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Dan the amateur golfer who set out to make the PGA from a standing start has crashed and burned after 6000 hours of practice.
"Dan McLaughlin is an American commercial photographer who quit his day job to become a professional golfer through 10,000 hours of deliberate practice. Using this method, he created a plan known as The Dan Plan. Wikipedia"
What happened? In short, his body said no more, he threw out his back.
The pundits are weighing in. Check out the Atlantic monthly or GoldWrx articles. Sobering reading to those who believe anything is possible with hard work.
Here is an early article in Success magazine.
Here is my take. He is not a failure, but a great success. He plays in the top 1% of golfers. That is a triumph in my books.
He shot for the stars and hit the moon.
He talks about his injury in this video.
David Story: Professional pianist, drummer, composer, and educator. Well into his 4th enthusiastic musical decade, David works with adults pursuing musical dreams in the autumn of life, while he maintains an active presence in the Toronto arts scene.