I'm a lefty so there's that... I'll drop in here because it's my goal to break 100 sometime before I die. I guess that would be on my bucket list...
I played last Wednesday... only 9 holes but I'm fairly confident that I would have broken 50 had I not lost 2 balls in the woods and 1 ball in the water. It also didn't help matters that I 3 and 4 putted every green I played. (The greens were aerated at the end of June and were still in pretty rough shape)... it's ok though, I know I suck at golf.
I figure I've gotten a handle on my slice or at least mitigated it a lot more than it was. Thanks to the thread by MVMAC on how a golf grip should be, I was gripping my clubs wrongly and this was contributing to my slice. Having the ball go more straight off the tee is a good feeling. Even though it's only going 180-200 yards, it's still closer to the hole and on the right side of the fairway... (still getting used to NOT aiming to the left to compensate for my slice)
I'll say I'm close to having my driver dialed in, as well as my fairway woods... I'm getting more consistent contact with them and my swing feels good when I make solid contact. The thing I'm not doing well at is getting consistent contact with my irons but they're a work in progress.
Around the green my chipping and pitching isn't bad and my putting is better (or I imagine it would be on greens in better shape)...
In general I'm trying not to make a "hero" shot and try to put the ball where I'm just not able to. I'm trying to play the holes conservatively and keep the ball in the center of the fairway. I'll "reverse-engineer" the holes when I'm more comfortable in knowing my distances with each club and begin playing to them from the tee.
I think I might break 50 soon when playing 9 and, even though I'd almost certainly have a blow up hole on the other 9 holes, I'll consider it a success, fool myself and say I would have shot the same score on the other 9 holes and that I would have broken 100 had I played 18.
Using the swing by swing app, it says I've got a handicap of 29 right now. I'll continue using it and hopefully I'll see that number go down steadily in the future.