Skip to 0:53 for start of 8 yo Lucy Li hitting 20 drivers in a row. This is amazing, but what is the purpose of this drill? What's it supposed to accomplish?
Not sure if it was a drill she did regularly or just for the camera. Seems like it would work on strength, fluidity and timing without over thinking or being too mechanical. I would like to see Kevin Na try it.
Or another way to look at it is that College will always be there. I think Lydia Ko talked about staying in school but after two wins as an amateur she decided to turn pro. If Li starts posting LPGA like Ko did (likely at least a few years off at best) and has the maturity, I think she would want to challenge herself and compete regularly with the best by turning pro. I would advocate playing a limited enough schedule as a teen so that she can stay in touch with friends and do some fun kids things also.
an 11 year old that has qualified for the open is great, however an 11 year old living holding press conference, full time golf instruction, coaching, living in two areas of the country at different times of year, is not typical of 11 year old. and like several before her in golf and other sports will likely get burned out.
I happen to think it just too young and does not benefit the LPGA, except for some news