From: dave.clary on 31 Mar 2007 15:31
On Sat, 31 Mar 2007 07:43:42 -0700, "glfnaz" <glfnaz(a)qwesttrash.com>
>Oh, and he got straight A's this past semester.
You forgot to tell them he's playing shortstop for ASU next year!! :-)
Dave Clary/Corpus Christi, TX
From: Rex on 31 Mar 2007 16:13
I stand corrected. You are so rght. I like both coaches though.
<dave.clary(a)geewhizmail.com> wrote in message
> On Sat, 31 Mar 2007 07:48:10 +1200, "Rex" <rexroh(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>Get hold of Jim McLean's "The plane truth for Golfers". I think in hthat
>>book he liken's the "one plane Swing" to a baseball swing but on an angle.
> Wrong Jim. You're confusing the "X-factor/8-step" guy with the
> oneplane guy. It's Jim Hardy.
> And don't forget Maddux and Glavine--chicks dig the long ball! :-)
> Dave Clary/Corpus Christi, TX
From: annika1980 on 2 Apr 2007 02:07
On Mar 31, 10:43 am, "glfnaz" <glf...(a)qwesttrash.com> wrote:
> He plays other sports.
> He was named most outstanding 11 year old in the City basketball program,
> he's hitting .835 in Little League, and had been nominated for the most
> outstanding club baseball player in the State of AZ. This fall he's playing
> pop warner football.
That's all well and good, but it really means nothing.
According to noted sports psychologist, Dr. Jack H. Llewellyn, it is
impossible to predict future accomplishments of an 11-year old based
on past performances.
IOW, an accomplished baseball player like your son has about the same
chance of turning into the next Chipper Jones as does the 11-year old
kid who has never played and is just taking up the game. You wouldn't
think that would be the case, but it's true.
I suppose this is true in all sports. Look at some of the old winners
of the Junior Amateurs, for example. Sure, you'll see Tiger Woods on
there, but you'll also see a lot of names you have never heard of on
Tour. Or look at some of the guys Tiger beat to win the US AM ....
Trip Kuehne, Steve Scott, Buddy Marucci. How many tour wins have
those guys amassed? And whatever happened to former US Am champ,
Chris Patton, anyway? Then you've got late bloomers like Jim Furyk,
who most people never heard of until he started winning on Tour.
My point is that the straight-A's your kid gets is a better predictor
of future success than any sports accomplishments he may have attained
Here's a lesson you can share with Lil Glfnaz:
I first met Tiger Woods when he was 16 years old. At that time he was
probably the most accompished 16-year old golfer in history. But he
isn't recognized as the greatest golfer today because of what he did
in those first 16 years. It is what he's done since then that sets
him apart and defines his greatness.
Must've been those tips I gave him.....
The same lesson applies to anyone reading this. It isn't what you've
accomplished in the last 5, 10, 20, or 40 years. What is important is
what you will accomplish in the future. Start today.
From: The_Professor on 2 Apr 2007 11:00
On Apr 2, 1:07 am, "annika1980" <annika1...(a)aol.com> wrote:
You are right on wioth the academics, but there are As and there are
As. There is a lot of pressure for teachers to give everyone's hard
working child an A, but the fact is, there are still limited
opportunites at various levels. Like it or not, a lot get "left
behind", regardless. ACTs and tests like that can tell a lot. Being in
the top 2% is a very telling parameter, regardless of score. We can
look at Med School, for example. While an ACT of 30 is no guarantee
coming out of high school, and ACT of less than 30 is pretty much a
guarantee you aren't going to make it. Not to say the odd 28 doesn't
make it, some do, but very few, whereas a good percentage of MD
wannabes with ACTs over 30 do get there. Lots of 24 ACTs with straight
As in high school too!
From: me on 2 Apr 2007 12:55
On Apr 2, 11:00 am, "The_Professor" <d...(a)att.net> wrote:
> On Apr 2, 1:07 am, "annika1980" <annika1...(a)aol.com> wrote:
> You are right on wioth the academics, but there are As and there are
> As. There is a lot of pressure for teachers to give everyone's hard
> working child an A, but the fact is, there are still limited
> opportunites at various levels.
Common problem in engineering schools. Everyone there
was "in the top 10%" of their classes at "Milkweed" high or
whatever. And we were all "good at math.". Now they are
in a school of 3000 freshmen who were too and they are
all being graded on a curve. Someone's gonna be last.
> Like it or not, a lot get "left
> behind", regardless. ACTs and tests like that can tell a lot. Being in
> the top 2% is a very telling parameter, regardless of score. We can
> look at Med School, for example. While an ACT of 30 is no guarantee
> coming out of high school, and ACT of less than 30 is pretty much a
> guarantee you aren't going to make it. Not to say the odd 28 doesn't
> make it, some do, but very few, whereas a good percentage of MD
> wannabes with ACTs over 30 do get there. Lots of 24 ACTs with straight
> As in high school too!
I suspect the same is true in golf. When you realize the number
folks who are, in one sense or another, "professional golfers" and
you realize there are what, maybe 500 or so wandering around the
world making a real living at competition golf, there just isn't alot
of room for folks that are "good at it". If you aren't exceptional
at it within a few months or years of taking up the sport, you
probably never will be.