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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

    Awesome event, stole the show from the ladies thanks to tpc Louisiana playing it’s best (thanks to temporary rock hard greens and nice weather finally) and the teams are really growing on us now. We kept an eye on many teams this week.

    The ending was perfectly climactic for alternate shot. Nothing more climactic then hitting it in the water but it was still a nervy situation up by the green.

    The Aussies are an awesome team. The ‘mullets’ are like able in their own contrasting ways. But their equally awesome short games was the difference in this thing, specifically Leishmans chipping…not the chip in with wedge, but all those marvelous bump and run 5 irons.

    But the real talk from this event is the successful format. The format is clearly very good. So good it’s getting people wondering about all alternate shot, pure alternate shot (not switching tee boxes, which my wife brought up before Lynch on GC ), all 4 balls, match play events for all these team formats; and even mixed events for many of these formats. The answer is yes yes and more yes to all of these; especially bringing the men and women together again.

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      Tom Edrington

      Best Ball (Four-Ball) was PAINFULLY SLOW!!! pretty boring as well; I believe they should do away with best-ball and go modified alternate shot on the two “Best-Ball” days where they both drive and pick one to play and go alternate shot from there.

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        baxter cepeda

        Modified alternate shot is super lame imo; but not as lame as stableford.
        4 ball is fine with me. The pace is a bit of an issue for sure but I’ll take slow 4 ball over MAS cheese.

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