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Tom Edrington

Tom Edrington spent the first 10 years of his misguided youth as a sports writer for the Tampa Tribune. His career brought him face to face with many of sports greatest stars -- Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Muhammad Ali, Don Shula, countless Hall of Fame NFL stars, more PGA Tour players than he can count. In 1980 he was honored by the Golf Writers Association of America for writing the best news story that year, his coverage of Jack Nicklaus' U.S. Open victory at Baltusrol. Today, 36 years later, golf is still a great part of his life, thanks to competitive playing days and the wonderful people he has met on this fabulous journey.

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    Hi Tom,
    happy days after christmas! i am very familiar with top golf–in the suburbs of atlanta where my kids live there is one and i have been–it is golf’s version of a bowling center–the “lanes” are set up as you know for anyone to play–food and beverage are more important than the ball striking and finally it is expensive–when my son and family go–its a 200 evening–with the kids or just friends–and he is a real golfer so its just a night out…….and packed as you say. if this is the future of golf the game is in real trouble but they are very expensive to build and run so every city will have one or two but golf is not threatened. just another mouse trap that works with proper funding.

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      Tom Edrington

      Bob, the one here is located right off Interstate 75 at Brandon exit, you can see it as you drive past it…..typical cost to open one of these is $35 million, and guess what? Callaway is one of the investors. Yes, it’s not cheap but beats taking the family to an NFL game, much more fun.

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    smart on callaway’s part even if its not a major blast for them they are a player and who knows maybe the trumpster will buy the whole thing when he gets done with the country. (a commentary is in there somewhere)
    .NFL game–no way a friend asked me if i wanted to go to the bills/dolphins game this sunday and before i could say no, i said no–tix 42, parking 25 refreshments 35 and fighting traffic and lousy football–yes that’s for me!!!! instead i can stay home watch the red channel, see every interesting play from every game and it cost me ZERO. tough choice.

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      Tom Edrington

      Or go play a quick nine.

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