Just Keep Swimming

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Re: Just Keep Swimming

Post by jasonfish11 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:51 am

MattF wrote:Looks to me like you're dipping on your down swing.
"It's a process". When you compare it to prior videos I'm virtually staying still.
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Re: Just Keep Swimming

Post by MattF » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:02 pm

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Throw me another ball will ya!

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Re: Just Keep Swimming

Post by bryan k » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:32 pm

jasonfish11 wrote:
MattF wrote:Looks to me like you're dipping on your down swing.
"It's a process". When you compare it to prior videos I'm virtually staying still.
I know this feeling as well. I have had a bad tendency to lift my front leg for as long as I can remember. Every once in a while, a playing partner comments on it. My response: "Yeah, you should have seen it three years ago."

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Post by jasonfish11 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:51 am

So I've been really focused lately on accuracy with driver. I'm making my "fairways" in the range about half of what they are normally. The reason is because the next course I'm playing is super tight, and many of the par 4's are long enough I can't just hit 4i/5i off the tee.

From my study on google maps I notice most courses have around 40-50 yards of "safe zone" where I'd be landing my ball. That isn't to say the FW's are that big but between tree lines (OB and trees, lake and bunker ect) there is that much room. And given the rough is pretty minimal in most courses (not too many bethpage blacks around) anything that gives me a clean look at the green and not in a hazard is a "FW" in my books. But the course I'm playing next the average width of most holes is around 30 yards between tree lines (or OB/tree).

I've really been focused on just trying to put drives in that tight window I'm making on the range. I've been keeping my swing short and smooth kind of like a mash up of John Rahm and In Gee Chun. I've been absolutely crushing the ball and it's going dead straight. It's amazing how much benefit it is to hit the center of the club face. Today in my 10 ball challenge (10 drives separated by 1 or 2 iron shots each). I hit the "narrow" FW with 7 of them, missed by less than 5 yards 2 times and 1 that we'll just not talk about.

Obviously this is at the range when I can easily stay loose. So we'll see what happens when I'm playing a 5+ hour tournament round on 12/10. Waiting does some nasty stuff to my golf game, but I'm trying to really increase the time between shots on the range to incorporate a fake "wait" but it's not really feasible to wait 10-12 min between each ball I hit.
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Re: Just Keep Swimming

Post by jasonfish11 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:02 am

I think tomorrow I'm going to walk 4 holes before work (course business permitting) and really cut the FW in half. Make myself try to put the ball on a specific half of the FW instead of just hit and hope. Maybe the whole aim small/miss small concept is taking effect too?
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Re: Just Keep Swimming

Post by jasonfish11 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:03 am

Been sick the last couple of days and didn't get to head to the range much last week because of sub freezing temps.

So I went to the range today expecting it to be terrible. I knew I wasn't 100% "strength" wise.

After hitting 2 or 3 shots terribly by trying to over power everything while still feeling weak. The next one I got to the top of my back swing then cleared my hips and my arms feeling a little like wet spaghetti noodles just kind of fell into place, launching the ball high and far right off the center of the club face.

I proceeded to do this with the rest of the bucket. The tees on the range were up near the front meaning the spare chipping green (for lessons) was about 320 yards away. I was surprised how far I was hitting it, so I marked 4 of the range balls hit them at the green and went to look for them at the end of the bucket (no one else was there). I found 2 of them less than 20 yards from the green. This is winter and I'm coming off a cold swinging with arms that feel like wet spaghetti. It just adds another notch in the argument that center of the club face is way more important than trying to swing hard.
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