First, four months would be an outlier, really. The only time that seems to happen is if a golfer is doing well and is in the heart of the season and wants to keep on the roll he's on.
Also, if you've taken a lesson from me that shouldn't happen. I provide you with pictures, notes, etc. I tell you to come check in with me now and then for a few minutes so I can see how you're doing. Etc.
Siri, and voice dictation, gets better over time, but sometimes people don't notice.
I've been using the Google swipe keyboard on the iPhone, but it doesn't do dictation, and I'm considering switching back for that reason alone. Plus I've gotten too fast at swiping and I'm probably not faster because I have to correct errors than if I typed normally. So I have to slow back down again.
And, weirdly, drawing on my watch works really well for typing out a message. Like freakishly well…
Played this week with a fellow who consistently drove a good 30-40 yards further than I. He was long and mostly accurate.
His approaches were not as good, but not that bad. Probably hit 60% GIR, and the misses were close, but his chipping and putting hurt. From a greenside chip to holeout typically 3 strokes.
He, of course, scored better than I - but could have cut another 6-8 strokes with better approaches and short game.
BTW- I did manage to get an attaboy for a punchout with a fair cut from 200 from under and around trees (yeah, the drive sucked). Greenie and saved par!