I guess this is the thread to put this in, read a rumor that the PGA might be guaranteeing 500K to exempt players. So if one makes 100K for the year, he gets 400K. Will have to wait for details after meeting is over.
I guess I can see it, but I don't know if I have the right personality to be onboard with that. If I get done with a lesson and can't hit the ball at all, I would be very frustrated. Can't honestly say I'd stick with it if that were the case, like @Vinsk.
For me, hitting bad shots is expected, but I'm also expecting to hit some good shots, too.
You hit hooks on the range with your driver when you make swings at speed, right? Then you're likely to hit some while playing, as well. Your good shots are getting better, right? And happening more frequently?
I think a big part to committing to a change while playing is accepting that you're going to hit some bad misses, too. I'll straight up top the ball at least once a round. Hell, I almost whiffed playing with @DaveP043. It was kind of a "well that happened" moment, but then I had basically the same shot again because it might have moved a foot and hit that one well.
I'm guessing quite a few of us are like this. Especially if they're commenting in this topic.
That's why I own a set of Mizuno MP4s. But they've been in the basement for a couple of years because I eventually decided to get clubs that work for me
You can't really tell someone their feel is wrong, especially if it's been validated with video.
Right, that's what I'm saying. I know I'm going to hit bad shots. But I should hit good shots, too.
Yea but that's like once or twice, right? Not like you took a lesson and couldn't find the ball with the clubface for a month straight, like how @Vinsk described.
Or a support group. Like maybe a website of some sort full of other people with golf problems
If the feel going back is right, then stick with it and find the right feel for the downswing. It may be that all the time you spend on the range is working against you, because you have so many more reps of your regular swing baked in than I do mine that it's harder for you to retrain your muscles.
If you could somehow turn mindlessly hitting balls into focusing on changing a particular aspect of your swing as your meditation, you'll probably make those changes.
Well, at this point I'm inclined to bow out. I think I've embarrassed myself enough for one day and, worse, this is starting to make me think about what I'm doing to get where I'm getting, which is one thing of which I'm trying hard to rid myself.
Good luck with your goals!
Well, today was interesting. Started on back nine with Par 3 hole. It was a rough start putting 2 consecutive tee shots in the crap. I should have gone to the drop zone after the first mishit but NOOOOO, I wanted to hit a great tee shot but instead I hit the 2nd just as bad as the first. Moved forward to the drop zone and ended with a 7 on a par 3. Then a thunder storm came in and we left the course for shelter after the 2nd hole to wait it out. That gave me a good 30 minutes before they gave the "All Clear" to head back out and started to hit a little better (only a little). On #14 I hit my drive left through some trees and tried a punch shot to get back to the fairway but hit a tree and got 39 yards of NEGATIVE Yardage. Good news is I followed that up with a Par on #15 and a birdie on #18 with a great approach shot and a 9 foot birdie putt. Overall shot 49 which is better then yesterday on came holes at same course.