So how do I get better: Instruction
I should probably learn how to swing a club properly
Eating right, working out, and mashing a ton of balls will probably help me to a point but I imagine that I will plateau at a certain point. Also, I could possibly continue to cement bad habits with my swing.
I need to take lessons to understand my swing, improve my game, leverage drills, and have a single source of truth about my swing going forward. Instead of flooding my brain with random information.
I need to be honest with myself on a few levels here. This isn’t going to be a meet with the instructor once every six months to get feedback type of thing. This is not going to be every other week or weekly occurrence for a bit. Also, I need to practice what is being taught to me in between these lessons or they will be worthless. I need to accept that from a mental level and a commitment level but also a financial level. Not being a heaping pile of shit on the golf course is going to be an investment.
From my limited understanding of my swing, I know I have the following issues:
-I have an over-the-top swing that creates my slice.
-I don’t use my lower body properly
-I don’t “push off” the ground to generate power
-Anything from under 100 yards is a disaster until I can use my putter
I’ve signed up for lessons starting before the new year with the goal of really working on my swing by practicing way more than I play. I want to front-load on lessons and range work and attempt to taper off the lessons when handicap season gets underway.
Of course, I am saying this now before having even met with my instructor.
I am committed to practicing what has been put into place in between lessons. I am committed to making my instructor my single source of truth initially to build me back up. And I am committed to suffering through what is going to be a decline in my game in order to build things properly.
It’s not the initial result. It is the process.
Trust the process.