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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

View PostMatchplay10033, 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

View PostShifty76, 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

View PostLeftDaddy, 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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Posted 18 November 2018 - 10:56 AM

Dude that taught me beat me by eight second round we played. I shot 72. He also worked his a** off to get it. "IT" means almost like a savant type talent. I've never seen it. (Roy Hobbes type thing) Also no one has "IT" unless they can put "IT" together in a tournament. Going out and shooting 68 is one thing but to do it under tournament conditions on a 7300 yard golf course- thats it and it doesn't exist unless you expose yourself to it regularly.

Edited by shoot4par, 18 November 2018 - 11:31 AM.

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 01:25 PM

Alligator blood.

My best friend is a cutthroat gambler, between poker and sports betting hes made several hundred thousand.
He never practices, he has an old set of ping eye 2s and a wedge with grooves worn off, and he absolutely destroys everyone when money is on the line.

I would say that anyone who shines under pressure and is naturally adept at taking on risk can be a pretty decent golfer

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 09:33 PM

I caddied in a pga tour canada qualifier this summer. A guy in my players group had "it". He flew every single drive 320 on a frozen rope, hit every iron dead solid, high, and far. There was a par 3, 205 into the wind, where i told my player, who is not a short hitter, to knock down a 4i. he knocked down a 7i and hit it to 10 feet. He shot a very very sloppy 66, went and got drunk after the round because he thought he was in for sure. ended up in a playoff and bogeyed the first hole.
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Posted 03 December 2018 - 11:48 PM

View PostAlecEmersonGolf, on 03 December 2018 - 09:33 PM, said:

I caddied in a pga tour canada qualifier this summer. A guy in my players group had "it". He flew every single drive 320 on a frozen rope, hit every iron dead solid, high, and far. There was a par 3, 205 into the wind, where i told my player, who is not a short hitter, to knock down a 4i. he knocked down a 7i and hit it to 10 feet. He shot a very very sloppy 66, went and got drunk after the round because he thought he was in for sure. ended up in a playoff and bogeyed the first hole.

Thats kind of hilarious in a weird, sad sort of way.

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 12:05 AM

I had it, but sold it for a nifty profit.
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