Last night was quite possibly close to the most embarrassed I've ever been. Let me preface this story with...I'm a very coordinated person, I have good hand eye coordination and I've been golfing for a little under a year. I don't duff the ball all that often, even if my swing is technically far away from where it should be.
And now to the ridiculousness. I have a membership at an indoor golf academy in my area...the night started out like normal. Hit 10 easy shots with the PW, then the 9, then go on down the list. Well I got to the 5 iron...I hit a couple ok one's...and then a duff. Then I hit a major duff. Then I hit a REALLY MAJOR duff. Before you know it, I'm 50 balls in of complete and other horsecrap mishits.
Now I'm not the kind of guy to give up. I went back to my PW and slowed everything down. Didn't matter, these shots were so ungodly horrible that I took a look around and there were people watching. LOL. No one could believe how bad they were. For the next half hour I tried to correct what was going on and it only got worse and worse. Now I'm a person that doesn't really get too frustrated, I grind and grind until what needs fixing gets fixed. For the first time I felt like throwing a club, but I knew it wasn't the clubs fault.
I was exhausted and finally ready to pack it up when one of the coaches there came over. Now they don't usually help out unless you pay for a lesson but every once and a while if they see something that really needs fixing...they'll drop some advice. Well he walked over with a block of wood and put the wood right next to my ball on the right side. "Now hit the ball." he said.
Perfection....well maybe not perfect, but every shot after that felt flush to me. Apparently I was coming way too far out to in, or something, I don't know I'm a stupid monkey when it comes to golf. All I know is that I never could have fathomed how bad I was for about 1 full hour. I went from a complete hack to back to normal in 60 mins.
Has anyone had that happen? If it hasn't, pray it never does.