Keeping Score

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Signs of spring: Birds and NCAA turtles

I had a nest of robins outside my window that learned how to fly during the time it took some of these women at the NCAA Division I tournament to play a shot(“Keeping score,” May 24). Wow.

Let's eliminate the coaches’ access to the players while they are playing. That really slows the matches down to an agonizing pace.

I watched some of these players line up a putt, then the coach lines up the putt, then one of them points to a spot on the green for an aiming point, then the player gets ready to putt, then backs off and looks at the line again to make sure that she is putting to the spot picked out, and then the player finally putts. 

I understand the amount of pressure under which these women were playing, but this is not their first golf tournament. These players have been playing in tournaments since they were probably 10 years old or younger. 

Finally, I would like to thank the inventor of TiVo.

Layne Yawn
Jonesboro, Ark.


The more things change …

The U.S. Amateur Public Links had lost its way because too many of the players were not from the local muni (“U.S. Four-Ball shines light on team golf,” May 24). I will bet, however, that many were from public courses.

After 92 years, the APL was replaced by the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball so that guys named Tug and Chip and fellows who played together at Merion Golf Club as juniors would have a chance to compete in a major amateur event. How special. 

Ginny Kavanagh
St. Augustine, Fla.


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