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Even great in the booth

Ed Townsend
Posted 8/12/22

Not only was he a great golfer, but Nick Faldo also was outstanding in the television booth.

Sir Nicholas Alexander Faldo is an English retired professional golfer and now is a retired television …

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Golfing Highlights

Even great in the booth


Not only was he a great golfer, but Nick Faldo also was outstanding in the television booth.

Sir Nicholas Alexander Faldo is an English retired professional golfer and now is a retired television golf commentator.

CBS aired the final broadcast of the 2022 golf season, and it also was the end of a great television career for Nick Faldo, who had announced in June his approaching plans to retire from the CBS Golf booth at the conclusion of the 2022 season.

In 2006, Faldo became the lead golf analyst for CBS Sports and worked for 18 years with the great CBS sports announcer Jim Nantz.

In his retirement plans, Faldo noted a desire to take time with his family thus adding some quiet time for his travel schedule for the first time in more than four decades.

Many have said it was a surprising decision from one of golf’s preeminent voices.

With so many weeks on the road, golf’s television production teams are one of the sport’s tightest-knit communities.

Faldo, in saying goodbye to his job, was also saying goodbye to some of his closest friendships.

James Colgan, assistant editor at Golf Magazine, spent quality time with Faldo, and he noted that Faldo made it very clear within his retirement announcement that he was, “honored and humbled to have worked alongside all those in “The Team” which includes my good buddies, the guys in the Super Tower.”

Colgan pointed out the close-knit relationship with the CBS Golf Team and serenaded Faldo with a going-away celebration including many great stories.

Faldo noted, “you taught me so much, and for that I’m grateful and honored to have my name sandwiched between yours on the Clanet Jug.”

Colgan noted that Faldo has won more major golf championships than any player from the continent of Europe since World War I and for much of the early 1990s, Faldo was considered the best golfer in the world as he spent a total of 97 weeks altogether at the top of the Official World Golf Ranking.

Born in Welwyn Garden City, Herfordshire, England, Faldo became hooked on golf at the age of 14, having never picked up a golf club himself, but watching Jack Nicklaus play in the 1971 Masters on his parents’ new color television. That was his very first exposure to the game.

Just three years later, Faldo qualified to play in the 1974 English Amateur at Woodhall Spa.

Faldo describes his late discovery of golf enthusiastically, saying he loved school until golf came along and after that “the only thing I was interested in was getting out of the gates as quick as possible and going to the golf course.”

Faldo was not only a great golfer but leaves a great career with many honors as a great television commentator.

Have an easy and pleasant retirement Nick.

Author John E. Moore  on LIV Golf

Attorney, Speaker and occasionally Author John E. Moore III released statements and his opinion recently where he said, “I have zero interest in LIV, the new professional golf tour featuring a small number of events, team play, and more money than ever seen before in golf. And for a while now, I’ve been trying to figure out why.”

Noting that he is, “a very mediocre golfer but a long-standing fan of professional golf and tuning into the existing PGA Tour has long meant watching a few new lines added each week to the unfolding history of golf.”

“New guys establish themselves by playing against the best competition golf has to offer and old guys battle time and surprise the world now and again,” Moore said.

Moore emphasized the “push and pull tension, the old versus the new and new becoming old.”

“Professional golf’s narrative belongs to the fans and not to the players of the day. It is, after all, fan support that monetizes the game, and any single player is but a time in that narrative and the PGA Tour is the long-standing keeper of the narratives flame,” Moore pointed out.

In a recent interview LIV founder and former PGA golfer Greg Norman reveled in his vision of LIV success describing, “teams of LIV golfers celebrating making more money they’ve ever made in one tournament, that’s what LIV is all about.”

Moore noted that “PGA Tour players make a lot of money, but the tour stands for more than money.”

Moore stressed the point that, “over time the Tour has generated more than $3 billion for charity, putting concern for others near the center of golf’s narrative.”

He gave an indication that LIV was not doing anything other than making money for golfers.

“In short, professional golf exists to entertain its fans. What’s entertaining about teams of disloyal has-beens, soon-to-be-has-beens and never-beens jumping with joy over being paid millions by one of the world’s most repressive regimes,” Moore added.

Moore showed his displeasure about LIV by adding, “Zero. Nothing. Nada. To Greg and Phil and Sergio and the other pros, I say no thanks and I will stick with my Sunday afternoons with the PGA Tour and dance with the one that brings me the game, and its time-honed narrative.”

Golf Tip by Robert Menges

 Fundamentals are very important to the game of golf.

