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  1. Just jotting as I go along, In the beginning, I like his quick bio, but I would have asked more about the students current goals in the swing, current ball flight, feels, etc. I'd want to know how my student thinks before I jump into it. I like that he was quick to work on something, but besides the comment of having "good player problems" he didn't say a lot of positives about the swing. I like to start with something I like, then move to where it could go. He asked how the guy felt after 1 swing on a golf ball. I don't know, I guess I'd let him hit a few before seeing how it
  2. Find a feel and incorporate it into the pre-shot routine. When on the range, do the routine every single shot. So that translation to the course is easier. When you play, make sure you take the time to do the same routine every time. Don't think that because a few shots in a row go well, that you can forget about it. I like to think back to Justin Rose, when before almost every drive, he had this slightly exaggerated swing feel. Didn't matter if it was a practice round or final round of the tournament. Same thing, every time. First 18 sec of this video.
  3. What happens if the coronavirus’s spikes mutate? New Fred Hutch research aims to shed light on how the coronavirus evolved to easily infect human cells — and to guide efforts to stop it. If the main point of contact with human cells stays the same, then vaccines that target that specific part of the sequence should work nearly the same no matter the mutation. If the protein changes, then we are in trouble, but that seems highly unlikely. It all depends on where in the chain of events, the vaccine targets.
  4. Looks like the moderna inc vaccine is entering final testing the end of this month. 30,000 person trial. Very promising! First COVID-19 vaccine tested in US poised for final testing The first COVID-19 vaccine tested in the U.S. revved up people’s immune systems just the way...
  5. Tier 1 -get to the course at least 15min before the tee time (give yourself time to stretch, loosen up swing, and make sure you have appropriate supplies for the round)
  6. Ive been hearing the same. Same idea as dosage of virus to be infected. The heavier the dose, the more likely of serious infection but also the more likely to have a strong antibody base against further infection. So those who are asymptomatic or with mild symptoms may only build enough antibodies for a couple months. edit: it obviously isn’t as simple as that, but its the general idea This bird is going to be tough to shoot down.
  7. Poa was invading and they wanted to keep everything fescue prior to the US Open, obviously it didn't work well. They already re-seeded all the greens to poa and they putt extremely nice now. They are letting the fairways be naturally taken over. Haven't played since last year. Honestly, Chambers hasn't really played that hard for me unless they make the greens very firm.
  8. Tiger hasn't been playing... Lets see how the memorial shapes up. I enjoy a good test, but I enjoy watching them play no matter the conditions.
  9. Ok................ so to hell with all the above. I felt completely lost today. So, I went back to my “roots” of thinking only about the leading edge of club face being parallel with my lead arm at A4 and swinging through with a feeling of throwing everything at my target. Played 9 holes with that and actually felt good again and shot a decent score. I think I try to play too much into instructor Phil’s game that I forget how to play golfer Phil’s game. In short, I get in my own damn head way too much.
  10. So, my last round of golf was absolutely crap. Both good and bad shots found every tree branch, tree trunk, or OB line. Only thing that worked ok, was my short game because I'd been working a lot more on it recently. Regarding the swing, I think the biggest part was I wasn't focused. I was in between two swings and couldn't decide on one or the other or something. Either I hit a perfectly straight ball or it hooked about 15-20yds. But, move on, cool. I've been to the range a couple times since that, and I think I've sorted out it out a bit. The ultimate goal is inline impact and ov
  11. Like @bwdial, I'd now say the +2.8 wins mostly and you are pretty close with them. The rating/slope made a big difference. I'd venture a guess that they play to a +5ish, which averages right with you. If course knowledge is a factor, you may have an edge, but it'd be close still.
  12. Whats the course rating/slope for ladies? From 6300yds, I feel like it'd be a close duel between the +2.8 and the ladies. Stretch out the distance though and I'd be favoring the +2.8 more. Hovering around a 0, you may get close with their rougher rounds, but I'd think you're out of it.
  13. I wonder whether they have a contract about not talking with media about player happenings. They must see a lot, good and bad.
  14. I find myself working on A1 to A2.5 with many players (not single digit golfers), specifically on getting more rotation in the hips, thus leading to slightly more depth with the hands. But, I like the idea of almost counter rotation and the right arm staying on top for a bit.
  15. In WA, that stat had shown a steady decrease for several months. It has stagnated and gone slightly up and in the last two weeks. Testing has more than doubled so they are finding a lot more positive cases, so the total cases number looks bad. To see the percent positive gives it a brighter outlook.
  16. I would, but birdie would definitely be tough. I would enjoy the challenge of it for sure.
  17. I forgot to add that I found a set of old persimmon woods and ancient irons in my lesson area. They are actually fun to mess around with. I can hit the driver decently 2/3 of the time I think and they go about 250-260. But the 1 miss is like a 50yd hook. The sound is pretty cool too.
  18. I’ve been teaching a lot since starting my new job. Generally, they’ve gone well. Tough ones have generally been with those who roll the arms/hands through too much. It’s tough to create a feel for them to improve the swing. But, when I have time between lessons, I can hit. The full swing, of late, has been ok. But I also haven’t really tried to work on anything special. So today I started working on a bit more rotation and getting to a flatter position at the top. I’m definitely still steep at the top but I got more rotation and a better impact position. I also worked a bit on short game
  19. Last couple rounds, knocked off 2 of the par 3s. Interestingly, I haven’t birdied 12 which is a shorter par 3.
  20. As Washingtonians, nah... drizzle. Ground was certainly soggy though.
  21. Should’ve been out there today! Played 9 holes in 45min.
  22. Making holes next to the driving range.
  23. A Bellingham, WA muni, Lake Padden GC. Mostly going to be teaching, but I’m working shop too at the moment until I build more of a clientele. Once junior programs can start again, I’ll be doing a lot of work on camps and pga junior league. Course also hosts a drive, chip and putt qualifier. Doing well so far, despite everything going on. I think I’ll be able to grow nicely here. Will have to come up with a good plan for next year.
  24. Finally got around to updating my birdies on my new home course. Through several rounds, I've got the par 5's and a good amount of par 4's. Par 3's are tough here, huge very sloped greens and typically play straight into the wind.
  25. I looked at myself in the mirror the other day when taking backswings and saw that my clubface was a bit open at A4. So I flattened that out and bowed the wrist a bit to square it and I started hitting some excellent shots, long irons especially. Before they seemed weak, now they are flying the way they should be. Tendency, though, is to get a little too loose and I flip through and hook it. When I’m focused on my target and shot shape, I can hit some darts. I’ve also been able to shot shape better. I can hit the fade or straight ball instead of draw when I want. I simply adjust where
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