It's taken me 3 years, but I finally consider myself an intermediate golfer. This year I really dedicated myself to the game of golf. Playing twice a week at least. I have a card with my local course to have unlimited range balls for a fee. I hacked and played terrible for a year and a half. I had lessons last year, I think 5 or 6 of them. My game previous to this year was very inconsistent.
This year started out a little frustrating. I watched some youtube videos on the things I was struggling with. I feel that I had enough course time and training to be able to watch a video and implement what they were talking about. My pitching and chipping has really come along, putting is getting there. The last two games I played I've walked off the course with a smile. No lost balls, pars and mainly bogeys is my game right now. I'm not trying to be a scratch golfer, I just wanted to get to where I didn't embarrass myself.
When did you realize that you "made it" out of the doldrums of bad play and things were starting to click?