Originally Posted by bjwestner
I just lost 15 minutes of my life that I will never get back after reading this thread. Sounds like the OP, who admits that he has not shot even par, yet somehow knows how to do it though had one of those great range sessions where your game makes sense for a short while and while "drunk" off of that feeling decided to tell the world how to shoot par.
Originally Posted by iacas
And he only only practiced the sport for about a year before coaching those teams?
I'm guessing he had SOME successes as a judoist prior to coaching.
There are 2 aspects here, that in my opinion can exist independently from each-other
1) being able to play good golf (par or better): I never said I'm there already, but I'll get there soon, mark my words!
2) understanding what is needed to become a good golfer Granted, I may underestimate certain aspects of the game, due to a lack of experience, but overall, I believe to have a good understanding of what is necessary to become a good golfer.
In my opinion, it's perfectly possible to "see the right path", without being accomplished already, or without having played for many years.
A good range session for a short while???
I've been having good range sessions for over half a year, but for some reason I wasn't able to transfer it to the course, until I recently found out what I was doing differently (and wrong) on the course.
It took me a lot of hard work and self-analysis before I was able to do what I'm doing right now, but I did it, and it seems like I did it in a shorter time span than most other golfers (sorry for that!)
You see, aside from my range sessions, I spend up until 12 hours a day thinking about every aspect of my game and analyzing it, in order to find ways to become a better player.
Until 3 weeks ago, my best score ever on the 9-hole, par 36, was 50, but add to that at least 5 strokes for cheating (OB penalties etc.), making it 55+, and my average score was rather 60+.
Now that my work finally starts to pay off, in just 2 weeks time, the scores have dropped to 43 (hardly any cheating), and I'm convinced they will continue to drop in the following weeks.
I know very well that mastering the driver is more difficult than it seems.
However, I can honestly say that, after lots of experimenting with different swings and different body postures, I found a swing that allows me to hit more than 80% of my drives straight.
Maybe I evolve more quickly than the average golfer, I don't know.
All I know is that my way of practicing is really working for me, and I believe other people could benefit from it too.
I will certainly keep you up to date, and I dare to predict that I will be able to play par on my local course before the end of this year.
Granted, it's a short one (only 3000 yards for 9 holes), slope 113, but I have to start somewhere.