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  1. @MacDutch I did not keep up with my hcp. I think my last posted round was in May. When I first started I was very hcp and 18 hole score driven. For some reason, I lost that pretty quickly. I think I realized I was chasing the wrong tale for where I am or maybe I felt like I had to prove something and realized I don't. To be honest, the only thing right now I am constantly thinking about is keeping my head still or do not lean my whole body from right to left throughout the swing. Things I have identified that are really causing issues in my long game. I will try to keep up with the
  2. @iacas I took the sentences out talking about your book using ESC stats. IMO ESC does not purely talk about PGA stats. Yes he does have more data available from the PGA, but also mentions amateur golfer stats a lot throughout the book. Whenever he has them available. Referring to them as 80s, 90s, 100s golfer and so on.
  3. Just a quick update. No, my project is not dead. Remember, this is a marathon, not a sprint. if you read most of the posts in this thread you will see that I had a move planned and so on. So here it is for the ones that are interested (https://rangegolfer.com/already-august-time-flies/), mentioning some of the same stuff I posted in July and some other things.
  4. Sry guys for the lack of updates. I think I mentioned it a couple of months ago. We are currently in transition moving from one location to another. We are moving to Georgia and we spend the last three weeks in Florida hanging out with family. Our house won't be move in ready till the end of July. And I pretty much was busy packing the house beginning of June. The project is still on. After reading some recommended books I did change my practice plan. My putting improved really quickly and there was no need to spend that much time on it. So I switched to more full swing practice time. I
  5. If you use a launch monitor light FlightScope or Trackman on the range to figure out your dispersion (Shot Zone), do you go by "carry" or "total"? I would assume total, but I feel like sometimes the total (carry plus roll) is a little bit further than I see what is happening on the course. Or do you go by carry and use your personal experience to estimate the roll? Obviously, the roll depends heavily on course conditions and angle of fairways or greens. Just wondering what your thoughts or procedures are?
  6. So wanted to throw a little update out there. I was pretty quiet last three to four weeks. I started focusing on my plan and finished reading the books "Every shot counts" and of course "Lowest Score Wins". I read "Every Shot Counts" first, finished it two weeks ago. Started reading "Lowest Score Wins" last week and just finished it today. I didn't just want to skim them, but actually, take my time and think about every piece of information the books are presenting. I really enjoyed reading both books! I am already starting to adjust my practice plan, based on the newly gained knowledge.
  7. Hi, I am about to move to Georgia and was wondering if there are people on here that have any experience with some of these golf courses? We are looking to buy a house on a golf course and wanted to see if any golfers have some valuable insights or information. - Sterling Links (Richmond hill, GA) - Southbridge (Pooler, GA) - Savannah Quarters Country Club (Pooler, GA)
  8. Ok OK, you caught me in a lie ;) . I do it too, just in case, it does work. But my rituals change weekly. I think it is important to change the amount of spins and the position you spit from. One time it immediately started raining afterward, so that was a bust. Although it helped the golf course. All the other golfers got mad at me because the rough got thicker again. I guess you live and learn. Unfortunately, I don't have enough room at my current house to have a comfortable setup. Taking over the living room might be just one step too far for my wife. Depends on the house we will get i
  9. I agree with you and actually also say that TrackMan can be a dangerous tool, because of the reasons you have mentioned. You cannot just look at the numbers by themselves and go down that path. I also don't think that I ever said that. What I am saying is that it is a great supporting tool in developing your golf game. But that is all it is. With a launch monitor, you have at least data feedback plus video, which helps during the process. Obviously, you don't need a launch monitor for the video portion. Don't forget that I am not just delusionally looking at the TrackMan numbers, pray to
  10. I also want to add that due to me leaving my club face open, I also tried a few different grips and varied my swing speed. Next sessions I will try to stay consistent with one grip and feel and re-post those numbers. I don't agree with him on not staring at the TrackMan numbers. Why would I ignore data that is right in front of my nose telling me what happened during that specific shot? The data is the quintessential part of my process. I change something, hit the ball and check/analyze the data and go from there. Don't understand why I should ignore it?
  11. The 7 hours is a dedicated block to allow me to focus on my goals. I can only repeat myself and say that I am not rushing from one thing to another and try to hit 2000 balls a day. I have to disagree with the burnout statement. For me, that is like saying that sitting at the desk, going to meetings, answering emails and programming or something similar every day for 7 hours would burn me out. My schedule is flexible and I created it so I have something to start with and follow. There is also a lot of standing around and thinking involved or analyzing. For example when I am on the range.
