Jealous March 23, 2005, 6:06 am

by Tom Landers
You sound a little jealous - you must be a writer that has no golfing talent - only think you do. I doubt you have ever played any serious competitive sports or even broken 90 in a golf match.

Beer Truck Golf Story March 23, 2005, 5:46 am

by Dennis Causey
Chris:
Your column on the Champions Tour makes it very obvious that you know nothing about the history of, or even anything, for that matter, about golf. Since you control the pen, go and write about some other sport that you do understand and enjoy. Don't embarrass yourself to the world by showing what a young, ignorant punk you are. There are quite a number of those Champions golfers who still not only compete, but place well (sometimes win) on the regular tour. Good luck on getting folks to read your column in the future. I know that when I see your name associated with any golf article, I won't waste my time. Have a nice day! cdc

Re: March 23, 2005, 5:44 am

Poor Baby March 23, 2005, 5:44 am

by Ken
Sounds like someone just likes to whine. Nobody is forcing you to watch the seniors. I appreciate golf for what it is, an awesome way to spend time. While I don't watch the seniors I sure wouldn't think of bashing someone who could whoop me. Climb off your soap box and go enjoy a round of golf yourself!!!!

Champions Tour March 23, 2005, 4:39 am

by Nick Aramino
Well, if we follow your line of reasoning, Chris, why would we hve any interest in the Nationwide Tour? They're not the best players. Why would we watch Michelle Wie? She is not among the best of the best. In fact, any guy on the Champions Tour or the Nationwide Tour can beat her. Why watch the U.S. Amateur? Why would anyone watch WNBA Basketball? Or college football? Oh wait...those folks excel in their category. And even more important, the beer truck driver is the hope of every "never was" like most of us -- proving once again that the chance for a major accomplishment in life, a chance to realize a dream doesn't have to die when we reach middle age. That's a whole lot more intriguing and motivational than Vijay or Tiger winning another tournament.

a no name winning ..... March 23, 2005, 4:14 am

by Bill Lai
I am sure the sponsors of the Champions Tour has more sense that what you wrote about "a beer truck driver winning." I am sure the guy is a good golf or else he won't be winning over seasoned players. Even at the PGA Tour, there was a electronic salesperson whom had won once. The Champions Tour consist players who were in other professions and now have the time to enjoy golf in a competitive environment.

Champions Tour March 23, 2005, 3:30 am

by jeff roth pga of america
Chris, as was once the mantra on Saturday Night Live......."Chris you ignorant slut" . You have the pen buddy......you do not have to write about the beer man. You can write about Michelle Wie?

RE: Champions Tour March 23, 2005, 1:16 pm

by Doug Rosen
Chris Baldwin's view of the Champions
Tour and Mark Johnsons effort shows his ignorance of the sport of golf....by comparing it to basketball it further shows that he should not be writing golf articles. His view of "boring" represents an immature viewpoint...perhaps he should back to writing for the local high school sports column.

RE: Champions Tour March 23, 2005, 2:08 pm

by Justin Dickens, Director of Golf
I agree with Mr. Rosen. I can't believe Baldwin calls himself a golf writer. If you wish to write about golf you should know more about the essence of the game.

Nobody's forcing you to watch anything March 23, 2005, 2:36 am

by Stephen Williams
Just like I'm not "forced" to read your column, you're not required to watch golfers after they reach 50. There are a lot of channels out there in cable TV land so if you happen to surf by the Champions Tour, just turn it to pro rasslin' or arena football if you'd like. I kinda liked seeing the beer man have his day. Here's to you beer man!

"Beer Truck Driver winning on Champions Tour March 23, 2005, 1:38 am

by John Klein, PGA Life Member
Because golf is an individual sport, there is the opportunity for anyone to win on any given day!
There are many players on the regular tour who were "a nobody" until they won their first event.
The beer truck driver had to play a rigorous schedule to qualify for the Champions Tour. It is not as if he just walked on one day, paid his entry fee and won.
He may now quit his day job and play the Champions Tour full time. What was his amateur record? Did he just turn 50?
Will you still "trash" him when he wins his second event, or will you call him a former winner on the tour?

 

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