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#61 Shanks4ever

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 09:26 PM

“To be honest, to be the No. 1 is great, you know, for yourself. You proved to yourself that you can be the best player in the world. Is that the position that I like to be in every day? Definitely not. I would rather win the tournaments that I want to win. I'm 50 percent there with two majors. If it happens to be the No. 1 in the world again, fair enough.”--Martin Kaymer.

He makes my point exactly.



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Posted 23 January 2016 - 07:49 AM

Read the John Daly book, he's got a funny take on the playing to win theory.
He says the reason he's still playing is because he thinks he can still win (2007).
But a third of the field have no real desire to win, a few top 25s maybe a top 10 a season maintain the top 125 top keep your card and hey you have picked up $500K plus, if you managed a win once in your career it's a bonus.

“To be honest, to be the No. 1 is great, you know, for yourself. You proved to yourself that you can be the best player in the world. Is that the position that I like to be in every day? Definitely not. I would rather win the tournaments that I want to win. I'm 50 percent there with two majors. If it happens to be the No. 1 in the world again, fair enough.”--Martin Kaymer.

 

He makes my point exactly.

Fair enough Shanks - my points have been around the John Daly perspective to some degree on always going out trying your best to win an event- otherwise why go out at all. 

 

We expect it from all our other sports stars why shouldnt we expect it from our golfers? 

 

Tiger will quit the game once he feels he cant win again.

 

It seems everyone has various reason why they are on tour and not all are about becoming #1.

 

Some are happy to be middle of the pack and make a good living.

 

Some are after majors as primary goal.

 

Others work to become #1.

 

So back to OP - what does it take to become #1?


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Posted 23 January 2016 - 07:01 PM

How would any of us know, bit like asking if any of us enjoyed space travel .
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Posted 23 January 2016 - 07:15 PM

How would any of us know, bit like asking if any of us enjoyed space travel .

watch, read, study. A few have done it before so the stats are there

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 08:08 PM

watch, read, study. A few have done it before so the stats are there


Stats on mental strength ?
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Posted 23 January 2016 - 08:14 PM

Best combination of genetics, training, performance under pressure and lack of injuries is world number 1.
Second best combination is world number 2 etc etc, all the way down to little old you and me

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 08:34 PM

Best combination of genetics, training, performance under pressure and lack of injuries is world number 1.
Second best combination is world number 2 etc etc, all the way down to little old you and me


Not buying that at all.
I'd say mental strength and ability is right up there, genetics are nowhere in that.

Patrick green.
Fat,unfit and unathletic.
Aphibanrat,Monty,Darren Clarke,Lee Westwood and many more.
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Posted 23 January 2016 - 08:34 PM

Best combination of genetics, training, performance under pressure and lack of injuries is world number 1.
Second best combination is world number 2 etc etc, all the way down to little old you and me

detrrmination? drive?

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 07:29 AM

Isn't mental strength under performance under pressure?

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 07:55 AM

Those 4 categories are very all encompassing and apply to all sports. Genetics is less important in golf but more important in basketball for example...but still important in golf to a degree.
Training is the combination of tuition and self dericted learning, the ideal combination being different for each individual.
Performance under pressure is the combination of ideal technique, giving less likelihood of variation, and mental training to reproduce practice performance with match performance.
The person who does this the best and stays injury free is world number 1.
Simple!
By the way, PhD's have been written about all these various aspects
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Posted 24 January 2016 - 09:18 AM

You have to be selfish, arrogant, practice your arse off, have talent in the first place, mental toughness, a team to support you and kick your arse when they don't think you're doing enough, and desire. But most of all you need to be passionate, passion helps drive you toward your goal, to constantly achieve the results you set yourself.

We all require passion to be the best we can, whether it is space travel, making blinds, counting beans, organising golf events, hating good cricketers, being annoying, being righteous, cripple kicking, looking after the best golf course in Caboolture.

We cannot achieve these goals if your are not passionate.
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Posted 24 January 2016 - 09:42 AM

How would any of us know, bit like asking if any of us enjoyed space travel .

because everyone has an opinion on here about other things they usually don't have a clue about!
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Posted 24 January 2016 - 10:52 AM

The gol swing is both athletic and variable so quality hand eye coordination and natural competency in producing speed are essential elements - which is why pro golfers improve quickly when they begin playing

Of course without the discipline of practice all the natural talent in the world won't matter

But to become world number one you will need to be right at the top of the genetics tree

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 11:19 AM

because everyone has an opinion on here about other things they usually don't have a clue about!


Haha. That's true..:D
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Posted 24 January 2016 - 08:14 PM

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