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#1 waldo65

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 08:16 PM

See this guys website - from hacker to pro in 10 000 hours. Possible? Having himself on? the dan plan He will improve, maybe get down to scratch, but cut it as a pro? doubt it.

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 09:07 PM

A sneaky way to have people finance 5 years of playing golf everyday. I doubt he'll turn pro, and after reading some of his blog, he sounds like a wanker, but i really wish i had of thought of his idea first.

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 09:14 PM

This is not just one guy doing this plan on his own - WHAT IS THE DAN PLAN? It’s a project in transformation. An experiment in potential and possibilities. Through 10,000 hours of “deliberate practice,” Dan, who currently has minimal golf experience, plans on becoming a professional golfer. But the plan isn’t really about golf: through this process, Dan hopes to prove to himself and others that it’s never too late to start a new pursuit in life.

Dan hopes to prove to himself and others that it’s never too late to start a new pursuit in life.

Especially if you have a team behind you that includes: A PGA, Golf Instructior A Strength Trainer A Nutritionist A Cinematographer A Marketing/Social Media Consultant and a Web Designer Proving, beyond doubt, that absolutely anyone can succeed at achieving their dreams or goals with even a small corporation behind them.

#4 BGH

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 09:38 PM

I should stop reading before it starts giving me ideas

#5 2Putts

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 10:01 PM

Absolute cracker of an idea. Particularly liked this: "in order to excel in a field, roughly 10,000 hours of "stretching yourself beyond what you can currently do" is required".

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 10:21 PM

sweet I may become a porn star yet..... 10,000 hours.....too much work.

#7 Stinkler

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 10:22 PM

5.5 hrs every day for 5 years yeah? That's a bit of work. Keeping in mind that 5.5 hours of good practice takes more than 5.5 hrs, I know, I've done it with music, you can't just go straight through, as you start wasting time through fatigue and lack of concentration. It would be doable, with no job, money in bank (plenty for food coaching etc) Basically it would need to be your job for that time. A full time job with proper breaks etc, sounds like fun I reckon, wish I could afford that kind of time and focus just for golf. Oh yeah, imagine it, "I'm off to work honey" into the car goes the sticks, down to the course, mmmm, dreaming time.

#8 Shimonko

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 10:30 PM

He said he's having problems with his girlfriend in one of his blog entries. Ummm...

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 10:37 PM

sweet I may become a porn star yet….. 10,000 hours…..too much work.

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What needs stretching for 10,000 hours for me to become a porn star ?

#10 AB_LongGolfer

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 12:06 AM

Very clever, brilliant marketing no doubt. Hmmmm ideas flowing lol... Anyone want to buy shares in a long driver that is aiming for the top? hahahaha... Maybe a horse type syndicate will be the evolution from this? Will he make it? Probably not but I reckon he will make some decent coin along the way from the marketing aspect of it all. 5.5 hours of practice everyday for 5 years? I can definitely tell already that it is fatally flawed, there is no way the body can sustain a daily regimen like this, let alone mentally. There will be days that you can't or are not motivated to train and rest days are crucial to recovery and improvements. Would rather train for an hour with sweat pouring in my eyes than fluff about for 5.5 hours.... Good concept though...

#11 Danz

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 12:32 AM

He could be at for 10 years and still not be good enough.

#12 Rtl

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 12:38 AM

What's the odds on Dan the man???

#13 THE_PHANTOM

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 01:24 AM

No hope. Write your own ticket. To become a pro you need to play a minimum of 1,000 x 18 hole rounds of competition golf, & hit a minimum of 250,000 range balls, & spend a minimum of 2,500 hours chipping & putting. Timespan roughly 10 - 12 years. Impossible to do it in 5 years, you would be burnt out mentally & physcially. Stats then say after turning pro it takes about 4 years to win a tournament & about 16 years to win a major - all on average. Bowdo, Give us your rough stats, i.e when you started playing, how many rounds did you play before becoming pro, how often did you go to the range & how many balls did you hit, how much time was spent chipping putting etc, plus anything else of interest.

#14 lefty731pm

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 01:27 AM

No hope. Write your own ticket.

To become a pro you need to play a minimum of 1,000×18 hole rounds of competition golf, & hit a minimum of 250,000 range balls, & spend a minimum of 2,500 hours chipping & putting. Timespan roughly 10 – 12 years. Impossible to do it in 5 years, you would be burnt out mentally & physcially.

Stats then say after turning pro it takes about 4 years to win a tournament & about 16 years to win a major – all on average.

Where did this load of bollocks come from? I agree with the "no hope" bit.

#15 waffle_iron

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 01:27 AM

I reckon Dan the man will probably win a few Opens but struggle at Augusta.




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