I've been Playing Golf for: 3.5 years My current handicap index or average score is: 105 My typical ball flight is: Draw The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Hook, hitting behind the ball
As per above, I’ve been playing a little over three and a half years now. I play at least 4 rounds a month, and go to the range twice a week. As you can see I have not get very far at all! Such a difficult game, but love it too much to quit!
I have over the last 3.5 years, maybe had 40/50 lessons (30mins generally), with three different instructors. Mainly changed due to moving Club. Equal amount with each I’d say. Although I thought of them all highly, and I dedicated a lot of my time to their instruction, I always failed to get much further. The first and last coach both even gave me free lessons at points because we couldn’t find a way to make it work for me. Interestingly the middle coach just encouraged me to play with what I have and enjoy the game. Although I liked this mantra for a while, I never progressed. Especially for someone playing as frequent as I do.
I know I could drop shots by practicing my putting/chipping more, and appreciate this is where the scoring is made. But it is never satisfying duffing shots all the way into a position, where my short game can commence.
I being one of those (annoying) individuals who over analyses my swing can see lots of faults. My main gripe has always been my chicken wing. Which I have never been able to remove. I also stand up at impact, lift the handle up at impact, and flip (EVERYTHING hah!). Because my swing is based so much on timing etc, it is extremely unpredictable shot to shot. I can hit massive hooks, then the ground.
I could discuss my swing for ages but that would become very boring! I have attached a video, but I appreciate the angle and lighting isn’t great. I will try and get a front on video, and better DTL video in the next couple days.
Thank you to anyone who has time to comment!