When I retired recently, I came back to golf with very high expectations. Sadly I had a very short backswing, early extension and I was attempting to compensate by high exertion. Things got worse. My efforts ere tiring an I eventually injured myself, left arm tendons. I tried a few local pros, who were not very helpful. "Try this and come back in a month." The suggestion was one drill or another. Useful, but nothing that was going to get me back in the hunt in the Saturday medal. I discovered Mike and Shaun on the net and started working through their vast library of training materials and AM vs Pro analysis. I started to piece things together. But I was looking for a complete top down approach. Might as well start again. I took up one of their "deals" and worked through the training program and self assessments. When I was uncertain I referred to the GEARS library. In there you are dealing with facts and science. So it can be objectively relied upon. To this small investment I added a practice mat and cheap launch monitor. I have spent good fun hours working on the swing. I have worked on the principle that what I adopt must increase swing speed. If it doesn't, I know I am still doing something wrong. Two other key principles. What I adopt should not cause injury and it should have the effortless feeling. I have not found my flexibility or strength at age 66 any limitation. The tools you have, the club and ball must be learned by you in their use. I am now starting to play well and hit some very fine shots. Some are better than I have ever hit before I set the game aside for career and family. The AMG membership is not a consume once and move on, I go back to it all the time. The material is for training and reference and diagnostic. A few times I back in and before long I realise I have fallen out of doing somthing "fundamental." A tweak and I am up and going again. Highly recommended, entertaining as well.
david mooreamateur golfer