Had my best score this year 79 (never broke 80 before that). But that wasn't my best round. A week after the 79 my wife and I closed on our 1st house. Had an outing the following weekend that I didn't really want to play after dealing with the house headaches. We shot -7 as a team. There was a 14 hole strech in there that was by far the best golf of my life. I would have been around even through that strech. It was about 45° and 30 mph winds. I've never had that much control of my swing.
This was me , had about 10 lessons in a couple of months , hit good balls off mats in lessons. Instructor was basically reading a cue card. I was just lost why I seemed to hit good balls in lessons but not on the course. I think alot if it was due to mats and the fact that I was more relaxed. I don't know what my expectations are anymore, I do alot of swing change you tubing myself but i wouldn't say it's from trying to find quick fixes but more so something a lil more repeatable for me and a lil more painless.
I hope you don't mind me asking questions on your swing thread, but how difficult of a transition was it for you? Were you able to achieve the goal fairly quickly while practicing from on the mat but more difficult a change to apply when ball flight became part of the equation?
I ask because I've found the transition extremely difficult.
Nice work on the changes. FWIW, it's impressive that someone with such a low handicap works so hard to get even better.