Originally Posted by Liam97
My question is, how much improvement will I see if I play regularly for the next year before I go off to uni in September of 2015. I know rates of improvement slow down as you get better but I just wanted the opinion of some more experienced players to see what I can aim for while while staying realistic .
There are too many variables to make any prediction on your improvement, but the factors include:
- How much time you invest in practice
- How much talent that you have for playing the game
Just remember that playing regularly and practicing are two completely different things. You can play 6 days a week and not make any improvement, because all you are doing is doing the same things, right or wrong, over and over.
Practicing is a different animal. When you practice, you take a weak point of your game and try to make improvements, using various drills to create new habits or "muscle memory." You then take those new habits to the course, and see how it affects your game. With the proper amount of drill and practice, and feedback from using it on the course, you can then see real improvement over a given period of time.
Good luck on your journey. May you lower your handicap threefold.