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austintennis2005 11-24-2012 05:45 PM

Tennis players who also play golf?
 
im a 4.5 tennis player and about a 16hdcp in golf-- in tennis terms i am probably about a 3.5 level golfer but sometimes play like a 4.0.

tennis is by far my main sport and my muscle memory is deeply grooved in the tennis swing

just curious if anyone has any insights or advice on combining the two sports (im talking about the long game and swing) i seem to have a tendancy to spin my shoulders around instead of keeping the right shoulder back more on some shots.

also wondering what everyones ntrp rating is and golf hdcp?

thx.

Timbo's hopeless slice 11-25-2012 01:10 AM

Scott Draper, anyone?

ATP100 11-25-2012 02:25 AM

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Originally Posted by austintennis2005 (Post 7031377)
im a 4.5 tennis player and about a 16hdcp in golf-- in tennis terms i am probably about a 3.5 level golfer but sometimes play like a 4.0.

tennis is by far my main sport and my muscle memory is deeply grooved in the tennis swing

just curious if anyone has any insights or advice on combining the two sports (im talking about the long game and swing) i seem to have a tendancy to spin my shoulders around instead of keeping the right shoulder back more on some shots.

also wondering what everyones ntrp rating is and golf hdcp?

thx.


Do you know what the stats are in golf??

Maui19 11-25-2012 02:44 AM

I'm a long time golfer who has just gotten into tennis the last couple years. There are a lot of similarities between the two swings, but there is one move in tennis that will kill your golf game: flipping the wrist at impact.

You are right about the shoulder turn: in tennis it is quite a bit more horizontal than in golf, which requires that your right shoulder go down and toward the ball.

stapletonj 11-25-2012 06:20 AM

One thing I have always found is, if you play tennis and golf on the same day, be sure to play tennis first. Every single time I played golf first, it somehow slowed my mind and reflexes down and I was a dolt on the tennis court. If I played tennis first, it didn't seem to affect my golf, with the possible exception that I might get a little leg weary around 17 and 18 if I had played hard, or it was really hot.

Sumo 11-25-2012 06:56 AM

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Originally Posted by ATP100 (Post 7031673)
Do you know what the stats are in golf??

I was thinking the same thing.
A 16 hdcp is probably a 4.5, maybe high 4.0.

austintennis2005 11-25-2012 09:37 AM

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Originally Posted by ATP100 (Post 7031673)
Do you know what the stats are in golf??

what do you mean by 'stats' ? if you have a 16hdcp it means on your best days you will shoot in the high 80's, in tennis terms a 4.5 tennis player would be around 7-10 hdcp and a 5.0 would be around scratch...

Timbo's hopeless slice 11-25-2012 01:04 PM

I would have thought 16 would be about 3.5, surely?

Competent without being that great..(with the occasional really good shot)

4.0 at about 12 or so, 4.5 say 7- 10, 5.0 anything under 5.

I know plenty of scratch golfers who could never make it on the pro tour in a million years, so call that 5.5 and you're good..

I used to play golf, got down to about 10 but gave it away, I expect to go back to it when my knees tell me to stick to doubles on the tennis court.
(don't think I'll ever go much lower, though, can't putt!)

Maui19 11-25-2012 01:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Timbo's hopeless slice (Post 7032268)
I would have thought 16 would be about 3.5, surely?

Competent without being that great..(with the occasional really good shot)

4.0 at about 12 or so, 4.5 say 7- 10, 5.0 anything under 5.

I know plenty of scratch golfers who could never make it on the pro tour in a million years, so call that 5.5 and you're good..

I used to play golf, got down to about 10 but gave it away, I expect to go back to it when my knees tell me to stick to doubles on the tennis court.
(don't think I'll ever go much lower, though, can't putt!)

This is a pretty good synopsis. I would call a 16 hc a high 3.0. I would say a 4.0 would be a 10 hc.

Scratch golf is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay far from decent pro golf.

Golfs is hard. Tennis, not so much. ;)

ATP100 11-26-2012 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by austintennis2005 (Post 7032048)
what do you mean by 'stats' ? if you have a 16hdcp it means on your best days you will shoot in the high 80's, in tennis terms a 4.5 tennis player would be around 7-10 hdcp and a 5.0 would be around scratch...


I guess your answer is no, you have no idea of the stats in golf or how they relate to tennis.

thejackal 11-26-2012 12:29 PM

ivan lendl is probably a better golf player now than a tennis player. saw him at the open and he was talking about his favorite courses on the east coast with neil harman, while andy murray was practicing on grandstand

diggler 11-27-2012 12:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Timbo's hopeless slice (Post 7031640)
Scott Draper, anyone?

A pro tennis player won a golf tournament. I'd be surprised if a pro golfer could take a point off a pro tennis player.

Timbo's hopeless slice 11-27-2012 01:29 AM

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Originally Posted by diggler (Post 7034333)
A pro tennis player won a golf tournament. I'd be surprised if a pro golfer could take a point off a pro tennis player.

I believe Adam Scott was a pretty decent junior tennis player, but I dunno how his form is these days..

(insert 'score' joke and 'Ana Ivanovic' here')

stringertom 11-27-2012 04:41 AM

One similarity in stroke/swing production, especially the open stance groundies, is the development of torque through ******ing trunk rotation vs hip rotation...in golf this aids in reaching "the slot" which is key for the enormous power the current stars generate on tee/long iron shots. IIRC, Harold Solomon uses that term (the slot) when referencing work he does/did with some of his top pros recently.

chrischris 11-27-2012 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by diggler (Post 7034333)
A pro tennis player won a golf tournament. I'd be surprised if a pro golfer could take a point off a pro tennis player.

Bulls eye.
To me , golf is more recreation than serious sport.
It is a fine platform for socialising and doing cute deals though.

GS 11-27-2012 01:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Timbo's hopeless slice (Post 7031640)
Scott Draper, anyone?

From 1995 to 2002, Scott Draper won 1 ATP Tour title, and 4 Challenger titles. He also won the 2005 Australian Open mixed doubles title.
In 2007, he won the New South Wales PGA Championship.
I know most of you guys aren't fans of golf, but Draper pulled off a remarkable thing, winning at least 1 tournament in both sports.

austintennis2005 11-27-2012 05:50 PM

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Originally Posted by ATP100 (Post 7033590)
I guess your answer is no, you have no idea of the stats in golf or how they relate to tennis.

i guess you arnt from a country that speaks english fluently...'stats' is short for 'statistics' which is the study of numerical data...we are talking about golf and tennis here not 'stats' sorry to have confused you.

gregor.b 11-27-2012 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by chrischris (Post 7034936)
Bulls eye.
To me , golf is more recreation than serious sport.
It is a fine platform for socialising and doing cute deals though.

But what the serious athletes like John Daly ?

Timbo's hopeless slice 11-27-2012 06:52 PM

it's kind of like super high paid darts, isn't it?

you need freakish hand-eye, but zero athletic ability.

hell, you can ride around in a cart if you want!

doesn't mean there aren't some good athletes out there, Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and Adam Scott spring to mind, but people liek Ian Woosnam and John Daley can still succeeed, so...

chrischris 11-28-2012 02:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Timbo's hopeless slice (Post 7035541)
it's kind of like super high paid darts, isn't it?

you need freakish hand-eye, but zero athletic ability.

hell, you can ride around in a cart if you want!

doesn't mean there aren't some good athletes out there, Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and Adam Scott spring to mind, but people liek Ian Woosnam and John Daley can still succeeed, so...



Yes but broadly speaking some say its an excuse to get outside the office and somehow feel connected to nature.


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