So, I’ve been spending a fair amount of time over the last few months in the backyard. You see, in my backyard, sits the “UTNT Practice Centre for Deprived Golfers”. I have a Callaway Golf practice net set up so I can continue to make swings during the off-season. Which makes me think. Is there really an off-season?
While I’m back there hitting countless balls into the net I’m really only doing a couple of things.
- Getting my reps in
- Working on tempo and timing
- Working on my “quality of strike” and
- Make any mechanical tweaks that I see fit.
Honestly, this is the perfect time of the year for us in northern climes to make those adjustments. Admittedly, I’ve been working on having a bit of a bowed wrist at the top. Bowing the wrist does help to flatten the swing a tad on the way down. Truthfully, I’ve been working pretty hard on things because I’ve had some discussions with Crystal (my wife) and I do want to tee it up again when it matters. What’s the point of posting a 65 if it doesn’t mean anything?
It’s been over a year since my Stroke and the 2019 season saw me play the best golf that I’ve ever played. My lowest-scoring average (I had a couple of blow-up rounds 81 and 83) but I had a number of rounds SUB 70.
My swing changed since my Stroke and my swing went from basically being aggressive and attacking the golf ball through impact to a move that’s more tempo-based. A huge reason for my scoring improving. It was a matter of more club with less swing and my GIR percentage increased. Finding the fairway has never really been an issue.
So I thought that today would be a good day to head indoors and see some ball flight. A dome session was in order. The dome where I go has a flight for about 80 yards as long as you don’t hit the ceiling. Which of course happens. It’s one thing to hit into a net and have really quality strikes. But, it can be misleading. It’s another matter altogether when the ball has a chance to curve.
My session went really well today and other than a couple of low snap hooks I was really happy. The low snap is my miss. As long as nothing is leaking out to the right… Life is good. If I miss right, something went awry in my swing. Afterwards, I went to the gym.
I’m working out at Crunch Fitness and it’s a decent enough gym. I’m pleased to say that my weight is down to below 190 lbs, I’m feeling a little stronger and I guess I’m getting my “Inner Dechambeau” on. While I’m looking to gain muscle, I don’t wanna get big. I guess lean muscle mass is the goal. Core work is essential and I will be taking SuperSpeed Golf into the gym as well. Golf, there is #nooffseason
There’s more news on the way so stay tuned.