Long term plans update.

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cac
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Long term plans update.

Lately I have sent a video of my swing to the golf coach I mentioned in a previous post. He has been age group european long drive champ in the past. His reply was very polite but to the point. Its a miracle I play so well with the swing I have got. He could add 5-10 yds with what I have got but If I have a radical swing change he could add 40-50 yds. I am now in a position that I will give up my current swing and start from scratch. I have a couple on comps left in this golf year and a weekend away to a venue that has held a recent European tour event. So I will keep my swing for the next 2-3 months then start again. I will keep my CAC handed swing as this is not specifically my faults. I have been told my game may be terrible for a while until I have reached a certain stage, this may take 3-6 months . So no serious comps in this time. Maybe only driving ranges. I have also another few things I have decided to do in my life.

Ive just dug out my electric guitar that I bought about 15 years ago and didnt really do much at the time so I am starting guitar agian and will devote a fair amount of time to that. 1/2-1 hour a day.

I have also decided to get back into running. I havnt run for about 6 months but was running around 25 mile a week in the past. I have decided to start running again 1st April. 1 long run a week of about 10 mile plus 3-4 of about 5 mile.

Anyone else started from scratch before or know anyone that has ?

CAC.

Scott Rushing
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Cac,

Cac,

When my instructor starts with any new student, one of the first thing she does after watching them swing for a few minutes is to ask them what their goal is for golf?  Then she gives them an honest opinion of watch level of golf she thinks they may be able to beto achieve given their current swing mechanics and physical skills.  That question of what one wants to do in golf is one you're facing now.  reconstruct the swing in order to make potentially big improvements. 

I've gone through that before as well, asn my instructor said the same thing - it gets worse before it gets better.  Look at Tiger, rebuilding your swing takes time, commitmernt and practice but it can be done.  But it does get much worse before it gets better so don't get discouraged.  My first round of golf was about 129 strokes.  But I'm constantly trying to improve my short comings and build a better swing.  I've gone from the 120's to 70's and honestly, am still rebuilding my swing to make it more consistent and to improve ball striking.  But I want that improvement so I'll try to stick with it and let it get worse before it gets better.

 

 

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Good luck with rebuilding

Good luck with rebuilding your swing cac.  I know that it's going to be frustrating, but persist and you will be rewarded.

One of my semi regular playing partners tried to rebuild his swing about a year ago.  He was dilligent with the lessons and practice time through the winter, but as soon as he got to playing rounds and wasn't getting the results he wanted, he reverted back to his old swing.  I kind of felt bad that he put the time and effort into something, but lacked the patience to see it through to the end.  I think that's always the challenge with a major swing change and why so few are successful.

Scott Rushing
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Good Point Sco...Yes Cac...if

Good Point Sco...Yes Cac...if you decide to do it, stick it out.  You know where your current swing will take you...when things seem dark and frustrating, remember that what you don't know is how good you could get if you stick out the change..

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cac
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Cheers for the positve words

Cheers for the positve words guys. A leap in the dark I know but itcould be a good challange. CAC

cac handed Geordie.