Here it is – Episode 3! Unfortunately I was not able to play as many rounds as I was hoping this year, but I did get to play about 8 or 9 times. I had 4 full 18 hole rounds and the rest were 9 hole rounds. My best score was 88, so I still have some work to do to break 80. Here are some of the things that I have learned (and sometimes take for granted) in doing this project:
1. I can certainly understand the frustrations the casual golfer has with their game. I would work on my swing and feel pretty good about the progress, but then not be able to play for a while and lose some (or most) of the progress that I made.
2. It can be a struggle to take your game from the range to the course. You really have to work on something for a while to “own it” and then be able to repeat it on the course.
3. It is so important to stick with one thing that you need to fix and FIX IT! I have spent time trying different things and ultimately wasting time instead of really focusing on fixing 1 swing flaw.
4. I have more patience with my students and a greater focus on trying to keep things as simple as possible. The road to better golf is not always a quick one, but it can be quicker if you focus on smaller more achievable goals.
5. I wish I had MORE time! I enjoy trying to learn how to play the game from the other side and putting these episodes together, but sometimes life gets in the way. :>) I hope to be able to do more in 2014. My goal is to break 80 in 2014!
Thanks for watching. I will be doing more work indoors and will increase the frequency of the episodes in the coming months.
Have fun and play well,