Thanksgiving: Time To Thank Those Who Stand On Watch | Dog Leg News

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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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    Tom, absolutely awesome column. Thanks to your family for their service and to your remembering these people who keep us safe. My son is a police officer so this hits pretty close to home for me.

    I respect and admire the excellence and determination of the golfers you write about daily, but the people you wrote about today are our true heroes as far as I am concerned.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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      Tom Edrington

      RM: Thank-you sir but mostly we all owe so very much to our military AND those wonderful first responders who keep law and order and save people who are having their worst days….yes, they are heroes on a daily basis, so much we never hear about as well.

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