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FINALLY get to see a professional swing!!! (Jimenez, Nicklaus, Player, etc)

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I'm beyond stoked right now. The 3M Championship (Champions Tour) in Blaine Minnesota has announced that the Big 3 and many others will be teeing it up in August!!! 

Oh....and it's FREEEEE

Oh and JIMENEZ. This is my Christmas, I finally get to see a professional swing in person. 

"Jack Nicklaus will make his 3M Championship debut in the Post-It® Products Greats of Golf Competition. Also scheduled to appear are Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Johnny Miller and Dave Stockton. “To have The Big Three, Nancy Lopez, Annika Sorenstam and all of the legends together in one event is history in the making,” said Robin Torgerson, vice president U.S. Sales for 3M. The Greats of Golf is a team competition teeing off after the regular field on Saturday, August 2nd.

Defending his title, Tom Pernice, Jr. will be competing against a world-class field featuring Champions Tour players Rocco Mediate, Colin Montgomerie and Bernhard Langer. Fan favorites Nick Price, Tom Lehman and Champions Tour rookie Miguel Angel Jimenez are set to compete at the 3M Championship
July 28 – August 3, 2014 at the TPC Twin Cities.

General admission will be free for all spectators. The tournament will donate $1.3 million to benefit healthcare programs at Allina Health. “Our sponsors and volunteers continue to help us improve the lives of people in our community with their continued dedication to the 3M Championship,” said Hollis Cavner, executive director for the 3M Championship. The 3M Championship has donated over $21 million to charity since 1993.

http://www.3mchampionship.com/
 

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I'll go.

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I'll go.

You better!

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When I lived in Minneapolis I was able to go see it years ago.  You guys will love it.  So much fun.

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When I lived in Minneapolis I was able to go see it years ago.  You guys will love it.  So much fun.


I have a logo ball from a previous 3M championship.  Found it.  Will be cool to see how they play.  Have a few friends that will go.

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I have a logo ball from a previous 3M championship.  Found it.  Will be cool to see how they play.  Have a few friends that will go.

It is a neat course as well.  Have fun guys.

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It was amazing. Had a really good time. I'll post some more pics or videos later but here's a few. 

Gary was so awesome, gracious, and walked the entire course.

 

 

Jack

 

 

Arnie

 

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They Lied! No Jimenez!? What is this nonsense..I think Vijay played though
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They Lied! No Jimenez!? What is this nonsense..I think Vijay played though

Yeah no Jimenez :(  He ended up going with the WGC tournament. I would have too, easy money I suppose. I was pretty bummed, oh well.

 

Yup Vijay played, he just blasted the ball. 

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Yeah no Jimenez :(  He ended up going with the WGC tournament. I would have too, easy money I suppose. I was pretty bummed, oh well.

 

Yup Vijay played, he just blasted the ball. 

Yeah, I got my first exposure to Tour Pros live a couple weeks ago at the Canadian Open. Watching those guys hit driver from DTL is really something else.

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Yeah, I got my first exposure to Tour Pros live a couple weeks ago at the Canadian Open. Watching those guys hit driver from DTL is really something else.

I think the main thing that was different from my original perception was that on television their swings look very easy and almost slow and steady at times. In person they really rip at the ball. I mean it's still smooth, but they aren't just swinging easy, these guys are whipping the golf club way faster then I imagined.

 

I also couldn't believe how upset they got if they weren't within 15 feet of the hole on their approaches. It'd be nice to have that problem. I'm talking about every...single...player looked pissed if they weren't within 15. They are scary good. Their miss-hits are my great shots on a great day. 

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I think the main thing that was different from my original perception was that on television their swings look very easy and almost slow and steady at times. In person they really rip at the ball. I mean it's still smooth, but they aren't just swinging easy, these guys are whipping the golf club way faster then I imagined.

I also couldn't believe how upset they got if they weren't within 15 feet of the hole on their approaches. It'd be nice to have that problem. I'm talking about every...single...player looked pissed if they weren't within 15. They are scary good. Their miss-hits are my great shots on a great day. 
Yeah it's fantastic. I went to the US Open a couple years ago and noticed that. I loved seeing Tief Goosen and Angel Cabrera swing. Cabrera's just a monster, can blast it upwards of 330 or so.
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