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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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    Ugh. Gut reaction is that I have rarely seen one of these corporate behemoths’ version of “exciting changes” work out to be good news for the original consumers of their products or for most of those who worked there in creating and nurturing the original concept.

    I suspect Arnie would enjoy this stuff as much as he enjoyed golf carts, untucked shirts, and beards.

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      Tom Edrington

      You nailed it with that one, Baxter!

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        baxter cepeda

        That was RM

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    baxter cepeda

    Glad I never worked at golf channel.
    Very sad for me Palmer but it’s not dead, jut smaller and in a different place. It can get back to what it was.

    As for the .com; no reader posts, no website in 2020. People expect the right to tell writers what they think. Even old style print newspapers allow that; but golf channel stopped a few years ago.
    That .com business was dead that day they decided to stop allowing posts.

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      Tom Edrington

      Roger that.

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