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13 hours ago, p1n9183 said:

 

Problems I see.. The course will be overwhelmed on monday. There´s no wednesday pro-am event. 

B Plan.. 
Find a complex with 2 golf courses and split fields.. 50% on each course of PGA tour players and 50% LPGA tour players. Each player plays 18 holes on each course and after the cut, all of them plays on saturday on course A and on Sunday on course B.

Problem I see...

No point because noone  wants to see it. There is no reason to do it.

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I was at the local "Shriners" pga tourney in Vegas a few days ago. I was talking with a friend who is also one of the many organizers/sponsors involved in this tournament. 

Nothing substantial, but some low rumblings about making this fall tour stop a coed event. 

Some organizers/sponsors feel this tournament could use a kick in the butt. Bringing the lpga back to town in a coed format is one of the ideas being looked at. 

If it were to happen, (not likely) my guess is it's several years away from happening. 

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On 10/16/2019 at 3:02 PM, Vinsk said:

After the cut there  won’t be any LPGA players left.

They only share the course, boys compete agaist boys and girls against girls.
The idea is to put them all together in the same course so LPGA tournamts gets a little more audience and maybe in the future get more popular.

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2 hours ago, p1n9183 said:

They only share the course, boys compete agaist boys and girls against girls.
The idea is to put them all together in the same course so LPGA tournamts gets a little more audience and maybe in the future get more popular.

Ah...well...the LPGA players may have some issues with the greens no? Pin placements? I think it’d be fine and I’d like to watch it.

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5 hours ago, p1n9183 said:

They only share the course, boys compete agaist boys and girls against girls.
The idea is to put them all together in the same course so LPGA tournamts gets a little more audience and maybe in the future get more popular.

So, force me to watch something I don’t want to, in order to watch something that I do?

All that’ll do is reduce the amount of time I spend watching golf at all.  Bad television shows get canceled every day for lack of viewership. If the LPGA tour falls into that category, well that’s just too bad.  

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30 minutes ago, David in FL said:

So, force me to watch something I don’t want to, in order to watch something that I do?

All that’ll do is reduce the amount of time I spend watching golf at all.  Bad television shows get canceled every day for lack of viewership. If the LPGA tour falls into that category, well that’s just too bad.  

Unfortunately David there are those of the opinion that if you don’t find the LPGA, or any other women’s sport for that matter, exhilarating then you’re sexist. 
 

It’s of course nonsense. Simone Biles is the greatest gymnast of all time. I much prefer to watch women’s gymnastics in the Olympics than the men’s. I also enjoy tennis just as much for both. LPGA and WNBA I much prefer the men’s. And that’s completely fine.

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16 hours ago, David in FL said:

So, force me to watch something I don’t want to, in order to watch something that I do?

No they wouldn´t, that´s why i said morning tee time for LPGA players and afternoon for PGA players.
Maybe you just go early to get a good spot on 18th hole while you see the ladies end their rounds, or tune the LPGA broadcast the check out course condition.. pin placements in advance... you name it.

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13 minutes ago, p1n9183 said:

No they wouldn´t, that´s why i said morning tee time for LPGA players and afternoon for PGA players.
Maybe you just go early to get a good spot on 18th hole while you see the ladies end their rounds, or tune the LPGA broadcast the check out course condition.. pin placements in advance... you name it.

I get what you’re saying, I do. But I also get what @David in FL is saying. In one idea it’s ‘ to get them on one course to get more audience’ well..that’s forced. If you’re saying it’s not and there is just an option to watch the LPGA players...well..that already exists and it’s not going as they’d like it too.  
 

They can’t just make people like their sport more by trying to guilt the public or force them to watch it. Maybe it’s unfair but just because they feel they’re every bit as talented and exciting to watch doesn’t mean they are. 

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I just looked at sports tv 2019 ratings. Golf is listed at #7, between #6 tennis, and #8 The WWE.

The majority of that #7 rating, per the article, was centered around the pga. Not much was mentioned about lpga. The article did say that since Tiger's fall from competitive value, that golf's tv ratings continue to gradually fall. 

So, if the pga ratings are seemingly low, compared to other sports, the lpga is going to have a much tougher time carving out their own niche in viewership. 

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