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whats the potential?

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Hello I would like to know what the potential for my game is. Here is some information on how I am doing so well, I have been golfing about six months, I shoot on average about 85 now. I golf just about everyday and am 21 years old.

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You should post your swing in the member swings section of the forum, it will give people a lot more insight to your game and provide a template for answering questions like "What is your typical ballflight?" and "What is your typical mishit?" that will give you a better way to assess your game. (that is, if anyone comments on your swing thread, like they haven't mine in three days since posting it...f4_glare.gif)

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today i shot a 78 I've done this a few times before and once played 9 holes with 1 over. I would like advice, you know just what should my goals be, other than break 80 consistently. I would like to be a golf teacher eventually, I'm at a community college and would like to be in the golf field. I know being a pro would be best case scenario and unrealistic. I also have problems with the mental part of golf. I have trouble with feeling right about shots, I know confidence and feeling have a lot to do with it. some days I just don't feel the same when I shoot and this makes me shoot worse. And when I have a day like that I get mad because I know I can shoot better than that and I don't, I would like advice on what I should do to not get as mad and be able to focus on the next shot because that shot is the most important.

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Well Alex, i would say that your assessment of your personal 'problem' is well founded and honest.  Nearly all golfers, at every level, suffer the confidence insecurity you speak of,  so it's nothing new. But how to  address and solve that problem is not easy at all. Seems to me that confidence can only arise from positive personal experience and not from any 'intellectual' knowledge. Who can play the piano by reading a music book? And who can skillfully play any musical instrument without many wrong notes along the way. Certainly good golf  technique is a must but there is no absolute formula for that either, look at the variable swings on the TV. Practice and play, especially under demanding conditions will help. Demanding conditions like tournaments and money play. Lee Trevino, mostly self taught, learned self-confidence by competing for money when his own pockets were empty on the first tee box. Your desire must overcome your fears and each man is different. 

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