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post #793 of 1658
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Originally Posted by slightlymad View Post
 

Wow, the swings from some of his latest videos look very mediocre indeed. Even if hes not a legit 4.1 still gives me hope i can get way way down from my 15 hehe

 

The videos are telling because he's 1/2 way to his goal of 10,000 hours and you can his swing is no where close to the teaching pros he is working with - guys who are good golfers but would never have delusions of thinking they could play on Tour with their current game.  

 

That being said, Dan is getting exactly what he wants out of this - some publicity and probably just wants to turn this into some kind of speaking gig.

post #794 of 1658
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Originally Posted by slightlymad View Post
 

Wow, the swings from some of his latest videos look very mediocre indeed. Even if hes not a legit 4.1 still gives me hope i can get way way down from my 15 hehe

 

I just looked at his video of him learning to hit on a downhill lie. He has a reasonably nice swing (he cast his practice swing, but the actual swing looked pretty good). It just does not appear to be very powerful. If he puts on another 30 to 50 pounds of effective and fast muscle mass, he should be okay for the pros. :-)).

post #795 of 1658
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post
 

 

 If he puts on another 30 to 50 pounds of effective and fast muscle mass, he should be okay for the pros. :-)).

Serious? Well that would be different. Where do I go to see some of these swing videos?

post #796 of 1658
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Originally Posted by flopster View Post

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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post

 

 If he puts on another 30 to 50 pounds of effective and fast muscle mass, he should be okay for the pros. a1_smile.gif ).
Serious? Well that would be different. Where do I go to see some of these swing videos?
Thedanplan.com

He's not that bad.

He's good PR for something, but the concept of him being a pro is not realistic.
post #797 of 1658

I think the main thing about his swings seems the lack of control. It looks like the club is out of his control on the follow through. Kind of how a kid swings i guess. Might have to do with muscle.

 

Other than that it does look like he hits the ball good. Its just not that nice looking imo.

 

He should post his swingvideo here to see if he can get some good pointers he

post #798 of 1658

Or rather he lets it hang after hitting the ball which seems weird

post #799 of 1658

I have to reply to this thread, and please let me know if i'm totally out of line. Personally I think his swing has made amazing progress, I also think its hilarious that a bunch of 15 handicap players are ripping his swing. I've been following the Dan plan for about a year now and its been quite entertaining. I think that by the time he's finished he will be a TOP level amateur player… pro???? not sure, but a great player for sure.

post #800 of 1658
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Originally Posted by pbillaa View Post
 

I have to reply to this thread, and please let me know if i'm totally out of line. Personally I think his swing has made amazing progress, I also think its hilarious that a bunch of 15 handicap players are ripping his swing. I've been following the Dan plan for about a year now and its been quite entertaining. I think that by the time he's finished he will be a TOP level amateur player… pro???? not sure, but a great player for sure.

 

Out of line?  For having an opinion?  Not around here!  :beer:

 

 

 But a great player or TOP level amateur?   Before he can even get near that, he needs to be scratch or better, and more importantly, let's see if he can win something.  Anything.  B flight in his club net championship would be a step in the right direction!    He's got a LONG ways to go.

 

 

Name: Dan McLaughlin
Club Handicap Index Effective Date Low H.I.
Columbia Edgewater CC
Oregon Golf Association
4.1 2/1/2014 4.1
Revision ScoresRecent ScoresH.I. HistoryC.H. Calculator
T Date Score CR/Slope Diff.
AI 11/13 78 73.0/133 4.2
AI 11/13 84 71.0/137 10.7
AI 11/13 81 71.9/137 7.5
AI 11/13 78 73.0/133 4.2
AI 11/13 78 73.0/133 4.2
AI 11/13 77 73.0/133 3.4
AI 10/13 76 72.0/128 3.5
AI 10/13 79 71.8/136 6.0
AI 10/13 82 73.1/136 7.4
AI 10/13 81 72.8/136 6.8
AI 10/13 79 73.6/142 4.3
AI 10/13 79 72.0/128 6.2
AI 9/13 76 71.9/137 3.4
T 9/13 82 69.9/123 11.1
T 9/13 76 69.9/123 5.6
AI 9/13 77 72.0/128 4.4
AI 9/13 82 73.0/133 7.6
AI 9/13 84 72.0/128 10.6
AI 8/13 84 71.9/137 10.0
AI 8/13 86 71.9/137 11.6

 

 

 

Among other things, his credibility is hurt by his inappropriate hcp posting.  Rather than correctly posting scores as they occur, he posts one time a month.  Interestingly, he's posted exactly 6 scores on the 13th of each month.....this only shows back to August, but if you've been following him, you know that that's pretty consistent with what he's been doing all along.  It really calls into question the validity of his index.

