Play Better Golf – Jim Venetos Golf Academy – Course Vlog – Golf Test Dummy
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Each month, I will be including a video to update everyone on my progress with the JVGA swing method. After my initial 90 days with Jim, I decided to continue my work with him. My goal is scratch or better and I still have a ways to go. With Jim helping, I know I will get there.
This video includes a few holes from my latest round. I haven’t played or practiced in 3 weeks prior to this, as work has kept me too busy. I knew this round would not be easy, and the biggest thing I noticed was my inconsistent short game. Getting up and down was hit or miss. However, since taking on the massive swing changes that you all witnessed in my videos, I can honestly say that there has been vast improvement in my performance as a whole.
I hit 10 of 14 fairways in this round, which equates to 71%. I am very pleased with that. Considering that this course has some very tight fairways, a lot of those fairways had to be hit with long irons. That said, I keep that in context when comparing it to the average golfer’s stats.
I hit 6 of 18 GIR. This is still lower than desirable, if our goal is scratch. I know there are many ways to put up 72, however, scrambling to save par 66% of the time puts a huge strain on you to get up and down. If I can convert 50 % of those, that means I am looking to go over par by 6 or more when I can’t convert. That won’t do. That said, there has been improvement in this category for me since this process began.