I've kept an eye on Dan's effort via his blog postings. This has sort of been a "lost season" for him. Like many of us, he continues to fiddle with his equipment in hopes of buying a game. Now on his third instructor, he has begun to rebuild his swing after spending years grooving a very flat stroke.
Early in 2013 he was full of optimism and excitement. He was taking predictions on when he would first shoot par and looking forward to a season of successful low level amateur tournaments. Almost 9 months into 2013 he has definitely lost much of his enthusiasm. Few tournaments and even fewer discussions of his day-to-day play. As David in FL pointed out, he pretty much has abandoned posting scores to his GHIN handicap.
One would have to think that money issues are starting to take its toll. Even with a few donations and renting part of his home, his piggy bank has got to be running low. He no longer has a free membership. It is doubtful his professional is doing the work at no cost. If he can't afford to spend the winter in a warm climate he is going to find himself starting over next spring like the rest of us schlubs that live above the Mason-Dixon line.
I never thought Dan was going to be a PGA Tour pro but it seemed possible he might build himself into a scratch golfer, which would be no mean feat. Now, it is starting to look like he is going to run out of time before he even is competitive in the club championship.