Originally Posted by Valleygolfer
I would agree somewhat, if you are a complete novice but as we all know golf rarely has any quick fixes. You were assuming I shoot 90's because of my vague hc listing. I know pga pros teachings are based on opinion and what they have learned, no different than the thousands of hours reading and watching videos I have done. My brother is a pupil. He wants to be told and taught what to do. There is the truth, if you are unclear about your swing issues or don't want to take the time to learn it, you need lessons. Most of us are here to learn and help ourselves, some with 5sk training aids or other home helping tools.
Originally Posted by iacas
I think you're under-estimating just how much there is to learn, and completely discounting the art to it as well.
I was self-taught to a 1.8. That was as good as I was ever gonna get.
Yes, and also don't forget how different we all are. I mean, don't take Erik's statement here and go "well, all I want to do is get into single digits, or get to a 4 or a 2, therefore, I still don't need help." I self-taught myself to somewhere in the 11-12 handicap range (never had an official one) and that was as good as I was ever going to get.
To me, looking at the range at any pro event, including the PGA tour and seeing the amount of teaching that goes on there is all I need to know to know that I don't know nearly as much as I need to know or think I know. :) (Yes, I tried to use the word "know" all those times on purpose ;))