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    "The Rookie"

    Just seen GM tweet this.

    A complete beginner is going to attempt to learn the game in 6 months with an aim to beat Thomas Bjorn on a par 3 at the Made in Denmark event this August.

    It's run by Ecco, and there are already a few videos in the series. Seems like a great series of vids to watch!

    Ep 1: https://youtu.be/M0SNdAbWxZ8
    Ep 2: https://youtu.be/0x3e4w7wHsE
    Ep 3: https://youtu.be/DEhdElAI1vk
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    Re: "The Rookie"

    I haven't watched any of them but I saw this pop up in my Facebook feed and initially said not a chance, until I then later found out that it was only going to be a single hole

    6 months intensive coaching and practice (especially if it is with the club required for the hole they are going to play) makes it entirely possible he could do it, especially if he gets a bit of luck and the pro doesn't hit a good tee shot

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    Re: "The Rookie"

    If the par 3 is not a long one then any golfer has a chance of beating Bjorn. The longer the hole the more the class will tell but on a short par 3 anyone can nail it on a one off. Good fun gimmick for the brand though.
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    Re: "The Rookie"

    Thanks for sharing. I've not watched with sound on but will do on my commute home.
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    Re: "The Rookie"

    Quote Originally Posted by dufferman View Post
    Just seen GM tweet this.

    A complete beginner is going to attempt to learn the game in 6 months with an aim to beat Thomas Bjorn on a par 3 at the Made in Denmark event this August.

    It's run by Ecco, and there are already a few videos in the series. Seems like a great series of vids to watch!

    Ep 1: https://youtu.be/M0SNdAbWxZ8
    Ep 2: https://youtu.be/0x3e4w7wHsE
    Ep 3: https://youtu.be/DEhdElAI1vk
    Do you mean a par 3 course or just one hole?? If it's just one hole, what if Bjorn sticks his tee shot like a foot from the pin or something, then the whole process was for nothing since your man would have to hole it in one to actually beat him?
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    Re: "The Rookie"

    Quote Originally Posted by Orikoru View Post
    Do you mean a par 3 course or just one hole?? If it's just one hole, what if Bjorn sticks his tee shot like a foot from the pin or something, then the whole process was for nothing since your man would have to hole it in one to actually beat him?
    On a one off hole the same can apply the other way around.

    If I had 5 goes at a 130yd par 3 I would likely put 1 close, two somewhere on the green and 2 misses, push or pull. Bjorn will put 3 within 10ft and the other 2 within 20ft. It may be that my one hit is the close one.

    To be fair, if it was a par 3 course then Bjorn wins every time. The other guy needs a punchers chance and the shorter the hole and the fewer holes the more even it is.
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    Re: "The Rookie"

    Dear God, what will marketing companies come up with next! Drain.........

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    Re: "The Rookie"

    Quote Originally Posted by Orikoru View Post
    Do you mean a par 3 course or just one hole?? If it's just one hole, what if Bjorn sticks his tee shot like a foot from the pin or something, then the whole process was for nothing since your man would have to hole it in one to actually beat him?
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    Re: "The Rookie"

    Quote Originally Posted by Sybez View Post
    Dear God, what will marketing companies come up with next! Drain.........
    Maybe they could tell us that their club/ball/shoe/grips/accessory is the longest/best/comfiest/softest/technological and thats why 100%/80%/90%/most/all professionals use it... cos that line hasn't been used in a while.
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    Re: "The Rookie"

    I'm assuming its that really short 130 yarder with the ton of people behind it on the massive mound? Every chance the newbie will be able to make a par imo.

    Sure they played it at less than 90 yards at some point as well.
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