I hope this makes sense. I would like to find a teacher who, first, really focuses on what the student is actually physically capable of doing, and, two, respects the physical changes and limitations of the old golfer.
Last year, at 70, and after two years of taking golf seriously, again, I knew that I had fallen into bad ways of doing things. I paid an instructor (he has all the credentials) $600 for two series of lessons over the summer. He helped me a lot, BUT we hit a wall. He insisted that the only way was to hit with big muscles, never with arms, and with substantial side bend, like a baseball swing. Plus his ability o communicate to me was limited. I am in fair shape for an old guy and was able to incorporate some of this, of course. However, I will be finding another person. -Marv
I have to revive this thread to say, none until now, but that all changed yesterday!
It was a high little draw 5 wood into a 174 yards pin, a nice looking shot that hardly left the flag. The wind was quartering from the right and into, in a dense air (the 5 wood is my 190-195 club normally). The ball landed about 1/3 deep into the green, rolled a bit and I lost it. When I arrived at the hole, the ball wasn't on the green, nor at the back and it couldn't have rolled way over the little hill behind the hole, so I checked the hole... and there it was!
I had a witness too, but he declined a stop at a nearby bar, as the bar/restaurant of the course had been shut down by the city (it's a muni course) over some violations more than a year ago. It was not as dramatic as some other holes in one where you can see the ball go in from the tee and you have a dozen buddies to share this with, but it counts just the same.
I was going to make a comment earlier on how many international players were in contention this weekend, but there was nowhere to post it, and it didn't seem like an appropriate thread-starter. Having said that: there are a lot of international players in contention this weekend. Hatton's playing like he has a big chip on his shoulder for missing the chance to play on this side of the pond last fall.
Also: Rickie's win list is missing the 2015 Deutsche Bank.