It's no secret that I've been struggling badly with my ball striking for the past year. After a few lessons and constant rounds I found myself getting worse instead of better. I didn't even see what my last handicap calculation was, but I would guess I'm around a 20 after the rounds I've had this year. I was a 12 at the beginning of the year.
So after firing two instructors and going about finding my own swing (which wasn't working either), I decided to buy this book a few weeks ago. I set up the net in the house and started working on fundamentals like I knew nothing. Because to be honest, I would have loved to forget everything I did this year. I was a little hesitant to go to S&T because I had been told it was hard on your back and I already fight with serious back pain. I had also been told that I could not make a full turn because of my back problems. I figured out quickly that this was a lie. The basic principles actually made it easier to get a better turn on the ball, which led to better contact and more consistent shots without any pain associated.
By the time I had made it through the beginning practice drill they give you, I was already making much better contact with the ball. Added in the tucked butt and elbows together and have been hitting the ball much better on the range. My first round after 2 weeks of practice will be tomorrow, so we will see what happens on the course, but overall I am very happy with what I've accomplished so far only halfway through the book. Bought it on Kindle as well, so whether I'm on my Kindle, Computer or phone I always have it nearby when I need it.
But I will dispel the myth that people with bad backs can't do S&T, it's simply not true. Nothing they had me doing put any discomfort on my bad back, but what they did do is found some extra yardage and control from a few small moves I was missing.
Thanks for giving me my game back S&T. I will start working on the driver swing next, since that's my nemesis.