The 2006 golf season in Ontario has – but for a few mild days yet to come – ended. I look back on a season that started for me in Orlando at March break and ended after 5 holes at Royal Ashburn two weeks ago.
My game has gone flat. I only shot one round in the 70’s this year while most ended up at 86. I am considering taking lessons over the winter in hopes of gaining 10 – 15 yards on my driver and 3 iron and consistency all around. Before selecting a teacher, I need some advice and hope that there is a reader out there willin to give me some.
How do you find a teacher whose instruction makes sense to you without spending hundreds of dollars bouncing around from one to another until you connect with the right person? A simple enough question?
I’d love to hear what you have to say from your own experiances.
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When I retired 4 years ago, I moved to Hamilton. I am fortunate there is an indoor facility 5 minutes from home. Several pros teach there during the winter, including Dave Drewitt of Willow Valley. I took a series of lessons and get a refresher each winter. He’s fixed my major swing flaws, and with time to practice the short game and putting, my handicap has gone from 14 to 8. I didn’t really select him from the pack, but here’s what I think anyway. Older guys are probably better – they likely dont want to remodel everything you do. I guess you could call my approach serendipitous.
Winter practice can be great for your swing, using video, mirrors, etc. – but if you had a score in the 70s and averaged 86, you should practice your short game, your scoring shots.