes all sorts of other issues that affect path, low point control, club face control, speed, "lag," and more.

    The drills for today include:

    • 2:00 - Left Arm and Reach
    • 2:00 - Left Hand Under Right Elbow
    • 2:00 - Two-Step Swing (Fold Elbow, Turn)

    Video:

     


  10. 7 minutes ago, woodzie264 said:

    DFEAA54D-2268-4E17-8674-2EA32F2A01A9.thumb.jpeg.7e0a9a21c13f4f6aa2238d6fe2631827.jpegOnly took me 19 years to conquer the grip.  I’ll prob die before getting the backswing down 🥴

    More across the base of the pinkie. Here are my tweaks:

    • You see how diagonal the fingers are to the grip? Make them more perpendicular.
    • If you're going to grip with the club horizontal, don't also put your forearm horizontal. This just lines the grip up to go up your palm.
    • If you want your forearm at this angle, grip the club when it's nearly vertical.
    • You should see more of the heel pad and less of the base of the left pinkie.

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    More like that (blue rectangle) with the whole heel pad able to sit on top (pink outline oval).

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