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Strat-Pack Rick

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  1. Didnt break 80 but I did break my wrist. Im so mad. I was getting somewhere and now its just over. Six to Eight weeks til I can even try to hit a ball. Its my right wrist so I cant even play one handed. Bummed
  2. Nice round !! Its good when the feeling comes back into your fingers on the back 9. Been there , geeze.
  3. Hey guys/gals !! Im anxiously awaiting the mailman today. I have a Metal X Milled #9HT coming today, hopefully. I already have the #6 but the #9HT will be a welcomed addition to the arsenal. It will be my first experience with a mallet style putter. Ive test drove a few and they seem to square up nicely. Mailman should be here by now , dang it !!
  4. Terrible weather , rainy and just miserable. So putting and workin in the mirror. Hit Em Good if you can get out folks !
  5. Went to the range and tested my flat wrist at the top...Contact is real good , an alignment adjustment is needed now. Maybe I should have left myself alone, haha. Keep workin Rick !!
  6. Im practicing in the mirror right now !!! Yesterday I noticed my left wrist was cupped a bit at the top. So Ive been over exaggerating a bowed left wrist. Ive got the feel grooved into my brain right now. I didnt notice how lazy ive been getting at the top. Im gonna hit the range tomorrow and hit some balls and see if i can get my ball flight back. This surely has been why my cut has turned into a "power fade" !!!! Man you have to stay on top of yourself. Mirror work is so important , I will not let that slide again. Bet on it !! Also, it feels like my swing is a little flatter when I flat
  7. Long Iron practice this afternoon !!! Im practicing al the second shots at my home course on the back of the range. Excluding par 3's and short par 4's. Basically gonna practice the shot shapes needed to hit those greens. This is a tip my buddy offered up and im gonna try it. Hit Em Good Yall !!
  8. Went to dinner and im running late !!! Putting on my practice green (birdie ball) too cool and cheap , haha. Doing 3-4 ft circles since I couldnt make one Sunday, geeze.
  9. Wow !! Happy Birthday Yall !! Its a good day. Thanks @iacas !
  10. @mcanadiens haha, Well im with you but we're getting better !! Hit Em Good !!
  11. We have all seen the guys on the golf channel use a hula-hoop. I was watching this morning and Breed was talking chipping so I was glued. I tried it and keeping your hands coming around instead of down the target line feels weird to me while chipping. Is this something worth focusing on ? I sure will if it is a good thing , It just feels odd. I do not want to practice in the wrong direction. Chipping and pitching is something Im trying to dial in so Im willing to try anything. Hula-Hoop really ??
  12. Loving the response to this...Callaway has a mixed set of APEX PRO/APEX CF irons. Im happy with my CF 16's but I would like to hit those APEX Pro Short irons just to see.
  13. @rkim291968 I might be on a mission , haha. Thats probably good advice but I cant help it. This year is all about improvement so I can enjoy golf later in life. Good luck with your game this year and congrats on the Index bud !!!
  14. AHHA !! Here it is.... Just got back from the range. Ball position practice forward , middle and back. Also distance from the ball. Ive been crowding the ball a bit with my longer irons, I think. Get off to a good start this year everybody and Hit Em Good !!
  15. I just got back from the range. Not surprised but it was busy busy. Everyone is ready to start the new year right , myself included. I went through my bag paying close attention to ball placement. Not just forward , middle and back but also distance from the ball. I think ive been crowding the ball a bit with my longer irons. I just completed the 5 minutes daily challenge but im staying the course. Its a good habit and Ive noticed a difference in my game for sure. Couldnt find the January 5 min daily thread to post there but im sure I will. Get off to a good start everyone and Hit Em Good !!
  16. Hey Yall , The new golf season is upon us. As much as we like this thread I hope we all graduate this year. Time to buckle down and get it done. Im personally gonna treat it like work. Gonna try my hardest to stay focused for 18 holes every single time out. I know its supposed to be fun but it sure sounds like fun to be in the 70's. Good Luck to everybody and Happy New Year !!
  17. @mvmac Well when you go get em (hopefully) let me know how they work !! With your index being a 1, haha , bet you can work em pretty dang good. Hope you have a great season coming up. @Hacker James Thanks bud. Set of my dreams really. I got fed up and went and got fitted. Best move ever. Its amazing how much better you play when your clubs arent fighting against you. My old shafts were for guys like Rory and DJ . The guy at the fitting center said "I bet you hate these damn things" haha, too funny.
  18. @saevel25 I used to have mixed bag too. I had Mizuno irons as well. I had way to stiff shafts and everything else was a little dated. So I went and got fitted all the way through the bag and it was the best thing I ever did. Im actually improving and am all up in love with golf , haha. Hit Em Good Bud !!
  19. So Santa has come and gone and the New Year is upon us. What are you using for your birdies this year ? I would like to see everybody's rig and know what there favorite club is in the bag. Post pics and be proud now. Im a Callaway guy myself and my 8-iron is my favorite club. I use it as my bump and run club and my 135-145 yardage. I hope to get longer with all my clubs but thats where I am at the moment comfortably , without swingin out of my shoes.
  20. @iacas Thanks alot !! I love this place. It has made me a better golfer for sure. I wont let TST down. Im gonna keep practicing and im gonna take 80 down. Thanks again for all you do.
  21. @iacas I think its great that you offer an achievement for doing what we should be doing anyway. Ive completed the 5 minutes daily for December but I am gonna continue doing it forever. My score didnt reflect it today but practicing every day has helped me. It has set a good habit for the future and I think thats what its supposed to do , so thank you.
  22. 89 today dang it !! Missed 6 putts inside 5 feet and just was off all day. Wasnt my best effort for sure. I will fix it. Started raining or I would still be at the putting green.
  23. Just got back from my practice facility. I chipped probably 200 balls from 30-40-50-60 yds. Its an area of my game that is costing me strokes every round. I focused mainly on my 58 wedge but i did do some bump and runs with 7-8 irons trying to attack these distances from all different kinds of ways. I never hit a ball from the same spot so i wouldnt just groove the shot. I will continue this effort forever I think. Dustin Johnson won a major after getting his touch with his wedges so I feel breaking 80 is my major right now. I will get there !! Hit Em Good Yall. Happy New Year !! @iacas Im
  24. Im right here with all of you. Im consistently in the mid 80's and always find two or three holes where I lost it . Im getting closer and thats cool. Sunday I played 36 (both courses) and had an 85 and then an 84. That was the best day Ive ever had. I totally agree with the long game/ballstriking being key. The chunks and missed putts are fixable. I think that 79 is coming with a bit of short game practice and being confident with a wedge in my hand. Hit Em Good Yall !!
  25. @iacas Im getting closer. My problem is the little 40 and 50 yd chips that i have on the super long holes.I will fat/thin those shots a lot and if I do hit it on the green im so tentative that I have a super long putt. Im hovering around 85 and had a great 84 the other day. Had 79 in the bag but a chunked shot blew a hole up and it was over. Gotta get that short game under control badly. I will take any secret you have very serious. Hit Em Good Yall !!
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