Week 22 Update
Shiny Object Syndrome
Welcome Players! There’s a running joke in a small golf network I’m in. It’s based on the idea that golfers celebrate things by spending money on golf equipment. And somehow it got stretched to reflect that High School Golfers are broke and since they can’t afford to buy themselves new equipment, us adults will buy new clubs for ourselves to celebrate their accomplishments. “My son made the Varsity golf team, so I bought myself a new driver!” The jokes always crack me up, but now it’s my turn. Some kid somewhere in the world made his varsity golf team, so I bought myself a new putter!
Training Week in Review
Training Week in Review
We are SO back!
Back to practice last week after getting my new putter and boy am I happy.
Ok I won’t tease you any more, here it is:
I got a Tour Spider-X head off eBay and a friend of mine who happens to be a club fitter put a KBS CT Tour shaft and Pistol GT 1.0 grip on it.
I don’t think he reads this but all my thanks and appreciation go out to him for contributing to Project Par. It won’t be forgotten!!
Golf is a mental game, and although many of its players poke fun at shiny object syndrome, there is something to be said for using equipment you genuinely like.
I love the copper head and long, single white line. I like the way the mallet looks and more importantly I LOVE the way it feels.
It hits with a buttery-soft contact and because I don’t always hit the ball with the center of the face is going to give me a huge boost in margin of error.
Really looking forward to putting it in play this week but for now, let’s see how practice went.
Can you tell the day I picked up my new putter?
As for the range session, I wasn’t planning to spend two hours smashing two large buckets of balls - but sometimes that’s the way it goes.
I’ve been putting and chipping around my apt, which is a dangerous situation that adds a little extra pressure. I like the added pressure, simulates a game environment.
Resistance Train (Gym): 1
Conditioning (Road Bike): 2
Alternating with last weeks rotation (2RT:1C), this is a pretty good pace I want to keep. 2/2 Conditioning/Resistance Training sessions in every 2 weeks, which means I’m doing 4/4 a month. I like that a lot.
I’d like to have 4 range sessions and 4 full rounds a week, so that will be my next target.
This was my first range session in nearly 3 weeks due to weather and scheduling, so my main goal was just to make ball contact and get back into improvement mode.
I’m still not happy with my hand position at the top of the backswing, something I’ve been working on for a while now.
I’m trying to figure out if it’s a physical limitation in my body or if I just haven’t gotten comfortable with the movement yet.
Likely it’s a little of both, so I’m spending a little extra time trying to stretch my lats and improve thoracic rotation while continuing to add reps.
Overall it feels great to be back on track motivated to improve.
Like I’ve written before I need to play more so my goal is to play once a week and hit the range once a week while maintaining my training schedule.
We’ve got 1 more month left in Q2 so I intend to make the best of it and make a strong push at shooting in the mid-90’s before the end of June.
Back to work!