30 Dec '14, 3pm

STUDY: How far golfers think they hits it (vs) how far they really hit it? THE RESULTS:

Mostly right, but a little glurgy. You’re right to say that many amateurs overestimate their ability relative to pros (especially amateurs in the single-digit range). However, speaking as a plus-2 who has won money off pros before, I can tell you–and if you think about this, I’ll bet you know this too–that much of your argument is based on the notion that the difference between a good amateur and a good pro is expressible in distance. This simply is not so. Many good amateurs, college players, etc., are stupendously long, longer even than the average tour pro, most of whom have learned that all-out blasting isn’t all that good for your scores. It is simply not true that a tour pro is more likely to average 305 with the driver than a top-quality Division I player, but you put those two against each other in 10 money matches and the pro will win seven or eight times, maybe m...

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