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divot dave

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    ground first, then ball

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  1. took another lesson. received really good feedback on the progress I made over the last 2 weeks. Tempo and transition are smoothing out, and other mechanical tweaks were looking better. Today we looked closer at my grip, how I address the ball, and my shoulder alignment at address. These are all things I can accomplish before I even make a single move with the club. Good news is, everything we've worked on so far reinforces things I've heard repeatedly on my swing thread, and things @iacas covered with me in a lesson some time ago when I was visiting my homestead. So feeling really good about where things are headed.
  2. Hit a bucket at the driving range today Brought my Zepp device with me to see what the numbers would look like when hitting a ball as opposed to the practice swings I’ve been doing recently. The good news is the tempo and back swing rotation were really good. Ball contact was pretty decent after I had sufficiently warmed up, either hitting slightly thin or taking small divots after the ball... fat shots were quite rare, which means progress is being made. The bad news is my hip rotation took a dive when placing a ball in front of me. Although that concerns me, I’m not going to freak out about it just yet. Going to keep grooving the tempo habit along with a steady head... then gradually work in a better weight transfer and in-line impact as things become more ingrained.
  3. Worked on swing tempo and hip turn for about a half hour today used my zepp device as an aide in checking progress heres my averages for the session
  4. Very little motivation today. Accomplished some core exercises this morning for the backswing/downswing motion but that’s about it
  5. Day 2: 20 minutes or so working on tempo and weight forward Images are from my zepp device and show some of today’s averages and one swing in particular which shows hip rotation What I was pleasantly surprised about was how consistent those hip rotation numbers were without me paying close attention to it. Normally I’m only like 15-20 degrees open when I’m not thinking of it... so this resembles progress in the direction of better habits (knock on wood)
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    Greetings from Northern Michigan!

    Welcome to the site. Hopefully the weather will break soon so you can get back out there.
  7. divot dave

    New to golf

    Welcome to the site. I've been on here since I started playing golf and its been a tremendous help. Hope to see you around the threads.
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    My Swing (divot dave)

    shaking off the winter cobwebs, and a little too much time away from the course. Been practicing a lot of tempo drills lately, but here's a sampling of work done concentrating on key 2: weight forward. I see that I have a lot of head drift still... so really, its back to the drawing board on keys 1 & 2
  9. 25 minutes working on key # 2 weight forward some video of the practice session:
  10. Day 7: driving range. worked on tempo with my wedges in hand. Ball striking was much improved overall, especially considering I forgot my golf shoes and had to practice in my J’s. Left a fair number out to the left (push) but I was more so focused on quality ball striking and taking divots in front of the ball. Historically I struggle the most with wedges in hand, with a good number of my shots landing fat, or thin, but lately I’ve been having a lot of welcomed success. Also did some swing related work in the gym. Saw a fitness tip during the AP Invitational that I wanted to try out for developing core strength while rotating.
  11. Day 6: swing drills with no ball. slow motion practice hitting positions in my backswing then I did full swing work using my zepp device as a guide for tempo, hip rotation, and swing speed.
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    2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational

    UN-Friggin believable !
  13. divot dave

    2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational

    Yeah, 373 yard drives are so ho-hum and not good for the game. watching that really made me like golf less (lol)
  14. divot dave

    2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational

    That's high on my radar right now.

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