I mention all the time that there are mounds at the back of the range guarding the Par 3 course beyond it and, depending on how close you are to the back limits of the range tee deck, can be up to 350 yards distant.
Here is a swing I hit which I recorded down the line, and this happens all the time when I’m hitting driver – this time it was one of the range attendants who happened by to collect empty buckets as I hit a drive.
I will likely begin my outdoor season this coming week after countless delays (weather, Covid bout and a laceration on my right index finger a couple of weeks ago that is now healed), and I’ve been looking for some decent drives with my old action I want to use for comparison.
I last did any meaningful swing work in 2019 (’20 & ’21 were a write-off with the Covid restrictions and other things with which I was occupied during that time), and I have a couple of swings from August that I don’t mind too much, even with the usual issues that aggravate me.
I spent the last two days following my last post working on modelling the traditional long drive swing action with which we’re all familiar and… things are going well.
Also, I really went at it speed work-wise yesterday and just about every back and rib muscle is protesting, so I’m taking another look at the mechanics of what I call the traditional long-drive swing motion.