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thank you I just was wondering if almost breaking 80 in a year is something to completely stick with, I feel it's a huge improvement and I really want to try and put all my dedication towards, cause I'm loving this sport more and more everytime I play

shooting 81 during your first year is good, but others have progressed more rapidly...check out this thread http://thesandtrap.com/t/68768/in-one-short-year/18#post_874578

 

There are other ways to make a living in the sport of golf besides being a Touring pro.

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thank you I just was wondering if almost breaking 80 in a year is something to completely stick with, I feel it's a huge improvement and I really want to try and put all my dedication towards, cause I'm loving this sport more and more everytime I play

 

Like I said, I have no idea if you have a future in golf. If you played a tour level course from the tips and shot 81 because of a couple of bad holes, then yeah you might. But numbers don't necessarily mean anything. For example, I played a relatively easy municipal this evening and probably hit only a handful of good shots, but I still shot 73. And there's a huge difference between me and the guys that struggle on the mini tours. 

 

I wish you all the best, but I wouldn't hang my hat on a future in golf. Only a very select few have what it takes to make a decent career out of it. 

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It's harder to become a pro later in life just because those who have been playing most of their life have something that you will never have...time. It doesn't mean you cant do it, just that they have a leg up. Now I do believe that you can become a pro starting at any age. You just have to love the game and simply play. Not only do golfers have long careers but there is also the Senior tour for those 'getting up there'. Never too late. I'm 25 and literally have been golfing 8 times. I just starting playing and I've already eagled three times and have 1 hole in one. Now I'm not saying I'm a pro or could be one. I'm not even saying I'm that good but it's possible if you REALLY work to understand the game and just golf and apply your knowledge. I feel like I'm pretty good given the short amount of time I've been playing and honestly the key to me learning so fast is studying the game and going in my backyard and swinging. Sometimes at practice balls, sometimes at air. If you can see yourself doing it, you can do it. You just have to put in the work.

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