Sometimes, when you think too much, your body may shut down physically. I would suggest going back to the beginning.

Remember the three fundamentals a good golfer tries to repeat each time he or she swings: Grip, aim and set up.

First, always be sure you are gripping the club properly and try to maintain a light grip pressure. A big fault is to become frustrated at bad shots and start gripping the club too hard and then your arms and hands will not be able to help you swing the club.

When you set up, work on your posture and remember to keep your feet closer together than you think. For iron shots, the outsides of your feet should be shoulder  width apart, and for hybrids and woods, the insides of your feet should be shoulder width apart.

When your stance gets too wide, you have a tendency to slide your hips instead of rotating them. Try to let your arms hang underneath your shoulders to allow less tension in your forearms.

Golf is a target game, so always try to aim at something for every shot. Try to develop a pre-shot routine by standing behind the ball and picking a target, then walk around to the side of the ball and get set up to your target line.

Developing good habits will make you a better golfer.

Twin Village

Monday Men's

1. Brock & Brock 182.0

2. Husson IV & Husson III 181.0

3. Reed & Odell 179.5

4. Rampe & Clancy 179.0

5. Kinne & Stabbert 178.5

6. Tallman & Ackerly 177.5

7. Thomas & Hendrickson 166.0

8. Green & Clark 163.5

9. Tucker & Smith 158.0

10. Ryder & Ryder 157.0

11. Gilmour & Gilmour 152.0

12. Murphy & Frey 149.0

13. Townsend & Murphy 147.5

14. Wood & Brosius 147.0

15. Templin & Lee 139.5

16. Harris & Spalding 119.0

Swan Lake

Tuesday Night Birdie Division

1. Bell & Freaney 122.0

2. Ditmar & Moylan 115.5

3. Clifford & Hauser 109.5

4. Welsh & Duquette 106.0

5. Luczynski & Garigliano 99.5

6. Hicks & Garber 98.5

7. VanKeuren & VanKeuren 98.0

8. Torrens & Lagatutta 95.0

9. Williams & Divita 83.5

10. Byrne & Byrne 82.0

11. Keherley & Rhupert 81.5

12. Erlwein & Meyer 80.0

13. Atkins & Festa 78.5

14. Huggler & Murphy 78.0

15. Merklin & Heisler 56.5

16. Merklin & Austin 51.0

Tuesday Night Par Division

1.Tanous & Wilhelm 110.0

2. Fanning & Marciano 102.5

3. Whipple & Whipple 101.0

3. Wheeler & Hamlin 101.0

5. Diehl & Bradley 98.5

6. Schadt & Mall 93.0

7. Roth & Roth 92.5

8. Sazoff & Riente 90.0

9. Herzog & Clifford 88.0

10. Rusin & Ellison 84.0

11. Finn & Russell 80.5

12. VanKeuren & Nieman 78.0

13. Frankie & Frankie 76.0

14. Gallo & Roth 75.0

15. O’Malley & Ellison 74.5

16. Donovan and Scheibe 71.0

Tarry Brae

Tuesday Men's

1. Yaun & Gilmore 167.0

2. Green & Garcia 165.0

3. Bonsick & Cassevah 160.5

4. Aymes & Sauchuck 159.5

5. Diffenderfer & Fleischman 153.5

6. Jester & Mullen 152.5

7. Martin & Poppo 150.0

8. Schneider & Garber 148.5

9. Kushetsky & Hinkley 145.5

10. Collette & Iqbal 143.0

11. Flores & Kukas 141.0

12. Pollock & Carey 136.0

13. Kawauchi & Altbach 128.5

13. Metakes & Winship 128.5

15. Simpson & Wolcott 127.0

16. Goldberg & Klugman 126.0

Thursday Travel League

1. Sullivan & DeVantier 188.0

2. Thomas & Husson 185.5

3. Benzenberg & Benzenberg 177.0

4. Martin & Favre 173.0

5. Bernstein & Loughlin 167.0

6. Gilmore & Gilmore 165.5

7. Ackerly & Schmidt 165.0

8. Bowers & Edwards 159.5

9. Stevens & Holmequest 158.0

10. Collura & Fisher 157.0

11. Hutchins & Reichmann 150.0

11. Bowers & Hoxie 150.0

13. Dewitt/Depew/Relf 149.0

14. Taggart & Mershon 138.5

15. Coney & Mace 129.0

16. Todora & Cawley 114.5

17. Winters & Petraglia 108.5

18. Cunningham & Poli 106.5

19. Corley & Heavey 102.5

20. Astacio & Stanley 91.5


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