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DON
WE woke up to about 3 inches

WE woke up to about 3 inches of snow Sunday moring with a temp of 25 degrees. NO golf in the near future at it's pretty wet everywhere with wet snow making things not good for golf. Will be back in the mid 50's by mid week so thiere is hope at least. 

 

Don

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I heard the snow season has

I heard the snow season has started there Don.  I was thinking about heading out that way when I get a break at work but I had a bad experience there a few years back getting stuck in the snow and not getting back..might wait for the thaw in the spring.  Ha!

Aimee, its turning cooler here this week.  Had 80 todaybut after today nothing above 67.  Rain here and there...but works kicking my butt so not much chance to get out.  Which sucks because my course remodel is done and there was a members event THursday that I wanted to play in .. but now it looks like work will take presedence...so maybe next week I'll get to check it out.  Want to see how the new championship greens are..

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2019

First time at the range in 2019, I think it was end of Oct last time I played? Considering the layoff, not too bad. It was around 50 degrees, some gusty wind, the sun was going in and out. Unfortunately the range faces right into the sun, so a little hard to see some of the shots. The wind was blowing right to left the whole time, so if I was seeing a soft draw it was probably close to straight flight. The pro who owns the range is trying to get knee replacement surgery scheduled shortly, so he won’t be spending time in FL this winter. If I can hit the range once in Feb. and twice in March, will be OK for the spring. We will probably be getting a big drop in temps end of this month, so I am assuming this was my one shot for Jan.

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Scott Rushing
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Got in a quick range session

Got in a quick range session today...lower 60s temps today so nice to get out.  Cold front coming through..about upper 40's from here on out.  

Overall good session.  Found some things that worked on the irons and hit some good.  Then hit some bad then got it back to good. Really important to have a controlled backswing and not sling the club all over.  Driver was a challange, and it always is .  I can have like 3 or 4 good drives in a row without really knowing what I'm doing..then 3-4 bad ones - again not knowing what I'm doing different.  Did start to see improvements when I didn't play the ball so far up..was seeing too high a trajectory..and played with that and got it down.  Finished up hitting some good ones. 

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Got in a range session last

Got in a range session last week.  Trying to work on the driver and irons.  Realizing I may be overswinging again..with the weight lost (still holding at 30lbs lost since last year!!!) I think I am overswings rythm wise on the downswing.  Sometimes it's fine, but I often feel like I am out of balance on the follow through.  Was using the Blue shaft in the driver and struggling some what...not sure if that was part of it or not.   When I started trying to keep my rhythm consistent, not faster on the downswing, I did pretty well.  Now way I can consistently strike the ball when my upper body is pulling me off balance.  So if I can play this week I'll see how it goes.

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DON
Try a HEAVY club and swing it FAST

I built a really heavy driver years ago to work on balance. I took an old steal shaft driver and filled the entire shaft with lead shot and then installed a new grip. It's really heavy, about 3 pounds in total, but it's pretty well balanced due to the shaft being taptered, so the head end is not as heavy as the butt end. When I swing this dirver fast, it tends to PULL me off balance if I do not swing correctly. So it's a real CHALLENGE to swing it fast and stay in balance, but when I do if well it transfers over to my regular golf swing and it's raterh easy to stay in balance well into the follow thru position. Swinging this heavy club is also a grreat way to build up your muscles that you use to swing your other clubs. When your muscles get stronger it's easy to swing EASY and relaxed. Being stronger you can swing just as fast but use less effort and that makes it easy to swing with less tension and stay relaxed. 

Don

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Scott Rushing
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Right.  I bought the Orange

Right.  I bought the Orange Ball swing trainer last year when i was on sale on Amazon and I do the same thing.  Works OK ...

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Will be glad when we get to

Will be glad when we get to Spring..this weather has been terrible for golf..rain..cold...cold..rain..

 

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DON
I have to laugh when I read

I have to laugh when I read that you are tired of Rain and Cold this year. We have been getting the Cold pretty much all the time here, but when we have been getting water falling out of the sky, it have been SNOW coming down, NOT Rain.  We still have a pile of snow by the fence at the side of my back yard, where the sun never gets to that is about 9 inches deep after a good three weeks. About the time I'm thinking it might melt away we get another inch or two of new show to keep it there in the shade of the fence. I don't remember the last time the ground had a thin cover of snow on it for this many days in a row since I've lived here. I'm starting to think Global Warning would be a GOOD thing right about now. 

Don

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Today...it rained..then

Today...it rained..then cleared...got up to 65....then rained...tomorrow rain and 45...and the weekend?  rain and 40s.  I'm supposed to play golf Saturday in our opening event, Easy Day.   No way it will be easy with rain, cold and soggy course conditions.  All carry and no role, PLUS I've had little to no chance to hit the range given the cascade of rain we've had.  Oh well...I'm a member so it's free so we'll just see how it goes.

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DON
Good luck on Sunday and try

Good luck on Sunday and try to stay out of the PUDDLES

Don

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DON
YOU got Rain and I got Snow

The forcast for this past Friday was 3-5 inches of snow by mid day Saturday. We we had the 3 inches by 9:00 PM Friday night and then we got the 5 inches on top of the earlier 3 by Saturday morning. When all was done, I had 9 inches total on the ground and NO GOLF in my forecast any time soon. 

Did you get to play on Sunday ? and if so how did you do ?

Don

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Scott Rushing
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Well the round was cancelled

Well the round was cancelled because we got so much rain that the course was unplayable.   We'll try again this weekend.

 

Did hit the range, but it was mats only.  Which was OK given I just wanted to work on  basic swing mecahnics.  Put some impact tape on and tried to just work on solid contact.   Overall pretty good session.  Some would have probably been a little fat but overall pretty good.  The impact showed mostly center or some heel shots but not much on the toe which is usually my weakness.

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Michael and I went to the range today, it was sunny and around 50 degrees, so the enclosed stall was nice and toasty since it kept the wind out. Supposed to be warmer tomorrow, but raining most of the day. We split a jumbo bucket, I hit probably 6 balls with each club. Not getting through the swing properly because I'm leaving a lot of the shots out toward the right (not slice). But I'm getting the ball up in the air for the most part and since I don't see a round in my future for at least a couple of weeks, plently of time to get more comfortable and work it out. Our regular playing partner's son will be playing with us a bunch over this summer, he quit his job as a golf pro at a country club to get a "regular" job in an office. Undoubtedly my husband will pester him for help with his swing, poor kid.

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DON
I'm Tired Of Snow

I just got rid of the snow from the last batch we got and now we have another 4-8 inches forecast for this Wednesday. I feel sorry for the owners of the local golf course around Denber as they sure aren't getting many golfers to come out and play with all this snow cover. 

Don

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Scott Rushing
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We are having a string of no

We are having a string of no rain and warmer days...not complaining!!!  Actually hit the range today and it was almost warm...

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