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  1. Hit balls today...got to 114 and 112 but the mean was around 109. Both are up 2+ MPH from last week. Probably going to hit some more tomorrow (high of 57) and not over-swing and see how it goes. Also might try and get on a trackman next week to compare numbers to another source.
  2. Our course has been open the entire time and gone through phases of PVC, foam, etc in the cups. I don't know of any cases here that have been spread on the course. The club does have tournaments but they have nearly all been tee-time based and not shotgun to prevent mass gatherings. Personally, I've played more golf last year than the previous two years combined (at least) and not been sick at all. I don't see why all courses can't follow basic safety for indoor spaces and gatherings and open the courses up for play. The way many play, golf is socially distanced anyway. 😉 And
  3. 73 (+2) today in breezy and cool conditions. Had a few bad swings but overall pretty happy with how I played. Hit 14 greens...made a couple birdies but left a couple out there. Encouraged that the SuperSpeed work I've done has been positive. Can tell the swing faster but I don't feel out of control. Only a couple bad drives but neither cost me very much...
  4. 124, 120, 119, 118, 114 Another nice bump. After making sure I was getting to or slightly past parallel in the backswing in the last session, today I made sure my hands were getting higher. That made a big difference right away. Didn't make any swings with the driver but I might hit balls later today and see what the numbers translate to on the range. I'm hoping I'll get over 110 hitting balls.
  5. Hit 118 during testing after doing my protocol. Also swung my driver (without a ball) just to compare. My median was 112 today with the blue stick and topped my driver out at 112. I'd say the median driver was 110. When I hit balls the driver is 110 maxed out and 107 at the median. Mind you, I'm not trying to max out my swing when I'm hitting balls. So currently I'm around: Blue Stick Driver w/o ball Driver w/ ball Max 118 112 110 Med 112 110
  6. So, @iacas, I did a few swings just to test out...going past parallel and got up to 118 and 117.
  7. Swinging as fast as I can but still keeping my form as close to "normal" as I can. I'm not letting my right elbow fly out or moving my feet excessively. At least I don't feel like I am. I've never taken the club back past parallel in my life so I'm going to start looking at making an even bigger shoulder turn. I think I'm leaving some on the table there.
  8. Seemed to plateau at 113/114 with the blue sticks. Last three sessions have been nearly identical.
  9. Hit about 15 drivers on the range today. Would say that 80% of them were at 107 or 108. Wasn't going at max...just what I think I would be swinging on the course. That's about 5 or 6 above where I started. Hope to get that up to 110 consistently.
  10. We are looking at Hilton Head right now. Very pricey but both the wife and I really like the area and seems to tick all the boxes we have. Still 10 years or so to go until we'd consider living there with any regularity but we've started scouting areas we'd be interested in long-term.
  11. Hit balls on the range today with the radar. Low was 104 and the high was 110. I think the device is a couple MPH hot so it might be lower but when I did my testing (Driver with no ball) I hit 102. Not a bad start.
  12. Thought about this a bit. Some are similar to @iacas: Stick with Swingspeed for the first few months of the year. Goal is to gain 5-10 MPH. Keep plus handicap for entire year Win Club Championship Keep my son playing throughout the year Last one isn't for me specifically but I know I'll play more if he's playing. He's starting to enjoy it and hope to keep him going.
  13. Purchased the set...looking forward to starting the training. Have a friend who has the radar and doesn't use it all that much. Said I can borrow it so I can track my progress.
  14. The spin rate was a lot lower than I expected. In the 1800-2000 range...launch angle was a little higher to offset the low spin. Can't remember exactly what the launch angles were but I did notice the spin rates.
  15. I went through the fitting process a couple days ago and below are my initial thoughts. Disclaimer is that I already have a TS2 driver with the Smoke shaft and a Callaway Epic Sub Zero with a Tour AD DI-6 shaft. I'm currently spinning the TS2 too much but strike it more consistently. The Sub Zero has better numbers but don't hit it quite as solid as I'd like. TSi2 - Same shape and feel as the TS2. A bit of an elongated back that makes it look like it sits up at a good attack angle to the ball. Sound is very similar to the TS2...not as pleasing as the TSi3. For whatever reason, it fe
  16. Done. Hope this works out...really sucks for them.
  17. Still open in NC for now. I have league tonight and we just got the "shelter-in-place" order here. Non-essential businesses can stay open as long as they adhere to the social distancing rules which, I believe, most golf courses can achieve. I expect most to stay open for the duration.
  18. TS2 Hybrid and 3W. Replaced some (much) older clubs...
  19. Was a good year last year. Accomplished most of my goals but still work to be done! For this year: Work on fitness/flexibility. I have spent ZERO time on this and feel like it could be a big benefit for on (and off) the golf course. Increased GIR. Worked on the driver last year to great benefit. Need to turn that into more GIR/nGIR for better scores. Feel like the irons could be a lot sharper. Win Club Championship - would be back to back to back. 🙂 Play more CGA tournaments. Played first NC Mid-Am last year. Need to keep playing in these to push my comfort zo
  20. I don't mind noise as long as its constant. Even low conversations on the tee don't bother me. The two things that do are: Someone trying to hold a conversation with ME when I'm trying to hit a shot. I can't answer a question during my routine...or it's really hard. I have to stop and resume when I'm done. Music. Just not a fan. I think it's kinda like above...I'm one of those people who will mouth or whisper lyrics if I know the song. I start thinking of the song and whats coming next instead of the shot. It's hard for me to block.
  21. Hey Cody...congrats on the move! I wish I knew more about the area but I'm a bit more knowledgable about the area around Winston/Greensboro. I've only played a few courses that way...and all were a bit more expensive. If you ever get over my way, give me a shout and we can play either at my place or some other tracks nearby.
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  23. Played in league last night. First round for me in a while (other than a captain's choice) Shot 34 (-2) with a new driver in the bag. Had one bad swing that resulted in a bogey but other than that hit the ball really well. Missed only one fairway and one green. The irons were excellent and the three birdies were all within 5 feet. Had a couple other realistic opportunities as well.
  24. Tuned in for an hour or so and really enjoyed watching. I thought the golf was great and, as others mentioned, loved seeing some new camera angles. The one putt Kupcho had on 15 from behind the green was hard to see the severe break. Fassi hit her chip right before and lost it long and right. They showed Kupcho's at ground-level and you could see how much break she needed to play. I think it's a great way to expose women's golf.
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