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I just watched the finale on Tivo. Was fun to watch. I've not read all 58 pages of this thread yet, but has it bothered anyone else how they shamelessly plug skycaddie?

I am not sure if you can do that with a SkyCaddie, but you can with a UPro.

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I am not sure if you can do that with a SkyCaddie, but you can with a UPro.

I bought one of these (uPro), I'm going to post a review soon. Sorry for the thread hijack.

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I just watched the finale on Tivo. Was fun to watch. I've not read all 58 pages of this thread yet,

I believe that SkyCaddie is one of the show's sponsors, so maybe the Big Break is contractually obligated to plug them so many times per episode. But it's unfortunate that Natelie Gulbis isn't there to plug them

I love how Stina and the other guy will be standing nowhere near the players, then they look at the skycaddie in their hands and say "SkyCaddie says 135 yards to the green".

Well, it depends, I think. If Stina and Andrew Magee are standing relatively close to the Big Break golfer, the distances will remain fairly equal to the direct distance between the golfer and the target.

But it would be a different story if Stina & Andrew were 50 yards to the side. I kind of suspect that they were holding a non-working unit for promotional sakes and simply reading off distances that were fed to them.

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I bought one of these (uPro), I'm going to post a review soon. Sorry for the thread hijack.

I recently visited the U-pro web site and played their demo videos. The unit looks very nice! But I couldn't determine whether the current ball location is depicted in the overhead view when in pro mode. I saw a small yellow diamond shape icon representing the ball, allowing the user the ability to measure the distance to anywhere on the course. That's slick, but is the same yellow icon on displayed in pro mode overhead views? I look forward to your review!

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But it would be a different story if Stina & Andrew were 50 yards to the side. I kind of suspect that they were holding a non-working unit for promotional sakes and simply reading off distances that were fed to them.

That's my hunch, yeah. At the LPGA event (Jamie Farr) that just happened, Charlie Rymer would walk out and get the yardages after the players hit, then just note them and give them later in the show when they were getting ready to hit.

Probably the same on the BB.

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Don't know if anyone cares, but there's an interview up with Kim Welch at the Duramed Futures website, here . I thought the most amusing parts were that she's paid by a sponsor in sushi (maybe that's a joke) and walks with her putter balanced on her shoulder.

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I thought the most amusing parts were that she's paid by a sponsor in sushi (maybe that's a joke) and walks with her putter balanced on her shoulder.

I knew a bar that sponsered a race car for a 6 pack of beer and a dinner, once a week, and the bars name was etched on the top of the visor of the helmet.

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I thought the most amusing parts were that she's paid by a sponsor in sushi (maybe that's a joke) and walks with her putter balanced on her shoulder.

I knew a bar that sponsored a race car for a 6 pack of beer and a dinner, once a week, and the bars name was etched on the top of the visor of the helmet.

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...Harbor Springs MI and aired starting Oct 7. Looks like the format will be mixed 2-person teams winning PGA & LPGA exemptions.

That is too cool. I played at the Boyne Highlands Resort in 2006. There are some great courses there. It will be pretty cool knowing that I have played the same holes they are on. There is a Par 5 on the Arthur Hills Course where you are hitting off the top of a huge hill over a valley to another hill that is about 50' below the tee. If you land on the back side of that hill your ball will run down towards the green another 50' below that hill. The elevation change from tee to green is unbelievable.

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/inde...a=0&i;=32213449

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That's my hunch, yeah. At the LPGA event (Jamie Farr) that just happened, Charlie Rymer would walk out and get the yardages after the players hit, then just note them and give them later in the show when they were getting ready to hit.

I was at the McDonald's LPGA and got to talk with the sky caddie lady. Her job was after each hit was to run out where the balls landed and radio in the distance hit and distance to the green. then it was relayed to the booth and the roving reporter following the group She had to adjust for the pin placement manually before calling it in. On some holes she had to do a lot of running across the fairway to measure all 3 shots. After the players hit their approach shots then she quickly ran ahead to the next fairway to be ready. I would guess on BB someone went out and did the measurements and the tv hosts just had sky caddies in their hands to help plug the product

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I thought this was funny, a segment of an interview with Kim Welch. Last week some guy challenged Kim during her round on the Duramed Futures Tour, regarding her behavior toward Christina Lecuyer on Big Break:

http://www6.lexisnexis.com/publisher...641890&start;=1

Q.Have there been any bad things?

A.Not really, though I did get into it with a guy during last week's tournament (who was challenging why she didn't stand up for Christina Lecuyer during the show). I couldn't believe he was doing that while I was playing. Overall, though, everything has been good."

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Thanks for the link. I followed that link to another one of photos of Kim, HERE . Not looking quite so hot as I thought she did in Hawaii, but looking at the series of driver photos, you can see why she hits driver long. Look at this one, for example:



Look at the turn she has completed only halfway to impact. Her hips are already square to the target.

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Thanks for the link. I followed that link to another one of photos of Kim,

Yeah, I saw that series of photos. Should have linked it. My summation exactly, that Kim didn't look quite as good but the swing series was remarkable. It certainly didn't resemble my positioning, based on the last video I took on the range.

Actually, Kim is disadvantaged a bit in the first photo. Too much of a close up. People invariably look worse at close range. We'll see plenty of that tactic in commercials during the presidential campaign. Kim's looks can really vary. A very good dressy picture of her is at this link from the Duramed website, the Entertainment > Photo Gallery section, 3rd picture from the left at the Jalapeno Duramed Futures Golf Classic: http://www.duramedfuturestour.com/En...otoGallery.asp Plenty of Big Breaker pictures at that link, including Lori if anyone wants to verify she hasn't changed. One that caught my eye was two weeks ago at the Horseshoe Casino Classic, a practice round photo of Christina Lecuyer and a very leggy Liz Stuart. Same thing, 3rd photo from the left on that tourney's photos.

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