From The Inbox

Maybe it should be named Hurricane Bryson

From the Morning Read Inbox readers respond to recent articles surrounding pace of play and professionalism

Maybe it should be named Hurricane Bryson
I am sitting here in Jacksonville, Fla., trying to determine what is more maddening: the never-ending stream of letters in Morning Read regarding slow play or the constant dribble and theatrics of the weather professionals as they cover Hurricane Dorian as it moves up the East Coast (“From the Morning Read inbox,” Sept. 4). Those of you living in the Southeast undoubtedly know what I mean.

It makes one want to pull his hair out, but in my case that probably wouldn't be very smart.

The good news is that Dorian eventually will dissipate, and we will start reading about topics other than slow play in Morning Read.

Bill Boutwell
Jacksonville, Fla.


Don’t forget to smile
For the amount of money that these guys on the PGA Tour are playing for, they should quit their moaning and groaning and play the game (“Golf’s big riddle, wrapped in a mystery,” Sept. 2).

Not only are they making a great living play golf, but think of the big dollars in endorsements that they earn each year.

Go play and enjoy the time on the golf course, and smile once in a while.

Mark Fitzgerald
Albany, N.Y.
(Fitzgerald was a member of the U.S. Golf Association’s Junior Committee for 30 years.)


Tour players should have to watch a tournament
Pace of play has been and will continue to be one of the most difficult issues to address, either via policy or enforcement.

When slow play is further burdened with the increase in commercials, a PGA Tour telecast without DVR recording is unwatchable. Because the PGA Tour exists for the benefit of its members (the players), perhaps the Tour’s Policy Board should make it mandatory that every player who has earned his card for the year sit down and watch a golf telecast from beginning to end, and then offer his perspective on what improvements might be possible to make it more entertaining and interesting for the viewers.

After all, the players are the product being marketed.

Rick Oldach
Laguna Hills, Calif.


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