 

He's also proven himself to be a terrible tournament player so far.  The 76 posted in September, on a pretty easy course, is by far the best tournament score I can remember seeing.  Most have resulted in double digit differentials.

 

I don't wish the guy anything but success, but I'm beginning to question if he's giving us accurate insight to his real progress.  I'd really like to see more verifiable tournament play.  That'll tell a lot more than anything else.

 

We'll see.....

post #801 of 1658
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
 
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Originally Posted by pbillaa View Post
 

I have to reply to this thread, and please let me know if i'm totally out of line. Personally I think his swing has made amazing progress, I also think its hilarious that a bunch of 15 handicap players are ripping his swing. I've been following the Dan plan for about a year now and its been quite entertaining. I think that by the time he's finished he will be a TOP level amateur player… pro???? not sure, but a great player for sure.

 

Out of line?  For having an opinion?  Not around here!  :beer:

 

 

 But a great player or TOP level amateur?   Before he can even get near that, he needs to be scratch or better, and more importantly, let's see if he can win something.  Anything.  B flight in his club net championship would be a step in the right direction!    He's got a LONG ways to go.

 

 

He's about half way.

post #802 of 1658
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
 

 

Out of line?  For having an opinion?  Not around here!  :beer:

 

 

 But a great player or TOP level amateur?   Before he can even get near that, he needs to be scratch or better, and more importantly, let's see if he can win something.  Anything.  B flight in his club net championship would be a step in the right direction!    He's got a LONG ways to go.

 

 

Name: Dan McLaughlin
Club Handicap Index Effective Date Low H.I.
Columbia Edgewater CC
Oregon Golf Association
4.1 2/1/2014 4.1
Revision ScoresRecent ScoresH.I. HistoryC.H. Calculator
T Date Score CR/Slope Diff.
AI 11/13 78 73.0/133 4.2
AI 11/13 84 71.0/137 10.7
AI 11/13 81 71.9/137 7.5
AI 11/13 78 73.0/133 4.2
AI 11/13 78 73.0/133 4.2
AI 11/13 77 73.0/133 3.4
AI 10/13 76 72.0/128 3.5
AI 10/13 79 71.8/136 6.0
AI 10/13 82 73.1/136 7.4
AI 10/13 81 72.8/136 6.8
AI 10/13 79 73.6/142 4.3
AI 10/13 79 72.0/128 6.2
AI 9/13 76 71.9/137 3.4
T 9/13 82 69.9/123 11.1
T 9/13 76 69.9/123 5.6
AI 9/13 77 72.0/128 4.4
AI 9/13 82 73.0/133 7.6
AI 9/13 84 72.0/128 10.6
AI 8/13 84 71.9/137 10.0
AI 8/13 86 71.9/137 11.6

 

 

 

Among other things, his credibility is hurt by his inappropriate hcp posting.  Rather than correctly posting scores as they occur, he posts one time a month.  Interestingly, he's posted exactly 6 scores on the 13th of each month.....this only shows back to August, but if you've been following him, you know that that's pretty consistent with what he's been doing all along.  It really calls into question the validity of his index.

 

He's also proven himself to be a terrible tournament player so far.  The 76 posted in September, on a pretty easy course, is by far the best tournament score I can remember seeing.  Most have resulted in double digit differentials.

 

I don't wish the guy anything but success, but I'm beginning to question if he's giving us accurate insight to his real progress.  I'd really like to see more verifiable tournament play.  That'll tell a lot more than anything else.

 

We'll see.....

I agree with you about the accuracy… When I say Top level amateur I'm taking into account that he has 5000 hours of focused practice left, not what he's done so far. Personally I think its fun to watch… Hell I feel like I'm the only person rooting for him.

post #803 of 1658
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Originally Posted by pbillaa View Post
 

I agree with you about the accuracy… When I say Top level amateur I'm taking into account that he has 5000 hours of focused practice left, not what he's done so far. Personally I think its fun to watch… Hell I feel like I'm the only person rooting for him.

 

I'm also rooting for him, and I am currently about a 15hcp ;-)

 

He has a pretty decent wing, I just feel like even my not so big 14 year old son swings with what appears to be more power.

 

Actually, I kind of wish he would do a MySwing thread here, it would be kind of cool and might even turn more of us to root for his success.

post #804 of 1658
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Originally Posted by pbillaa View Post
 

I have to reply to this thread, and please let me know if i'm totally out of line. Personally I think his swing has made amazing progress, I also think its hilarious that a bunch of 15 handicap players are ripping his swing. I've been following the Dan plan for about a year now and its been quite entertaining. I think that by the time he's finished he will be a TOP level amateur player… pro???? not sure, but a great player for sure.

