Originally Posted by saevel25
I was playing at about a 12-15 handicap before going to see Erik in PA. For the past month, i've been playing at a 6-7 handicap. Cut my handicap in half since around Memorial Day weekend, so what 3 months.
But if you want to be good,
1) KNOW THE INFORMATION
2) Know how to implement the information
Basically what happen for me, Erik gave me the knowledge and the tools to become better, i saw a drastic increase in my score.
How long did it take for you to develop a good swing to get to a 12 HC? I think it is possible to go from a 12 to a 6 very quickly with proper information.
The issue is you have to have the consistent ball striking to be able to take advantage of the information from Erik gave you, which you did as a 12 HC.
Johnnybegood also had that training from youth, so he was able to get to a 2.
These are believable, but getting from a complete newbie to a single digit inside of a year is difficult for me to believe.
We should define a single digit. If you can strike the ball onto the green in two shots most of the time, that is a single digit.
When I started, I basically could roll the ball consistently. So for two years, I played the local public courses and could get away with that. My HC was hovering within two strokes of where I am today. However, when I played a "real" course, my score was around 116 to 120. Today, I score in the mid to high 90s.
The difference is that I hit the ball where I need it to go. So, I feel that I am on the cusp of playing better. Once I get more confidence in the distances of my clubs, things should come together. That will take lots of pounding balls in the sweet spot with lots of impact tape.
Most people find it difficult to hit the ball consistently the same distance. This is the essence of golf.
If you are not fortunate enough to be one of the 1% of the natural athletes (CA is an exception with a little under 2%), you need to hit a lot of balls just to get to the point where you can hit that sweet spot 90% of the time on every club for the distance control you need to get to a 12HC.
Once you have this, I can see you getting down to the single digits with good instruction.