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PostSubject: Self taught golfers   Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:19 pm

Just wondering how many self taught golfers out there? Care to share your experience?
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PostSubject: Re: Self taught golfers   Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:24 pm

I'm one of them... haha....

Go for proper lessons!
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PostSubject: Re: Self taught golfers   Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:34 pm

wah ....I am sad and yet proud to be one...

Proud not that I am good...but proud because my kind of pathetic standard also can play with many good golfers without overly slowing the pace

Sad because ..sigh...improvement is very limited on my part
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PostSubject: Re: Self taught golfers   Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:02 pm

Duval S is correct. Was told that self taught golfers can play a decent game of golf but they become stagnant after a period of time. LLP is correct, take lessons. In fact if lessons were not that expensive I would like to go for a refesher course with the coach.
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PostSubject: Re: Self taught golfers   Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:31 pm

I'm a self taught golfer. Never had a lesson, picked up the game from my dad, watched some dvds, tonnes of YouTube videos, and self videoed myself to "analyse".

Done my research on customing clubs, in the end I online customed a 14 clubs set from the USA. I'm 6'4" so I need added length to my shafts.

I think I play to about an 18hcp now but the process of self analysis was long and arduous, but its quite an achievement and invigorating whenever I figure out something new which improves my swing or adds distance or improves compression or ballstriking.

Seeking help from a qualified coach or swing instructor will surely cut down the process time by a huge amount, but personally, I like the challenge Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Self taught golfers   Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:50 pm

I am also a self taught golfer. Nothing more to add as Chemicalpro has said whatever I need to say. Though I got no dad to teach me haha. Absolutely self taught. As I picked up the game rather late I am happy where I am now. Averaging in the 90s, good day below 90 and a very bad day above 100. But again for new comers would advise them to go for formal coaching as it would cut a lot of hassles. I don't foresee myself going to any coach at all in the near future. This way I can ask for 5-5 when playing with bros who had formal coaching kekekkekekeke... lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Self taught golfers   Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:58 pm

how to define self taught? how to define proper lesson?

hmmm does someone who took 10 beginners lesson and continue to play consider under proper lesson? (i think most ppl might fall into this category)

ever heard some serious players said tht, besides taking the beginner lesson, u need much more lesson to groove the swing... and even so call after master it, u need to visit the pro regularly for fine tuning.. coz every now n then, bad habits will breed....

even those tour pro's need to work with their teaching pro every now n then....

guess golf is "easy" to learn n pick up but almost impossible to master it.....
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PostSubject: Re: Self taught golfers   Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:02 pm

Tituman,

Sorry, but I can't help myself singing this song which my generation guys would be used to sing when I see spiderman... I'll dedicate this song to you. If you know the spiderman song (in mandarin):

Spiderman, spiderman, ni di gong gong zhen li hai.
Pa shang qu, diao xia lai,
Mo lu ku pok chu lai.

Just for fun only. hehe... No offence intended. Peace
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PostSubject: Re: Self taught golfers   Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:10 pm

^5 Titu! Laughing

Can I also ask for 5-5? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Self taught golfers   Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:16 pm

Hi Jaketang
yeh, that' what I heard ppl telling me too... take lessons, go and play then go back to coach to fix bad habits. It's kind of of continous thing.

I've finished the 10 lessons and still going back; coach super patient but I super slow learner. Sometimes I feel paiseh; just hope coach don't vomit blood someday.

Anyway enjoy your lesson tonite and have a nice long weekend!
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PostSubject: Re: Self taught golfers   Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:19 pm

This topic is interesting. Same here, i've not gone through any proper coaching.(teaching Pro). Golf was introduced by walau.. and teaching was done by him too. If some remember, tendygolf posted my golf swing analysis, thats was my first time with a teaching pro. Very Happy Thats the funny part... when tendygolf was taking walau analysis.. he told him "both of u came from the same school".. HEHE..

Been to this game for about 3yrs.. cant realli remember.. guess i've gradually improved since then..
Of cos if u can get proper coaching with realli good coach guess improvement will be faster.
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PostSubject: Re: Self taught golfers   Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:20 pm

JK wrote:
Hi Jaketang
yeh, that' what I heard ppl telling me too... take lessons, go and play then go back to coach to fix bad habits. It's kind of of continous thing.

I've finished the 10 lessons and still going back; coach super patient but I super slow learner. Sometimes I feel paiseh; just hope coach don't vomit blood someday.

Anyway enjoy your lesson tonite and have a nice long weekend!

tx, u too.. Smile

i believe yr coach will nt vomit blood... yr lesson not FOC's rite? kekekekek

lessons are impt, practice n training are equally impt as well..... no short cut..
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PostSubject: Re: Self taught golfers   Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:28 pm

The wonder of going for proper lessons is to get the basics right. It'll be much easier for one to correct his/her mistakes thereafter.

While I did not go through proper lessons, I did a lot of self-studies and try all methods to make my shots work. Hence, it resulted in flat swings even though it helps but the standards will maintain at a certain level. Thereafter, there will be no improvements.

Have been trying to change my swings recently without any help from anyone. It still works but not every time. In another words, not consistent.

Therefore, if you want to play good golf, get your fundamentals right from the start, which is... take proper lessons.
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PostSubject: Re: Self taught golfers   Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:48 pm

I started golf self taught for about 1 month. Watched alot of videos, read alot of materials adn off i went. Very frustrating because i was doing it alone. Couldn't see what was wrong. Out of 10shots, lucky if 5 can fly. Finally relented and went for lessons from a pro. Have not look back since. Changed every thing I was doing wrong. took 5 lessons to get everything sorted out.

