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Watching the pros play golf on television is very entertaining. Seeing how they get themselves out of trouble, and their club selection, can always be a learning experience. Asking yourself why he chose that 3 iron when putting off the green instead of a wedge or why he is laying up instead of going for the green in a certain situation. Ah, these little bits of information can easily be explained by the golf commentator or analyst. They are there not only to fill during commercial breaks, but to enlighten you on the finer points of the game. Every network has their own with a mixture of foreign as well as American voices. Who do you like to listen to the most? Who is more entertaining and who do you learn more about golf from? Most of my friends enjoy Jim Nance and Dottie Pepper. My own choice would be Peter Alliss from the BBC. Does one have a "favorite" voice in golf they like to listen to or are they all the same.
Obviously, this forum is a great resource of Golf knowledge and people getting better at Golf. However, I know many of us were not "golfers first", and competed and succeeded (maybe even at high levels) in other sports. I thought it would be cool to hear what sports others here excelled in, so lets do it! If you post about your greatest non-golf achievement (or achievements) please give us the following: 1) The sport you competed in 2) Your position/event if applicable 3) Your achievement or achievements you want to passively (or not so passively ) brag about! I will start! 1) My Sport: Track and Field 2) Long Jumper/ Sprinter 3) Achievements I am proud of: - 3 Time High School State Champion (100m, 200m, Long Jump) - Div 1 Scholarship Athlete - All Conference Athlete (LJ and 4*1 relay) - Jumped nearly 25 feet in the Long Jump - Qualified for Preliminary rounds of NCAA D1 Championships in 3 events (LJ, 100, 4*1) - Finished as 32nd best LJ in NCAA Ok time to hear from you! What did you accomplish?
Simple premise; what is your favorite movie (with a reason, or just a little blurb about it, if you'd like) about each of the following sports: Football: Baseball: Basketball: Hockey: Soccer: Auto Racing: Bowling: Surfing: Golf: Boxing: Other: I left the original post blank to make copying and pasting easier, I'll come back and post my answers in the second post. "Other" is there in case you have a favorite sports movie that wasn't covered above. I certainly do. :)
This (my response) would have been off topic in the original topic, so I started a new one. I think you're nuts, @JonMA1, if you don't think sports teaches "life lessons." Sports can teach teamwork. It can teach that hard work leads to improved results. It can teach a child how to deal with being beaten, even if he did put in the hard work. It can teach sportsmanship and respect for others. Golf specifically has taught my daughter honesty and integrity. It's taught her that there are rules that must be followed, and penalties to be paid. It's taught her that sometimes, people will break those rules and get away with it, and that it says everything about them and nothing about you. The list goes on and on. Sports are a part of life, competition is a part of life, and so no, it's not "just sports."