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Blog Comments posted by gregsandiego

  1. 8 hours ago, MarvChamp said:

    Yes, as it turned out the coach..highly experienced, etc....was struggling financially and to stay in his position. So he "pushed" a bit. But the fault was all mine, I think. I had unrealistic expectations of what we could achieve and of my own capabilities. I thought I could return quickly to past glory!  -Marv

    So today, what's your lesson schedule?

  2. 1 hour ago, MarvChamp said:

    Right...Sorry to be cryptic.  Probably my bruised ego talking when I recalled my experience.

    When I came back to golf after a long time and as an oldster, I paired with a coach for two series of 5-6 lessons. He wanted at least 1 per week, sometimes 2 and I wanted to progress as fast as possible.

    It was a big mistake. I learned a lot in my head but never internalized more than a few. Plus I found his communication skills lacking, and I was too proud to say "Hey, this isn't working for me."  It was an expensive lesson to learn.  So now it is my goal to work only with a coach who respects and understands the limitations of the senior golfer...1 lesson at a time, 1 thing at a time to work on. Thanks, Marv

    Thanks for the feedback. 

    First I wonder how hard it is for the average instructor to stop advising beyond '1 thing' when they see multiple issues

    Second, (and I always analogize this to piano lessons I took as a kid), how realistic is it that the weekend golfer goes away, spends hours fixing an item, and comes back improved.

    Third, it is probably hard for an instructor to separate their honest desire to help, from their need to maximize income for themselves.



  3. On 5/4/2017 at 10:31 AM, saevel25 said:

    I would say that is a bathroom for men, women, and superheroes who wear capes. :-P

    I have no issue with this. Most of this crap is just overblown politicizing of a non issue. 

    It's worse. Too much discussion creates a  problem where there wasn't one before. Obama did that with is stupid directive to all the schools. Don't ask don't tell makes the most sense.


  4. 6 hours ago, nevets88 said:

    Simulators can cost around $50/hour, so if you go frequently, that's a good chunk of change you save. I suspect I will be going even when it's warm, so will be paying less for the outdoor range. A big bonus is when you travel, odds are there's one nearby if you're going to metropolitan areas and they have clubs so you even might be able to leave your clubs at home. It's going to be a "step down" when I video myself with just one camera next year.


    I have a deal at my local PGA store. $99 for the year and I think I get 30 mins per day minimum. Pretty happy with this deal.

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  5. 4 hours ago, Ringworld said:

    Golf is a stupid game.  You're using equipment ill suited to hit the ball consistently any distance.  It was created by the Scots for goodness sake.  If there wasn't a bunch of doom ridden folks on the face of the earth, they would be called the Scots.  

    Funny but true. You could redesign the sport from scratch and I wonder what you'd end up with....

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