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So my irons stunk to high heaven when I got down here, was barely breaking 80 in Myrtle Beach and here in NWFL ... and only because my driver is on point

 

Very frustrating as my last 2 home games in early November were both under par.  Driver comes back fast after 8 weeks off it seems every year

 

Anyways, here’s what I am learning:

 

I am a handle dragger on bad iron shots, just a severe pull down from the top, leading to a hold off recovery swing

Somebody here posted about Julian Mellor and I watched his YouTube vid on easy golf swings

 

So, I went back to loose as a goose arms and grip pressure, stood closer to the ball, made a more vertical backswing, with a slight upc_ck in the wrists so the club doesn’t get inside - like a fat old JT - and here is the KEY for me ... release it early coming down.  My goodness, straight city, it was hard at first as it felt CPG flippy or that I would stick it in the ground 12” early.  HOW DO I FORGET THIS STUFF???

 

To me this is just a full swing version of my last season new for me pitching and chipping action, the old release it early and expose the bounce that’s all the rage now

 

I also suck putting on Bermuda, my mind can’t help play for slopes regardless of grain, I’m a slooooow learner

I also juggled some shafts in my fairways, heavier and shorter and wow, that is paying off nicely as well

 

Got around a course having a Korn Ferry event in 72 and that was with bad putting (not the KF tees to be fair .. I can’t handle those in cold and wind and limited run out on drives)

Hopefully the honeymoon lasts

 

Also had a @Dan Drakesighting when my 10th hole ran close to his base of nefarious operations.

He was dressed like a golf pimp and has some weird golf bet going on with his buddies


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