I've been Playing Golf for: a little over 3 years; 1 and a half years where I was actually hoping to improve.
My current handicap index or average score is: Bogey
My typical ball flight is: High
The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: More efficient swing.
Videos: To be posted in subsequent posts.
Like most beginners with no idea about a golf swing,I swung out of my shoes 3 years ago. I took 10 beginners lessons at a local golf course in Pasadena. My swings started like a wild baseball swing and I managed to hit the back fence once in a while. That was my goal, of course. I got really sweaty and tired, and eventually strained my shoulder muscles.
About a year and a half ago, I decided that I wanted to lower my blood pressure, lose weight and get more fit. I figured golf was a good answer, as I enjoyed playing rounds with my family.
The first step was weight loss (about a year and a half ago), I weighed around 220. I hit 400 to 600 balls per day for months and managed to get my weight down to 190-ish. Now I am back up to a little less than 200, but feel much more healthy and lowered my blood pressure well within normal limits.
I got the bug to improve a little over a year ago, and joined this forum. I floundered around for about a year with minimal improvements, and finally got some 5SK help less than 2 months ago. This has helped me make the largest strides to my golfing. Suddenly, everything my regular coach has been telling me is starting to come together.
I am going to start posting videos once I get my backyard setup cleaned up a bit. The hope is to get good insights from all the bloggers here.