Originally Posted by poser
EDIT** Just noticed you are work at a golf course as long as you are not a teaching pro and accept money for lessons or declared yourself pro you can still compete in am events.
His profile says that he is an assistant golf pro , which is obviously not true.
In Australia, where he is based, an assistant golf pro is a a qualified professional and is an employee of the head pro.
No one has ever gone from a 22 handicap to professional in one year. It can't be done. A traineeship is several years.
He may be confusing "assistant pro" with "trainee pro", but if he did have one of these positions he'd know the difference. So if he's a trainee, tournaments he's talking about would be on the Queensland PGA trainee circut. Couldn't find a "Bond" there, and he says he's had good results lately. (I'm guessing the mjbond has some significance.)
Apart from that, he'd be the only trainee or assistant who practises 5 or 6 hours a day.
And.....anyone who is a 1 handicapper (even though this guy agreed when someone said he was scratch) is certainly not going to go to a golf forum to ask complete strangers if they think he "has a shot".
Like I said - let's see the Golflingk number (that's the Australian handicapping registry that ALL competition playing golfers use and shows official handicaps)
If I can see a Golflink record that shows someone going from 22.4 to 0.9 in a year it would be far and away the most astonishing golf related thing I've ever read in over 40 years.
Not only that, you'd be proud to show it because it's not only incredible, it's proof to shut people like me up.
Did anyone say Greg Norma......