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post #163 of 246
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

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.

 

 

Really depends on what you mean by bullshit. It's hard to disagree that such ideas are unrealistic. It's also hard to agree that such ideas are impossible to happen. Highly unrealistic, extremely far-fetched, highly improbable, yes yes yes. Impossible, not as a matter of fact.

post #164 of 246
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Really depends on what you mean by bullshit. It's hard to disagree that such ideas are unrealistic. It's also hard to agree that such ideas are impossible to happen. Highly unrealistic, extremely far-fetched, highly improbable, yes yes yes. Impossible, not as a matter of fact.


+1

post #165 of 246
I don't understand the screenshot that shows 20 rounds posted in three days.
post #166 of 246
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I don't understand the screenshot that shows 20 rounds posted in three days.

Even if they are true, the dude averages about 77 on a goat track.  He'd need to be 10 shots lower for his boast to not be laughable.

post #167 of 246
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I don't understand the screenshot that shows 20 rounds posted in three days.


Dates are MONTH/YEAR, not individual days.

post #168 of 246
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Should we make a list of people who have beaten overwhelming odds in the pursuit of their goals?

 

Should we make a list of those who have not? If hard copy, there is not enough paper in the world, if electronic, you would need a supercomputer.

post #169 of 246

Practice and hard work is vital. BUT. 

 

You also need to have an edge. When I used to day-trade, that's what you needed to put yourself just marginally above everyone else. Michael Phelphs won one of his gold medals by 1/100th of a second. Experiment and be creative. That's the approach I took, and I went from shooting 99 to breaking 80 in 3 months. 

post #170 of 246
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Dates are MONTH/YEAR, not individual days.

Thanks - I forgot that you guys put the month first.

post #171 of 246

I can't help but feel like everyone responding with disdain to this poster is wallowing in their self-regret that it isn't them with those high hopes and dreams anymore; like the guy who swears off women because he kept getting rejected, telling strangers not to bother approaching the woman across the room because "you'll never make it, believe you me".

post #172 of 246
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I can't help but feel like everyone responding with disdain to this poster is wallowing in their self-regret that it isn't them with those high hopes and dreams anymore; like the guy who swears off women because he kept getting rejected, telling strangers not to bother approaching the woman across the room because "you'll never make it, believe you me".

Ask yourself, what is the purpose of this thread?  It's titled "I will become a tour professional!"  Why would a serious/non-troll post something like this?  Now I think you have the real answer for our disdain.

post #173 of 246
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I can't help but feel like everyone responding with disdain to this poster is wallowing in their self-regret that it isn't them with those high hopes and dreams anymore; like the guy who swears off women because he kept getting rejected, telling strangers not to bother approaching the woman across the room because "you'll never make it, believe you me".

 

i have to agree with the guy above me. this isn't bitter guys getting upset with a kid having high dreams, this is regular guys getting annoyed with a kid who might not even be as good as his handicap implies throwing his "dreams" around as facts and anyone that disagrees is just a hater.

 

he has a lot more than just this site where he's doing this as well.

 

if i went on NBA.com and created a thread about how i am getting to the NBA and no one can stop, then made up my abilities, lied about my stats, and refused to play if someone challenged me to a game, i would be criticized as well. and rightfully so.

 

and a better analogy of the OP is the guy who you've never seen pick up a woman in your life tell you that he goes home with a girl every night, but when you ask him to pick up a girl he says "no, she's not my type."

post #174 of 246
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I've seen a 4 hc shoot 90 in a tournament. I've also seen a 1 shoot 85. Its entirely possible. Just goes to show you how much better than that the pros are.

 

On a 115 slope course?  Raw gross scores don't mean too much without knowing what their scoring differential was.  In this case it was 22.

 

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Originally Posted by lostmyballs View Post

I can't help but feel like everyone responding with disdain to this poster is wallowing in their self-regret that it isn't them with those high hopes and dreams anymore; like the guy who swears off women because he kept getting rejected, telling strangers not to bother approaching the woman across the room because "you'll never make it, believe you me".

