I started playing golf in Sep 2009, so about 3 years and a few months ago.
I am turning 33 this April, so a late starter like yourself.
My current hcp is 2.3...
I guess you are getting the drift.
Whether you can get down quickly or not depends solely on whether you find the right answers or not...
There is just SOOOOOOO much of BULL........ teaching coming at you from all angles... from local pros to the elite (falsely though) Hank Haneys of the golfing world...
And what one teacher would say is the right thing to do, the other will tell you is the biggest mistake in your swing...
Just yesterday, SKY crew was commenting on how Tiger uses the ground so well by pushing into it which results in both his heels coming off the ground post impact... a few minutes later the US commentators were commenting how this is the last mistake remaining in Tiger's swing and is all because of his head dipping at the begining of the downswing and how this causes him to miss BIG time right.
Some of the comments so frequently made on TV that are SOOOO MISLEADING
- shoulder turn to 90°... they keep taking about it in every slow-mo
- Hip thrust to the left to start the down swing...
- One piece takeaway
- Loading the right side
- belt facing the target at the finish of the follow through
- Before all the crazy comments about swinging out to the right field and NOW the popular swing left
I can go on and on about it.
all of the above are all good points, but without proper explanation they can lead to the such big swing flaws that you can be left on the wrong side of 20 hcp for life.
I'll give an example so that people don't start tearing me apart.
Take for example 90° shoulder turn they keep showing and talking about every slow-mo.
It's an imperative for long distance and good ball striking, YES... but what's they forget to mention is that this 90° turn should NOT be assisted by hip rotation at all. Your chest winds backwards but your lower back and hips RESIST. That's how you get the COIL and shoulder tilt in the backswing... VITAL.
What this 90° talk gets people doing is, just turn all the way from knees to shoulder. Result Flat shoulder, standing up, coming out of spine... YES they achieve the 90° turn and back towards the target, but they kill the entire backswing in the process.
Edited by Jarri, 28 January 2013 - 05:44 AM.