Without an argument, golf is one of the most difficult games ever invented. We already know what is expected of us because the scorecard reveals the numbers relative to par. For 18 holes, it's a struggle to live up to those expectations, often ending in utter disappointment. Coupled with the undeniable fact that there is no short cut to improving the game because it is an amalgamation of mental, physical and emotional challenges that are only met successfully with years of dedicated time spent on simplifying the swing and the mind.
I've spent 40 years playing this game and it still teaches me what I can and can not do. It's complicated and simple; how does this duality make any sense? How is it possible to get one tip in a magazine that says one thing and the next month, present a completely different and seemingly, opposite approach? Because the short answer is that they are all correct....when it is correct. There's a plethora of golf knowledge available through various resources but they are all useless unless you know what you need and what to apply to your game. Most amateurs struggle with the golf swing because they are constantly trying something that will miraculously rid them of their woes.
Working with golfers of all different levels, from touring professionals to beginners, has taught me that there is no substitute for time spent practicing. Those that steadily and consistently improve set realistic goals and practice efficiently to hit benchmarks of improvement. These players understand that to reach their goals, they must prepare their swing mechanics, their physiology and their mental acuity in order for them to perform at optimal levels.