3 months later, I have seen the importance of lessons where by my hit rate has increased to 80%. Hopefuly with more practice, can be consistent in my swing. Good thing, when my pro sees me doing worng things or have difficulties, he will dorp by to advice me and help me even tough I no longer take lessons from him.
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PostSubject: Re: Self taught golfers   Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:31 pm

icesoba wrote:
This topic is interesting. Same here, i've not gone through any proper coaching.(teaching Pro). Golf was introduced by walau.. and teaching was done by him too. If some remember, tendygolf posted my golf swing analysis, thats was my first time with a teaching pro. Very Happy Thats the funny part... when tendygolf was taking walau analysis.. he told him "both of u came from the same school".. HEHE..

In conclusion, walau is a good master, icesoba is a good student.
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PostSubject: Re: Self taught golfers   Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:36 pm

Here is my layman's interpretation of self-taught:

One who is self-taught, does not practise or learn the entirety fm one single source be it on a formal or informal basis. He/she essentially pick up tips here and there by asking and then try to piece them together to form what he/she term as a Golf Swing but others terms as 'WTF ' is tat

As such, I am definitely one of them. I learnt my swing fm magazine called 'Golf Magazine' and of course thru website. That is why, I deserved to ask for strokes fm many.....
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PostSubject: Re: Self taught golfers   Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:53 pm

Bubba Watson was a self taught golfer. He's one of the longest drivers on tour. Must be the pink shaft Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Self taught golfers   Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:01 pm

p3nboy wrote:
icesoba wrote:
This topic is interesting. Same here, i've not gone through any proper coaching.(teaching Pro). Golf was introduced by walau.. and teaching was done by him too. If some remember, tendygolf posted my golf swing analysis, thats was my first time with a teaching pro. Very Happy Thats the funny part... when tendygolf was taking walau analysis.. he told him "both of u came from the same school".. HEHE..

In conclusion, walau is a good master, icesoba is a good student.

u didnt know the hardship (superb scolding) i've gone through pale
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PostSubject: Re: Self taught golfers   Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:10 pm

icesoba wrote:

u didnt know the hardship (superb scolding) i've gone through pale

The hardship that you have been through produced GOOD RESULT ok...
You drive 200M++++++ every time 50m++++ longer than mine!
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PostSubject: Re: Self taught golfers   Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:14 pm

missmoon wrote:
icesoba wrote:

u didnt know the hardship (superb scolding) i've gone through pale

The hardship that you have been through produced GOOD RESULT ok...
You drive 200M++++++ every time 50m++++ longer than mine!

You realli wanna the "hardship"????
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PostSubject: Re: Self taught golfers   Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:17 pm

missmoon wrote:
icesoba wrote:

u didnt know the hardship (superb scolding) i've gone through pale

The hardship that you have been through produced GOOD RESULT ok...
You drive 200M++++++ every time 50m++++ longer than mine!

no 200m lar....... her teacher baru reach 200m ++ when good contact.... she where got.

her good hit with back wind reaches 190m yesterday at NSRCC Kranji. But only one.
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PostSubject: Re: Self taught golfers   Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:21 pm

WaLau wrote:
missmoon wrote:
icesoba wrote:

u didnt know the hardship (superb scolding) i've gone through pale

The hardship that you have been through produced GOOD RESULT ok...
You drive 200M++++++ every time 50m++++ longer than mine!

no 200m lar....... her teacher baru reach 200m ++ when good contact.... she where got.

her good hit with back wind reaches 190m yesterday at NSRCC Kranji. But only one.

at least there is ONE.. i dont even have ONE...
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PostSubject: Re: Self taught golfers   Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:31 pm

icesoba wrote:
missmoon wrote:
icesoba wrote:

u didnt know the hardship (superb scolding) i've gone through pale

The hardship that you have been through produced GOOD RESULT ok...
You drive 200M++++++ every time 50m++++ longer than mine!

You realli wanna the "hardship"????


actually its not easy to teach someone like spouse..... i used to teach my wife but not anymore, nowadays i prefer she learn from a pro..... last time teach her oreadi go home got no dinner, no laundry, no TLC........


but hor, swing wise, realised women learn faster than man.....
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PostSubject: Re: Self taught golfers   Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:34 pm

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Tituman,

Sorry, but I can't help myself singing this song which my generation guys would be used to sing when I see spiderman... I'll dedicate this song to you. If you know the spiderman song (in mandarin):

Spiderman, spiderman, ni di gong gong zhen li hai.
Pa shang qu, diao xia lai,
Mo lu ku pok chu lai.

Just for fun only. hehe... No offence intended. Peace

No offence taken LLP. This is a fun forum. This spidey has no strength to fight anyone except Doc Oct and the likes only haha. Thats why can only shoot his web no further than 180m kekekek lol!

Titu
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PostSubject: Re: Self taught golfers   Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:35 pm

Me also self-taught, ie didn't go for any lessons from pro.... My first Sifu is actually Mojojojo... Tat was when all my kakis have turn their games to golf, so no choice but to pick up somewhere... then after he vomit blood on teaching me, golf channel becomes my 2nd sifu liao...kekeke...

Indeed taking up lessons from the pro will really cut short lots of time and all the frustrations... Almost gave up golf at a point man...So I do encourage newbies to take up proper lessons so that all our bad habits will not be permanent... Just like now if u ask me to change my grip.... I can't man... Rolling Eyes

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