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.
If you can name a regular on the PGA tour who had not put in 10,000 hours by the time they got on tour I will be shocked. I do not believe your assertion that a talented individual whom spends 3,000 practicing will automatically be better than an average person who put in 10,000 hours. I grew up playing baseball and I watched talented individuals whom never practiced be fairly successful into high school. By the end of high school, I watched kids who had been significantly worse than them get scholarships to play for large universities because they put in the time on the practice field while the talented individuals were lucky if they got an offer from a D2 college.
Let's talk about your goal to turn pro after approximately 1500 hours of playing golf. Let's assume you have been playing 5 years (you have probably been playing longer than that but it isn't necessary to prove my point). That's 300 hours a year. That averages out to less than an hour a day. How do you expect to compete with players on the PGA tour who probably put in more hours than that by the time they were 8 years old? I wish you all the luck in the world but if you aren't going to put in the time you can't expect much out of it, talented or not.
I've been a lurker for a while but yes, I did research it.