The simultaneously inspiring, yet discouraging story of Latanna Stone

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Man, this sucks.

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I don’t get it.  I sweat, and toil, and drink, and sweat, and toil, and drink some more.  I chip.  I putt.  Sure, not as much as I should, but the bottom line is, I can’t crack mid-80s in my golf game even if the planets were perfectly aligned and my soon-to-be-lake-dwelling Callaways had pin-seeking, GPS devices planted within them.

So when I hear stories like the one below, I don’t know whether to be encouraged or to give the game up altogether.

I was sitting peacefully on my couch the other evening, watching my usual slate of ESPN programming, when I found out that Latanna Stone, a 10-year old girl from Brandon, Florida, that’s right, a 10-YEAR OLD GIRL, who lives only a golf course distance away from my home, had just qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur.

She shot a 70.

I’ve shot 70 before… after completing 13 holes.  Sometimes after 15 if I’m hitting them straight. Read more here…

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