Originally Posted by trekchick
I haven't even begun to think of my handycap.
Heck, I'm not sure I'd know how to figure it.
I don't think I want to know at this point.
As an aspiring golfer, I can't thank you enough, Mike, and all the other pros and experts on this forum, for sharing your love and understanding of the game with us. This summer I learned more than in all the years before combined. I changed my grip, remade my swing, learned how to putt, and how and when to chip and pitch. All the work enabled me to take 6-10 strokes off the best I was able to do with my old technique. It takes a lot of dedicated practice to relearn movements and constant consciousness of the affirmative movement cues to counteract the tendency to regress when the going gets tough, which it will do. I don't have a USGA handicap, but I would guess I went from a 25 to an 18.
My best ROI has been the work on my short game--which you guys have advised again and again.