Maybe the OP cured his slice and is on tour now.
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Come on now... did you even read this thread? ;)
LOL. I was actually laughing my ass off reading your old thread (I remembered it) while searching for those old Phenom threads. By accident, I linked to that one.
Sorry, I meant to link this one:
They both begin with a similar "I will become" or "I will be" so you could see how the mix up could take place as I quickly added them into a post. Plus, you can see the "futuretourpro" mention above the original link, so hehe. Proof I do read... sometimes....
I'm definitely going pro. I've been working hard since last year saving up for all the irons. I just need the 3-5 irons now . .and then I turn pro.
I tried to get sponsored by some major club companies but . .apparently you have to already *have* all the clubs before they'll give you any. How does that make sense?
Edit . . truthfully, I also need a sand wedge but I figured I could play my first tournament without one and then get one with my first check.
I'm still here. I'm not trying to be on tour, just trying to be the best golfer I can be. Hopefully that is on tour, but I doubt it. My game is horrible right now by the way.. swing changes have started for next season. I feel like I suck, shot 1 over on 9 yesterday but hit the ball horribly.. not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing.
I am about 350 hours into the 10000. And to be honest @Shorty, I have backslidden. I started yellin' a my caddy and such, I am generally irritated a lot, and not very bright. I have been living a pharisaic existence. It is not a matter of if I have the talent or that I don't want it, sometimes I do. It seems the good Lord just does not want me to need to seek to have it and get there. It all comes down to that, if HE wants me to get there I would, but it seems HE does not. I think His will has been spoken to me and it is probably time I sell the clubs and buy a couple more rifles so I can do more hunting and have more of dem around the house just in case(Y3K scare and all). I hope this was not too laconic. I am sure you will miss me buddy, God bless.
I am about 350 hours into the 10000. And to be honest @Shorty
, I have backslidden. I started yellin' a my caddy and such, I am generally irritated a lot, and not very bright. I have been living a pharisaic existence. It is not a matter of if I have the talent or that I don't want it, sometimes I do. It seems the good Lord just does not want me to need to seek to have it and get there. It all comes down to that, if HE wants me to get there I would, but it seems HE does not. I think His will has been spoken to me and it is probably time I sell the clubs and buy a couple more rifles so I can do more hunting and have more of dem around the house just in case(Y3K scare and all). I hope this was not too laconic. I am sure you will miss me buddy, God bless.
That's plenty. In fact, the Zen part of me says it's possibly too much.
For some, 100 hours is enough.
10,000 is the benchmark for those who have no physical abilities or drive.
I tell my students that I expect two things:
1: Self belief
2: A disdain for the haters
For the guys who are hovering between plus 3 and plus 5 handicaps, I direct them to TheDanPlan and Leviticus.
I know they will make it when they come to me, without prompting and say "I realise now that it's not about golf".
My reply is always "You've got it. It's about dreams".
To those who fail, I simply tell them that they allowed someone to step on their dreams. Allowing that to happen shows me that they don't have the guts to chase a dream. They're out after that.
I thought I figured it out earlier this summer.... I was playing in tournaments and doing amazingly well.... 8 rounds my relation to par was -7, and these were difficult courese, in the range of 74.5-75.5 and slopes of 130-140.
I thought all the potential people always told me I had was finally coming through, then the second round of my state open happened. I shot two under the first day and I was feeling golden. The next day I shot 9 over and haven't even played decently since that day. Haven't broken par once.
Golf is hard. My handicap is back to +0.4 and rapidly going up currently. I was approaching +2 earlier this summer. It isn't even fun for me to play right now. Right before my season starts, too. Which is wonderful. :)
Those losers probably had a backup plan. Gotta be all or nothing.
Alright Individual Season is over for me.
2013 Tournament Scoring Average: 78.58(12 Rounds)
2014 Tournament Scoring Average: 75.72 (18 Rounds)
In my 6th year of golf. This year I saw the biggest drop of scoring average. Usually it is around 2 strokes and it was 2.9 this year which is promising. Yesterday I played my last event and fired off my first ever bogey free round so that was a break through. Game going into it wasn't very good so I just played smart lines. I hit 16/18 GIR and had 31 putts.
Next year objectives are to get my ball flight up with the driver and long irons so I can hold it closer to the pin on firm greens. The big tourneys I play in require more spin and higher flight if you are going to make birdies.
GIR percentage was .66 or 11.88 GIR per round.
Putting average is 32 putts per round (Three strokes a round thrown away to get to the last putter on tour)
I don't keep track of Fairways as much but penalties per round average was 1.4
Next year is going to be a year of change for me though. I am planning on getting an instructor for the first time. I have never had a lesson so hopefully that can shave off a stroke or two. Try to get putting average down to at least 30 which is two more strokes and stay away from trouble. Also, it is time I get fit for clubs I think. I was fit about 5 years ago and I think my swing has changed enough to get a new lie angle adjustment and driver shaft.
If I can get down to a 72 scoring average next year I would be happy. I just input all of my tourney scores for the year into GHIN to see what my actual tourney index was. Handicap went to 1.1 but it didn't include my 69,74 I shot yesterday. Which will bring it down to a 0.9 handicap in tournaments.
26 now, knock off 2 strokes a year until I am 30 so 6 more from that 75 and a 69 scoring average would make me want to give mini tour a shot. Until then, I will keep my office job.