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Joined: April 22nd, 2004, 9:58 pm

November 19th, 2010, 4:58 am #1

My 13 year old grandson can do maybe 4 decent push-ups and one
dis-functional one. I can do 50. Grandson can barely stretch
to touch his knees. I can touch the ground. He can turn 90
degrees on his back-swing but so can I.

Grandson can hit it 30 yards by me. There is something afoot
here other than strength or flexibility. Also, he has had fairly limited
exposure to golf and I have been battling it for 30 years. He
plays maybe once every three months and I play 2 or 3 times a week.
Now I beat the tar out of him every time but he hits it by me every time.

I think that maybe strength is a disadvantage particularly in the
learning stages. As the club is relatively heavy to a child it kind
of forces them to find a mechanical advantage just to pull through impact.
A strong adult can manipulate the club as he wills.

Old man puzzle session: sorry.
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Joined: November 17th, 2001, 6:19 am

November 20th, 2010, 10:52 pm #2

is one of the best posts that I have read here!!! SUPER!!

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Joined: April 22nd, 2004, 9:58 pm

November 21st, 2010, 10:31 pm #3

Probably the weakest thing about grandson (he's a pretty weak kid)
is his wrists. Hand and wrist dexterity for him is practically
non-existent. His wrists are basically just joints. So if there is
anything substantive in my musings it would be that strength is a
disadvantage in the learning stages.
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Joined: January 6th, 2004, 8:10 am

November 22nd, 2010, 3:14 pm #4

Sorry to hear your grandson is so unhealthy. Is he overweight ?
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Joined: April 22nd, 2004, 9:58 pm

November 23rd, 2010, 12:37 pm #5

for your concern. He's actually quite healthy and
not a bit overweight. And he hits it by me every time.
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Joined: January 6th, 2004, 8:10 am

November 23rd, 2010, 4:11 pm #6

Well that's reassuring, when you said he couldn't even bend and touch his knees I had another image altogether ! Why so inflexible then ? - kids are usually bendy bunnies and can do things that give adults a hernia just watching ! Imagine how far he could hit it....
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

November 23rd, 2010, 8:09 pm #7

not so much so with kids. My two teenagers are considerably less flexible than I am. They've done sports their whole lives but it does not seem that coaches these days really do much flexibility or other training that is not sport specific. So despite playing soccer since age 6 or so they are not very flexible. Now I am more flexible than most 50+ year old men that I know (gymnastics in my youth and nearly constant physical activity since) but I still let them know when I was training them that they should be embarrassed that I was stronger and more flexible. My daughter got me back when we were 'running' (at least I was) and she was skipping along side me

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Joined: March 27th, 2009, 1:41 am

November 24th, 2010, 6:28 am #8

My 13 year old grandson can do maybe 4 decent push-ups and one
dis-functional one. I can do 50. Grandson can barely stretch
to touch his knees. I can touch the ground. He can turn 90
degrees on his back-swing but so can I.

Grandson can hit it 30 yards by me. There is something afoot
here other than strength or flexibility. Also, he has had fairly limited
exposure to golf and I have been battling it for 30 years. He
plays maybe once every three months and I play 2 or 3 times a week.
Now I beat the tar out of him every time but he hits it by me every time.

I think that maybe strength is a disadvantage particularly in the
learning stages. As the club is relatively heavy to a child it kind
of forces them to find a mechanical advantage just to pull through impact.
A strong adult can manipulate the club as he wills.

Old man puzzle session: sorry.
Is that what I sense with what is posted?

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