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post #37 of 42

The award, in part, is used to promote golf and grow the game. President Clinton plays golf, promotes golf and is a very visible figure.  This helps grow the game.  Many of the presidents in my life time have been golfers.  I would not oppose any of them receiving an award that helps promote the game regardless of whether I voted for them.

 

Mr. Limbaugh is an entertainer and his comments should always be viewed with that in mind.

post #38 of 42
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Originally Posted by boogielicious View Post

The award, in part, is used to promote golf and grow the game. President Clinton plays golf, promotes golf and is a very visible figure.  This helps grow the game.  Many of the presidents in my life time have been golfers.  I would not oppose any of them receiving an award that helps promote the game regardless of whether I voted for them.

Mr. Limbaugh is an entertainer and his comments should always be viewed with that in mind.

I tend to agree with both statements. But, if criteria are established for any award, they should be followed. Seems to me that they may want to rethink the criteria for this particular award.

Interestingly, Limbaugh meets the exact criteria you cite above for Clinton. Who knows, maybe he'll be chosen next year!
post #39 of 42

As a matter of fact, Clinton and Bush Senior deserve awards for promoting pace of play in golf. They have played together and finished 18 holes in less than two hours. According to Rick Reilly, they routinely gave each other 20 footers. Perks of the office. No one in front and everything on the green is good.

post #40 of 42
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post


I tend to agree with both statements. But, if criteria are established for any award, they should be followed. Seems to me that they may want to rethink the criteria for this particular award.

Interestingly, Limbaugh meets the exact criteria you cite above for Clinton. Who knows, maybe he'll be chosen next year!

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"The Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to “outstanding individuals who display leadership and humanitarian qualities, including integrity, sportsmanship and enthusiasm for the game of golf,” (without accounting for sex and drugs...)

 

 

If they stuck to the criteria, only angels and saints would receive the award.... and angels and saints don't play golf unless of course, you count Steve Stricker as ...

 

We've got Clinton, Limbaugh, et al.

 

Oy Vey...

 

post #41 of 42
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"The Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to “outstanding individuals who display leadership and humanitarian qualities, including integrity, sportsmanship and enthusiasm for the game of golf,” (without accounting for sex and drugs...)


If they stuck to the criteria, only angels and saints would receive the award.... and angels and saints don't play golf unless of course, you count Steve Stricker as ...

We've got Clinton, Limbaugh, et al.

Oy Vey...

Yep. But if they're not going to apply their own, published criteria, they should change the criteria, or risk exactly the type of criticism they got in this particular case.
post #42 of 42
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post


Yep. But if they're not going to apply their own, published criteria, they should change the criteria, or risk exactly the type of criticism they got in this particular case.

Yes, my thoughts are they recognize we are imperfect beings, and some criteria are given less emphasis than others.

 

Makes sense to sweep negative detail under the rug for this type of award when you emphasize an overall contribution ... We can nit-pick details in every life, but let's look at their overall positive contribution to the game ... 

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