I've been Playing Golf for: 6 months
My current handicap index or average score is: 36
My typical ball flight is: Mostly straight but sometimes left to right
The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Fade with driver but I've gotten better with it.
A little backstory:
I'm 37 years old and really started getting into golf in March with a starter set that I bought 6 or 7 years ago. I've been keeping track of my scores (roughly 25 rounds) and if I did the math correctly, I'm a 36 handicap and have had numerous rounds on par 4 holes where I put up an 8 or worse. I've never really been able to consistently make good contact with my irons, have fade my driver for most of the season, and only recently have I been hitting my woods fairly well. I've been going to the range roughly once or twice a week after work and usually get a round in once a weekend.
Three weekends ago I achieved my one goal for the season of shooting a round under 100 (96). The following weekend I played and shot a miserable 125 and this past weekend I shot a 108.
My biggest issue at the moment is solid contact so I took a lesson with a local PGA instructor where he had me work on two things:
1) Grip. The instructor said that my left hand should not have a gap between my thumb and pointer finger. He also said I should hold the club in my left hand more on my finger tips.
2) He said I shouldn't be turning my body as much as I do when I go in the backswing and should feel as though I'm going forward. He said I should practice this motion without a club by having my arms outstretched and feeling the left one moving forward which allows my right shoulder to move forward and my right arm like a back swing which allows my shoulder to move back.
This is my first range session since that lesson so was hoping I could get some feedback on my swing.
Thanks in advance!