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post #127 of 138
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Originally Posted by inthehole View Post

... and you quit your job and work on that new swing every day.    For us amateurs, just think if you didn't have to get in your car and drive to work every day, an only get to play golf when you have a few spare hours every week.    Get up, hit the course or range for a full days work on that new swing.    Work on it tomorrow the same way.    For weeks, then months at a time.   Yeah, we'd all have tremendous golf game & length given that amount of practice time ... maybe not PGA caliber depending on inherent talent, but sick game nonetheless.

Reminds me of Paper Tiger... he certainly improved, despite some obstacles along the way.
post #128 of 138

Okay back to the egg on this. Answer:  Pro's play golf for a living. If they don't hit the ball 300 +/- 15% their game is in jeopardy, hence they lose their card and have to get a real job..to support their self/family...just like you and me...who hit 220-250...

 

 

You would be surprised if you took a week off...golfed 2 rounds a day...how much things can improve.

post #129 of 138
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Originally Posted by Jodastra View Post

Okay back to the egg on this. Answer:  Pro's play golf for a living. If they don't hit the ball 300 +/- 15% their game is in jeopardy, hence they lose their card and have to get a real job..to support their self/family...just like you and me...who hit 220-250...


You would be surprised if you took a week off...golfed 2 rounds a day...how much things can improve.

Average distance isn't over 300 yards for pros. Luke Donald makes millions a year and hits it less that 290 off the tee.
post #130 of 138

Yes..it was a 45 yd give or take by the way...15%

post #131 of 138

From a retweet of a Claude Harmon III tweet

 

post #132 of 138
Talent. Talent. Talent. Not all practice like demons. And it's not like if any of us practices 24/7 we'd even approach these guys. Just accept that a tiny few are more gifted than everyone else. Not being defeatist. Aim high but within your abilities.
post #133 of 138
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Originally Posted by nevets88 View Post

Talent. Talent. Talent. Not all practice like demons. And it's not like if any of us practices 24/7 we'd even approach these guys. Just accept that a tiny few are more gifted than everyone else. Not being defeatist. Aim high but within your abilities.

How does one figure out how talented they are? 

 

All you can do is take it 1 practice session at a time and focus on improving your game day in and day out. Where you are aiming has only a little effect on where you end up IMO. What's important is perseverance to get out there everyday and work on your game with all your energy. 

post #134 of 138

I regard to Jack's time, I caddied at a local private club in the early 1960s. The ground fell away from the tee on the second hole to level out again at about 220 yards. Only the long hitters back then could reach the level fairway off the tee. I could caddy a lot of rounds without seeing it.

post #135 of 138
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Originally Posted by The Recreational Golfer View Post
 

I regard to Jack's time, I caddied at a local private club in the early 1960s. The ground fell away from the tee on the second hole to level out again at about 220 yards. Only the long hitters back then could reach the level fairway off the tee. I could caddy a lot of rounds without seeing it.

 

 

I don't know, Hogan hit a 213 yard 1 iron to an uphill green at Merion. That is pretty stout. 

post #136 of 138
Why is he starting a thread asking a question he claims to know the answer to? Spend a few days away from the site and always miss the entertainment!
post #137 of 138
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Originally Posted by jclark View Post

Why is he starting a thread asking a question he claims to know the answer to? Spend a few days away from the site and always miss the entertainment!


I think he does not know this answer. He is reading a book that is 40 years outdated, and wanted some confirmation.

 

It took 131 posts to get a real hard answer.

post #138 of 138
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
 

 

I don't know, Hogan hit a 213 yard 1 iron to an uphill green at Merion. That is pretty stout. 


Yes, but Hogan was not a country club golfer as were the men I caddied for.

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