Originally Posted by tuffluck
i've never seen anyone else come close to doing that when i play...so if he's only half as good as the top pros, i'd say they are pretty darn good.
I wouldn't say that guys on the Nationwide Tour are necessarily half as good as the top pros.
Like breaking into the top of any other sport it's more like a razor thin line, and a line that most players can never cross for any number of reasons. It could be distance, any part of the short game, ball striking, and probably most common mental focus.
There's a local guy here that has been on and off of the Nationwide Tour and missed the PGA Tour by one stroke at Q School. If he makes that last putt he's on the PGA Tour and who knows what could happen. Some people get a boost of confidence when they make the PGA Tour and actually play better. To stand on the range and watch him hit balls looks exactly like standing on the range and watching the top guys hit balls. He just was never able to put everything together often enough to match them.
The equivalent in baseball is the guy at Triple A that looks every bit like a Major League player and can tear the cover off of the ball but can never cross that thin line to hit Major League pitching.