I started golfing when 11 years old; a pure 7-iron from 100 yards to one foot from the pin hooked me on the “feeling” of golf. I practiced and played "my game" (left to right fade). I focused on keeping the ball in play, avoided big numbers and took bogey and moved on. I shot in the upper 80s until graduated from high school. In college, improved equipment got me to low-mid 80s. No attention to mechanical movements yet, just playing my game (fire at left of green and fade to the middle). At the age of 31, I took a series of 3 lessons, nothing but alignment and grip and short game fundamentals. My very next round out I shot 77 with five birdies and won the tournament I played in. Improved putting mechanics/ mental awareness and short game. Currently a single digit handicapper with a low round of 70. Still struggle with consistency at times, but enjoy the game so much more than I ever have thanks to a few good coaches and tireless hours of practice.
Tell me, if you haven't taken a lesson before, what is stopping you? If you have had instruction, did it help? What advice would you give to someone considering taking lessons
Ben Crenshaw 说推杆时候速度比方向还有重要。也提到多半业余者的推杆问题来自握发太紧。他也说不要模仿别人推杆的样子，每个人是独特的有独特的腿法。你同意吗？
Writer Damon Goddard put up a great article.
He breaks down some common swing faults and the reasons they occur：
We have all heard the old adage, “It’s not the arrow, it is the…” well you know where I am going. Why is it now that we have tremendous improvements in the golf club and golf balls but for the average golfer, handicaps have stayed the same and driving distances have seen minimal improvement? I want to take a look into how the Tour players have seemed to keep up with the incredible improvements in golf equipment and technology, yet the amateur player has seen little or even decreased performance.
Not all of our chips will be from the perfect lie on the fringe, so we need to make sure we practice out of a variety of lies. Next time you practice your chipping, drop your ball in some rough and try to recreate more realistic lies. Here are a couple things you should change in your chipping when you encounter a tough lie in the rough:
Use more a little more loft then you normal, the extra loft makes it a little easier to get down to the ball and to get the ball up and out of the rough.
Feel like your backswing is more to the outside, this helps us get a little steeper angle of attack back down to the ball
Keep the weight left—this is important for all chip shots, but an absolute must when we get into a tough lie.
本会发现最近有三家机构，名称European Golf Teachers Federation (EGTF)，World Golf Federation (WGTF) and American Golf Teachers Federation (AMGTF)，在中国非常活跃，推广和寻找一些培训中心合作举办高尔夫教练培训课程。
Oddly, the conventional wisdom for hitting your driver into the wind actually is counterproductive to distance with today's driver technology, but old thinking dies slowly. CJ Geocks at Perfect Connection Golf Swing wrote an interesting article about this and so I went out to try this. I hit three balls using the tee it low and short follow thru slightly back in my stance. Then I teed three up and just made my normal swing. All three normal swing shots were past my "hit-it-under-the-wind" shots by an average of 8 yards. I'll update this post if I find this doesn't hold up, but from now on for me its regular driver swing on breezy days.