The great part about golf is that there are an infinite amount of ways to be introduced to it. Many people on the refuge have described in length how they were introduced to the game of golf, but how many of you were taught formally.
Have you ever taken lessons? When? What was your experience?
I was taught the game in tandem by my grandfather and my dad. My grandfather taught me all the good things, my dad taught me how to pound the ball and get mad at the game (thanks!). I have never taken a formal lesson. I’ve read extensively on the way the golf swing works, watched countless videos, read more instructional articles than I should have and still have absolutely no idea what I’m doing. However, I HAVE been on launch monitors multiple times with people who know what they’re looking at. I’ve been given countless tips, drills and program pitches on how to improve my swing, but I’ve NEVER taken a legitimate “lesson”. I’ve gotten my cap to high single digits, and honestly I’m pretty proud of that.
So, fess up. Were you taught at a young age by an old, sage pro? Was your father the local pro and you grew up dragging a pitching wedge? Did you learn how to play golf by swinging a baseball bat?