My name is Bobby Dattero Golf is a sport that I started playing when I was about 12 years old after my grandfather taught me how to hit a plastic ball in his front yard. I played golf for 4 years on my high school team. When I played then, I was nothing special in terms of talent but I could keep the ball in play and get around the course. One of my biggest issues was distance. If I crushed a drive, it probably went about 225 yards. Maybe stretch that to 250 downwind, downhill, and with the roll. This meant I was hitting a lot of 150 yard 5 woods the par 4’s which does not make the game easy.
I know what you are going through.
Fast forward 4 years from when I finished my undergrad work and somehow, someway I went my college career maybe playing 6 times. This isn’t what I would exactly call extensive practice. It was my first year of graduate school when I decided that I was going to get serious about playing golf again. The next time I hit the course, I didn’t hit a drive any less than 260 yards and I was hitting over greens because my distances were all off. By basically not playing for 4 years and not making any club or swing changes, I added 35 yards to my drive. Wait, what?
The key detail that I left out was that I was way stronger than in high school. Spending 4 years studying strength and conditioning taught me how to train for strength and develop good programs without putting on size.