Originally Posted by Hammer 4
There's an old saying, you may have heard of it. When the going gets Tuff, the Tuff get going. You can work really hard to get better, although I would be so happy to have your golfing skills, and you do have them @ your HC. Maybe find someone, a coach, a friend that has knowledge of the game to help you.
If you do nothing, you'll get nothing. Yeah, it may be harder for you compared to the guys on the team, but look at the long term, where do you want to be..? A tour pro..? A PGA pro..? Set attainable goals, then strive to reach them, once you conquer 1 goal, go to the next. You have to Believe in yourself, and have the fortitude to press on even though it might be harder for you than others. You really have to want it more than the next guy. That's about all I can offer. I hope whatever your goals are, you reach them. Good luck.
That is great advice... I have already decided this will be a great year for me. I'm going to work longer and better than I have in the past.
I have been studying electrical engineering so I don't get much time to play, but recently I decided to switch to mechanical engineering. I dropped my EE classes for the semester, so I have tons of time now, and I am going to dedicate a lot of that time to practicing golf.
I have 2 main goals this year: get my handicap lower than it has ever been (I need to get to +1) and win at least one tournament. I didn't win last year. I came close, with a T2, and a couple 3 place finishes.
I have had trouble finding a coach I click with. I actually got some lessons from the assistant coach here at my university. He is a very talented player and was a good coach, but it is very expensive.
I feel like saying that my goal is to be a touring pro is too high, because I know how difficult that is. Especially since I started playing so late in my life. I would love to be able to play in a professional event someday though.@boogielicious
, I have looked into transferring but my dad (who is paying for school) very much wants me to get a great education at a low price, which I am getting currently.@David in FL
, I played in somewhere around 10 tournaments in the fall and summer. I was about 2 shots worse on average than I was the previous year, probably because of a mixture of confidence and no longer being a junior tour, although I think it was mostly confidence. I went from playing against middle-high level juniors in my state to Club pros and the best amateurs. I felt more pressure to perform than before and it usually didn't end well. I did have a few good finished and qualified and made the cut at a couple bigger events though, so there were some good moments.@saevel25
/ newtogolf there is actually a guy that I played against 4 times my senior year in high school who plays for ohio state now. He finished 1 shot better than me after those 4 rounds. There is actually a new Men's golf coach at my university...I just feel like I don't have a chance and I don't want to get turned down again.
When I met with the old coach while I was still in high school, he used the fact that all his golfers were scratch to try to impress me and make me realize I wasnt good enough. At the time I was around a 4 handicap, but I knew I would be scratch in a couple years at the rate I was improving. Sadly, I found, with the few coaches I talked to at least, they do not care about potential, because there is someone out there who is ALREADY where they want you to be.
I really need to learn how to not write books as responses... :)