More tough love. Please take it as such
A good ball striker:
- Strikes the ball near the sweet spot darn near every time, with all clubs.
- Controls low point.
- Controls the start line and the curve reasonably well.
You are not a good ball striker unless your swing speed is 60 MPH and you simply can't hit the ball far enough to hit 9 GIR.
And if your aunt had balls she'd be your uncle. You shot a 92.
I'm also not sure how you're a 17 if you've broken 90 once.
Sure I can. I don't know many (any?) good ballstrikers who shoot 10 over counting their scores for all 18 holes.
Why is it asinine? You hit 3-4 greens in regulation per round. No good ball striker does that.
Heck, if I'm drawing a line at where "good ball strikers" exist, the handicap range is about a 4 or a 5.
How'd you lose 10 other shots in 16 holes? An instructor could have easily helped you with all of those lost shots too. What course do you play? Let's see a video of your swing? Just hit six five-irons in a row.
Why do you think +10 on 16 holes is indicative of a competent ball striker?
Still tough love, but honestly, I doubt it.
I don't know if you know what truly solid contact feels like. That's not an insult - there are a lot of golfers who simply have never properly deformed a golf ball with speed, taken the proper sized divot, the works...