Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
TimG3394

Need some advice

3 posts in this topic

Hello all, please allow me to use this to vent and would enjoy some advice. I'll keep it condensed for viewing pleasure.

-Started playing 3 years ago, started taking the game seriously this year.

-I have had no formal instruction and have just taught myself through videos and the great information on this website.

-I have gotten down to a 8.9 index and hit a wall.

-Wanted to take up S&T; this year, got the book, and realized it's not something I can just go out and try.

-Learned I can flip my way around a golf course but the inconsistency is killing me

-Have seen a dramatic loss in distance after trying to make a hundred different changes in my swing.

-Getting tired of being the shortest hitting in my group.

Now, where do I go from here?

I work at an elementary school and have a gym to my disposal. I plan on getting myself a nice casio camera and tripod for christmas. I was thinking about signing up for Evolvr since I will have the space and equipment to properly film my swing.

Do I sign up for Evolvr or wait until next season and see someone in person? I know Evolvr would be the economical decision, however I feel like I would need hands on instruction.

I guess I am just looking for the reassurance that lessons could be the best thing for my game.

Thanks for your time.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Want to get rid of this advertisement? Sign up (or log in) today! It's free!

Personally, if I were trying to learn a new swing, I would much rather take lessons and have someone who is an expert on that particular swing film me, analyze me and teach me versus trying to film myself and what not. So my recommendation is to find a teacher who uses S&T; and go take some lessons. Who knows, even while sparking up conversation, he might give you some valuable advice. I know mine did.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted by robrey85

Personally, if I were trying to learn a new swing, I would much rather take lessons and have someone who is an expert on that particular swing film me, analyze me and teach me versus trying to film myself and what not. So my recommendation is to find a teacher who uses S&T; and go take some lessons. Who knows, even while sparking up conversation, he might give you some valuable advice. I know mine did.

Well I would send my videos into Evolvr. I guess I won't know how it is until I try it.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2016 TST Partners

    GAME Golf
    PING Golf
    Lowest Score Wins
  • Posts

    • Why are there so many push cart haters?
      Don't think I've met any push cart haters, except greens keepers who still can't give me a logical reason why the push cart can't go in between a sand trap and the green. The Sun Mountain Reflex cart is awesome.  
    • The frustration is real!
      One word, instruction.  You don't know what you're doing right to hit those miraculous shots, or what you're doing wrong to hit the lousy ones.  You try tips from your buddies, but in all probability they're no better than temporary band-aids, and at worst they're conterproductive.   Going to the range on your own, with no idea of what you're trying to work on, is exercise, its not productive practice.   Find a competent instructor (I can't really tell you how to tell a competent one from a bad one), identify a priority, and spend time on the range to work on that priority, and keep repeating that cycle. You can definitely get good advice here by posting videos.  
    • Using the tee box markers?
      Until someone gives a ruling from the USGA, I'm sticking with the standard ruling that if something isn't prohibited, then it's allowed.  Nothing it the rules says that you can't stand on a obstruction that is already in place to play a stroke.  A tee marker is nothing more than an obstruction with a specific attribute attached to it which applies only for a finite space of time.  That additional attribute has nothing to do with such a prohibition.  This is taking 1-4 beyond it's scope.   I also dispute that such an act could ever truly assist anyone in making a better stroke.  Very few tee markers I've ever seen would provide any kind of a stable surface.  It's hard enough to swing with good balance on a firm level surface.  I think if the OP tried this once, he'd quickly give it up.
    • The frustration is real!
      Step 1. Stop taking tips.  You'll want to build yourself a plan to get from where you are to where you want to be, and piecemeal tips will only detract from that. Step 2. Find a good resource. You'll want to find out for yourself what the fundamentals of a good swing are.  I am not a salesman, but if I were to start now as you are, I'd purchase the book Lowest Score Wins (http://lowestscorewins.com/) and start there with the intro section on advancing the ball. That's the key- advance it consistently.  You'll find lots of tie-ins with that book in this site here, and you can create a "My Swing" thread here (film your swing properly too: https://thesandtrap.com/b/playing_tips/filming_your_swing). Armed with the book and your swing area, you'll find instructional content below that is cross-referenced a lot. TONS of information in there, all organized by 5 keys:    Step 3. No matter what methodology you chose to guide your learning, stick to fixing one thing at a time. Use slow motion and video to assess yourself. Learn how to practice: Going to the range and pounding away at balls is WRONG. I've learned that. Step 4. Have fun. Welcome to TST, and if you choose to improve here, I can say there'll likely be lots of support (particularly if you go the route in Step 2, but not required)- if you choose to interact with other topics here and generally contribute in topics that interest you.    
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Images

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. Adunifon
      Adunifon
      (35 years old)
  • Blog Entries