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4 times a week 18-36 holes all 4 days. Weather permitting year round.
Got a weird one for a reason not to begin golf.  Took a lesson in Palm Springs CA at a driving range, the grip they tried to start me out with (not sure if it was an interlocking or a Varden) .  It didnt feel right,  playing sports and growing up on a farm I knew how to hold a stick, and that wasnt the correct way, fast forward to living here in Santa Fe and needing a hobby in the summer time and I found Jay Golden online at You Tube and low and behold a baseball grip...
I usually play better with either no warm up  or an extended warm up of around 70 to 100 balls, with about 20 to 30 being used for the driver. .   If I just hit a say 10-20 with maybe 5 for driver  it never seems to work out.  Best warm up in my opinion is chipping putting and some short pitches seems like I have a better feel for the green that way. 
25 Handicap, Started playing last year.  Had my first on the last round of the year. Par 5 13th hole at Marty Sanchez. Great tee shot past the cart path on the left side flyer lie on the long grass.  5 iron onto the green, staring at a 20 foot putt, was able to see the line and just stroked it. One of the best feelings I've had on a golf course, was trying hard to break 90 for the first time.  Added up the card after the 18th...............Shot 90 exactly, bittersweet to...
OK I'm the last person to give advice to someone who is playing as well as you are.  I'm a 27 handicap.  But gonna give it a try, it helped me in my short game some.     1. Read and practiced Pelz's book. 2. Played an Executive course from the womens tees alot.  Made sense in that most of these shots are from 100 yards and in, gave me a lot of time to work on these shots.  3. After reading and practicing Pelz's formula worked on just feeling the distance and...
Ok slight problem here.  I have broken 2 Driver shafts 1 Nike VRS shaft and 1 Ping G 20 shaft. both snapped about 3 inch's above the hosel.  Nike was a Stiff flex Ping was a regular flex.  I didnt hit the ground with them or store them improperly.  I hit the ball about 225 to 250 average.  I've only been playing about 6 months so there are mishits off center.  Any suggestions or ideas as to why this is occuring? 
Range for 1 month with lessons to refine actually hitting the ball then par-3 course for 1 month then on to the big course.  1 month is as close as I can remember. Used cheap balls on both, Sports Authority Tommy Amour Silver Scott's 48 for 24 dollars.  Man I've lost a lot of those balls.  Playing a par 3 in the afternoon on a weekday at my home course is like having your own private golf course.  Getting off the range and on the course really let's you see where your...
Not for the scoring.....but we tried an exercise yesterday of playing from the women's tee on a par 3 no traffic, we were the only ones on the course, played 9 with my friend teaching his girlfriend.  Had a blast and we had great practice for the big course, hit your wedge then putt.  We all had a great round afterwards.  
Thanks for sharing very similar to my first round (I think mine may have been worse) .   Like the man said just swing easy good things will happen.  Keep playing and remember to have a good time. 
Lots of them still do at times just cant help myself.   Still stand by what I said, Sorry for the last sentence, had been up for over 24 hours worked the overnight shift at the hospital then played from the time I got off till 7pm.   Driving 300 yards for someone young ie one of my playing partners is 22 and he can do it regularly.  I've had a couple over the short months I've been playing.   Thanks for telling me about the stove I'm out of the kitchen. 
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