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#31 Rodent

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 05:54 PM

Many of those are already at the peak of their ability, with no further potential.

I don't believe that at all. To reach your potential you'd have to get regular lessons and practice a lot. I'm a golf nut and I will never reach my potential because I have a life and don't have the time or inclination to practice enough to reach my potential. A lot of blokes who are off 28-36 would be retired and I bet they don't strive to improve. It's more likely that they just enjoy the walk. I know the blokes at my club just play for something to do. They have no interest in practicing. 


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 07:36 PM

I don't believe that at all. To reach your potential you'd have to get regular lessons and practice a lot. I'm a golf nut and I will never reach my potential because I have a life and don't have the time or inclination to practice enough to reach my potential. A lot of blokes who are off 28-36 would be retired and I bet they don't strive to improve. It's more likely that they just enjoy the walk. I know the blokes at my club just play for something to do. They have no interest in practicing.


Some have reached their potential because they have no interest in busting a gut in an endeavour to get slightly better. Others have physical limitations that restrict some movements.

Whether their limitations are physical or mental, they won't improve.
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Posted 30 March 2018 - 01:07 PM

Some have reached their potential because they have no interest in busting a gut in an endeavour to get slightly better. Others have physical limitations that restrict some movements.

Whether their limitations are physical or mental, they won't improve.

Some will never realise their potential because they have no interest in busting a gut in an endeavour to get slightly better.



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Posted 30 March 2018 - 01:26 PM

Some will never realise their potential because they have no interest in busting a gut in an endeavour to get slightly better.

That's just a question of what you think 'potential' really means.

Either way, there are lots of players who will never get their handicap down to a respectable level.

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 01:57 PM

As with most things in life, most people can’t be bothered to do what it takes to be exceptional. That’s why most people are average. At everything. They will take the easy route. The road well trodden. They won’t put in the hard yards.

Don’t be average. Average is .......average.
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Posted 30 March 2018 - 03:10 PM

That's just a question of what you think 'potential' really means.

Either way, there are lots of players who will never get their handicap down to a respectable level.

What is actually a "respectable level"?  avg handicap I believe is 21 in Aus.

 

Single digit A Grade the benchmark?


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Posted 30 March 2018 - 03:12 PM

Many of those are already at the peak of their ability, with no further potential.

How much practice do you do OB?

 

If you practiced more on say your short game could you drop 1-2 shots?  A little Pilates, stretching regime could you drop another?


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Posted 30 March 2018 - 04:36 PM

What is actually a "respectable level"?  avg handicap I believe is 21 in Aus.
 
Single digit A Grade the benchmark?


If 21 is the average, then I suppose that is respectable enough.
A player who scores 2 points for a 5 on a par 3 does not have a respectable handicap.

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 04:39 PM

How much practice do you do OB?
 
If you practiced more on say your short game could you drop 1-2 shots?  A little Pilates, stretching regime could you drop another?


I play up to 6 times a week. When would I find time to practise?
Use of woods is not permitted at the club's 'driving' range.
I sometimes have a few chips and putts before I play, always have a few stretches.

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 05:01 PM

I play up to 6 times a week. When would I find time to practise?
Use of woods is not permitted at the club's 'driving' range.
I sometimes have a few chips and putts before I play, always have a few stretches.

you rather play than practice which is your choice. You could get better if you did. So haven’t reached potential!

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 05:04 PM

I play up to 6 times a week. When would I find time to practise?
Use of woods is not permitted at the club's 'driving' range.
I sometimes have a few chips and putts before I play, always have a few stretches.

And then go for a 7km drive in a golf cart.


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Posted 30 March 2018 - 08:07 PM

Phil is a bogey Golfer. He used to putt with a belly putter when I played with him. I'd say he has exceeded even his own expectations.

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 08:13 PM

Not to mention one third of a world class comedy trio.
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Posted 30 March 2018 - 08:24 PM

Maxx Mick and Old Phil. Only on ISG.

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 06:09 AM

I'd suggest anyone lower than 9 play off scratch in Stabelford Competition.

 

Scratch stableford is a great game to play.

 

But even better game is Scratch par, which really reflects a player scoring capability. 


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