I know its been a few days since I updated everyone on how the practice is coming along. Its been a busy few days and I was just lazy at night. My practice sessions on Friday and Saturday, while not very long were very productive. The small change in setup at address seems to be taking hold and I'm seeing a more consistent strike and shot pattern throughout the bag. Its funny how a change of only a couple inches can really change the feel of the swing. Its why this game is so difficult and impossible to master. The smallest detail overlooked can create major changes in what you're trying to accomplish with the swing.
My fitness routine is coming along well. I'm really starting to feel some differences in the workouts and seeing my overall strength improve. Having measured my swing on the K-Vest again, I need to focus hard on my thoracic mobility. I'm not turning very well in either direction with my upper body and actually becoming sore in between my shoulder blades after hitting balls. I'm sure this lack of mobility is from years of not stretching like I did during my playing days, but I need to get some of that flexibility back to make the swing changes work.
This week will be a tough week for me to get a lot of practice time in. I'm heading back to NJ Thursday night through Sunday, so I will not be touching the clubs at all those days. So needless to say that the store will be closed those days, but it's for a cool reason. I'm going home to be inducted into my high schools athletic hall of fame. It will be great to catch up with some of my old golf team that I haven't seen in over 20 years. I will stick to my fitness routine and bring my Super Flex Bands to get my weight training and stretching in. I'm also hoping that the forced time off will do some good for my wrist tendonitis, as that is still a major issue I'm dealing with.
I'm likely not going to hit many balls today, and just focus on putting and fitness. Tomorrow I plan to work hard on some of the full swing changes again and get ready for another 9 holes on Wednesday. So until tomorrow, KEEP IT IN THE SHORT GRASS!