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RUDY, RUDY, RUDY!!!!!!O:)

YOU CAN DO IT!

post #218 of 224
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YOU CAN DO IT!

Even though I deserve an :offtopic: for this, I heard that Rudy ended up as a maintenance man working at Notre Dame after he graduated. Much like the guy Charles Dutton played in the movie. Bottom line - we all have dreams, but be smart. 

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David in FL has the recipe for success it's as easy as ABC&D - just don't forget the BC&D.
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My kid's classmate up till last year, is going for it. He's 13 and a 2.5-ish handicap (he seems to par/birdie every hole). He really wants to be a pro. He went from a 7-8 HC down to a 2-3 HC over this last summer by playing "a lot" (guessing 10 hours a day?). He has not finished growing (he's a little shorter than my son at only 5'4"), and we are guessing he has another 5" to 6" of growing left. He already knocks the ball a long way off the tee.

 

Meanwhile, my son's HC is steadily increasing (especially since we have only 3 days till the Fall Outing :whistle:) to about a 20HC. Too much homework, taking 6 honors classes and one regular class. His life goal right now, is to become a neurosurgeon and play golf only for fun. This is also a really tough goal.

 

Not sure which one will reach his goal, but if they both really work at it. Maybe it could happen?

post #221 of 224
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post

My kid's classmate up till last year, is going for it. He's 13 and a 2.5-ish handicap (he seems to par/birdie every hole). He really wants to be a pro. He went from a 7-8 HC down to a 2-3 HC over this last summer by playing "a lot" (guessing 10 hours a day?). He has not finished growing (he's a little shorter than my son at only 5'4"), and we are guessing he has another 5" to 6" of growing left. He already knocks the ball a long way off the tee.

Meanwhile, my son's HC is steadily increasing (especially since we have only 3 days till the Fall Outing e2_whistling.gif ) to about a 20HC. Too much homework, taking 6 honors classes and one regular class. His life goal right now, is to become a neurosurgeon and play golf only for fun. This is also a really tough goal.

Not sure which one will reach his goal, but if they both really work at it. Maybe it could happen?
The only problem with having a 3 hdcp is that so many people have it. On my golf team we have a .6 a 1.3 a 3.3 and a bunch later there is me (5.8-should be about a 3 by 2014 once I play rounds)

I think if you want to turn pro you should keep working on your game than if you are a little better than you can asses if you can do it. But he has a lot more to do if he is still a 3
post #222 of 224
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post
 

My kid's classmate up till last year, is going for it. He's 13 and a 2.5-ish handicap (he seems to par/birdie every hole). He really wants to be a pro. He went from a 7-8 HC down to a 2-3 HC over this last summer by playing "a lot" (guessing 10 hours a day?). He has not finished growing (he's a little shorter than my son at only 5'4"), and we are guessing he has another 5" to 6" of growing left. He already knocks the ball a long way off the tee.

 

Meanwhile, my son's HC is steadily increasing (especially since we have only 3 days till the Fall Outing :whistle:) to about a 20HC. Too much homework, taking 6 honors classes and one regular class. His life goal right now, is to become a neurosurgeon and play golf only for fun. This is also a really tough goal.

 

Not sure which one will reach his goal, but if they both really work at it. Maybe it could happen?

 

Not knowing anything about the 2 kids beyond what you have just said, I'd put your kid at least 2 orders of magnitude (i.e, 100x) more likely to reach his goal.  There are a LOT more neurosurgeons than there are successful touring pros.

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The only problem with having a 3 hdcp is that so many people have it. On my golf team we have a .6 a 1.3 a 3.3 and a bunch later there is me (5.8-should be about a 3 by 2014 once I play rounds)

I think if you want to turn pro you should keep working on your game than if you are a little better than you can asses if you can do it. But he has a lot more to do if he is still a 3

Agreed, but he seems to par and birdie a lot. Maybe he can shine at his new high school. I don't know what the team handicap is there.

Too bad neither he nor my son go to our town's high school. They are fiercely competitive, like your HS.
post #224 of 224
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Agreed, but he seems to par and birdie a lot. Maybe he can shine at his new high school. I don't know what the team handicap is there.

Too bad neither he nor my son go to our town's high school. They are fiercely competitive, like your HS.

Good luck to both of them. I would put my money on your son and his goal. It's more controllable.

 

Of course they are just kids. They could both end up going entirely different directions from what they think now.

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