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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

    Again I told you the story of my girls playing a 4 ball usga qualifier. First group out we were clocked all day. The two older girls were so slow but even after watching us all day, the officials penalized the little girls because they were shorter hitters. I could not believe it. I felt like they were getting what happened to that Chinese boy at the masters. Officials don’t have the guts to penalize most players, the most deserving ones, but have no trouble picking on little kids even when the kids are focusing on pace more than anything.
    I have not really wanted this but golf really needs that 45 second time to go from recommended or whatever it is to demanded. I’m ok with players taking up to a minute but anymore than that, for whatever reason, is just not good for the game.

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      Tom Edrington

      USGA: United Slowplay Ground Advocate

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