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Hardspoon last won the day on May 21 2017

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  1. My Swing (Hardspoon)

    Thanks, both! I’ll look at this next time out. Haha - yes! This was about an hour before the temperature dropped 40 degrees overnight. You can see how hard the wind was blowing in one of the videos...
  2. 2018 RBC Heritage

    Also - there was an interesting little discussion about Luke List striking the wood bulkheads in a hazard on a backswing during one of his practice swings. First - my understanding is that the wood bulkheads at Harbour Town are considered part of the hazard..is that right? It made me look up the exact text of Rule 13-4: Since he didn't touch "the ground" in the hazard, it was fine. Agreed - I know a lot of people are annoyed by Spieth, and I can see why, but for some reason his whining doesn't really bother me as much as Rahm's random ranting at shots that are pretty decent.
  3. 2018 RBC Heritage

    Haha - he's one of the few players that I actively root against. Rahm is another...so I was 1 for 2 today. Looking forward to watching the replay on GC tonight; I really do enjoy Harbour Town.
  4. My Swing (Hardspoon)

    Went to the range today to work on the full swing. My goal was to check regression from work from last year, and the new backswing piece from my last trip to Erie. Priorities for full-swing practice sessions: Focus on the stab-outward piece, getting better at inline impact "Upward" takeaway with wrists, synced with body turn Give some thought to a full turn on the backswing; I'll catch myself "shorting" it once in a while. Reverse-rev feel to square up the face. This wasn't a priority in 2017, but now, it needs to be. During my last round, every single drive was a push-fade. I filmed a couple of full-speed swings after warming up, and it was clear I had slipped back into some bad habits. Quite a bit of short-arming, and definitely coming over the top. After a good bit of slow-motion and drill work on the stab-outward downswing piece, I was able to get the feeling back. Resulting swings (these are maybe at 90% speed...never really worked up all the way to full speed): Driver 6 iron Overall, I'm happy with these for the impact position and swing path. I definitely need to keep working on it to make it more consistent, but I'm pleased that I was able to correct flaws with the same swing thoughts I've used before. I did notice a bit of head movement (backwards) in the 6-iron swing posted here...that was generally not an issue, but something to keep an eye on. I definitely need to mix in more of the reverse-rev to get the face closed. I was still hitting way too many shots that started right and moved right, even without the over-the-top move. I did work on pitching for a bit (that was weak as well yesterday). Video:
  5. One Word Answer - Standing on the Tee

  6. My Swing (Hardspoon)

    No bueno. Contact is fine, but I’m hitting all push-slices. Maybe related, maybe not, but I don’t think I’m syncing up well on the takeaway. I think because I’m focused on hands, I start the takeaway without really turning much at all. Need to get some video and try to tackle one thing at a time. My short game is also atrocious right now. So that’s nice.
  7. My Swing (Hardspoon)

    After a few months limited to indoor slow-motion practice, I actually got out to the driving range two days in a row. I just tried to work on easy swings, with a variety of clubs...and working on the takeaway stuff from my last trip to Erie. Looking forward to the first round of the year on Saturday...it's probably gonna be ugly, but can't wait.
  8. My Swing (saevel25)

    This typo made me laugh - and I'm totally using it from now on. "Oh, man, I totally wife'd that one."
  9. Wolfgang Perfekt Vision Glass Polish

    I think this is spam. This @saevel25 dude clearly just wanted to shill for this product, but he didn't want to catch on, so he posted about 16,500 times first. In all seriousness - what makes you "not a fan of Rain X"? I've used Rain X and it's OK...but it does seem to have a problem in some additional streakiness if you're not REALLY anal about application. Sounds like the Wolfgang stuff is better for that reason...?
  10. 2018 Masters Tournament Discussion Topic

    Whenever I get annoyed about that, I just watch the broadcast and remember that the same aura of pretentiousness is also why nobody is yelling "mashed potatoes" on frigging tee shots. I'll take that trade-off any day.
  11. Winter Depression Thread

    My first round of the year is scheduled for a week from Saturday...and we are still in full winter mode here in Western PA. Snow today...and lows in the 20’s for the next 7 days. Blech.
  12. Lexi Thompson's 4 Stroke Penalty at the ANA

    A co-worker recently told me "I don't think you understand how stupid people can be." So...maybe you're right.
  13. 2018 Masters Tournament Discussion Topic

    For a minute, I thought this was going to be a video like one of his old Nike commercials... "Golf's not hard"
  14. Lexi Thompson's 4 Stroke Penalty at the ANA

    Really? I mean...she has to have seen that video, right? How could you watch that and think, "Oh, I've been persecuted!!!" I think people underestimate how different the things athletes (in all sports) say on-camera are from what they actually think privately.

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