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Any of you completely self taught?

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I am self-taught. I did go to a couple week-long golf camps in 7 & 8th grade and did take 3 lessons from the pro at my grandfather's member course but that was years ago. If anything, besides being self-taught with books, videos, etc. my grandfather and a few friends have helped me out along the way. I simply lack the consistency for 18 holes and being self-taught I sometimes feel like I over think and analyze too much.

I'd like to take lessons and look forward to doing so but my son needs to get into day care first for that to happen. Crazy life schedule right now.

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I am. But it's not really because I want it, it is because I haven't find yet a Pro that I feel that I will work fine with him. Around here it's hard to find a good Instructor, that's why I always try to get some info from here.

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I'm not sure if self taught is the correct way to put it, but no, i haven't had an official lesson from a pro.

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Been playing for almost 25 years. Decided this year to really get serious, and basically ruined any natural ability I had by reading too many tips in magazines and forums (no offense, there are some great tips here, I just get too many running through my head at the same time) Finally got a lesson from our club pro, and it was like a light switch got turned on. I'm definitely in the "why did I wait so long" camp.

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I'm self taught up to this point. I got my first set on golf clubs when I was 15. I was BIG into baseball growing up and I could never convert my baseball swing into a golf swing. So I stopped playing golf due to frustration . Im now 28 and approx 1.5 yrs ago I decided I was going to force myself to learn the game. I started with the same old set of clubs I got as a gift when I was 15. Slowly but surely I started seeing improvements. Started out in the 115-110 range. I finally broke 100 approx 2 months into playing and decided it was time to treat myself to a new set. I bought myself a new set of Adams AS03's which seemed to fit my level of play from what I read. I consistently shoot in the mid to low 90s now. I've had 4 rounds under 90 with my best being 87. Im happy with my progression for the number of times I get to play a month (avg 1 round a week). I've considered lessons and they would probably do me wonders but I guess I'm a bit stubborn.

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I am self-taught. I did go to a couple week-long golf camps in 7 & 8th grade and did take 3 lessons from the pro at my grandfather's member course but that was years ago. If anything, besides being self-taught with books, videos, etc. my grandfather and a few friends have helped me out along the way. I simply lack the consistency for 18 holes and being self-taught I sometimes feel like I over think and analyze too much.

That's not self-taught. It's okay though, because most people really aren't self taught - somebody showed them what to do, they read instructional material, and watched the pros on TV. What part of that mixture is "self-taught".

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