Malcolm Gladwell once postulated that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become proficient at anything, whether it’s cooking, playing the violin, or making furniture. Dan McLaughlin is testing that theory.

Five years ago, he decided he wanted to be a professional golfer, so he quit his job and picked up some clubs — even though he’d only played the game once. On my show, I asked how he’s doing, how he’s supporting himself with no income, and how much more practice it will take before he qualifies for the PGA. I also asked him about golf hustlers, how he affords playing at country clubs, and whether he’s gotten any tips from real pros.

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