I am interested in playing college golf or tournament golf. I am 22 years old and was an all american baseball player before i suffered a shoulder injury which required surgery. In January of 2012 I picked up a golf club and was hooked. I am a redshirt freshman NCAA wise because I took a medical redshirt and a redshirt for baseball so I still have some time left.
I know this may sound crazy because everyone tells me it is crazy but I have only been playing golf for 11 months and I am a 5.5 handicap. My last 3 rounds were all under par. And when I play golf I count every stroke, penalty, and sink every putt. I think I have potential but I have never been in a pressure situation in golf but I have been in high pressure situations playing baseball.
I would like to try out for a college team and I have no clue where to start.
I hit 56% of fairways and 40% of greens in regulation and average 1.6 puts per hole. My short game is the best part of my game. I have a swing speed of 118mph and carry the ball 290-300 on average. My driver gets me into a lot of trouble so I usually only take it out on par 5's. My 7 iron is a 175-180 club and I play a 2 iron which i carry 240-250.
I work have worked with a swing coach but that cost a lot and I am not the richest person in the world.
I live in Oregon but am moving back to California in June.
Any advise would be great.