The common denominator at USGA
The USGA lost me a few years ago when it announced that it would abandon the Public Links Championship for a new USGA team event. At the time, the reason given was that the Publinx had become a “college all-star event.” As a former state Publinx champ in Massachusetts, I decided it was time to forgo membership in the USGA Partners Program. I’ve never heard from them again.
Now we have 43 percent of the U.S. Mid-Amateur field playing as reinstated amateurs (“Ex-pros vs. amateurs: It’s USGA’s shame,” Oct. 10, http://bit.ly/2wKrqip). Can we call this the Ex-PGA Championship now?
There is a common denominator in the above decisions, as well as:
Yes, all on Mike Davis’ watch as CEO and executive director of the USGA.
0 handicap yet zero interest in tournaments
I recently read your article regarding reinstated pros to the amateur ranks. I loved it.
I am 72 and for more than 40 years have been a 0-handicapper. I am a member of Champions Golf Club in Houston and the Society of Seniors golf organization. I ceased playing tournaments when ex-pros began beating those of us who worked for a living and pursued our passion for the game in our free time.
It is a shame that the arrogant members of the USGA policy makers do not understand the subject you addressed so right on.
Applause for Golf Canada
Being a retired high school teacher and having played golf for more than 65 years – and above all, having spent countless hours trying to instill in youngsters my love for the game of golf – I enjoyed reading your article (“This Canadian ‘pipeline’ delivers golfers,” Oct. 12, http://bit.ly/2i7d49F).
I am convinced that Golf Canada is going in the right direction in promoting and developing our sport.
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