 

You keep thinking that ;-)
post #175 of 246
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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.

 I never said you shouldn't have goals or aim high, all I said it is unrealistic to believe we can be anything we want to be and in some ways it's not fair to encourage this believe in others. At some point they just have to be told, look you can't sing or be a brain surgeon or play golf. You don't have the necessary skills.

 

As it happens you're correct I never complain about my life and I did aim high, but I was realsitic in what I knew I could achieve. I knew my skills and my limitations. My life isn't "meh" it's pretty cool actually and I have been very succesfull in my career. I like people who aim high, but I like it better when they shut up about it and just do it. The problem with the OP and others like him is that all they do is tell you that they are going to be the next big whatever, but never actually do anything about it and then expect the world to owe them a living or feel sorry for them. I'm sorry if I can't be more encouraging to the OP, but I feel he would be better served by being given a dose of reality. He is not going to be a pro golfer.

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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

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 this was the point I was trying to make.

post #176 of 246
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Originally Posted by tiger187126 View Post

 

i have to agree with the guy above me. this isn't bitter guys getting upset with a kid having high dreams, this is regular guys getting annoyed with a kid who might not even be as good as his handicap implies throwing his "dreams" around as facts and anyone that disagrees is just a hater.

 

he has a lot more than just this site where he's doing this as well.

 

if i went on NBA.com and created a thread about how i am getting to the NBA and no one can stop, then made up my abilities, lied about my stats, and refused to play if someone challenged me to a game, i would be criticized as well. and rightfully so.

 

and a better analogy of the OP is the guy who you've never seen pick up a woman in your life tell you that he goes home with a girl every night, but when you ask him to pick up a girl he says "no, she's not my type."


I'll play with anyone on here, and I am not making any of my stats up. If you are ever in Southern Idaho or ANYONE who will be in southern Idaho, lets play.

post #177 of 246
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I'll play with anyone on here, and I am not making any of my stats up. If you are ever in Southern Idaho or ANYONE who will be in southern Idaho, lets play.

That's pretty brave considering you know that no one in idaho owns a set of clubs

post #178 of 246
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Originally Posted by meenman View Post

That's pretty brave considering you know that no one in idaho owns a set of clubs


Hope you come over soon,

post #179 of 246
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Originally Posted by FutureTourPro View Post


I'll play with anyone on here, and I am not making any of my stats up. If you are ever in Southern Idaho or ANYONE who will be in southern Idaho, lets play.

 

i'd bet money that if you played with someone on here you would shoot closer to 90 than 70.

 

and hey if you need people like me to help you get to the tour pro level, then you can thank me later.

 

and i've been wondering, are there any harder courses near you?

 

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oh and do you have a speed monitor? i'd like to see what 115mph looks like with an amateur swinging.

post #180 of 246
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Originally Posted by tiger187126 View Post

 

i have to agree with the guy above me. this isn't bitter guys getting upset with a kid having high dreams, this is regular guys getting annoyed with a kid who might not even be as good as his handicap implies throwing his "dreams" around as facts and anyone that disagrees is just a hater.

 

he has a lot more than just this site where he's doing this as well.

 

if i went on NBA.com and created a thread about how i am getting to the NBA and no one can stop, then made up my abilities, lied about my stats, and refused to play if someone challenged me to a game, i would be criticized as well. and rightfully so.

 

and a better analogy of the OP is the guy who you've never seen pick up a woman in your life tell you that he goes home with a girl every night, but when you ask him to pick up a girl he says "no, she's not my type."


I'll play with anyone on here, and I am not making any of my stats up. If you are ever in Southern Idaho or ANYONE who will be in southern Idaho, lets play.


If you want to be a tour pro, it's not really us you need to worry about beating.

Brandon
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