Redjeep83, on 18 May 2018 - 07:15 AM, said:
Madgolfer, it happens in sports, physicality can be judged without a coach saying it. I had a friend who was on state winning championship high school basketball team, very good basketball player but was short. Had the hardest time getting scholarships because of his height. Shaun Livingston was on the team and if Shaun was shorter, he wouldn’t be in the nba today, just how it is. Same with a short skinny guy trying to play a linebacker.
From reading Stratton’s thread it sounded like the coach looked at course setups and opponents they would face and strategically picked players, not just score.
Jeep, you keep wanting to tell me what does and doesn't happen in sports, but that was my job for a long time. There is nothing you can tell me that I don't already know, so let me share some insight with you here. Where height is an intrinsic value for basketball, it plays no part in a golf match. A basketball coach can select a player according to height, and a football coach (I have an NFL coach in my family) can select by weight and overall size. But, a golf coach is not going to (and can not) bench a kid over a height value in golf. Sorry if I sound like a broken record.
And I think you stated earlier that the kid was supposedly told that he wasn't playing because of his height, and now you are saying the coach isn't actually coming out and saying it? Which is it now?
(Bag build in progress...)
Driver: Callaway Epic Sub Zero 9/Blueboard 73x
Fairway: Callaway Alpha 816 16/Blueboard 93x
Hybrids: Adams Pro Dhy 21, 24/ ??
Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X7