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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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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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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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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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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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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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Well I'm headed to the

Well I'm headed to the desserts of Nevada and Utah this week and with an injured foot, to boot (pun intended).  So I decided not to try and play golf ... did hit the range..it was just to pretty not to hit some golf balls.   Glad I did.  Trying to keep the good swing momentum going.  But glad I didn't play..course was packed and I noticed my right foot (injured one) when I made a full swing and rotated through, my toes would hurt because that foot rotates over and Ive got my toes pointed down.  That sort of hurt..a good deal.  So I think if I'd gone to play - I'd have probably made next week's trip worse.    But shot wise, did hit some nice shots..missed a few but more good than bad so that was nice.  Not much more golf swings for me until I get back in a week and then we'll see how the foot is.

 

 

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Well, been resting the foot

Well, been resting the foot but couldn't resist beautiful weather today and went to the range for a small bucket of balls.  Ehhh, low expectations since it's been a while since I swung.   Overall nbot bad.  but not as well as I was doing before the injury.  Did hit a few good drives and irons.   Then went and putted for about 20 minutes on the green.  Didn't go for long since I was not wearing the air cast.  But it was nice to be out there again

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Decent range session today. 

Decent range session today.  Again, another small bucket was all I hit, about 30 balls due to my foot.  Didn't want to push it.  it's healing but slowly.  But hit some good irons after a little warm up...driver was OK, a few that would have been lost balls but most were very playable.  Might try to play 9 this weekend with a cart so I don't have as much walk.  But we're supposed to get a lot of rain the next week.  So might just got in a break and work on putting and chipping.

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Aimee
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recovery

The pro that we take lessons from and owns a range...was chipping about 2 weeks after knee replacement surgery. Where there is a will, there is a way!

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Scott Rushing
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rain rain go away...

rain rain go away...

been raining a lot lately   got a break today mid day so went and did some chipping and putting.  nice to be out at the course.  Foot is still recovering.   Not sure when I'll play again.  Really wanting to play now that it's warmed up. 

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HIt a small bucket today. 

HIt a small bucket today.  Off the mats only due to all the rain we've had.  Did Ok.  the current swing, especially trying to protect the right foot a bit , I'm drawing more shots than normal. Not sor worried where it goes right now, just working on the basics of the take-away and downswing I had tried to groove before the injury.  We'll see how the foot feels tomorrow...hoping to go putt and chip tomorrow again.

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Scott, make sure you don't

Scott, make sure you don't mess up your swing because you are subconsciously (or consciously) altering it due to your injury. If your foot doesn't feel right, you are probably better off not swinging, because you are altering your "normal" swing to favor it.

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Yeah, i thought of that too

Yeah, i thought of that too Aimee.  I'm trying to take it pretty careful and finish the swing  and just not hit many shots.  Just enough to keep the rust off.  Chipped and putted today...the puttings OK but the chipping is far from good.  When I play I will have to just keep the chipping simple and just try to get somewhere around the hole and hope I make a putt

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range

Went to the range today mid-afternoon break since I was working at home and it was perfect weather. I wanted to hit some balls especially since my last round was so poor. I hit every club in my bag (except putter and LW) and the majority of shots were good, so I'm satisfied.  Still working on keeping the hands loose so the club head leads the swing. Hopefully play with our regular guys and get back into my groove this weekend.

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really up and down round

really up and down round Friday.  started off OK with a Par, but doubled the second hole, followed by a Par .. and then bogey, double, ..  Finished the front with birdie, birdie, Par though. back 9 was about the same.  some good holes but also some bad ones.  Tee shots - my bad tee shots are bad..like mishits.  Think i had the ball to far in front or was swaying because had a couple tee shots I literally almost missed.  Topped the ball badly.   Greens were recently aerated so didn't worry so much about putting.  though I did make several long putts.    May hit the range today ... it's in the 90s here so probably won't try to play today.

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range

We didn't play over the weekend due to bad or uncertain weather conditions (there was actually a small tornado on Saturday not far from my office, it flipped an unoccupied car over in a parking lot). Sunday was OK to go to the range so we headed over in the afternoon. I need some more practice time since I feel myself regressing at times. Repetition is the only way to make it more habit driven and not have to be super focused to make it work. I know I regressed because my mid-irons were giving me issues again (not as bad as before, but not as good as they had been). Need to see if I can carve some time out during the week after work since it is still light out pretty late.

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Aimee
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range-comment

Forgot to include...at the range an example of delusional golfer. 2 stalls away (so he was maybe 12 feet from me?) a guy had some kind of device that measured his ball coming off the tee and announced the distance (I did not look closely to see what kind of device) but I could hear it clearly. When he flubbed one it knew that was a short distance (5 yards). When he was hitting his driver it was pretty consistently around 230 yards (I was not watching his swing or ball flight, but I was so close I couldn't NOT hear it). Anyhow, as I was finishing up he gets a call on his cell and is clearly talking to a buddy about an outing or something tomorrow, because there was talk of "ringers", etc. and this guy tells his friend he working on some things at the range for more distance and "he's hitting his driver really far, it's going 250. It's going over the 250 marker at the end of the range" and I had to smile. I guess his distance measuring device "could" be off by more than 20 yards...but I'm inclined to believe he'll play tomorrow, hit it 230, and tell his buddy "don't know what happened, was crushing it on the range yesterday"...

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Flipped over a car?  wow. 

Flipped over a car?  wow. 

Hit the range today after a disappointing finish to my round yesterday.  It was hot today but I wanted to get a session in to work on ball striking and see if I could figure out whewre my swing with the driver is going haywire.  Didn't have any as bad as the bad ones have been seeing but wasn't hitting it pure either.  Basically took my 7I and my driver and just worked with those.  Didn't start off great hitting some thin iron shots.  Focus was on taking my hands back smoothly and trying to stick with my shorter backswing.  Eventually got into hitting some really nice 7Is, taking a little divot.  Finished up hitting driver as if I was playing a hole, then using the 7I as my approach shot.  So alternating clubs.  Ehh, sort of got to where I was hitting some nice shots but still was inconsitent on the session as a hole.  Hope to go back a few more times this week and try to build on the  progress.

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Range today

worked at home today, had contemplated a late afternoon round but wound up just going to the range around 5:30. Funny thing, we had to wait a bit to get our range balls because they were using a temp picker that had no cage to protect the driver. Anyhow, much more satisfied with my ball striking today, hit mostly irons. Realized that I may have been delofting my irons, worked on face and shaft position and hit nice, high shots.

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