From The Inbox

‘Persistence’ of Mississippi stop draws applause

Readers sound off on Tour success was no can't miss in Miss.

‘Persistence’ of Mississippi stop draws applause
I thoroughly enjoyed Rick Cleveland’s article in Wednesday’s Morning Read (“Tour success was no can’t-miss in Miss.,” Sept. 18). One must hand it to the persistence and creativity of all those who have made the Sanderson Farms Championship what it is today.

The item reminded me of when a former classmate at Chicago's Brother Rice High School, Lance Ten Broeck, won the tournament in 1984, when it was known as the Magnolia State Classic.

Steve Rosenbaum
Oak Lawn, Ill.


Setting an example in Mississippi
In the age of corporate behemoths throwing money at golf events and not caring about history nor people, it’s nice to remember the little train that could (“Tour success was no can’t-miss in Miss.,” Sept. 18).

I was not familiar with the Hattiesburg history, nor that the event many times was on life support. It’s great to see it standing on its own, with a sponsor that seems to care more about people that profits.

Paul Vicary
The Villages, Fla.


Sounding off against ‘whoosh’ effect
On Friday’s Golf Channel telecast from the Sanderson Farms Championship, Dominic Bozzelli stopped his iron swing from the rough at the top of his swing. Yet the “whoosh” sound came right on through. Psyche?

Bozzelli regrouped and made his real swing to the same “whoosh” sound.

The same thing happened on Tom Hoge’s iron shot from the tee at the 13th. The timing was way off on the “whoosh.”

It was far different with Stewart Cink and Zach Johnson from the fairway, where two sound guys had the fuzzy microphones for very real sound.

Kinda like piping in the ol’ bird sounds?

Ty Neal
Sterling, Va.


A failure worse than the U.S. women’s loss
I want to thank the writers who took Morning Read’s Alex Miceli down a peg for the rotten coverage and remarks or lack of coverage of a spectacular Solheim Cup (“From the Morning Read inbox,” Sept. 18; Sept. 19; Sept. 20). Morning Read didn’t even lead off the Monday edition with the Solheim Cup (“Morning Read,” Sept. 16).

I am still disgusted, and I am so glad there are other readers/writers who feel the same way.

Morning Read owes both teams and all of its readers an apology.

Eloise Trainor
Canaan, N.Y.


Morning Read invites reader comment. Write to editor Steve Harmon at steve@morningread.com. Please provide your name and city of residence. If your comment is selected for publication, Morning Read will contact you to verify the authenticity of the email and confirm your identity. We will not publish your email address. We reserve the right to edit for clarity and brevity.