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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

    Is it me or Kevin Na’s 59 run got a bit Tigeresque, stealing the spotlight from everyone else? It got a bit mesmerizing there for me.

    Speaking of tiger, those books are probably why he isn’t rushing to praise Tim, but I’m sure tiger will eventually say some nice words about mr rosaforte.

    Speaking of athletes with interesting relationships with the media, I don’t think Bryson has said anything about Rosaforte either. Meanwhile Bryson continues to show why no one on tour really does what he does with this distance quest. Because This constant search for more power leads to setback after setback. It’s a tough one because added distance does help but at what cost?

    While Bryson nurses a sore hand now guys like Na and Jim Furyk —both of whom won’t be accused of pushing it too far in the gym — go for sub 60 rounds and lead the way. There has to be a lesson there.

    Sony was supposed to be the Bryson show, but instead we get the Oooo Na Na Na show. I’ll take it.

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      Tom Edrington

      Yes, I saw something from Bryson and it was a nice tribute…

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        baxter cepeda

        Btw I need to air out a small kine beef on the day 1 coverage.

        First Steve Sands, who is an Olympic reporter, absolutely butchered former Olympian and surfing, swimming, water polo (and much more), waterman legend Duke Kahanamokus name.
        That’s somewhat to be expected.
        What wasn’t expected is Rolfs uncertainty about the Dukes golfing history, simply saying he didn’t think Duke played much golf.

        There are at least two iconic images of Duke swinging on the beach and even on a surfboard while riding a wave. Those are two of the greatest sports pictures ever taken imo.

        I tried digging a little more and learned Duke did some hosting on Oahu’s first golf courses, possibly including famous people like Chaplin, Ruth, Earhart. His ambassador role was famously complicated considering his amateur status. Thorpe, who was good friends with Duke, lost his Olympic medals for making some money playing baseball.

        Anyhow. Duke Kahanamoku was more than a waterman, he was a sportsman. There’s no doubt IMO he could slap it around and it’s likely he was involved in some very interesting matches; which were probably kept under wraps to avoid any trouble from the IOC.

        Still, I was really hoping Mr Rolfing, who we all love for his Hawaii golf nugs, had a little more for us about Duke and golf.


          Tom Edrington

          I learned all about Hawaii and its culture early in life….my mom (Lt. Anna Kaseta) was a WWII Navy nurse, first convoy into Pearl after the attack. She became life-long friends with three other Navy nurses who survived the Dec. 7 attack….My mom loved her days at Pearl, they cared for the wounded brought in from the Pacific campaigns….my dad was slotted for transfer to Hawaii circa 1962 but someone with more influence got that slot, instead, we went to the Naval Hospital, Quantico where I learned to play golf and thrived in sports, coached by Marines, caddied for the Marine Corps champion, Col. Bobby Conrad and would caddie for the commandant, Gen. David Shoup when he came down from Washington. Our “Aunt Phyl” was one of those 4 nurses who was a constant in our lives….know all about Duke and enjoy Jimmy Buffett’s song: “Dukes on Sunday”


            baxter cepeda

            Cool history. Thanks for sharing.

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