Define that.  

 

To me, top level means competing and getting a sniff at the match play of the US Amateur.  I don't think there's any way he competes for a State Amateur title, let alone the US Amateur.

post #805 of 1658
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Originally Posted by chriskzoo View Post
 
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Originally Posted by pbillaa View Post
 

I have to reply to this thread, and please let me know if i'm totally out of line. Personally I think his swing has made amazing progress, I also think its hilarious that a bunch of 15 handicap players are ripping his swing. I've been following the Dan plan for about a year now and its been quite entertaining. I think that by the time he's finished he will be a TOP level amateur player… pro???? not sure, but a great player for sure.

Define that.  

 

To me, top level means competing and getting a sniff at the match play of the US Amateur.  I don't think there's any way he competes for a State Amateur title, let alone the US Amateur.

 

According to the website you need a handicap of 1.4 to enter the US Amateur. That seems to be pretty tough.

post #806 of 1658
Does he play a full round every day but only submit 6?
post #807 of 1658
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Originally Posted by garybbq View Post

Does he play a full round every day but only submit 6?


No, just quit after 6. ;-)

post #808 of 1658
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post

 
Name: Dan McLaughlin
Club Handicap Index Effective Date Low H.I.
Columbia Edgewater CC
Oregon Golf Association
4.1 2/1/2014 4.1
Revision ScoresRecent ScoresH.I. HistoryC.H. Calculator
T Date Score CR/Slope Diff.
AI 11/13 78 73.0/133 4.2
AI 11/13 84 71.0/137 10.7
AI 11/13 81 71.9/137 7.5
AI 11/13 78 73.0/133 4.2
AI 11/13 78 73.0/133 4.2
AI 11/13 77 73.0/133 3.4
AI 10/13 76 72.0/128 3.5
AI 10/13 79 71.8/136 6.0
AI 10/13 82 73.1/136 7.4
AI 10/13 81 72.8/136 6.8
AI 10/13 79 73.6/142 4.3
AI 10/13 79 72.0/128 6.2
AI 9/13 76 71.9/137 3.4
T 9/13 82 69.9/123 11.1
T 9/13 76 69.9/123 5.6
AI 9/13 77 72.0/128 4.4
AI 9/13 82 73.0/133 7.6
AI 9/13 84 72.0/128 10.6
AI 8/13 84 71.9/137 10.0
AI 8/13 86 71.9/137 11.6

 

 

 

Among other things, his credibility is hurt by his inappropriate hcp posting.  Rather than correctly posting scores as they occur, he posts one time a month.  Interestingly, he's posted exactly 6 scores on the 13th of each month.....this only shows back to August, but if you've been following him, you know that that's pretty consistent with what he's been doing all along.  It really calls into question the validity of his index.

 

That's just the way the system displays the entries for everybody. There was a change made a couple years ago where GHIN stopped displaying the exact dates of postings, for privacy reasons. (People didn't want their bosses seeing them post a round on a day they were supposed to be sick, for example.)

 

That said, I agree that the validity of his index is questionable, given how many rounds he claims are just for practice (the suspicion being that he decides to call them practice after he starts off playing poorly), and the fact that his tournament rounds are so much worse than they should be for his index.

post #809 of 1658
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Originally Posted by sacm3bill View Post
 

 

That's just the way the system displays the entries for everybody. There was a change made a couple years ago where GHIN stopped displaying the exact dates of postings, for privacy reasons. (People didn't want their bosses seeing them post a round on a day they were supposed to be sick, for example.)

 

That said, I agree that the validity of his index is questionable, given how many rounds he claims are just for practice (the suspicion being that he decides to call them practice after he starts off playing poorly), and the fact that his tournament rounds are so much worse than they should be for his index.

 

Apparently only if you look someone up using name and state.  With the GHIN number itself, actual dates are shown.

 

Thanks, I didn't know that.

post #810 of 1658
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
 
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Originally Posted by sacm3bill View Post
 

 

That's just the way the system displays the entries for everybody. There was a change made a couple years ago where GHIN stopped displaying the exact dates of postings, for privacy reasons. (People didn't want their bosses seeing them post a round on a day they were supposed to be sick, for example.)

 

That said, I agree that the validity of his index is questionable, given how many rounds he claims are just for practice (the suspicion being that he decides to call them practice after he starts off playing poorly), and the fact that his tournament rounds are so much worse than they should be for his index.

 

Apparently only if you look someone up using name and state.  With the GHIN number itself, actual dates are shown.

 

True - I guess they figure you wouldn't know someone else's GHIN number (unless you're a club chairman or something, in which case you'd have a right to see someone's actual round dates), and if you're looking up by GHIN then you're looking up your own.

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