I'm sorry you got all butt hurt over my opinion. It's only my opinion. When did it become your job to policy my opinions. I'll express my opinion with as much caution as I think necessary. Your opinion is just that, only your opinion.
Sorry to hear that mate. Wow. Well, like you said, you had some bad coaching that held you back. I had the same thing happen to me and it sucks. I'm at 2 months in now with my RST rebuild. My goal is to be hitting short shots at 4 months and then full at 6 months with a tour caliber swing. The coolest thing was I got five free online reviews when I signed up. I just purchase three at a time as I need them. Good luck with the changes and looking forward to seeing you're progress.
I don’t know why more people don’t practice th short game more. It is FREE and you can get a lot done in 1 to 2 hours chipping and pitching to targets. I wouldn’t say it is like riding a bike, since you can get rusty. But if you put in some concentrated practice for a few weekends it can really pay off. Shave some strokes, gain some confidence and become a whole new golfer. One of these guys I mentioned that can really send the ball was absolutely ridiculous with a wedge in his hand. You see video instruction with 9 o’clock and 10 o’clock positions? I swear this guy had 6:30 and 7 o’clock positions and he decelerated like crazy all of the time. Ever see a 30 yard chip shot go 10 yards? How about 4 or 5 times a round? Unbelievable how bad that part of his game was and he thought he was a decent golfer because occasionally he found the fairway maybe close to 300 yards out.
One time we were at an industry outing with a scramble format and the tees were backed up with maybe half a dozen people watching him tee off on a par 5. He cranks his 100+ mph swing and tops it. Classic worm burner. Being arrogant he tees up another just to show everyone that he doesn’t suck and tops another. Now thoroughly pissed and embarrassed he tees up a third and hooks it OB on a hole with a super wide fairway. Gotta love the big hitters.
That's great man! And that's how it should happen. When you post up on that lead leg it will turn it loose without any conscious effort for effortless distance. Much shorter takeaway. You're a hard working dude. I wish I could hit full shots but I'm still on my Step 4.