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Comment from: Brandon Tucker [Member] Email
just the back nine?!? A true shame, considering it's an inferior nine compared to the front. They could show two hours of tee shots off the 9th tee alone, one of the most spectacular drives on the planet!!

09/05/07 @ 15:40
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
You know the first 15-20 minutes will be highlights to get us up to speed, then there's only 1-1/2 hours of broadcast left. Assuming they go to live action, it figures the last match on the course will already have made the turn to the inward nine. But the focus will be on the matches as they are ending, which will likely be on the last 4-5 holes. Very, very disappointing.
09/06/07 @ 08:16
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
Go back to 1985 and Pine Valley. Imagine how pissed off you would have been.
09/06/07 @ 15:53
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
Didn't even get to see a handful of holes. Basically were limited to the last three, with the exception of a few shots of putts holed on other greens. What a gyp.
09/10/07 @ 09:35
Comment from: wendy [Visitor]
Sorry to put the boot in, but the Walker Cup was shown live here on BBC and I watched every shot! I love the coverage of these team events as one gets to see EVERY match and EVERY player, not just 6 hours of TW scratching his left elbow. Scenery was great - contest incredible - many congratulations on the win.
09/10/07 @ 10:19
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
Wendy, from what highlights were shown here in the US, those GB&I lads were absolutely incredible in the Sunday singles. Well played all the way around. Why the Golf Channel or ABC didn't take advantage of the coverage available, I haven't a clue.
09/10/07 @ 11:19
Comment from: wendy [Visitor]
Shanks, although Jonathan Moore put a stake through my heart with that eagle, it has to be down to the morning foursomes 4-0 USA. Quotes from "The Times" today. "There is a view prevalent in some sports and some of the corners of the professional game that amateur golf is dead. Anyone who held that view on the eve of this Walker Cup was a person without a soul". A view you might share? "The event was almost faultless. It had excitement, drama, skill, mistakes, heroism. It was played in an excellent spirit over a beautifully prepared course in a stunning setting. Not only that, but the better team won - just". By the way, there are NO breaks for adverts on the BBC so adequate provisions must be to hand. It's a hard life, but I bear up bravely.
09/10/07 @ 13:34
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
No ads? Lord, have mercy. Must be reminiscent of the life of the Royal Guard at times - especially near the end of a stirring contest such as this Walker Cup.

I'm already looking forward to the next WC at Merion CC. Hope to be there in person. Unfortunately for the players and the patrons, it will be in mid-August. Temperatures are likely to be around 90F with high humidity. Ugh.
09/10/07 @ 14:37

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