I’m 25 years old and i first started playing golf when i was 13. I played all through high school on the school’s golf team. Back then we usually played 9 holes at our matches against other schools and it was common for us to shoot mid 40’s on 9. The good players would get high 30’s/ low 40s. Anyway.. i joined the military after high school and played occasionally. I played just how i did in high school. Drive the ball fairly short.. 220-250ish and a weird slice developed from lack of practice i assume. Horrible short game. I took about a 2 year "break from golf" due to deployments and being places that basically do not have golf courses. I am now in Italy and there’s some decent courses here. I started playing again about 3 months ago and have been playing 3-5 times a week. I ALWAYS hit my drives 290-310 now and like 320+ when i try to crank it… my low irons are insanely accurate and my short game has never been better… i’m literally shooting 1-2 strokes better every week i play. If i keep up this trend within a few months i’ll be shooting under par consistently… wtf?! Have you ever seen this happen to someone?? They take a long break then come back some golf freak of nature?
the military improved your mind and body. you know the importance of pure attitude. the ball just happens to be in you way. plus your strength flexibility visualization have improved . best part it can only get better.