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  1. Day 41: Missed yesterday's post when I played 18, and played well. Really good with the driver. Shot 86. Today, I worked on the shortcomings from yesterdays round: lob wedge and fairway woods/hybrid off the deck. Swing thread update should be coming soon.
  2. Day 40: Played what ended up being a practice 9 holes on my "home" course this morning (Shot a 48, a pretty typical below average round for me on this course). No playing partner and tested the Arccos system. Turns out I'm making the switch to Arccos. I really liked it. As for the golf, wasn't great. My swing quickly deteriorated after my chip in birdie on the first (which of course doesn't count for the birdie challenge in a practice round), a three putt GIR on the 2nd, and then a duffed pitch shot and lipped out par putt on the 3rd. All downhill from there. Was making terrible contact on almost every shot after that. I came back home this afternoon, did some more swings into the net. Really trying to figure out where my "swing basics" went wrong. Turns out I believe it was mostly due to posture, and I think i was able to build a check into my pre-shot routine how to make sure the sole of the club is flat enough against the ground, and how to adjust my posture to account for the different lie angles throughout the bag. Standing more upright with the longer clubs produced much more solid contact. I'm playing an actual 18 holes tomorrow. We'll see if I'm able to bring that to the course.
  3. Day 39: Full swings with Driver, 7 Iron, and Pitching Wedge trying to cement the swing basics I've been working on all week. Another positive session. Hopefully, doing this kind of work this week is setting a baseline for my swing to build from moving forward. I've also got plenty of confidence now heading into the weekend. I would not have been able to say that earlier in the week.
  4. Day 38: Another day of swing basics. A really positive session. Finally started to feel less robotic. And the results were similar to the practice sessions a couple weeks ago when I felt like I had a breakthrough. The problem was that I didn't understand what the breakthrough was other than it felt good and results were good. Hopefully, doing a better job of documenting my swing sessions and swing thoughts this time around will help me when the swing goes awry. Maybe I can get back on track sooner and sooner each time. Of course this is just how I feel now. We'll see how I feel after tomorrow's session, and then the 27 holes I'll play this weekend.
  5. Day 37: Some more indoor putting. Also some work on swing basics into a net.
  6. Day 36: Rain all day, so I stayed indoors. Worked on my grip, did some chipping and putting.
  7. I just signed up. Looking forward to it. Thanks for setting it up!
  8. Day 35: Forgot to post my practice yesterday, but its my first missed day. Been working on my swing basics, and getting a baseline for what I think my swing should be. So when things go haywire the way they did this week, I'll have something to check back against. I've also been trying to address what has been going on with my right hand at the top of my backswing. Think I have some solutions, but time will tell. Yesterday, was full swing work only with the 8 iron. Today was mostly 8 iron and ended with the driver.
  9. I'm honored? But seriously, this is some of the best feedback i could possibly ask for.
  10. Day 34: Played 18 holes. Did some things well, most things not so well, and a few things dreadfully. Also worked on some 25+ foot putts on the practice green.
  11. Much appreciated. So much to work on. I'll look to get those hands in a more conventional position. Those wrists are probably another one of my many moving parts. I don't have a consistent stance, spine angle goes up and down, head moving all over the place, spaghetti legs, and my hands probably don't get to that ugly looking position consistently either. Its a miracle I hit the ball so well last weekend. And it turns out it really was a miracle, to the surprise of no one who read that message I'm sure. I've played 27 holes since then, and haven't hit a single drive anywhere close to resembling one that I hit last weekend.
  12. Day 33: Worked on full swings, and attempting to get into a consistent stance with consistent spine angle.
  13. Thanks for the feedback. I'm still working to find a consistent spine angle that I feel I can repeat shot after shot. Good to know that there is a point where its too hunched over. But I do believe the main point would be to maintain the spine angle from address through impact. Hopefully, I'll find something I can repeat. As for the right hand, i think this is a remnant of the Hogan book. He says the thumb and finger really shouldn't do anything active in the swing, and recommends taking practice swings without them on the club. I don't even think about that anymore, and its something that just happens. Perhaps I should be a little more conscious about what im doing with the grip throughout the backswing. As for whats happening in the downswing, im confident you're correct. I just don't think im there yet in terms of starting to work on that. Still have plenty to do in terms of grip, stance, steady head, and basic things like that. Would you recommend i focus on things like face control in parallel to those?
  14. Day 32: Went to the short game practice facility in a nearby suburb. Worked chips, pitches, and sand shots. Threw a few flops in there too.
  15. Day 31: Played 9 holes this morning. Not the best round ever. Kind of a reality check after the weekend I had with the driver. I thought I had found something that was working. The problem was not knowing exactly what it was. Also missed a couple 3-4 foot putts. Good news was the short game was good today.
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