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post #73 of 81
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Originally Posted by ApocG10 View Post

Phelps is used to having the best instructors in the world. It is a regular part of life for him. He certainly isn't lazy, 22 olympic medals prove that, sounds like a lot of bias to me, not just from you, but everyone who doesn't like the kid.. Hank was talking about how he knows what it takes, and keep going and going until he hits his goals. I think its his attitude that puts off many, and if you know athletes, they all have an attitude. Hell, the NEED and attitude. You don't become #1 in the world at ANYTHING without strong work ethic on top of gobs of talent, and some cockiness. You need to believe you are the best to be the best.

 

The difference: Phelps isn't becoming the #1 golfer in the world.

 

Excelling at one thing does not mean you're going to excel at everything. Or have the same attitude, or approach.

post #74 of 81
Agreed, he swam 8hrs a day, he goes months without practicing golf... Obviously not the same devotion there...
post #75 of 81
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

 

The difference: Phelps isn't becoming the #1 golfer in the world.

 

Excelling at one thing does not mean you're going to excel at everything. Or have the same attitude, or approach.

 

Agreed. But its still in him to believe he can if he wants to.

post #76 of 81
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Agreed. But its still in him to believe he can if he wants to.

 

Sure.

 

I just think that the game of golf has that unique ability to cause you to "doubt"   --   d2_doh.gif

post #77 of 81

Good job Michael, be a little less aggressive on his putting, an he will eliminate about 3 or 4 shots.

post #78 of 81

What did you guys think of the finale?

post #79 of 81
I think that, similar to Rush, Phelps got a little better more because he hit more golf balls and was able to practice golf than due to any "instruction" he got from Hank Haney.
post #80 of 81
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

I think that, similar to Rush, Phelps got a little better more because he hit more golf balls and was able to practice golf than due to any "instruction" he got from Hank Haney.

I would agree that anyone will get better from merely hitting balls alone, but I don't think that's anything against Haney.

To get anyone from over 100 to about 80 in like 10 practice sessions is pretty good...
post #81 of 81

I think Haney did a great job with Phelps. I would have preferred the finale to be him breaking 90 rather than the Olympic showdown.  The Olympic showdown could have been the episode before.

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