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Ever Meet Someone Who Has "It"?


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#91 unrepentant 60s kid

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 09:40 AM

"It" tends to be fleeting if you have a job and don't all but devote your life to golf.

The minute your athleticism starts to wane, which happens at a relatively early age,

so does your natural, untrained game.

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 06:09 PM

 Matchplay10033, on 19 July 2018 - 06:11 AM, said:

I have seen it once when I was in Highschool.   We were playing another school from up the road and their number one golfer was an exchange student.   He was from Argentina I believe.   First hole at our home course he hits his drive and it was a sound I have never heard.   Same with his approach shot... a crisp click....   Makes birdie and goes on to shoot a 32 on the front.    On the back he plays the same way and shoots a 32 tying the course record.    What amazed me was his playing partner told me the kid took up golf 2 years earlier !  That was 1998 and I really wish I would have remembered his name because he has to be on some tour now.

They make it look easy.Two years ?

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 08:04 PM

Just moved from Alberta to PEI.
Played a round this evening with a young kid from work. Only his second time out this year.

Got to a 325 yard par 4. Rest of us all hit solid drives, leaving us anywhere from 40-60 yards in.
Young guy sticks the driver back in the bag and pulls hybrid. "my driver would fly the green so better hit hybrid."

"Uh huh, I think to myself, let's see it then."
He absolutely cranked that hybrid and ended up on the green pin high. Didn't even tee it up, just dropped the ball and swung.
Effortless looking swing too.

Later on a 520 yard par 5 he had 145 into the pin after his tee shot (with driver this time)
I've played with some long hitters over the past 20 years or so but never seen anything like that. Had the short game to match it too. Ended up shooting 69.

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 03:42 PM

One young kid comes to mind. I was paired with him and his dad a couple summers ago. He was 14-15 and quite tall and was just smashing the ball. He hadn’t been golfing all that long so he hadn’t learned to take his medicine or manage a course very well yet, but once he has those “maturity” traits about him and learns a little touch, he’ll be taking guys to the cleaners.

The swing speed was impressive, but I was more impressed that he made consistent, solid contact, and how good and efficient his swing really was.
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 10:50 PM

 Shifty76, on 05 October 2018 - 08:04 PM, said:

Just moved from Alberta to PEI.
Played a round this evening with a young kid from work. Only his second time out this year.

Got to a 325 yard par 4. Rest of us all hit solid drives, leaving us anywhere from 40-60 yards in.
Young guy sticks the driver back in the bag and pulls hybrid. "my driver would fly the green so better hit hybrid."

"Uh huh, I think to myself, let's see it then."
He absolutely cranked that hybrid and ended up on the green pin high. Didn't even tee it up, just dropped the ball and swung.
Effortless looking swing too.

Later on a 520 yard par 5 he had 145 into the pin after his tee shot (with driver this time)
I've played with some long hitters over the past 20 years or so but never seen anything like that. Had the short game to match it too. Ended up shooting 69.
These dang kids... We have four aspiring pros working in our player services. After hearing a visiting young pro had aced our second hole, a very narrow 365 yard hole, one of the four mentioned he has been pin high on that hole but never on the green.
  Another heard of the feat and mentioned he had been playing a short part five at our club, just 510 yards, with another one of the guys. Said it was playing into the wind a bit and had 220 in. 290 yard drive so nothing to wrx.... But that he work mate was 90 yards past him off the tee.
  You so the math on that one.

These kids are scary long.

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 11:25 PM

 LeftDaddy, on 26 September 2018 - 09:36 AM, said:

So that is my question to you guys...do you seriously know people who were just "good" at golf almost from the first time they picked up a club?  And if so, damn I'm jealous.

I know one.  He's the only one, and I know a lot of golfers.  He was the good at everything guy.  All state in baseball, joined the football team as a senior because he lost a bet....starting QB on a team that won a state championship despite never having played organized football up to that point.  I was a decent golfer in high school and he was the #1 golfer on our team.  I was #2, played and practiced all the time, never could beat him out for the #1 spot even though he never practiced outside of required practices.  His Dad was a good player but passed away when this guy was in junior high.  He never had much coaching and never took a lesson as far as I know.  

A bit of a bummer story because the guy is in his 40s now and despite a lot of opportunities, he never did much of anything.  Still plays the same local course in the same small town, still has the same crappy job he got when he was 19.  I ran into some old high school friends a few months ago, and they say he's still a helluva player.

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