Over the entire summer I have been playing decent golf generally in the mid to upper 80's, however in the last week or so my game has fallen to shambles. Here are some of my problems and things i beleive to be holding me back.
1. I practice alot.... maybe to much.
By this I mean I practice at least 2 hours a day from things ranging from small pitch shots to full swing, but with all this practice I seem to never get better or anything.
2. My downswing is steep and upper body dominated.
I struggled with a slice for years but countered this by imagining taking the club up very vertical on the backswing and looping it down shallow on the downswing, however this seemed to limit power and consistancy. Now I am trying to feel as if my hands are unable to move on the downswing relying on my lower body hip movement to swing them through. However this has led me hit crazy shots that start online then spin so far right like beyond a slice. So then I tryed to strengthen my grip and I hit pull hooks and somewhat smaller slices.
3. I have way too many typical misses.
Last round I played in I hit shots pulled, pushed, thin, hooked and sliced. I feel almost as if I have so many swing thoughts all my swings are slightly different, although I checked and they all are relatively similiar.
4. My putting wont seem to improve.
This kind of fits in with number 1. I'll spend at least an hour or two a week putting doing all different kinds of lengths of putts and breaks. I even practice short putts but short ones in particular kill me on the golfcourse.
5. I always lose the ball right
I already mentioned all my misses but it seems no matter what I do I cant keep the ball from going right. I worked on dropping the club inside but this is just resulting in push slices or slices that start on line. So then I tryed to strengthen my grip but I would still slice or just pull hook it.
6. My swing seems complicated and hard to replicate.
I cant ever get the feeling that my swing is the same everytime. So i tryed to simplify by just thinking of my swing as back and through but when I did this I struggled even worse than before.
These are my problems and I used to love golf but now I feel like I have to improve as I play highschool golf and this leads to problems as well. If anyone reading this has anything that can help me please share some of your wisdom or just give me some advice.