  12. I agree with you. Actually getting more comfortable with my putting stroke and chipping is going pretty well. Within the last three or four weeks, the course grew some crazy rough and it took me a while to get used to it. I am already adjusting my schedule a little bit. Right now I have to focus more on my long irons and woods. I started to leave my club face open on impact and trying to work on that.
  13. Hi everyone, Just a quick update. I added some TrackMan data for my driver (https://rangegolfer.com/driver-aka-beast/). Take a look at it if you feel like it. I am working on adding all my clubs and more data for each club.
  14. @iacas If I were you, hmmmm, how about: "Crazy German has it all backward!" ... jk Honestly, I actually like the current title or at least the beginning of it with the connection to the DanPlan. At the end the goals are different and the approaches also. I just think it allows others that skim through the titles to immediately see or understand what this might be about. If they know the DanPlan of course.
  15. @iacas I am really starting to like you! To be honest I am glad I found your site. Hell, maybe in a few months after I am settled again after moving, I will try to convince you to be my online coach. But till that point, I will follow my plan and see what I learn from it. Thx for taking the time to respond. I really appreciate it.
  16. @cipher thx for wishing me luck. I live by one philosophy. The path to success is built on failure and if you are afraid of failure, success will be harder to reach.
  17. I just found Aimpoint yesterday. Looked at it for a little bit and checked where they offer classes. I also came across this http://puttingzone.com/vector.html and started reading it. It has a more detailed approach and also claiming that Aimpoint isn't all that good or something like that. I will study the whole thing since it is pretty detailed. I think that guy wrote his theory in 1984 or so.
  18. Thx for the share. Great that he made that list. He can be proud of himself. Really cool stuff! Some really talented people on this site! Stop thinking about the money. I am a very data-driven person and very analytical. The most annoying thing for me during practice sessions was the lack of data. Yes I saw the ball flight, yes I could shape the ball or hit the target, but I wanted to see data. Personally, that was the best purchase I ever made. I can do what I love to do. Stand on the range, swing one ball. Check my video analyze the data. Change something, check the data again. It is w
  19. I understand what you are saying, but I am just not comfortable putting at all! My current average is 36.76 putts per round (counting 28 rounds). As long as I am not comfortable and good at doing the following: 25 in a row from 3 feet 25 in a row from 5 feet Lag Putting 20 in a row from 20 feet stopping in a 3 foot circle 20 in a row from 30 feet stopping in a 3 foot circle 20 in a row from 45 feet stopping in a 3 foot circle I will keep on following my hours. If putting is so easy to learn as Isaca states in his post. I should be able to adjust my plan pretty soon, right?
  20. @DeadMan I just read the full thing and I like the theory. Exactly the opposite of the one I came up with myself. I love things like that! Thx for sharing. None the less, I will follow my own plan so I can either learn from my success or my failures. Maybe I will even switch it up after a certain time and follow @iacas plan, to see the difference. Well, again thx for sharing! Have a great day. Yeah still working on it. Honestly, this is my first time blogging, being online social, and so on. I am more of an introvert and this approach is very new to me. About the comments. I setu
  21. @iacas I am just going to go out on a limb here and assume that you are amazing at what you do and know way much more than me. So do not assume that I am directly challenging what you are saying. With that aside. I have to personally disagree with you when it comes to the, too much playing time. If you look at my about on the website, you can see that I did not pick up golf when I was young. I think it is crucial for my development to get myself into as many situations as possible. It helps me to integrate what I am practicing and also to see where my weaknesses are. My rounds aren'
  22. Hey @Jack Watson, Just wanted to let you know that most of my footage is still hidden in the data abyss of my TrackMan. I am working on figuring out what the best way is for me to put it online and keep it updated. I want to present the data in a nice way so I and other can see the progression or maybe even the regression! Who knows? I will gladly challenge your prediction . I also want you to understand that the schedule is not a fixed one that will stay like that forever. It will dynamically adjust according to my data feedback and progression or regression. Hm, don't th
  23. Hey @ZappyAd, I just wanted to comment real quick on the last sentence you wrote. My edit says the following "... I am getting not as many sessions on my TrackMan currently as I want to. We have almost daily winds between 20-30 mph and the last time the wind blew my launch monitor over. ..." Nowhere in there it says that I couldn't practice. All I said was that I didn't want to use my TrackMan. I mean that makes sense, right? If 30 mph winds are blowing your $25k equipment over and it hits the ground several times, I think it is a wise decision to call it quits on the monitor and pro
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