My Paper Tiger journey / 1 year full time golfer job starts Monday 7-1-19
So basically, I turn 40 in a couple weeks and most dudes buy a harley or a convertible but I'm going to play and practice golf basically full time for a year. I'm taking inspiration from the book Paper Tiger (if you haven't read it go do so ASAP) where a guy went from about a 15 handicap to a PLUS 2 or 3 or so in a year.
My goal was to be scratch by the time I was 40 but work kept me in check for the past 3 to 4 years but now that's changing for the better and I have a team that takes a lot of the load off me. I'm going to keep up with the post as a journal to look back on at the end of it all, a way to track my progress, and also hopefully to get some great advice that helps me along the way.
I should be able to practice or play a minimum of 30 hours per week every week for the next year barring injury. I also have a putting green in my living room to practice at night and plenty of space to do drills on full swings.
Current Handicap: 7.9
Goal Handicap: Scratch or Better
1. A wife who will tolerate this and a job that will allow it.
2. Distance. I have a higher than PGA tour average swing speed.
3. Close friends with several former mini tour and web.com guys to play with and learn from.
4. Access to two different top 100 in America teachers within 30 minutes of my home with all the technology I could ask for.
1. Only played the game off and on for about 10 years, zero tournament or pressure situation experience.
2. My putting is atrocious.
3. My short game isn't much better
4. Poor course management, a huge part of my bad scoring is self inflicted.
Would love suggestions from any of you who have gone down this path. Any really accomplished golfers who would like to share their practice routines and skills games that they have used to improve would be greatly appreciated.
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