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Applause for Brewer’s ‘enlightened attitude’

I'm impressed by Callaway CEO Chip Brewer when he says he's comfortable with the stabilization of the golfing market and 

will compete with the other manufacturers for an increased share (“Golf’s ‘final four’? It’s survival of the fittest, Callaway’s Brewer says, March 22, bit.ly/2nB7ZHC).

Businesses and economies are too obsessed with "growth," and so are the USGA and R&A with their increasingly desperate attempts to popularize inadequate versions of our sport.

With Mr. Brewer's enlightened attitude, I expect to see Callaway extend its reach into other sports, too.

Terry Wall
Eastleigh, England

 

History lesson from a Palmer fan 

I, too, was surprised at the lack of star power (“Arnie’s event lacks a thumbs-up from some Tour stars,” March 14, bit.ly/2o2x8Yo). I wonder if they remember that this is the man who brought golf to television.

Don Strzezewski
Franklin Park, Ill.

 

Support for Match Play proposal 

The player draft bracket idea is genius (“Round robin doesn’t fly, so here’s a Match Play fix,” March 22, bit.ly/2nDRYAI). I’d bet the players would be all in, as well.

Michael Dyon
Schaumburg, Ill.

 

A pleasant morning wake-up 

Each morning I look forward to going to my inbox and opening the Morning Read. You’ve assembled a great group of writers who give us interesting perspectives on everything in golf. There are some articles I wish were a little longer, but all are of great quality. I’m really looking forward to your coverage of the Masters. Thanks for a great read.

Jim Wisler
Dublin, Ohio

(Wisler is the former executive director of the Memorial Tournament.)

 

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