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WOLAK: Big change, slight improvement

Nich Wolak • Jul 21, 2015 at 2:58 PM

There comes a time in every man’s life when he is ready to take the next big step —like going from a half to a full swing.

I had cold feet in the moments before. 

“It’s going to be a little bit harder to hit it, but when you do it’s going to go farther,” Troy said.

There was nothing I wanted more than the latter, but the prospect of the ball being harder to hit was a terrifying one.

But I knew it was time.

After some Linkin Park-level teenage awkwardness during training drills, I found putting the full swing together to be a smooth transition.

The athletic motion of turning my back foot and hips remained the same, and the whooshing sound followed by a grazing of the grass seemed to applaud my courage.

It was still driving, I just had a different car.

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