Originally Posted by smaug81243
You posted this in another thread while claiming something entirely different in this thread. So which is it? Were you put in advanced classes because you were so much better than the other students or did you struggle? Are you about to turn pro or are you struggling with it? You're claim that hours of practice don't matter is ludicrous. If you are struggling, perhaps that's why. You don't get better at something by putting in subpar effort. Social skills, grammar, math and cleaning are things that can be significantly improved by putting in effort.
I don't think anyone assumes that they will magically gain an insane amount of distance. With practice it seems foolish to not think you will gain a small amount from better contact, a slightly higher swingspeed due to improved form and the development of muscles used in the golf swing. What you can gain is to become significantly better at pitching, chipping and putting. Believe it or not, there have been players on the PGA tour who relied on an incredibly strong short game to compete with others hitting significantly farther than them.
The class I was referring to was musical and yes I did advance to the advance class.
Even the most talented people struggle, tiger, rory, sergio and so on. Ofcourse I struggled with golf. It is the most difficult thing I have ever tried. I don't have exact date but I do plan on turning pro, I just need to work on my short game a bit more. Everyone needs to practice... all I'm saying is it doesn't take 10,000hrs to be good at something when you have talent. Yes, anyone can improve grammar, math, cooking, social skills....... but compare to people who are naturally good with numbers or anything else. THEY DON"T STAND A CHANCE.
Talented Guy who spends 3,000hrs practicing will win against a Average Guy that practiced 10,000hrs.
Obviously Talented guy who spend 100hrs practicing will lose to average guy who spend 10k hours practicing.
Ofcourse you can gain extra 5-15yards with better swing. A guy who hits 230 drive starting out is NEVER going to hit 300+yards(unless he's hitting 230 when he's 13 :P ). He can improve his swing and hit about 250 but he has his limit.