Sometimes I wonder, if I played the same easy course all the time, if I could feign a single digit handicap as well.
The course raters were at my track last wednesday. I did not see the calculating the the coefficient of the lateral fairways ;) I do not think that comes into the calculation. I have a 9 hole track that is close by my house and there are houses lining both sides of the fairway on most holes and unplayable lies everywhere else and the slope is lower than that of the course with generous lateral play. But we better get back to topic.
thanks for the info though. i just saw those slopes and thought that they were really low. and besides, it's harder from the other fairway because you have to clear the row of trees on your second shot. that's exactly why i hit over there, (unfortunately it's been left lately so on the first hole of a bunch of laterals i can get in actual trouble) so i can make sure i'm getting proper loft on my irons ;).
anyway, back to the topic.
have you ever thought about playing a harder course futureproguy? or maybe instead of taunting people and calling everyone doubters, just post scores or tourney results?
i mean from what i read a teammate of yours beat you in a recent tourney, so i don't get how you're competing with the best amateurs if you're not even the best kid at your school.
Yeah, Cmon OP (Zach). You have tried to get people to donate money so you can go to a very expensive golf school, and you come on here continuously telling us all that you will become a tour player, like so many others before you.
Suggestion: The weather in Idaho is very nice right now. Spend ALL your waking hours toward improving your game, not posting nonsense on golf forums. At the end of the summer, come back here and report on your progress, the tournaments you played, how you did, etc. If you do that, you might get a little better response than you have received thus far. I think the folks here can/will appreciate a young person who is actually working hard toward his goals. Not constantly bickering with other posters.
Not to mention the courses are set to maximum difficulty for them
Hey, Ian Poulter didn't start till he was seventeen, Greg norman didn't start till he was 16, Larry Nelson didn't pick up the game till his early twenties and he won a couple of majors. and there are many more where that came from. I have a small window of opportunity and I am going to take it!
But none of them wasted their time posting nonsense on golf discussion boards. And they weren't 3.8s after 5 years of playing.
Yeah, but you don't have to display your insanity in public. Those who talk, generally don't do. Those who do, generally don't talk.
Why? It still doesn't prove we can be anything we want to be in life and if you think it does then you're as delusional as the original person who said it.
Cool, I stand correct in what I said then.
I think we can all agree that you are the authority on who is and who is not delusional.
I hope you live a blissful life. If you don't, I hope you don't ever complain about it. It's always those with your attitude that - as seen by your your crappy remarks to the OP in this thread - try to bring down others who dare to aim high, while at the same time complaining that their life is "meh, but that's just how life is." That's just a shit way to live.
I'll gladly take delusional over that. Hopefully, you have a great life. From experience, you would be one of the very few that has that attitude AND lives a great life.
You don't have to be delusional to realize that "you can be anything you want to be in life" is bullshit.
A slow, short 40-year-old who can't jump just isn't going to become a star center in the NBA.
You can dream without such an incredible disregard for reality that you cease to exist in the same mental universe as everyone else.
I think having this goal is reasonable IF....you are naturally gifted with golf skills. I think it takes a special person [naturally suited for golf] to get that good that they can make it as a pro in golf. If you've been playing golf for several years and you're still just another decent golfer, then I wouldn't worry about trying to go pro.