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I have had two lessons in person..but everyday from the (G) channel
Am I all alone in this one? I doubt it, I watch the golf channel way to much. I think any golf junkie does but have any learned to play golf just by watching it?

The two lessons I have had in person didn't teach me anything I didn't already know, it was more like a refresher. Great instructors that recognized my deficiency right away, but how do I justify paying for instruction when you get it free on tv (cable).

I have been playing for about 3 years off and on, 2 of them serious. I think I would be classed as self-taught, but some of the best instructors in the country are on the G channel... so why not pay attention to some of there points. I guess you get to pick and choose what you want to work on and take in. :golfer:
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For me personally the golf channel really screws me up. I can't begin to tell you how many times I've been on the course shooting a good round when a "lightbulb" goes off in my head on a shot I'm about to make. In my mind I'm thinking..."Hey..this is what they were talking about on the golf channel last night." I do what I saw and whammo...banana ball. For me, sometimes too much information is not a good thing.

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There are many sources of good information but it is hard to apply on your own. Me, I can't tell what my body is doing during the golf swing without video or someone to watch me. I can't tell you how surprised I am each time I video myself. If you have all of the knowledge the pro can let you know what you are doing and what to work on so that you can apply that knowledge that you have acquired.

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For me personally the golf channel really screws me up. I can't begin to tell you how many times I've been on the course shooting a good round when a "lightbulb" goes off in my head on a shot I'm about to make. In my mind I'm thinking..."Hey..this is what they were talking about on the golf channel last night." I do what I saw and whammo...banana ball. For me, sometimes too much information is not a good thing.

 

Duh!? I should personally ban you from watching it the night before we play a round or :golfer: when you get those "silly" swing thoughts swirling around your brain. Geez, sometimes you're on track to shoot an even or under par round and you do something stupid with your swing. The result? You double bogey the next 3-4 holes and end up with a mid-80 score.

 

I agree....trying something you watched messes you up (cool)

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