It’s a great method for all you great ball strikers. But when you’re hitting over 200 balls with massive fats, smother shanks along with deep divots to begin with...it doesn’t really matter...you’re making a mess. This is why I always lay down the seed/sand mixture when I’m done.
Again… If you enjoy playing your way, by all means, have at it. I'm approaching this as a coach, an instructor, and the author of a book dealing with exactly this stuff as if you were asking me how to shoot the lowest scores and play your best golf.
It is not by hitting irons only.
I wrote the topic. Suffice to say I've read it. Your good and bad swings are consistent. If you were "inconsistent" you'd have rounds where you shoot 72 and others where you shoot 110. You're consistent enough that you tend to shoot a pretty narrow range of scores.
It does no such thing. Comparing racing high-powered race cars to hitting the driver? Fail. Hell, a 2-iron would be the last club I'd put in the hands of a new golfer, and a driver is one of the easier ones - the ball is in the air (you're not hitting it off the ground), it has a huge club face, etc.
Not if you want to shoot the lowest scores. Obviously there are "other options." You could play golf hitting every shot with your putter ten feet at a time. Pretty stupid way to play, but it's "another option."
He did it by learning to hit driver.
No, not bollocks to me. Driving is about twice as important as putting. Approach shots are almost three times as important.
These are facts. The short game and putting only account for about 33% of the differences in your score. If I had you hit every shot of mine inside of 60 yards and every putt, you'd break 80. If we switched roles, I would probably not shoot more than about three to six shots better than you're shooting now.
The old saying was wrong. It is almost exactly backward. Driving and approach shots are the skills with the highest "Separation Value®."
The point I was making is… if the rules limited golf equipment more than they did… people would still be buying new clubs and new balls.
So I don't see how it's "all about the money" and you haven't made that point at all.
Thanks, I appreciate the feedback, it definitely gives me a lot to think about and work on!
I know my swing is poor, but I’m very motivated to improve. I’m also going to re-start lessons in January.
I’m aiming for an update here every couple weeks so you guys can keep me on track—and I appreciate brutal honesty!!