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Great posts, Gentlemen! I have always enjoyed Euro Golf coverage. I recall when GC first started and Euro coverage was hilarious, because they would give the viewer barely enough time to see a shot before they moved on to another one. No time for fluff!   Interestingly enough, the casual viewer in the USA would be suprised to learn that on the weekend there is at least 30 guys still on the course when the tv lights come up. Sure, we like to see the Top 10 or so that...
Dan Hicks is enough to drive any viewer batty, with his redundant, repetitive stories about the players'. Viewers of the Senior Open were treated to Gary Koch (I made an 8 on #13) and Peter Jacobsen bantering back and forth about what they would do in a situation. For the love of the game, when will the Producers at NBC ever get a clue on "How to" conduct a broadcast?   Yes, I know there is a thread about the worst announcers on air, but this goes beyond the fluff and to...
Pappy,   Don't head to the pawn shop just yet. If you will agree that the swing is a rotation and not a straight lie drawn between two points, then taking the club away inside is natural. Without "seeing" your swing, I can only surmise that if your move away from the ball at the start of your swing is too severe to the inside, then you leave yourself no way to "turn" back to the ball and then on to the target. In all swings, Yes, even Furyks', the club will return to the...
Place a tee in the end of the grip, leave an inch or so exposed. Go ahead and address the ball with your normal grip. Take the club back in slow motion and begin your wrist action so that the tee points at the ball as you approach waist height. At that moment you will see and feel the wrist movement as natural as can be, and when combined with the arms continue on to the end of the backswing.   Now begin your forward swing, at which time you will begin to feel as if you...
dchoye,   If you really want to snicker, go to youtube and search Shell's WW of Golf where Jack plays Miller at Olympic in the late 80's early 90's. Throttles him as Miller yips it up BAD!
The All Star announcers were in no particular order:   Jim McKay   Tony Jacklin Frank Gifford   Bill Fleming   Henry Longhurst   On 18, you would have heard Chris Schenkel(famous for PBA bowling events), and Dave Marr ( 1965 PGA Champ, and who's son is on the Champions Tour announcing staff)   Guest Commentator of course was Lord Byron Nelson.   I agree about the HDTV aspect, but it is suprising how they had no clue as to how to follow the ball. No one knew...
No, you're right on target. As I said, "The agronomy" improvements has made the playing field better. Pop putting or rather "wristy" putting was required due to the speed of the surface. That combined with different degrees of the putter face, something you don't hear much about these days due to the smoothness of the greens. I had a conversation with Mike Souchak about Augusta and he told me that back in the day, the guys used to miss #9 green short on purpose, so as to...
Agreed, but the ball was soooo different and allowed for so much more shot making. Anyone starting the game in the last 20 years wouldn't believe how much the ball used to curve. Those were US Open greens and the agronomy today has made for much smoother surfaces, no doubt.   I got a kick out the Arnie's animated responses to his shots, just a taste of why he was/is so popular. The robots created nowadays could'nt handle the mood swings that those gemtlemen went through....
What a treat to watch the ABC replay of Greatest Rounds, from the 1974 US Open! This reminds me of "why" the GC was created in the first place. I felt the most remarkable aspect is the advancement in the modern day optics. The Pros today would cry about that length of rough because they could'nt just get up and whack it. Forrest "Fuzzy" Fezzler, poster boy for the Reverse "C"!  Bert Yancey and the "Death Stare" at every hole. He must have had a heckler following...
Congrats to the Aussie for the achievement. Over the years the rankings have been a bit confusing to the public as it concerns the value of certain events and longevity. The networks still attempt to turn every Major or significant World Golf event into a 2 man race, even when the other isn't playing, for fear of losing the fan base of golf. Spoiler alert to NBC and the GC, the golfing public is wiser than you give us credit for and we have moved on, and so should...
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