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  • #16
    Originally posted by jayceheathman View Post
    What physical traits are needed to be a good golfer? Like, what sets Tiger or Rory apart from the other golfers? I keep thinking about it but all I can come up with is whoever has the best form and has good concentration.
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    • #17
      I think the fact that golfers are successful into their 40's and 50's casts aside notions that athleticism or physical skill set have anything to do with it. It's all about putting in the hard work, golf is a mental game.

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      • #18
        Very proud of Rory McIlroy as he grew up just 8 miles from myself on the suburbs of Belfast.

        Amazingly that's consecutive US Opens for Northern Ireland (pop approx 1.7 million) after Graeme McDowell's victory last year. A new golfing superpower has emerged. lol ;) While I say that with tongue in cheek McIlroy is undoubtedly the sport's next global superstar.

        I currently live in London but probably won't be attending Wimbledon this year. Nadal over Federer in the final is my prediction. The womens final - two 6-foot East European stunners please.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by boknows34 View Post
          Very proud of Rory McIlroy as he grew up just 8 miles from myself on the suburbs of Belfast.

          Amazingly that's consecutive US Opens for Northern Ireland (pop approx 1.7 million) after Graeme McDowell's victory last year. A new golfing superpower has emerged. lol ;) While I say that with tongue in cheek McIlroy is undoubtedly the sport's next global superstar.

          I currently live in London but probably won't be attending Wimbledon this year. Nadal over Federer in the final is my prediction. The womens final - two 6-foot East European stunners please.
          You're from Belfast??? I didnt think anyone else on here was except my brother.

          I think it's funny about McIlroy. I used to work with a fella who played him a few times in the West of Ireland championships when McIlroy was like 14 or 15 and he hammered him


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          • #20
            Originally posted by AntoinCD View Post
            You're from Belfast??? I didnt think anyone else on here was except my brother.

            I think it's funny about McIlroy. I used to work with a fella who played him a few times in the West of Ireland championships when McIlroy was like 14 or 15 and he hammered him

            Yes, I'm from the north-west of the city while Rory is from just outside East Belfast in Holywood. McIlroy went to Sullivan Upper school who we used to play against in rugby, field hockey and cricket.

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            • #21
              Watching McIlroy win it makes me want to get out on the course so bad. I haven't played at all yet this year.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by jayceheathman View Post
                What physical traits are needed to be a good golfer? Like, what sets Tiger or Rory apart from the other golfers? I keep thinking about it but all I can come up with is whoever has the best form and has good concentration.
                That's right.
                It's more mental strength in this "sport".
                Consistency. Same swing over and over and over and over.... it's a precise game of inches. Fractions of an inch make a world of difference.

                Think about this: You can get as good as your mind (and body) will let you, and nobody can do anything about it. No opponent can guard you, pitch to you, cover you, tackle you, trick you, etc. It's just you vs the course.

                That's why even though I love golf and play a lot, it's not a true "sport" to me. It's more of a game, like a video game or chess. No defense in it, no running, no jumping, no defense.

                Anyway, now to Wimbledon:
                Will anyone derail the BIG 4 from the semi's:
                • Nadal
                • Federer
                • Djokovic
                • Murray?

                Delpotro looks to get Nadal in the quarters, which will be a good one. And Murray will get Roddick in the quarters. Murray just anhialated him on grass a week ago, and they have split vs each other here at Wimbledon, with Roddick beating him 2 years ago here in the semifinals, with Roddick then losing to Federer in the marathon thriller in the final.

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                • #23
                  Today's Tsonga-Dimitrov match was semifinal-quality! Great stuff, tremendous drama.

                  Ryan Harrison is giving the #7 seed Ferrer all kinds of trouble, up 2-1 sets but down in the 4th. I don't see ANY young American player (male or female) who is ever going to win a Grand Slam.
                  Certainly not Isner or Querrey.

                  But Harrison has the best chance to eventually get into the top ten one day.

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                  • #24
                    Evidence that golf is not a "sport".
                    This is your leader thru 2 rounds (or 1 stroke behind), in this week's LPGA event, which is one of their 4 "majors".

                    http://sports.yahoo.com/golf/gallery...-117221386%3A1

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                    • #25
                      We had to wait 60 years for an Irishman to win another major but since 2007 Irish golfers have won 6, more than any other country.
                      Originally posted by George Carlin

                      In Football the object is for the Field General to be on target with his aerial assault, riddling the Defence by hitting his Receivers with deadly accuracy, in spite of the Blitz, even if he has to use the Shotgun. With short bullet passes and long bombs he marches his troops into enemy territory, balancing this aerial assault with a sustained ground attack which punches holes in the forward wall of the enemy’s Defensive Line.

                      In Baseball the object is to go home and be safe.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Seamus2602 View Post
                        We had to wait 40 years for an Irishman to win another major but since 2007 Irish golfers have won 6, more than any other country.
                        Darren Clarke was solid all week and certainly deserved to win the Open Championship


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                        • #27
                          I had actually meant 60 years but ach well.
                          Last edited by Seamus2602; 07-17-2011, 12:15 PM.
                          Originally posted by George Carlin

                          In Football the object is for the Field General to be on target with his aerial assault, riddling the Defence by hitting his Receivers with deadly accuracy, in spite of the Blitz, even if he has to use the Shotgun. With short bullet passes and long bombs he marches his troops into enemy territory, balancing this aerial assault with a sustained ground attack which punches holes in the forward wall of the enemy’s Defensive Line.

                          In Baseball the object is to go home and be safe.

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                          • #28
                            What separates Nadal, Federer, and Djokovic from the other players? What do they have that other players lack? Is tennis mostly about having the best cardio because I know it must take a lot out of someone to have one match for 3 hours.

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                            • #29
                              Back to back major titles for Northern Ireland (pop 1.7 million). Amazing and very proud to be an Ulsterman.

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