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How Hard is Pro Golf?

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Recently, Jerry Rice gave up after a set of 92-82 and 83-76 at the Nationwide Tour:

Rice had shot 92-82 in the first two rounds of the event. He began his quest for a pro golfing card last month when he shot 83-76 and missed the cut at an event in California.

How hard is golf?

Trust me, Jerry Rice would have to keep playing a lot more competitive rounds to see if he can make it.  I think Jerry Rice can make it, if he tries really hard for another 10 years but I don’t think it’s going to happen over just couple Nationwide events.

A lot of people may not realize how hard professional golf is but trust me, I’ve been in the pro golf gutter most of my life, the stakes are a lot higher than any amateur tournament and even higher, if golf is the only thing you know how to do to make a living.

On the other hand, Babe Zaharias was a women’s olympic star who decided to take similar route as Jerry Rice, except she exceeded everyone’s expectations by winning the U.S. Women’s open eventually.

I guess it all boils down to how determined you are no matter how badly you fall.  Yes, I have shot a ton of 96s in my life at golf tournaments because I simply couldn’t handle the pressure but if you keep playing, you get used to it and start scoring better eventually.

I just got back from my practice today, here’s a couple swing thoughts I was working on:

1. Making sure to cock my hands more “upwards” because I tend to lay off my clubface at the top.

2. Downswing felt automatic once I got the backswing done correctly.

3. Also, don’t forget to “finish” your backswing before your downswing, otherwise it will lead to a mess of events and club manipulation.

By the way, some of these thoughts my help you might not, I am just writing them down on this blog so I can remember it and go back to it if I start losing it.  But it may help you greatly, try them.

Never be afraid to try new moves.  If they don’t work, just fall back on your old moves.

I tried some new swing theories I had today and they didn’t work, so I simply fell back to my swing thoughts from the day before.