Originally Posted by Lihu
Sure, and what I was trying to say is that if you have a talent for golf, it does not matter when you start (Okay, maybe not when you are 85 years old). The mental part usually stays with you until you get really old or sick.I seriously doubt that anyone not close to their physical prime can make the PGA or European Tour
, but, with talent
, should be able to get close to scratch.
Do you want to look at the winners on the PGA Tour this year and come back to me on that
Jimmy Walker is a fit guy but he's not ripped... it could be debated that he isn't at, or close to, his physical prime...
Zach is a super competitor, but is not athletic... (He probably is close to, or at, his physical prime)
I'll end the conversation with Reed and Stadler
Like any sport, I personally think it is an advantage to start as early as possible.
The lack of latecomers to sport is evidence of this imo.
When a kid takes up the game there is an awful lot less of the negative mental stuff, they are kids after all, they worrying if the pretty girls likes them not about their angle of attack
They don't think as much about the mechanics, the just play golf and generally improve (with minimal help) quicker. They are playing and learning along the way
For us as adults, our minds are different and I think we have to learn to play the game
A subtle difference, but a big advantage for someone taking it up at a young age.Edited by hopefulhacker - 2/11/14 at 3:37pm