For Tony Finau, A Putter And Loft Change Made All The Difference - Dog Leg News

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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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    baxter cepeda

    Condolences to Tony’s family – as they lost his father in law, who was from very close bye from where im writing this.

    It’s funny Tony is so particular about his putter. I always feel he could be more particular about his putting. In a league where too many guys are too mechanical, too methodical, Tony at times seems to be too much the opposite of those.

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      Tom Edrington

      Baxter — thanks for passing that on, I knew Tony’s wife was from the islands…..watched him on Thursday and it was his ball striking that was off, putting held him together…..looking for bigger things out of him this season.

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        baxter cepeda

        I hope your right. I watched the Golf Channel coverage a d was blown away by some great pits from Cam Smith and other but can’t really recall any of Tony’s work with the flat stick. But I’ll keep an eye out. There’s been improvement but as with my golfer JT I still don’t love what I see.


          Tom Edrington

          JT is struggling a bit, especially with the driver….Tony hit it in the junk on a short par three on the front, made double, the birdies coming home kept him in reasonable distance from the lead.

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