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Re: How long until "good" 8 years 3 weeks ago #53626

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Took me a few years to become a single digit handicaper but still have bad habits that have me shoot in the low to mid 80's at times.

Re: How long until "good" 8 years 3 weeks ago #53662

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CoreyKasif wrote:
Took me a few years to become a single digit handicaper but still have bad habits that have me shoot in the low to mid 80's at times.

What are YOUR bad habits?
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Re: How long until "good" 8 years 3 weeks ago #53687

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I would say 5 years maybe? I'm not a pro or anything now but I'm a lot better than I was when I first started. I can usually hold my own now. That was with regular playing, too. I played on and off before then, but never really count any of that time.

Re: How long until "good" 8 years 3 weeks ago #53715

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eisemanb76 wrote:
CoreyKasif wrote:
Took me a few years to become a single digit handicaper but still have bad habits that have me shoot in the low to mid 80's at times.

What are YOUR bad habits?

Lazy swings that get me snap hooking.
I tend to rush my swing sometimes and I don't set my grip properly.
I am also not a "sweeper", my divots are those of legend and I will hit the ball fat at times.

Re: How long until "good" 8 years 3 weeks ago #53953

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My golf history started when I was 22. I picked up the game after my college baseball days were done. I needed something to dive into to be competetive again.

I dove in and read and tried to instruct myself with some help from a low handicap friend. After 4 years, I had a 6 handicap, but it was on a very easy and wide open course. I struggled if we made road trips to more difficult courses. What I realize now is that I didn't have a repeatable swing back then.

My son was born shortly thereafter and I didn't play at all for 3 years.

I was asked to play in a scramble and the passion was reginited stronger than ever. Of course, I played horrible for the first year, basically remembering all the stuff I had forgotten.

I realized that I had to learn better findamentals to have a good foundation. took a few lessons. My game is coming back. I play a tough, tight course and have an 8.9 handicap right now. Most importantly, I know my swing and my faults. I feel like I "own" my swing, and it is so much more consistent. My ball striking is improving, which is giving me more birdie opportunities than I have ever had.
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