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post #19 of 57
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Originally Posted by Sandy Trap View Post

This is obviously one lesson that you have not yet learned in life.

 

Breaking down others to gain some sort of personal satisfaction will not benefit you in the long term.  You might feel cool and get some happiness from it, but everyone else just thinks you are an *******.  Doesn't really seem worth it to me.

 

Why do you care if a stranger thinks he can become a professional golfer?  It has no effect on you at all.


Wow.  You are reading far more into it than I intended. I look forward to one of those beginners come back on here and let us know the progress they have made in becoming a tour pro.  I'm unaware of any that have so far, but I could be wrong.

 

But if you want to call people names because of that, I guess that's your right, but it doesn't seem worth it to me, either.

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Wow.  Thanks for the insight.

No problem.  

post #21 of 57
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Originally Posted by Sandy Trap View Post

No problem.  

Harmonious said nothing aggressive, mean, or even factually wrong to you or the OP. Your response makes no sense.
Edited by B-Con - 5/22/12 at 3:22pm
post #22 of 57

don't you all know:  if you try hard and put your mind into it you can accomplish ANYTHING!   right now, i'm trying to figure out if i want to take up professional basketball (the lakers could use another top player), become the next george clooney, or stick with my dream of professional golf.  i'll be 42 in june, but again, the right mind set, and i can rack up at least a few majors before i'm 50!

post #23 of 57

Come on guys, the OP asked a simple, interesting question. The answer is yes, it is rare but it has happened.

post #24 of 57
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Come on guys, the OP asked a simple, interesting question. The answer is yes, it is rare but it has happened.

It is irritating because it is the adult equivalent of a 9 year old girl saying she wants to be a singer/actress with a line of perfumes and her own fashion label.

 

You get to be famous

You get rich

It would be fun

 

People who start these threads have never ever seen a good player in the flesh. 

post #25 of 57
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No problem.  

Harmonious might have been blunt, but what he said was true. Whether or not someone can one day be a pro golfer has to be one of the top ten most common thread topics, and to be honest, whether or not someone on an internet forum can become a competitive is a question none of us can answer. Hell, I couldn't tell you if half of the already-plus handicappers I know could be a professional golfer.

The amount of people on Earth that make a livable income playing golf competitively is extremely small. Is it possible that one of those posters might become a pro golfer someday? Sure, of course it is. But until we hear the winner of this year's AT&T National thanking an internet golf forum for providing the support they needed to get over the hump, pardon me if we all remain a little skeptical.

And since that's not the actual question asked in the OP, yes, there are some golfers who took the game up pretty late. I suspect the number is relatively small, but there are some.
post #26 of 57
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don't you all know:  if you try hard and put your mind into it you can accomplish ANYTHING! ...

stapling water to a tree...

post #27 of 57

Aside from my humor, if you have the will and the means, there is no one to stop you from doing what you want. Whether you are successful or not is up to you. And if sarcastic comments from a forum get your undies in a bunch, then you may have to develop thicker skin as there will probably be more out there a lot worse than here.

 

Good will to you on your journey.

 

If you want some motivation on how to become a pro, go and watch all the episodes and read the blog of TheDanPlan. A man who trying to become pro on the premise that if you practice anything for 10,000 hours, you can master it. He's doing pretty well and is getting some notoriety. 

post #28 of 57
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I'm not sure why some of you guys are aiming your responses at me in regards to wanting to be a tour pro.  I never said that I have any aspirations to do so.  I was simply looking for examples of guys who started late and were just that naturally talented.

post #29 of 57
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In regards to the guy who was being sarcastic and negative, and my response, get over it.  I really don't care.  My point was that, in life, tearing someone else down will not benefit you.  Read Dale Carnegie's book on the subject if you wish.  It's like when you are at a party and someone says something incorrect, and you correct them.  Why bother doing so?  You will just make the other person embarrassed and you yourself will look like a jerk.  That was my point.

post #30 of 57
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Originally Posted by Sandy Trap View Post

I'm not sure why some of you guys are aiming your responses at me in regards to wanting to be a tour pro.  I never said that I have any aspirations to do so.  I was simply looking for examples of guys who started late and were just that naturally talented.

I don't think they were for you. There was another post down from yours with this comment, either they got confused, or were responding to him, either way, it got off the subject of your OP. Sorry about that.

 

 

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Hi Sandy,

I'm 39 and I've only just started to learn the game.

Personally, I believe it is not impossible to become a pro while starting at a later age,

but it depends on many factors : individual talent, the speed at which you're able to learn and adapt,

the amount of time and effort you put into it,.....

It is said that young people learn easier then older people, but that's not always true.

Since an adult usually has more strength and a better understanding of certain things, it might actually be

an advantage to start at a later age.

A good physical health/shape is off course a necessity.

I take the game very serious and would like to become a pro (if possible).

As soon as I start playing real games again (in about 4 weeks), I'll post my results here, so keep an eye if you want to know

how slow or fast a 39 year old can evolve!

Good luck with your game!

 

The above post from me was for pipergsm.

post #31 of 57
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It is irritating because it is the adult equivalent of a 9 year old girl saying she wants to be a singer/actress with a line of perfumes and her own fashion label.

 

You get to be famous

You get rich

It would be fun

 

People who start these threads have never ever seen a good player in the flesh. 

Please, point out in my thread the quote where I said anything about wanting to be a tour pro.  I never even mentioned anything about wanting to play golf whatsoever.  

post #32 of 57
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Originally Posted by Sandy Trap View Post

In regards to the guy who was being sarcastic and negative, and my response, get over it.  I really don't care.  My point was that, in life, tearing someone else down will not benefit you.  Read Dale Carnegie's book on the subject if you wish.  It's like when you are at a party and someone says something incorrect, and you correct them.  Why bother doing so?  You will just make the other person embarrassed and you yourself will look like a jerk.  That was my point.

Never wrestle with a pig.  You'll get dirty.

post #33 of 57
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Originally Posted by Th3R00st3r View Post

stapling water to a tree...

Might be possible if is was frozen...

post #34 of 57
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Might be possible if is was frozen...

Just put it in a ziplock bag and then staple it to the tree.  

post #35 of 57

Well I guess I'll have to look into that if you wish.  Sarcasm is hard to read.  It certianly did not come off a sarcasm to me. 
 

post #36 of 57

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Norman Greg Norman began playing golf at 15, somewhat late for a world-class player, and within two years was playing to a scratch handicap.  His mother was a fine golfer with a single-figure handicap (which makes it a bit hard for me to believe that he didn`t at least try swinging a club a few times when he was younger than 15).

 

Sounds like Brendan Steele took it up at about the same age- http://www.southlandgolfmagazine.com/t-News_Brendan_Steele_PGA_Tour_Nationwide_Tour_Championship_Wedding_Riverside1210.aspx

 

 

This has some background on several mentioned above who took up golf late http://www.lakesidepress.com/Golf/GolfSecrets.htm

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