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I just completed my BBIV application , and man is it thorough. Fifty-three questions plus an essay, but why not at least give myself a chance. Why not have everyone on the forum apply just for the heck of it. If one of us gets on, we can plug TST.com till people's ears bleed ! I'd really like to see if the show really is more difficult than a tournament. Hopefully we'll see.

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Sweet, thanks for the link. I was looking for the application right after BBII ended. I applied to BBII, thought it was great but never heard back. Are you guys going to include a photo? I think that's what I was missing last time. An essay though huh? Man, did I HATE English classes in school.

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If I were going to apply (I'm not, I think it's more fun to comment on those that do ), I'd watch all the episodes where they show part of the interviews. Look at how the people who didn't make it acted and look at how the people who did make it acted.

TGC wants good television first and foremost, I bet. There will be plenty of good golfers applying - tons - but how many have a personality that makes for good TV?

Type A personalities, people. Everyone hated Don in BBII, but had that guy gone after episode II, TGC would have felt the impact.

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Got it, I'll just shake like I've got Parkinson's syndrome every time I need to tee up a ball. After any possible ruling, I'll call for an official and take an hour to plead my case and then I'll throw a fit and break my clubs after every errant shot!

I'll be a shoe-in!

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Got it, I'll just shake like I've got Parkinson's syndrome every time I need to tee up a ball. After any possible ruling, I'll call for an official and take an hour to plead my case and then I'll throw a fit and break my clubs after every errant shot!

Practice saying "Pull the tape tight!

Pull it tight! " twenty times before going to bed.

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