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Biting the Bullet.

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It's not working fast enough, nor well enough.  That golf 'self-teach' method i've been using these many, many years.

 

 But i will be taking lessons soon, paying good money to someone i trust and who works for pay.

 

 Wish me luck.. It will be a tough journey.  I have a good picture of what i want, believe i can achieve my goal and work, as well as i can, towards my goal.  i've been doing good, strong yoga for many, many years/  But father  time does not seem to give a damn about my desires.  

 

And, wait for it, i need more money.  

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Evolvr is a very cheap alternative in my opinion.. Besides they can work all the basic stuff early on and then you can move on to live lessons.. Just saying!
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Second for evolvr. I'm really liking the lessons the past month and a half, and there is some very noticeable improvement in my irons striking.
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Just remember, when getting lessons from a professional. When making swing changes, things will get worse before it gets better. It always takes time to groove the new swing. So don't expect miracles or anything.

 

You have to go through the pain, before you start seeing results.

 

Good luck and keep us updated on your progress.

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Originally Posted by Motley01 View Post
 

Just remember, when getting lessons from a professional. When making swing changes, things will get worse before it gets better. It always takes time to groove the new swing. So don't expect miracles or anything.

 

You have to go through the pain, before you start seeing results.

 

Good luck and keep us updated on your progress.

 

This is real good advice.

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When taking lessons, always remember to ask your instructor. the 2nd, 3rd, and more questions as needed. (Example)  If you ask why am I slicing, and the instructor says it's because you are impacting the ball with an open club face. You then need to ask why am I impacting the ball with an open club face? If the instructor says you are not getting in the correct position at the top to start your down swing, which is causing the open club face at impact,  you then need to ask why am I not getting to the correct position at the top? I am sure there are many different reasons golfers do not get to the correct position at the top, so be prepared ask quite a few more questions. My point is, the student needs to know what all the questions are, that may be  needed to be able to fully understand the initial problem from start to finish, for any long lasting fix to come about. 

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This is real good advice.

 

It's also not necessarily true. In fact, I'd say that the majority of our lessons don't experience this.

 

It depends on a few things, but I'm comfortable saying what I just said.

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It's also not necessarily true. In fact, I'd say that the majority of our lessons don't experience this.

It depends on a few things, but I'm comfortable saying what I just said.

You're the pro, I am just a hacker. I guess it would depend on what is wrong with the swing and how many compensations have been built in to to make up for swing faults. When you change the swing the compensations can easily become swing faults themselves. I.E. where the body or feet aim. But I will agree from what I have seen from the 5 keys that if someone stops their head/body from going up and down and shifts weight even close to proper then they can have a very workable swing pretty quick. Probably why you guys have success. But who knows I am still waiting for my hotdog at the turn.

And I am just talking from personal experience before. When I got lessons I changed my grip, stance and club path. My swing definitely had an adjustment period and seeing how I quoted someone clearly I am not the only one.
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Originally Posted by whatwoodtigerdo View Post

 
This is real good advice.

It's also not necessarily true. In fact, I'd say that the majority of our lessons don't experience this.

It depends on a few things, but I'm comfortable saying what I just said.

Doesn't that depend on the players level and how fast they are able to find the ball after making a swing change? I am thinking that when the player starts making a path change this is when contact can really suffer and even controlling the club face gets tough for a while..

I even look at a few people here on the site and I see a lot of them talking about how they are going through rough patches because they are making swing changes and that they are ok with it because they know it is for the better (including my self)
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