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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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    baxter cepeda

    I generally agree with you Tom.

    But the DCP is different.

    First the 10 kids in each group have truly done something amazing to get there. Dcp isn’t just for rich kids —or parents who spend everything on their kids golf.
    It’s free and open to everyone.
    I’m not sure where the participation numbers stand but 10th at Augusta is still a regional champion whom got to this event out of a pool of thousands.

    Also even in round one, everyone gets some sweet swag from dcp.
    Only the top 3 in each phase get awards.

    By the time families get to Augusta, the Royal treatment is on. At Augusta only the top 3 get awards but those swag items —even the stuff the families buy at the Masters store— are truly trophies of an amazing accomplishment. These kids truly earn taking their entire family to golf heaven.

    From experience those kids deserve everything they get.

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