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I'm 16 years old. Took golf lessons back when I was 8-9, but quit after a year to focus on baseball. I am no longer able to play any sport which includes physical contact. I love the game of golf, and was wondering if 15 is too late to further my golf game and get serious with it? And if not, would like to know some ways to really make the best out of practice. If you guys have any advice on maybe joining a clinic with a trainer or camp or even just ways to maximize improvement on the range. It would be greatly appreciated. 

I apologize for the long post. Thanks for any help you guys have to offer!

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2 hours ago, EvanLadner said:

I'm 16 years old. Took golf lessons back when I was 8-9, but quit after a year to focus on baseball. I am no longer able to play any sport which includes physical contact. I love the game of golf, and was wondering if 15 is too late to further my golf game and get serious with it? And if not, would like to know some ways to really make the best out of practice. If you guys have any advice on maybe joining a clinic with a trainer or camp or even just ways to maximize improvement on the range. It would be greatly appreciated. 

I apologize for the long post. Thanks for any help you guys have to offer!

Welcome to the Sand Trap. It's never too late. My advice is to play as much as you can, get some good coaching and have fun with it. We have a section in this forum called Member Swings. If you post a video there (via Youtube), you will get some really good advice on what to work on and how to practice.

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3 hours ago, EvanLadner said:

I love the game of golf, and was wondering if 15 is too late to further my golf game and get serious with it?

Nope

I started when I was about 13. I didn't take it seriously till I was about 28. Now I am down to a 4.7 handicap :) 

3 hours ago, EvanLadner said:

And if not, would like to know some ways to really make the best out of practice.

Here is a thread on the best way to practice. 

If you don't have a good instructor near you then you can sign up for Evolvr. 

http://evolvr.thegolfevolution.com/

Also, starting a My Swing thread here, as @boogielicious has mentioned, is a great way to get started with some good instruction. 

3 hours ago, EvanLadner said:

I apologize for the long post. Thanks for any help you guys have to offer!

No problem. Welcome to The Sand Trap. Hope you stick around. Welcome to this crazy game :) 

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3 hours ago, boogielicious said:

Welcome to the Sand Trap. It's never too late. My advice is to play as much as you can, get some good coaching and have fun with it. We have a section in this forum called Member Swings. If you post a video there (via Youtube), you will get some really good advice on what to work on and how to practice.

 

2 hours ago, saevel25 said:

Nope

I started when I was about 13. I didn't take it seriously till I was about 28. Now I am down to a 4.7 handicap :) 

Here is a thread on the best way to practice. 

If you don't have a good instructor near you then you can sign up for Evolvr. 

http://evolvr.thegolfevolution.com/

Also, starting a My Swing thread here, as @boogielicious has mentioned, is a great way to get started with some good instruction. 

No problem. Welcome to The Sand Trap. Hope you stick around. Welcome to this crazy game :) 

 

What they said...

...and welcome too!  :-)

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6 hours ago, EvanLadner said:

I'm 16 years old. Took golf lessons back when I was 8-9, but quit after a year to focus on baseball. I am no longer able to play any sport which includes physical contact. I love the game of golf, and was wondering if 15 is too late to further my golf game and get serious with it? And if not, would like to know some ways to really make the best out of practice. If you guys have any advice on maybe joining a clinic with a trainer or camp or even just ways to maximize improvement on the range. It would be greatly appreciated. 

I apologize for the long post. Thanks for any help you guys have to offer!

I'm 29 and just getting back into the sport after a 12 year Hiatus. At 16 you should have no problem becoming great.

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There may be some useful ideas for you in these threads too:

 

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9 hours ago, EvanLadner said:

I apologize for the long post.

Only you kids would think of that as a long post.

Welcome to the site.

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I started in my late 20's and Did not take the sport too seriously until this season... I am now 35 and obsessively trying to lower my handicap... so...NO it's not and it's never too late

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I started when I was in 8th grade (I think that means I was 13...). I'm 24 now, and I feel like I haven't gotten particularly good until the last couple years or so. There are few things that you're too old to start at age 16, and golf isn't one of them, especially when you've presumably been playing sports most of your life.

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It is never too late, but what do you mean by getting serious? If you mean getting good enough to play professionally then you are at a slight disadvantage. But if you mean becoming a single digit handicap, then no, it is not too late. 

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On 7/21/2016 at 10:38 AM, mcanadiens said:

Only you kids would think of that as a long post.

Welcome to the site.

I was going to say the same thing...lol Welcome to the site Mr. Ladner

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Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who gave their input on this! Definitely want to improve so I can enjoy the game even more! Looking forward to progressing in the years to come and documenting my improvement on here.

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