Yes!! Stay aggressive. We gotta put these dad bods to work on the course.
I can relate to a lot of what you wrote here. I had a college coach who was a theater teacher acting like a college golf coach. No, really. He was a theater teacher first and golf coach second. He did not know swing mechanics or strategy, but he acted like he did. Tried to change our swings every chance he got. It was hard fighting him constantly knowing I’m better off either sticking to what I do or seeking a 3rd party teacher (which I did).
As a semi-new dad, I only make it to the course once or twice a week if I’m lucky. We’re kicking the tires on a relocation to the south, so maybe that will change, but for now it’s my reality. It does help temper expectations, but my game is also exponentially better today than it ever was in high school or college. I think there’s a perfect balance between tempered expectations and not holding yourself back and I’m trying to find that. As well as I’ve played, I feel like there’s another level or two I can get to. That’s what I’m working for.
I guess that’s what we’re all working for.