Well, for someone with a <10 cap, you would think that your athletic ability is pretty good. I mean its pretty damn hard to get down that low. I'm sure if you put the time and effort into your game and with the right drills and routines you could make it to scratch. I have been playing for a little under a year (about once a week) and I'm a 17. I have played very competitive sports my whole life and I can definitely see the scores improving the more time i spend on my game. As i take it more seriously, I seem to produce a lot better. I think the same goes for anyone who is WILLING to do the right things to get them to being a scratch golfer. Most of it is "how bad do you want it?"
No, I know my limitations and it comes down to hand/eye coordination. When I am playing very well (mostly due to the opportunity to take the time to take lessons and practice) I can go 10-12 holes and not really miss a shot. Then, in the same round, I will go a few holes without ever gettting the ball on the sweet spot. I can play to "scratch" during the course of any round. But I can't do it for 18 holes. I will just hit some fat/thin shots; it's inevitable. And it's not like it is a self-fulfilling prophesy. When I am in the groove, I am focused on every single shot. It just happens. That's me.