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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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    The Wednesday after we attended the 1987 British Open, we ( four lads from Denver) played Muirfield (in reverse order) and saw nary another golfer, but still got yelled at by the Secretary for slow play on eighteen green when we made the turn. Lunch in North Berwick and then eighteen on the west links. Two gems of our trip, but we all agreed that Royal Dornach was the one (36 holes that day as well). Golf Prices then were downright a steal. The most difficult, what else, Carnasty!!! Took a puddle jumper to Ireland and Mr Palmer was aboard, something about the opening of Tralee.
    Enjoying Dog Leg News, thanks.

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      Tom Edrington

      Simply WOW….Arnie on the puddle-jumper was a bucket-list highlight; Muirfield is incredible, North Berwick West Links, well if I had to pick only one course to spend the rest of my golfing days playing, well, that would be the one; Carnoustie wasn’t quite that nasty to us, I made it a point to par the hole that Tiger doubled that cost him another Open and I was determined to beat Jean Van De Velde’s score at 18… second hit the middle of the footbridge and landed pin high in the thick stuff, flopped it out, easy 5 that Jean would have loved to have…..glad you are enjoying our efforts here at DLN! Don’t be a stranger!

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        Upon returning from Scotland/Ireland Got personalized License plates in Denver “Troon” and had Tom Weiskopf autograph one of them (still have it) at the ’93 Senior Open @ Cherry Hills. To bad he finished second. ’90 got my first glimpse of leftie winnng the Amatuer @ CH.

        May have to consider the old course at Ballybunion up there with Royal Dornach.

        I am a native Oregonian, just had a 15 yr side step to Colorado. We have a golf destination here on the coast, Bandon Dunes, have you heard of it! LOL


          Tom Edrington

          Tom Weiskopf and I were buddies when I was the golf writer for the Tampa Tribune….we got along well, he didn’t like most of the press….have a MacGregor golf poster of him signed by him we used to refer to each other as “T”….one time at Bay Hill, I was talking with TW on the putting green and Lakeland golf architect Ron Garl hollers: “Hey T!” Weiskopf looks up and Garl says, no, not you, the other one….Weiskopf chuckled and said to me “Well I guess we are close to your territory” Yes, Bandon is beyond incredible would love to get out there one day but for the same money we head to Scotland….Hoping to get there next fall, virus permitting…thanks for your recounts, and your love for links golf!

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      baxter cepeda

      Good story

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        Tom Edrington

        Easy place to write about, it’s simply amazing, love the vistas and links golf is how the early game was played…!

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