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8 minutes ago, jbishop15 said:

What male golfers have a long period of sustained success, outside of maybe 3-5 years? Tiger, Phil, Ernie, Vijay, Rory, Spieth, etc. Most players have their run and then fade away pretty quickly. I don't think it's an LPGA thing. 

It’s easier on the LPGA Tour though because of the fields. They’re much weaker.

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2 hours ago, iacas said:

It’s easier on the LPGA Tour though because of the fields. They’re much weaker.

I agree. But I think my original point stands. I don't think them being women is the reason a lot of their players only have 3-5 years of excellent play. 

The more I think about it, you can apply to virtually every sport. Most players have a 3-5 year prime that quickly flames out. Only the really great ones have a full and complete career. 

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2 hours ago, jbishop15 said:

The more I think about it, you can apply to virtually every sport. Most players have a 3-5 year prime that quickly flames out. Only the really great ones have a full and complete career. 

I completely agree.    

 

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Well, when you’ve got 11yr olds who can qualify for a major...yeah. 

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2 hours ago, jbishop15 said:

I agree. But I think my original point stands. I don't think them being women is the reason a lot of their players only have 3-5 years of excellent play. 

No, I think that the weaker fields means you can last a lot longer with an "A" game. On the PGA Tour, it takes your A+ game, but if you're one of the better LPGA Tour players, you can stay at the top with your A- game.

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19 hours ago, jbishop15 said:

What male golfers have a long period of sustained success, outside of maybe 3-5 years? Tiger, Phil, Ernie, Vijay, Rory, Spieth, etc. Most players have their run and then fade away pretty quickly. I don't think it's an LPGA thing. 

Thats not quite what i meant, but i know what you mean. It just seems like there are players on the LPGA that win everything under the sun on the LPGA for 2 or 3 seasons then dramatically drop off the map like they never existed. It'd be like Jordan Speith disappearing after his 2015 season. 

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3 hours ago, 3jacker said:

Sexist!!  Or racist!! Or both!!!

In what way?  racist?  Sexist?

It was your post that stated that chicks are crazy

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Yep, chicks are crazy.

Race wasn't discussed and the majority of the posts have been about the coaches and their negative influence upon her swing.  

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I'm dizzy trying to keep up with all her changes, still getting through this. Interesting Leadbetter said she's not the greatest athlete.

http://www.espn.com/espnw/feature/22858141/how-golfing-prodigy-lydia-ko-lost-way

Here is Leadbetter's rebuttal to above piece.

https://davidleadbetter.com/news/leadbetter-lydia-ko/

 

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19 hours ago, nevets88 said:

I'm dizzy trying to keep up with all her changes, still getting through this. Interesting Leadbetter said she's not the greatest athlete.

http://www.espn.com/espnw/feature/22858141/how-golfing-prodigy-lydia-ko-lost-way

Here is Leadbetter's rebuttal to above piece.

https://davidleadbetter.com/news/leadbetter-lydia-ko/

 

That espn piece is quite interesting.... like a sports novel.

3 minutes ago, gregsandiego said:

That espn piece is quite interesting.... like a sports novel.

And the Leadbettter piece? Self serving and would have been better to keep that private.

 

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Those super-famous instructors seem thin-skinned and a little quick to respond.  Well, 2 out of 3. Butch is usually pretty circumspect.

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5 minutes ago, iacas said:

And a creepy trophy too

Yeesh. Apparently that's what you get when a medical supply company sponsors your tournament.

I'd definitely be putting that in the back of the trophy shelf... with a towel over it... you know, to keep the dust off.  

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32 minutes ago, iacas said:

She got a "W" just yesterday.

http://www.lpga.com/news/2018-lydia-ko-gets-long-awaited-win

And a creepy trophy too.

Yeah, and I hope it came with a 3 month extension for the caddy..😋

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13 minutes ago, GolfLug said:

Yeah, and I hope it came with a 3 month extension for the caddy..😋

hahahaha. 

46 minutes ago, iacas said:

And a creepy trophy too.

yes that is pretty darn creepy...

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