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Scott Rushing
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How did you do with the 2nd

How did you do with the 2nd shot Aimee?  I had mine Friday and Saturday I was a mess.   no energy...a fever...no appetite...I tried to play in the morning (Since it was my birthday) but I stopped at 9...played like crap...nothing was working.   PLayed Wed in Pinehurst NC and played OK ... drove the ball well...but irons were off. Rusty..nothing to hit off of...chunked some...bladed some.   So I played about like I expected too.   Going to try and practice more if the weather will stay nice - which it's not with a big rain front coming through.    But I have to figure out how to hit my irons more solid.  Might be time for another lesson...maybe i'll watch my old lesson videos...maybe that'll help.

 

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Scott, I got hit hard by the

Scott, I got hit hard by the 2nd shot, had flu-like symptoms - achy joints, tired, chills. Had my shot around 9:15 a.m. and by 4:00 I could tell it was coming on...after dinner I was wiped out. Day after I was tired all day, still a little achy. Today woke up feeling great. My husband got his shot Saturday around 9:30 and he felt OK all day until bedtime, he started to feel it coming, and today he's immobilized on the couch, achy and no appetite. We should be able to get some more practice time in next weekend, temps trending upwards.

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Aimee
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Went to the range to get some swings in before my round tomorrow, weather was really nice. I hit the new hybrids better than last time out, will see what happens on the course since there are a couple of holes that I always use my hybrids on (par 3 and a par 4 approach shot that come to mind). Was sending the irons left, so before I hit all of the balls I asked our instructor to take a quick look. I was not holding the club face open long enough, turned over too soon. Easy fix, hit a couple of SW with him watching and I got the feel.

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Aimee - sound very similar to

Aimee - sound very similar to my experiene..Glad you and yours got through it OK...

Had a range session yesterday...wiill say .. I bought some Walmart version of Dr Scholls foot spray to spray on the club face instead of using impact tape.  Very easy to do and very telling about where you impact the ball on the clubface.  My misses are toe shots..trying to work on the swing basics to get more solid contact...frustrating because like 1 in 7 shots are pretty flush,  Just not  clear what I'm doing wrong in the other 6

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Aimee
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Ending 2021 on the range

Bailed on our tee time, the weather was cool, damp, and cloudy. Not worth it (unless it were Feb). Went to the range and hit the Rogue driver with the (reg flex) shaft from my old driver. Very nice. If I pick up a couple of yards due to the lighter flex, should be perfect. After a few rusty swings to start (I always start with SW and wirk my way up the irons), I hit some decent shots except the 4w. I will need to work on that in the spring. The key for me with my irons is keeping my hands loose so the clubface rotates. And for all clubs making sure I get the club thru the ball before rotating. Satisfactory range session.

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Good way to end the Year

Good way to end the Year Aimee.   HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL...

I played several times this last week..weather was real warm here in the Carolinas.   Score wise, shot 82 and 83 in 18 hole rounds and then shot probably 40 or so for the 2 9 holes..but generally there I'm working on my game so I don't really keep score because I might hit shots more than once if I'm trying to pace myself behind other groups.

Thought I had fixed my swing a little by standing closer to the ball but ... during one of the rounds, I wasn't hitting it very well even with that.  i was chunking it more.   Last 2 9 holes I tried something that seemed to work at the range one day.  So the issue for my swing right now is my hands seem to come in closer to my body on the downswing so I hit more shots off the toe.  So I' ve played with a slight "Jim Furyk" where I swing a little "out" on the take away, pushing my hands a little more out front.  Feels a littel like his Figure 8 swing but I will say I have pured some really good iron shots and didn't chunk as many.   Anyway, will keep playing with that a little over the winter and see how it goes.  

Weather dropping from 76 to 41 as a high tomorrow .. been very wet today so no golf for a few days at least.

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Aimee
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irons

Scott - that thing you mentioned about the swing path on the irons - I have had the same issue. I generally know I'm coming in too close because the inside of my right forearm scrapes my belt buckle! My last iron-focused lesson was to work on feeling the clubhead pushing away on the back swing, also. I have to watch that I don't over-do it because then I swing across coming down. We are getting our first snow today, so winter is here. Actually thinking about going to a golf school down in Virginia in the spring (long weekend) - someone I work with spoke highly of it, it's driveable distance-wise.

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