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Originally Posted by ApocG10

Phelps is used to having the best instructors in the world. It is a regular part of life for him. He certainly isn't lazy, 22 olympic medals prove that, sounds like a lot of bias to me, not just from you, but everyone who doesn't like the kid.. Hank was talking about how he knows what it takes, and keep going and going until he hits his goals. I think its his attitude that puts off many, and if you know athletes, they all have an attitude. Hell, the NEED and attitude. You don't become #1 in the world at ANYTHING without strong work ethic on top of gobs of talent, and some cockiness. You need to believe you are the best to be the best.

The difference: Phelps isn't becoming the #1 golfer in the world.

Excelling at one thing does not mean you're going to excel at everything . Or have the same attitude, or approach.

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Okay, I'm going to go on a bit of a rant here. Before I begin, I want to make very clear that the things I'll talk about probably existed and were simply edited out. They aren't the sexy or interestin

Three episodes in and I haven't seen Haney's trophy wife make an appearance on the show.  Did they split up or has Hank given up trying use his show to get her modeling work?

Haney did make Phelps hinge his wrists on the backswing in episode 1. Given how cheap (relatively) video equipment and distribution is these days, someone could produce their own show and relea

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The difference: Phelps isn't becoming the #1 golfer in the world.

Excelling at one thing does not mean you're going to excel at everything. Or have the same attitude, or approach.

Agreed. But its still in him to believe he can if he wants to.

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Originally Posted by ApocG10

Agreed. But its still in him to believe he can if he wants to.

Sure.

I just think that the game of golf has that unique ability to cause you to "doubt"   --

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I think that, similar to Rush, Phelps got a little better more because he hit more golf balls and was able to practice golf than due to any "instruction" he got from Hank Haney.
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I think that, similar to Rush, Phelps got a little better more because he hit more golf balls and was able to practice golf than due to any "instruction" he got from Hank Haney.

I would agree that anyone will get better from merely hitting balls alone, but I don't think that's anything against Haney. To get anyone from over 100 to about 80 in like 10 practice sessions is pretty good...

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I think Haney did a great job with Phelps. I would have preferred the finale to be him breaking 90 rather than the Olympic showdown.  The Olympic showdown could have been the episode before.

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