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post #1 of 142
Thread Starter 

I took up golf full time a year ago i was a 22.4 after my first handicap index.

after a couple of lower rounds in to 80s I realized my love and passion for the game and decided to get a coach and practice everyday 5-6hr im now down to a 0.9 and done well in the last three tournements i have played i want to improve as much as possible do you think i have a shot??

post #2 of 142

you went from a 22 handicap to a 0 in a year?  How old are you and what do you do for a living? 

post #3 of 142
Thread Starter 

yes I did im 22 years old I am in realestate but recently spent the last 6months working at a course. To get more time to practice.

post #4 of 142

There has been alot of these threads lately.  To be honest you should never have to ask this question.  Noone can tell you what you can achieve or not.  My best advice is to play in as many am tournaments as possible.  When you start winning everything you enter then you can turn pro and play in some mini tour events.  Play good in those get some sponsorships and if you are really talented the rest will work it's own way out.

 

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.

post #5 of 142
Thread Starter 

thank you just tought i would throw question out as it has just crossed my mind to go for it and thought some feedback on best options would help cheers

post #6 of 142

Not to whizz on your Cheerios, and I will preface this with saying, if you want it bad enough you can do it.

 

But there's a saying on the tour - Scratch ain't sh*t. Get that handicap to about a plus-4 & you have a shot. You're young & motivated. Good luck.

post #7 of 142

As posted above, play in tournament after tournament, learn, and polish your short game,

post #8 of 142
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Originally Posted by mjbond23 View Post

I took up golf full time a year ago i was a 22.4 after my first handicap index.

after a couple of lower rounds in to 80s I realized my love and passion for the game and decided to get a coach and practice everyday 5-6hr im now down to a 0.9 and done well in the last three tournements i have played i want to improve as much as possible do you think i have a shot??


What is your Golflink number?

I would very much like to see your progress from 22 to 1 in a year.

That would make some amazing reading. 

 

But I really think that you are trolling, because I basically don't believe it.

Am more than happy to be proven wrong, but doubt that I will be.

 

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Originally Posted by mjbond23 View Post

I took up golf full time a year ago i was a 22.4 after my first handicap index.

after a couple of lower rounds in to 80s I realized my love and passion for the game and decided to get a coach and practice everyday 5-6hr im now down to a 0.9 and done well in the last three tournements i have played i want to improve as much as possible do you think i have a shot??


What is your Golflink number?

I would very much like to see your progress from 22 to 1 in a year.

That would make some amazing reading. 

 

But I really think that you are trolling, because I basically don't believe it.

Am more than happy to be proven wrong, but doubt that I will be.

 



Your post is consistent with a thread I'm in the process of starting. Just working out the title. The working title is, "Credibility - back it up or you have none".

 

post #10 of 142

As poser said, there have been a lot of these threads lately... however a lot of them are started by some that have made good improvements but are no where close to where they need to be (the one I'm thinking of the guy is down to a 9 or so).  If you truly went from 22 to scratch in a year and your scores are completely legit then I give you the best chance of anybody here who has posed this question.

 

As others have said, keep working at it and play a lot of tournaments.  Good luck.

post #11 of 142
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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......

 

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Originally Posted by poser View Post

 

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......

 



. . . Larry Nelso. . .

 

post #13 of 142
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Originally Posted by mjbond23 View Post

I took up golf full time a year ago i was a 22.4 after my first handicap index.

after a couple of lower rounds in to 80s I realized my love and passion for the game and decided to get a coach and practice everyday 5-6hr im now down to a 0.9 and done well in the last three tournements i have played i want to improve as much as possible do you think i have a shot??


Travis Robinson, is that you?  Great job. You said you had a 5 year plan, and here you did it in only one week. I'm impressed.

 

post #14 of 142
Thread Starter 

larry you seem to know pretty well i am a assitant in canada where you do not become a pro untill you complete you traineeship as well as your PAT

My head pro is dean mcbride who when i first started playing with him i was down to a 9.7 i am happy to show you both my my golf link number but i have not used that system since being in canada i will gladly show you my RCGA handicap as well i was simply looking for real advice on different paths as this is a forum. i will be back in australia in two weeks where i will be training at brookwater full time.

post #15 of 142
Thread Starter 

tee-on.com larry my name is matthew Bond search me you can see all my score this canadian summer also my coach kevin snell

post #16 of 142

Seems it would make more sense to ask the pro(s) you work for whether you had the game, rather than ask a bunch of anonymous golf nerds on the internet who have never seen you play.

post #17 of 142
Thread Starter 

lol does seem that way to be honest i was hoping there was some pros on here

 

post #18 of 142

I would think you'd need to play in a tournament against other pros before you could have an idea if you could make it out there.

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