“I was a professional athlete when I was younger in an extreme sport, but started playing golf two years ago at age 32. I was used to training, drills, and working hard, so I just needed to find some solid information to follow and use for my own self-training. I bought a set of clubs off amazon and started playing with some friends and never kept score, I wanted to first experience golf and sort of examine the process, I am a super systematic person, so my first year I didn’t keep score, but I did try to note what things were not so great, which in the beginning was everything except for a very natural swing for irons. My slice was to die for! Since then I’ve done only a few things to improve my game:
1.) Installed a putting green at home. Sort of extreme, but I practice a lot and typically 2 putt or 1 put everything. I putt for about an hour per session.
2.) 90% of my practice is short game and chip shots. 100 to 300 shots per session.
3.) I signed up for and use Me and My Golf: Piers and Andy are great! They are clear, have great connections, content, and excellent insight. Their guests on their podcast and their show are word class. I watched their video “how to turn a slice into a draw,” and now I can land the ball on the short grass. I followed their instruction on course management and managing emotions and avoiding distractions, and don’t even bother with miracle shots. So after 2 years starting from nothing, the best I’ve shot is a 92 and I still have tons of work to do. The great thing about their content is that they cover all scenarios, and are interactive and responsive. I’ve since bought better equipment, armed with an Taylormade M3 arsenal, a big difference have fitted and tuned club. I feel like Andy and Piers are genuinely trying to help the game, and so it’s easy to just follow their lead. Their podcasts and insight from their guests add to the general golf knowledge and essence of what I want to do. I’m happy to be part of their business and training.
4.) I practice on the course. I rarely use the range. I’d rather play when I’m trying to actually get the ball in the hole.
5.) I use shot cars to track my score, but most importantly. The number of putts, GIR, FIR, etc. I add up the score when I am totally done for the day.
Basically, all of these things I took from Andy and Piers, with the exception of Phil Mickelson’s secrets of the short game, which is excellent. Between the two it was a great start, and I can play at an enjoyable level and I look forward to the future.”
MatteoForgione via Apple Podcasts ·
United States of America ·