I shoot year round and my scores in the winter and on windy, blustery days are lower than my scores on bright sunny days with no wind.
That said, I shot 2000 singles in the target year just ended with a high score of 98 and a low score of 81. If I were to factor out my scores from the bad weather days my average would be about 4 points higher and I would be an A class shooter instead of a C class shooter.
I just like to shoot and I let the averages be what they are.
This game is easy as pie to learn. To become proficient at it takes a lot of natural talent. It also takes a lot of grit and desire to shoot as much as it takes to get over the pitfalls we encounter. Plain old hard work.
Expert Advise in the form of a recognized top notch clinic, absolutely will get you on the road three times faster than you alone. Harlan Campbell Jr. is my choice. The man sure helped me a bunch.
You get back just what you are willing to put into your shooting program, I haven't been shooting as much as I need to, for getting any further along. I do plan to change that this year. You just got to be hard headed and shoot a lot while applying the basics. Proficiency will come. J.W
You won't master it! The game runs in a wave action..up & down..and when your down and percever, you'll more then likely end up higher then previously. As stated above, "a never ending search for continued perfection." When you have had a great day and they pat you on the back..remember it, your turn will come to pat a few backs also.
I would strongly suggest the same numbers for mid and long handi cap.. and doubles.. If you have a 99% singles average and can't or don't shoot doubles.. you've learned how to turn the car on.. That doesn't make you a driver.. All it means is you've mastered singles..
I agree,shooting is a never ending learning curve..and an endurance conterst..all at the same time.. Often it's a game of last man standing.. This question makes me think of a little old Italian man who shoots in Pontacino.. His average is beyond 90% in bunker.. but he's only strong enough to shoot maybe 2 boxes of shells.. Then.. picks up and goes home..
I was graced by his help and kind words..aided by a translator 2 years ago.. Well up in his late 80's he told me.. passion and sacrafice.. Never quit..And he didn't.. He said a slump was just a chance to readjust from yesterday.. to how you must shoot tomorrow.. How I wished I could spend a month with him..