Nadal just won the US Open and I think he's magnificent!!!
The photo just says it all about him and I think the types of personalities you go for reflect yourself, I never liked 'goody two-shoes' Federrer but I loved John Mcenroe y'know.
I used to like football (don't even go there gridiron fans - yours should be called 'the 100 meter dash holding a rugby ball whilst wearing a sofa' really, where's the 'foot'?? lololos), but the money involved now has gotten right out of hand and I think football is utter piggery these days - I just couldn't anymore, think of all that money, no wonder most people are in debt!!
Anyway I have always gone for the maverick geniuses in life, not at all 'heroes' if you will (apart from the theoretical physicists who ARE my heroes) - but unless they are serious heroes those are for adolescents and weak people - but certainly people I admire and draw inspiration from.
I shall be thinking of Nadal in todays RG - I only honestly looked at another of the people I so admire - Chrisironsbones on here actually - his wall, and I suddenly realised (yes, REALISED Dr Larry, that is the Queens English y'see). Well I realised how badly my coefficients were out for these higher distance/ spin balls I am now using (OK, OK I just kinda guessed, lolols, but it was a theory that was wrong :-) So I went out on Kiawah yesterday and confirmed the coefficients for a full spin were nearer the mark Chris was pointing to in his seminal and brilliant profile post (I would advise anyone to read it).
Well then it all came together - I played a couple of rounds in low winds and low-and-behold I wasn't 5 yards from the pin any longer and thinking the wind hadn't blown again (dizzy meeee)!! And all that Chris was saying about using inter-spins to make up distances - I could see it all working properly in Laffer and it actually worked on course too!!!
This has got nothing at all to do with sporting people you affiliate with, but nevermind :-)
.......And I was still knocking out 30's 31's and the occasional 28/ 29 because my putting is immense - SO WATCH OUT, I KNOW HOW TO USE THESE HIGH SPEC BALLS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
Johnny Mac, Nadal, Alex Higgins, Jockey Wilson, Eric Cantona, Nigel Mansell, Nick Faldo actually (my kind of golfer), Daley Thompson are a few of the maverick geniuses or ones who were not in the gang y'know, are a few worth mentioning here.