Started playing in oct last year. Was really shitty and didnt think I was going to keep playing. Started using left handed gear and found I could pull of the occasional shot. Slight glimmer of hope.
Joined my local club and hit 130/135 for 18 holes and thought I was doing ok.
Someone suggested a lesson or 20 would be a good idea.
Booked a lesson from a guy almost everyone at the club praised at a nearby course. He was the pro there.
Ended up getting 5 but pay for 4 type of deal.
Had a lesson then went back and tried what he showed me. Video and all the usual stuff for about a month.
Played a couple of games after the lesson, but I just wasn't getting what he showed/told me.
Booked another lesson about a month or so later and got shown the same thing and told to practice what I was shown. Played another 2 monthsoucher with no improvement so I tried for almost 2 months to book another lesson all to no avail.
Went to another guy who was a bit further away and liked what I saw/heard/felt.
Went back to original guy to give him another chance but still didnt get a lesson.
So I went and fronted him about the lack of return calls for lessons and he gave me a story about the pro shop worker not telling him about phone calls etc etc.
I got my money back and as a peace offering he gave me a free lesson voucher.
While I was there he said give me a look at your swing, so I did and he made me change my setup, told me stance didnt count for anything and grip was kinds meh in the scheme of things,
I never took the free lesson.
Went back to second guy.
I just got him. He did all the same stuff but told me about alignment and firing my pivot and other stuff.
I went from a 33 to now a 26. I've broken 100 4 times and yesterday had 91 of the stick to win a trophy day and shoot my best score ever.
All i have done is practice what I've been shown. Don't know if ill ever get to my target of single figures but I'm sure as hell going to try.
Sorry if its a bit long winded but that's the story so far.