I have been playing golf about one (1) year. I don’t have an official handicap, but consider myself a “bogie” golfer. Last week I broke 100 and 90 for the first time on the same day (89) which I am very proud of.
The short game is the strength of my game. Short game practice is free, so I practice as much as I dare. I can two-putt and scramble with the best of them.
Ball striking is the most inconsistent part of my game. I often struggle to clear my hips, resulting in a weak arm swing. I have taken a couple of lessons from a PGA Pro and I am getting better through practice. It is mostly a mental block for me. I can hit high beautiful draws at the range, but the minute something goes wrong during a round, I tense up and revert to arm swings.
My goal is to develop a consistent and repeatable swing. I figure if I can do that, the scoring will come.
I have been coming here to the Sandtrap for advice and opinions since last year. Some of the threads I have read multiple times. Only now that my game is improving did I feel brave enough to join the conversation. But mostly I hope to continue to learn from all of you.
I LOVE the Game Golf classic, but I have no desire to use my phone to track stats or scoring or penalties or anything during the round. One of the reasons I like GG so much is that it's completely mindless - I don't even notice it's there while on the course.
My friends all use the Grint app to do what GG describes here, but I've never liked it.
Personally, I'd rather GG spend effort on refining their "core" product rather than features that require smart phone use...BUT, I can definitely understand that this is a growth area and I'm probably in the minority.