Originally Posted by RetroJFrancisco
You need some sort of natural ability to even get to a LOWISH handicap I would say, Ive seen some people who play 5times a week (full 18, and 50 balls before on the turf) and still not improve, some people are just not able to progress, given 100 golfers I would say less than 5 would make it down anywhere near 0, even with alot of practice..
Still, very interesting idea :)
anyone can make that.
Its true that 9% or so of all golfers make it into single handicap.
its even true that even less become scratch.
That is how good current golf instruction is and has been.
The way the golf swing is taught makes it that hard and complicated.
Dan have done a good job but he needs to work even less and better mechanics wouldnt be a bad idea.
I spent the last 3 years working trough golf instruction, re-defining it making it both easier and simpler and importantly effective.
and it looks like this currently for one of my students
Looking at Dan´s plan I would work it way differently.
The skill set one needs to make scratch or better is due to high consistency in every facet of the game and you basically cant make mistakes.
Its also highly mental to be able to handle the pressure when your having a good round and just keep it going, and one area Dan has issues with.
The 10000 hour is a guideline, you can make it in 2000hour or 30000 hours, and all comes down to is consistency.
If your ballstriking is good enough mistakes wont happen.
Currently that is what Dan cant do and then mentally the pressure shows he needs to work on that.