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Comment from: bill [Visitor]
Chris...

I like you, you are a realist...

But we can never get to many Swing Gloves or Sky Caddies... and God forbid, don't forget the copper wrist bands along with Leadbetters .24 cent Swing Setter piece of crap...
2006-07-29 @ 07:02
Comment from: Dave Marrandette [Visitor]
Chris...

Bingo, there are many Americans who love golf yet don't get The Golf Channel. And we obviously won't be watching much PGA Tour action next year.

Bill... I played with a guy yesterday who had the Sky Caddie; he was riding, I was walking. On one hole he told me it was 187 to the middle while I was standing on a sprinkler head that said 189. Gee thanks. And I have used the Swing Setter, a dozen or so times, and have yet to hurt my self.
2006-07-29 @ 08:20
Comment from: bill [Visitor]
More money than sense...
2006-07-29 @ 09:11
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
I have used an Irish Setter to whizz in my opponent's glove and shoes...it works. Try it some time.

Amish jamaican-italian that I am, we have no cable at home. It's a treat to get small doses of TGC at the relatives' homes. If I had it all the time, I'd be divorced, in a van, down by the river.
2006-07-29 @ 16:43
Comment from: Kiel Christianson [Visitor]
Hey Ron, you can park your van next to mine and splice into my illegal cable.

Chris--you're dead on. Is the PGA trying to drive away fans? It's the golf equivalent of the NHL strike. Did they even play hockey again this past season? Once the Tour is off of network TV, people are soon going to forget who the players are and find something else to do. Even golf fans. Mark my words. And feel free to drop by my van. We can have a beer and fish for carp.
2006-07-30 @ 01:03
Comment from: Jenny [Visitor]
I agree with you Chris. It's ridiculous to watch a sporting event 9 hours after it's been determined. And the LPGA tour will be a 2nd rate tour even with Michelle playing if it lets The Golf Channel televise tournaments even the ones played in the US, an a delayed basis.

What are they thinking !
2006-07-30 @ 01:34
Comment from: Dave Marrandette [Visitor]
Let's see, the PGA Tour has signed on with the Golf Channel, a limited access cable network, and then introduced the FedEx(lax) Cup which they say will bring an exciting conclusion to the golf season for all golf fans. Now let's take a poll, who will be watching?
2006-07-30 @ 09:02
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor]
Chris my boy!
Yep, your right again...I was not happy watching the last nine holes at 9:00 pm without even being able to see the highlights from the front nine. Wow, they gave the girls (2) full hours with only 55 minutes of commercials...so, that makes it a grand total of 65 minutes of LPGA golf. Of course they give the PGA 5 to 6 hours of broadcast time.

One of my observations of Michelle this time was she seemed to take much longer over her putts. Also, she seemed to be swinging the driver much faster to the point of almost coming out of her shoes. I first noticed this during the John Deere Classic. Your comments will be appreciated.
2006-07-30 @ 22:59
Comment from: Joe Cool [Visitor]
Hey Baldie...would you drop that sparkly watch obsession!! You are just jealous that your Space Cadet watch doesn't have diamonds!!
2006-07-30 @ 23:02
Comment from: JRC [Visitor]
I was surprised to see the final round of the Evian Masters scheduled for 9pm too...I turned it on for awhile, yelled at MW for taking sooo damn long aligning the lettering to her putt line, getting over top of it, practice swing, step back, look at line, stoop to re-re-re-re-re-adjust teh ball, pick-up ball marker, practice swing, stop, step back, do it all over again...Ahhhhhhhh! just putt the damn ball....geeeesh...looked at the final result on the Evian website and promptly turned to another channel. Say, network TV will still cove rteh Majors next year, won't they?
2006-07-31 @ 12:47
Comment from: Alex [Visitor]
JRC, Have you ever attended an LPGA event as a spectator? The pace of play is extremely slow. Some of the girls would make Ben Crane look like a speed merchant. Jeff Gove complained about Bubbles' slow play at the John Deere. I guess he didn't realize that slow play is the norm for the women. A few years ago, I was a spectator at the Memorial, which was won by Kenny Perry. The following week, I was in the gallery in Wilmington, DE for a women's major won by Annika. In comparison, the ladies' pitty-pat game seemed like it was in slow motion. That final day, it was taking about five and one half hours for a TWOSOME to complete 18 holes.
2006-07-31 @ 14:56
Comment from: JRC [Visitor]
I have. This years Michelob Ultra Open...for some reason I didn't notice the pace of play being one way or the other. I think my daughter and I we just taking everything in, and we tended to jump from one group to another...maybe that helped?
2006-07-31 @ 16:17

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