Originally Posted by Lihu
Originally Posted by RFKFREAK
True, but as has been said before in this thread, no one is really going to care if it's, "10,000 hours to become a scratch golfer."
Marketability was probably very important to him in this endeavor.
Then he was looking at a short term marketability. It seems like a 10,000 hour long project should have some foresight. Now he has a potentially serious credibility issue. Even his 4 handicap is being legitimately challenged by some of the posters.
Truthfully, I think "even" scratch is going to be a push for Dan.
He might be able to teach golf someday. I am sure that with 10,000 hours of training and lessons, he should be learning something that he can pass on to other aspiring golfers. Here's a possible sales pitch he could make "I failed to become a professional due to age blah blah blah, but in 10,000 hours of guided training at $150/hour I can train your child to become Tour Qualified." He can always show his credentials from his website and all the instructors that trained him.
Coming from the mindset of the original project, he had to have something "catchy." PGA is about the only thing that he could really use.
Even not reaching this goal, he'll still be able to talk about his journey, if you will, and if he does write a book, even by not reaching his goal, it would still outsell a story about 10,000 hours to get to scratch and moreso 10,000 hours not getting to scratch. Someone who isn't hardcore into golf would be more interested in a potential book by having PGA in the title than not.
I don't presume to know his motivation for this project besides what he's said. That said, if somewhere along the way he has come to the conclusion that he's not going to reach his goal, he's probably had to come up with a new plan post the 10,000 hours, if he didn't have one at the start of the project. Unless a potential buyer is hardcore into golf, the credibility of his handicap and any controversy surrounding it probably won't generate enough noise for the average person that would buy the book.
As for his handicap