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and ur point? u have probably been playing golf since u came out of ur mother's *******. hows it feel to have someone almost just as good as u that has only played for a bout a year ????

I have play 3 years

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I agree, that's why I asked.

dude, im not a high handicapper, and im not playing to relax i play to win.

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I have play 3 years

riiiiiiiiiiiight, still a lot longer than i have and i bet ur doing some falsification right there.

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no dude, i didnt mean that, i just mean like distance is not a big issue for me, especially when i can carry my driver 280 and can hit a 9 iron 170, u know?

come on "dude", you are a 12 handicap. have you ever played a round with a professional? have you seen the difference in ball striking between a +4 handicap and a 12 handicapper? they are WORLDS apart. have you ever even played in a club championship match? yet you're thinking about becoming a touring pro? and just because you dont have a problem with distance doesnt mean anything. when you can shoot mid-low 60's at your home course on a consistent basis, then you MIGHT have a shot on a mini tour or something. im not saying its impossible. but its pretty close (for a 20 year old 12 handicapper to become a touring professional). you would have to give up EVERYTHING and concentrate on nothing but golf, all day, every day, for a few

years for this to become even remotely possible. i know you probably dont want to hear that, but its the truth.

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come on "dude", you are a 12 handicap. have you ever played a round with a professional? have you seen the difference in ball striking between a +4 handicap and a 12 handicapper? they are WORLDS apart. have you ever even played in a club championship match? yet you're thinking about becoming a touring pro? and just because you dont have a problem with distance doesnt mean anything. when you can shoot mid-low 60's at your home course on a consistent basis, then you MIGHT have a shot on a mini tour or something. im not saying its impossible. but its pretty close (for a 20 year old 12 handicapper to become a touring professional). you would have to give up EVERYTHING and concentrate on nothing but golf, all day, every day, for a few

what do u mean ball striking, my ball striking is great, i can compress a ball with the best of em, and im 19 by the way.

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what do u mean ball striking, my ball striking is great, i can compress a ball with the best of em, and im 19 by the way.

you dont know what i mean by ball striking, but you want to become a pro? ok, good luck to you.

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riiiiiiiiiiiight, still a lot longer than i have and i bet ur doing some falsification right there.

Buddy, I have gone out and played maybe 1-3 times a year since I was 12. I then began playing competitively my Sophomore year in H.S. I have a lot more experience then you have, and yes when I first began 3 years ago I wanted to go pro. I have realized it is not that easy. Therefore I am dedicating my whole summer to the game and hoping to walk-on at Illinois State next year. I wish you luck, and I have not bashed your dreams because I myself still have a grasp on mine also. All I have told you to do is practice. That is what I am going to do. This game is not something that will come easy. Go out and play today or tomorrow. You are not going see improvements in your score every time you go out and play.

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you dont know what i mean by ball striking, but you want to become a pro? ok, good luck to you.

no man i know what u mean BY ball striking just like i was trying to say thats not really an issue, if u saw me hit a couple u would know exactly what I mean, I hit em crisp and pure and far and it makes a different sound than ur typical amatuer

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no man i know what u mean BY ball striking just like i was trying to say thats not really an issue, if u saw me hit a couple u would know exactly what I mean, I hit em crisp and pure and far and it makes a different sound than ur typical amatuer

GTFO Im not one to try to put a percentage or anything on what you can and cant do. I wouldnt listen to people who say dont bother and you have no chance. However, dont be a complete douche. "ur typical amateur" do you even know what a typical amateur is? Theres so many people who can hit the ball great hell even score well that dont even play well in local amateur events. You need to get your head out of your ass if you really wanna excel.

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one more thing, how do you figure you are a 12 handicap? because of the 41 you shot on 9 holes on your home course?

No not just from that one round I usually play 18 and calculate my handicap from that but i just added this in and converted to 18 for the hell of it.

and yes i know how to calculate a handicap so dont say im fraudin.

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No not just from that one round I usually play 18 and calculate my handicap from that but i just added this in and converted to 18 for the hell of it.

This is not what you said in the intial post. You said you calculated your handicap by what you just said was a career 9 hole outing

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u mad? shoot a 95 today?

Im not mad, your skill level at golf doesnt make you a better person. I wouldnt go around thinking you are better than "high handicaps" everyone was there at one time or another. And way to dodge my post because you know Im right.

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This is not what you said in the intial post. You said you calculated your handicap by what you just said was a career 9 hole outing

yes it was a 12 handicap from that one round, but its not like my handicap is that much higher than that cuz i have shot some good rounds

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how about posting the last 20 rounds you played? along with course slope/rating? well, nevermind, you said 41 is your best score on 9 and you are a 12 handicap? good luck "dude"

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yes it was a 12 handicap from that one round, but its not like my handicap is that much higher than that cuz i have shot some good rounds

a 41 (your best round ever) is NOT considered a good round

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yes it was a 12 handicap from that one round, but its not like my handicap is that much higher than that cuz i have shot some good rounds

Really what is your problem?! Why do you need to be so defensive. You came here seeking help, and have received great advice. Take it, don't deny it and think that you know you are right.

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