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Hi, I am in my early 50s, and in my teens I was a 5 handicap golfer. I came back to the game a couple of years ago and am truly awful. I play once a week at least and practice once a week. I have taken lessons for the last 18months. I rarely break 100, and sometimes go over 110. Yesterday I went round the first 9 (par 36) in 61! I seem to get worse and worse. I am interested as to anyone else has had a similar experience. I would love to take this game into my retirement, but I’m not sure I can enjoy it if it remains this bad. Is there any hope, or is this just what can happen?! Thanks

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I was a + 1.5-+2 in my 20's and 30's, Broke left wrist for 5th time around 2000, and could no longer hit the ball. A couple years ago my youngest was helping me clean out my office and the basement. He was intrigued when we threw out rewards for 5 aces I had gotten and a bunch of other trophies and certificates because I never talked about them and he didn't know I could once really play.. He took up the game and got me back into it shortly thereafter. At 62 and riddled with arthritis I am awful now, but very streaky. Like last Sunday I shot a 54 on the front, FUGLY. Turned around on the back and made a 10 and a 9 on the first two, repeatedly shoving the ball OB,  then finished with 7 pars after the sun came out and my back loosened up.

Accepting that I suck and my body is half the issue makes it easier to accept being bad. I love going out with my friends and family.

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On 5/9/2022 at 4:37 PM, Mondon said:

Hi, I am in my early 50s, and in my teens I was a 5 handicap golfer. I came back to the game a couple of years ago and am truly awful. I play once a week at least and practice once a week. I have taken lessons for the last 18months. I rarely break 100, and sometimes go over 110. Yesterday I went round the first 9 (par 36) in 61! I seem to get worse and worse. I am interested as to anyone else has had a similar experience. I would love to take this game into my retirement, but I’m not sure I can enjoy it if it remains this bad. Is there any hope, or is this just what can happen?! Thanks

Welcome to TST.   Being in your early 50s is still young in the golfing world if you are healthy.   Age may restrict your swing some but with time and the correct practice you can improve.   Check out the Covid-19 30 day challenge.  It's a great series of short videos to help get your game on track.  

just a quick note.  A bad day of golf is still better than sitting home watching television or work. 

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On 5/9/2022 at 4:37 PM, Mondon said:

Hi, I am in my early 50s, and in my teens I was a 5 handicap golfer. I came back to the game a couple of years ago and am truly awful. I play once a week at least and practice once a week. I have taken lessons for the last 18months. I rarely break 100, and sometimes go over 110. Yesterday I went round the first 9 (par 36) in 61! I seem to get worse and worse. I am interested as to anyone else has had a similar experience. I would love to take this game into my retirement, but I’m not sure I can enjoy it if it remains this bad. Is there any hope, or is this just what can happen?! Thanks

Welcome to TST.

Typically, if someone has played single digit golf at any point in the past, a good professional can knock out some low hanging fruit fairly quickly as long as there are not physical limitations.  

Not sure how often you are taking lessons and how well are you actually learning and incorporating the lessons so it is hard to judge for any us as to what should you do. If you post your swing on the site then you will probably get useful feedback from knowledgeable folks here.

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On 5/9/2022 at 4:37 PM, Mondon said:

Hi, I am in my early 50s, and in my teens I was a 5 handicap golfer. I came back to the game a couple of years ago and am truly awful. I play once a week at least and practice once a week. I have taken lessons for the last 18months. I rarely break 100, and sometimes go over 110. Yesterday I went round the first 9 (par 36) in 61! I seem to get worse and worse. I am interested as to anyone else has had a similar experience. I would love to take this game into my retirement, but I’m not sure I can enjoy it if it remains this bad. Is there any hope, or is this just what can happen?! Thanks

You’ve been taking lessons for the last 18 months and practicing regularly but you’re not improving? I’d look at whether you’re getting good lessons or you’re practicing correctly.

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49 minutes ago, billchao said:

You’ve been taking lessons for the last 18 months and practicing regularly but you’re not improving? I’d look at whether you’re getting good lessons or you’re practicing correctly.

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