3 Things to Do to become an 80's Shooter
After our first two posts, we recognized an increase in our traffic, so, figured we'd just keep on going because, obviously, this is of interest to many of you. And we decided to separate the golf prep from the spiritual prep, so, what's next?
Item #1 was, "Do you just not want to embarrass yourself in 2016?"
Item #2 is "Do you want to be an 80's shooter?"
We know, really, that this game is super difficult to perfect (Arnie says, "Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated.") So, we know that in order to improve, we have to do three very important things to become an 80's Shooter.
1. Evaluate your golf swing.
2. Get professional assistance.
3. Practice and play
I have been swinging the golf club for 40+ years and I have to have my swing evaluated. Honestly, even more so now because of the changes to my body and flexibility. So, have your swing evaluated by a golf professional. This causes a question in my mind; "How do I know which golf professional to choose?"
Well, I will admit that this isn't so easy. I have found that there isn't a clear expert in the area wherever I have lived, and, once I asked for the best, it usually turned into a popularity contest vs a serious appraisal of the teaching ability of the golf pro. Recommend calling the local state Professional Golf Association (PGA) office and asking the question. Once you have a couple of names, you can call each one and ask for references. Then, try out the top one according to the testimonials of their former students. You can also check online, say, on YouTube.com to see if that teacher posts any videos of his/her teaching methods. Visit the top choice and you may be able to get a free analysis, but, most likely, you'll have to pay fairly big bucks for this eval, so hope you're serious about this!
#2. Get Professional Assistance. If you appreciate the Pro's appraisal and you enjoy the interchange with him/her, then, negotiate for a discount rate on future lessons. You probably can get a package of some type, so, negotiate! Lastly, for now, remember, your golf game is not just about the long game or the full swing. We're going to want to have further guidance on our short game and putting as well as course strategy aaannndddd the psychology of playing tournament golf if you have that desire, so, we're just beginning here.
What might this cost, you ask? Well, I haven't conducted an indepth study of the current pricing, but, most likely, it will cost you about $70 - $120 or more for your first eval. It may be more if you have decided to go with the best in the area, but, you don't have to go with the highest priced pro. So, under $100 for the hour is a good price, but, going forward you're going to want to negotiate as I said above because your commitment to becoming an 80's shooter is costly not only in the money it will cost, but, the time investment as well, because, "perfect practice makes perfect execution" or something like that.....
So, there we have it; the first two steps in becoming an 80's shooter. Stay tuned for more information on this in the near future.
Next, Step #3. Practice and Play.