I’ve been watching the new Golf Channel series Chasing The Dream which follows two guys trying to back into pro golf. Both stepped away from the game and now find some barriers to their success. One has a family and job, the other a general lack of money and time.
I’m not near their level at all, but I understand their situation. All of us want to get better at golf, but have trouble committing to it. To truly get better a golfer needs to dedicate a lot time to perfect their skill. A good consistent swing takes time on the range. Repetition brings consistency. When you have a job and family who ever has enough time?
I practiced more this year than I ever have and I saw some improvement. With all the time I spent I didn’t cut my index in half, but lowered it a few points. If I wanted to be a scratch golfer I would have to spend more time than I have available. A good week for me is 10 hours of practice. To get to scratch it would have to be my full time job.
The golfers on Chasing The Dream are hoping they can get good enough to play on the PGA Tour. I respect the ambition and I hope they can do it.