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Inside April’s Southwest: The Magazine

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April CoverWe at Southwest: The Magazine like doing the kind of story you’d talk about over a beer. I may be slightly biased, but I think we hit the jackpot with our April cover story. It’s about a guy named Dan McLaughlin, who is trying to become a pro golfer through sheer practice. McLaughlin is testing the theory that 10,000 hours of practice will let you achieve mastery in almost anything. In other words, does practice—the equivalent of four hours a day for seven years—really make perfect? At press time, Dan had only 3,963 hours to go. Which raises the obvious, let-me-buy-you-a-beer question: What would you be willing to put that kind of time into? Write to us at or tweet @SouthwestTheMag. And while you’re at it, check out this month’s Adventure in Atlanta. It’s been a long winter, and the city’s lush urban trails and open-air eateries beckon. Happy reading!