I see so many threads, books, internet warriors, all claiming that they're going to dedicate themselves, work night and day, pound enough balls to make Vijay look like a weekend chopper... They're going to do whatever it takes and in their mind, it's a foregone conclusion that one day, they'll have that tour card.
I wonder, deep down in your heart, given ideal circumstances and the right opportunities, could you have made it to the tour? If you had started young, played in high school, got on at say, Wake Forest or University of Houston, had all the coaching and facilities available, was there any chance that you had what it took to get to that level?
I look at my own athletic abilities, temperament, body type etc. I have to conclude that no, I really didn't have the dedication and attitude to make it. Athletically, maybe. I played baseball and was a gymnast in high school and actually tried to walk on at BYU (but quickly went to 6'1" and 220, so I outgrew that sport).
I look at the shots these guys are hitting, chips and pitches that they're making, the putts that they're sinking, and I think, damn, how are they able to do that hole after hole? There's no way I could do that, no matter how much practice and instruction I got. That's my realistic assessment.
Some of you low cappers and scratch guys, if you didn't get derailed by life, work, family, what do you think?