Re: Big Break Prince Edward Island
Some random thoughts.
I think it stink that Aaron basically put he and Brian in the elimination challenge. First he hits the wall, then he three-putts from, what, 30 feet? He hit a good second flop shot, but that didn't make up for his two horrible shots.
What kind of aspiring pros hit the ball into the woods on what looked to be a fairly wide open par five? What kind of par five leaves you only 150 yards after you hack out sideways after hitting into the trees? How do you get to 380 doing that? In the cold?
How crappy is the putting we've seen - particularly from Brian and Aaron?
I'm getting tired of the whole "Big Break" premise. If you had good pros, you'd watch to see the occasional bad shot. Instead, we are watching to see the occasional good shot, and they're pros!?!?! I think at this point I'd rather watch a bunch of single digit handicappers competing for cash - or maybe even for a "once in a lifetime golf trip" or something - because then we'd see some horrible golf with the occasional great shot thrown in (but at least we could relate to them). This show is one you can't relate to at all: pros
hitting crappy shots with the occasional so-so shot and the once-a-season great shot? Puh-lease.
If you didn't know Brian was going home after the interviews last week and the promo for this week's show, you aren't very observant.
Aaron is one of the most boring people alive.
Brian's constant "choke" comments, though probably intended as self-deprecating, didn't come off that way at all. Especially when he choked too - the three-putt, the horrible long approach on that multi-tiered green (the first hole), etc.
I'm glad they at least played golf. But, c'mon, what were they: +3 and +4? +2 and +3? Something like that. How is that good golf? Don't gimme the whole "pressure" angle - cripes. These are people that want to play professional golf, after all. If they can't handle eight people and three cameras, they should switch day jobs instantly.
Originally Posted by Golfgal
Good putters don't three-putt from inside of 15 feet for bogey when their opponent is in with double bogey. I read the bit about Brian's various illnesses and how little time he had to actually prepare for the show, but putting isn't one of those kinds of skills like the full swing.