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  1. The arrogance and irony of this post (in relation to whose posting it) is literally off the charts.
  2. I live in the DFW metroplex and you pretty much only have two choices for private courses. 1. Clubcorp owned course (majority of which tier 2) or 2. Private invite only club that you have little to no chance of ever stepping onto unless your a well known billionaire or former president (dallas surprisingly has a ton of these exclusive clubs due to the extreme upper tier business wealth). If your a casual golfer than DFW is perfect due to the vast selection of good Public courses scatter across the city. For a casual golfer public is the way to go For the more serious Clubcorp is actually cheaper. Most of the tier 2 memberships are $300-400 and get you unlimited access to over 10 facilities that are scattered across the city so your pretty much guaranteed to have a facility within 15 minutes of both your job and house. Advantage is price and condition of the course. I consider myself a step above casual and I could easily spend $20 twice a week on buckets of balls ($40 total) and then $50-100 for green fees on a public course if I didn't have a membership (I would be paying more money to play both an inferior practice facility and course).
  3. I'm in North Texas (Richardson) and for most of April/Early May are course was unplayable and driving range was mat only. It has been getting better recently though
  4. The problem is there's a difference between confidence and delusion. He is 100% delusional (would get smoked by 1000s of middleschool kids yet he doesn't need forum advice or coaches because he knows everything, where all wrong, and he's gonna leapfrog people who work 5x harder then him just because "uh i want it badly") Him being good at sales actually isn't a huge compliment to be honest. Most people I know doing sales are just like him, young impressionable kids/adults that think they there smooth and that they can fool anyone. Usual result is they eventually try there "smooth" pitch to someone who actually knows the field and they get called a clown to their face.....
  5. Just reading the title I thought it was a cash grab but this definitely sounds like the owner/business could realistically be liability. You let your own employee stay after his shift and drink for 3 straight hours before he went home. There's no way you can't say the business wasn't at least somewhat liable, especially if they let him do it for free
  6. Yeah I know once you have a baseline lessons are more as needed but as of two months ago I literally knew nothing about golf. I'm trying to find a balance between getting exposed to everything and being overrun with too much stuff thrown at me. Golf is a complicated game and a ton to learn. If I barely take lessons I won't be exposed to anything and won't really have anything to practice but if I take too many I won't really improve since I'm trying to practice/focus on too many things. I might just do the free weekly lessons offered and then once my irons get a little more sharp just throw in some 30 minute lessons to tweak my skills and then go play a few holes with the coach so he can teach me how to actually play rounds/holes That sounds good to me. I'm buying a house on a golf course in 2021 so I would like to be competent by then. One free lesson a week + two range practice sessions + a couple 5 packs of lessons = hopefully playing a decent 18 holes by then !!!!
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  8. Update: 5th lesson of the 5 pack was a disaster. Progress regressed and the golf coach spent alot of time saying "lets try this" (which basically means I don't have a plan lets just "guess") The golf course right by my house has free developmental group lessons every Tuesday so i'm going to give that coach a shot. Saw some of his material online and he seems pretty competent. The weekly lessons are free so I'm not really losing anything by giving him a shot and best case scenario the free lessons go well and I pair them up with bi-weekly privates.
  9. Absolutely. If you go all in then for sure go all in. One of my biggest regrets in life was not going all in for mixed martial arts. I would train/work hard enough to where I could beat the hobbyist and beat a good amount of the amateur fighters but I didn't work nearly as hard as I could of (there's easily 3 or 4 practice sessions a week more that I could of did but didn't). I ended with solid skills/experience but not high level/elite skills. I had ditched full time employment during this time so not only did I not get the elite skills I wanted from the sport but it's not like I had a ton of cash or a career to fall back on (I basically ditched a career to get elite skills and I ended with no career and no elite skills). If you want the Mackenzie tour then do every realistic thing you can to get there (lots of practice, coaching, flexible part time job, good training partners.....ect)
  10. UPDATE: 4 lessons in and it's going fairly well. Putting and chipping the technique is getting better. Currently working on the high irons (mostly 7 and 9). Really trying to focus on fluid motion on the downswing (have a habit of not equaling the effort of the upswing) and giving the wrist a little flick to get proper ball contact. I did hit a low point though today, almost beat up some guy at the driving range. He basically came over and started offering lessons and basically told me i'm doing everything wrong because it's not his style. About halfway through his rant I told him I already have a coach and he's messing up what I'm leaning and he then he took a verbal cheap shot at me and my coach. I banged my club against the bag holder (told him off) and he fled to his car. Not my proudest moment. I'm glad I stood my ground but at the same time if I can't handle some sleazeball poacher at the range then I won't be able to handle the struggles of 18 holes. Most likely going to do another 5 pack and then start doing 9 round practice rounds and posting on the video section of this site.
  11. That's actually mostly what I'm looking for. I figured it's oversold but at the same time I would rather learn how to drive on a Honda Accord then learn on a big Econoline van For used Market what should I be looking for ? (Any terms or variables I need to watch out for?) Is it possible to get a good used complete set in the $400-600 range. I don't want to overspend but at the same time I'm getting lessons twice a week and the last sport I did I did for eight years so this is most likely something that I'm going to commit to so I don't want to skimp out
  12. The area I live in (Dallas) is very saturated and there's a ton of businesses that exclusively sell used gear. What type of price range am I looking at and what should I know beforehand ? Also do I go full set or are there 5 or 6 clubs that I should mostly focus on ?
  13. Currently playing on a hammy down set of entry level wilsons that are estimated to be either 2001 or 2002. How much of an improvement would I see if I switched to something more modern ? (noticeable increase in accuracy, higher trajectory, and more distance ?). I asked my local PGA pro and he basically said "technology improves enough to warrant new irons every 5 to 10 years. After 5 years, they're getting old, after 10, they're old"
  14. First post on this board. Thanks ahead of time for those who contribute to this forum I start private lessons this Thursday. I was curious as to what is a good quantity of lessons starting out to get the hang of the game of golf and all aspects (short game, tee-off, putting, scanning the field). I was thinking possibly two lessons a week till Summer and then by that time I should be able to practice on my own and move to 1 lesson a week ? Curious to see if anyone here has had experience with coaching and what has helped them personally Thank You
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