Is it because we struggle to learn new movement patterns after a certain age? Or are we unwilling to go through a difficult process of learning new movements and prefer to use "will power" to adapt our existing movement patterns to play the game?
I think you're onto something there.
Kids learn stuff way faster than anyone else, they are sponges, partially because their brains are not clogged up with crap, but more importantly I think, is that learning to them is completely natural . they know no other existence.
Every day they learn, and they question, and they learn some more, whether they realise it or not, they just do.
Adults though, fark, we know it all, and you can't teach us anything new ... well not easily at least. We are as a group, resistant to change, fearful of anything unknown, oh, and stubborn.
Its no surprise to me, that the worlds best golfers these days, didn't take up the game when they were 15 or 16 ........ they started out as 5 yr olds or thereabouts.
The golf swing was just a natural thing for them .... they've been doing it since they could walk most of them ... and have just been refining it since then.
Greg Norman may have been one of the last really great golfers who took the game up later on in life, eg, in his teens ...
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