I have a 6 year old who quite likes putting and chipping when he gets to the range, but getting him there seems like I am torturing him. Not sure If i should lay off and just not encourage him at this point. He's got a decent little swing but looking out for ideas to make it something he asks for more. A way to make it more fun.
That's exactly what I feel; I can take a nice practice swing, with decent tempo, then step up to the ball and it's as if the practice swing (and swing thought) never occurred, as I "lunge" to "hit" the ball, rather than just swing. So frustrating!
lol! Great post..
But that WAS the experiment right? That you can take anything without any innate talent, passion (or even respect, which I am not sure I agree - he picked golf because he knew how difficult it is) towards the subject matter and substitute ALL of it with a sincere 10,000 hours for a comparable achievement. In that sense there is conclusion. He didn't get there.
But he DID get to a 6 at some point, IIRC (assuming it was honest). I say that is 90th percentile or better. That's pretty good for someone with no passion for the madness of this game or any other head starts afforded to most other 6s.
Yet, there is no denying that in the end the mystery or mystique of Golf's X factor continues to prevail supreme.
Granted, its easy for me to spend YOUR money, but if youre a beginner and hitting the ball badly on the range, why would you consider NOT taking lessons? Whether it's from the pro you're considering or someone else, it's got to be easier to learn to hit the correctly from the outset than have to try to unlearn hitting it incorrectly.
I have seen some Taylormade Spider Tour putters show up on eBay, Craigslist, etc. They all look real, but I'm always skeptical when people say they received them as a prize, etc, and don't have receipts (though it is believable it could happen).
Are there fakes out there of this putter, or is it something they haven't bothered to try to fake? Is there an easy way to identify a fake?