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#196 Madambo

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 12:58 PM

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McLaughlin stuck to his task for years, but 6,003 hours in, his back would no longer comply. “I couldn’t swing a club for six months,” he says. Today, he’s fine—as long as he doesn’t try to play golf every day. And the Dan Plan is a digital ruin, trailing off mid-stream amid the plaintive questions of diehard fans

 

Barely over halfway through, he’d pared his handicap to an all-time low of 2.6—a mark achieved by fewer than 6 percent of golfers.

 

ttps://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/536592/


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 03:14 PM

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 05:11 PM

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 05:30 PM

World Domination takes more than 10,000 hours
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Posted 22 August 2017 - 05:38 PM

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McLaughlin stuck to his task for years, but 6,003 hours in, his back would no longer comply. “I couldn’t swing a club for six months,” he says. Today, he’s fine—as long as he doesn’t try to play golf every day. And the Dan Plan is a digital ruin, trailing off mid-stream amid the plaintive questions of diehard fans

 

Barely over halfway through, he’d pared his handicap to an all-time low of 2.6—a mark achieved by fewer than 6 percent of golfers.

 

ttps://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/536592/

 

So basically, the much quoted 10,000 hours golden rule now has a footnote: "Provided your body doesn't give out before the end."



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Posted 22 August 2017 - 05:41 PM

So basically, the much quoted 10,000 hours golden rule now has a footnote: "Provided your body doesn't give out before the end."

Pretty much.  Maybe didnt pace himself out over enough years?


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 05:44 PM

World Domination takes more than 10,000 hours

Waggles excluded? You reach 10,000 in one round.
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Posted 22 August 2017 - 05:50 PM

Pretty much.  Maybe didnt pace himself out over enough years?

 

Potentially.  He seemed to be on the course everyday.  Sorta like a staffer from IseekGolf.  ;)


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 09:42 PM

He had a couple of issues around how he defined the "hours".

For example, he used to count only 3, sometimes 4 hours for a round.

On top of that, he would have had start playing four round tournaments pretty soon if he was going to have a hope of qualifying for the PGA tour by the 10000 hour mark...and he was a long way off playing four round tournaments .

4 round tournaments consume a huge number of "hours" and therefore I think he pulled out knowing he was never going to get there...that and a bad back


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 01:34 PM

Potentially.  He seemed to be on the course everyday.  Sorta like a staffer from IseekGolf.  ;)

"seemed" the key word.


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 09:21 PM

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McLaughlin stuck to his task for years, but 6,003 hours in, his back would no longer comply. “I couldn’t swing a club for six months,” he says. Today, he’s fine—as long as he doesn’t try to play golf every day. And the Dan Plan is a digital ruin, trailing off mid-stream amid the plaintive questions of diehard fans

 

Barely over halfway through, he’d pared his handicap to an all-time low of 2.6—a mark achieved by fewer than 6 percent of golfers.

 

ttps://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/536592/

Have to say pretty impressive if he had never picked up a golf club before starting. Be happy to reach that handicap. Here is an interview discussing what happened and future plans - https://the19thhole....with-animations


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 09:58 PM

"seen" the key word.



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Posted 23 August 2017 - 11:29 PM

He was way too old when he started, You won't be elite beginning at 30 years old. Most of the elite would have had at least a 15 - 20 year head start on him. 






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