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Old 04-23-2006, 09:50 PM
BuzzRavanaugh BuzzRavanaugh is offline
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Default An open letter to golf course designers>>

Tom Kite, Gene Fazio, David Toms, Tom Weiskopf, Ben Crenshaw, Jack Nicklaus---

You guys can't make a course long enough for these guys anymore. You ruining the game. Each week the guy who hits it the farthest wins. The longer you make the courses the more the equipment changes and the more you bastardize the sport.

We are in an era where the 8,000 yard course is just around the corner. The 505 par 4 is standard every week and this year in the US Open we will have a Par 5 that plays nearly 700 yards.

Enough is enough, these guys are too in shape , they are given equipement that hits it farther and given a golf ball that spins off the moon when hit with a 2 iron. The game is not about driving the ball--but you have made it that way. Mickelson is now regularly carrying two drivers--that proves how important the tee ball is on today's courses.

Ben Hogan and his picture perfect 1 iron that were hit on the rope are now not needed. Lanny Wadkins and Ray Floyd's flawless iron play is now gone. Its who can hit it 350 yards and hit their 9 iron close to the pin.

I think we need to change the greens. More elevated, multi layered greens with varying speeds and angles. Make it a challenge for these guys to get a receptive shot in the optimum pin placement. Once they get on the green they should have a fair putt. If they are 45 feet away it should bend off the earth and go up and down hills like a rolling country highway.

This game is getting unwatchable and its because of these long damn golf courses.

This year 14 winners held or were tied for the lead after 3 rounds. These courses are built for the Arnie Charge or Nicklaus moving into position on Sunday. Moving day is just a Saturday where if you go low you got a shot--if you don't--pack up the car and go to the next stop.
Buzz, I dont go to games. I buy all the Directv packages and watch them from the comfort of my own home! I dont like listening to all the fans nonsense at games! I pay for blonde women to come over and have sex with my hispanic hottie maid, and sometimes I get involved to make it a threesome! I like to lay in my pool during the day sipping on drinks that have umbrellas!

Luke M
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