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The PGA Tour should do a skills challenge/All Star weekend type event!


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#1 hwturner17

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 02:40 PM

I would personally love to watch some of the best players in the world get mic'd up and play against each other in various skills challenges. Maybe have a Ryder Cup type set up, but much less serious. They could have them;
  • play a putt putt course
  • long drive contest (maybe with hickory drivers?)
  • par 3 night golf
  • break panes of glass
  • flop shots
  • bend shots around targets
  • closest to the pin using opposite handed clubs
  • or anything that the viewer may enjoy.

Everything seems to be so serious these days, on the course and off. It could just be a fun thing they do to grow the game and I'd love to hear them jab back and forth at each other while playing a putt putt course!! Everything seems to be so serious these days

Would anyone like to watch something like that? What kind of events would you want to see?


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 02:47 PM

The Euro tour does a few things like this. I don't tune in but it is good social media content.
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 02:51 PM

They used to have one back when there was a true silly season.  I always enjoyed it, although there was usually a little too much Peter Jacobsen for my taste.  

I’d watch, but you’d never get the big names together without a tremendous amount of money and I don’t think it’s out there for something like this.
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 03:52 PM

View Postgolfgirlrobin, on 11 January 2018 - 02:51 PM, said:

They used to have one back when there was a true silly season.  I always enjoyed it, although there was usually a little too much Peter Jacobsen for my taste.  

I’d watch, but you’d never get the big names together without a tremendous amount of money and I don’t think it’s out there for something like this.

I had that thought as well. I dunno, maybe they could pull together a ton of money from TV sponsorships and they could play for a charity of their choice or something. Or just keep the money collected from sponsors. I think the PGA Tour could easily front the bill to send 10-15 golfers and their families to a resort for the week. It would be worth it's weight in gold when you consider how much it interest in would generate in the sport IMO. Plus I'm sure they'd love to all get together and booze it up at night without the pressure of winning a tournament

Didn't there used to be a televised skins game? That would be really fun to watch with the guys mic'd up.

It would also be fun to watch them have a 150 foot putt off on a ridiculous green. Just make it silly and fun

Edited by hwturner17, 11 January 2018 - 05:44 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:46 PM

I just want a camera crew to follow the Tuesday money games that we hear bits and pieces about and see how different players are when they have to reach into their own pockets.

Even better--although this has zero chance of happening--would be a one-on-one challenge format where a certain number of players (say, that year's major winners) get to pick any opponent they want for a match, and both guys have to put up their own money. We all have those we like and dislike, but it would be fascinating to witness the dynamics between the players themselves. (The NBA is kind of doing this by letting the captains pick their teams for the All-Star Game.) Who would pick low-hanging fruit and go after a lesser player? Who would go big-game hunting? Imagine Tiger vs. Phil, Spieth vs. Thomas, or Reed challenging DJ or whoever is ranked number-one. The matches would be played at famous courses that aren't on TV like Cypress, Seminole, NGLA, etc. Hey, guy can dream ...


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:52 PM

Who will watch this other than people who are specifically looking for and can't find better golf to watch that weekend?  It's still golf clubs and pro golfers and niche golfy stuff.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 07:16 PM

Yes, 2 days of skills, drive,short irons,putts. Maybe a little HORSE even. Two day tourney with vintage gear, old persimmons,blades,putters everything pre 1980.
All for a charity of their choice.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:47 PM

It sounds like a fun idea but I agree that a skills challenge isnt likely to grow the game and create new viewers / players. Unfortunatey, non-golfers (and even some golfers) simply find golf boring to watch.


I personally think it would be a lot of fun to watch.
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 11:10 PM

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 11:27 PM

Why not?


Edit: Throw in the driving iron gong shot, too.


Edited by Petunia Sprinkle, 11 January 2018 - 11:29 PM.


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 06:24 AM

Good idea – probably not going to happen.  


I’m guessing their image maintenance team encompassing life coaches, stewardship council members and social media advisory entourage would never allow it.  

Edited by Ferguson, 12 January 2018 - 06:24 AM.


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:02 AM

View PostFerguson, on 12 January 2018 - 06:24 AM, said:

Good idea – probably not going to happen.  


I’m guessing their image maintenance team encompassing life coaches, stewardship council members and social media advisory entourage would never allow it.  

Cynic alert!!! ^^^^^^

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 06:24 PM

One year they had one at the 4 man majors tournament...

Tiger busted everyone’s glass on his first try if memory serves....
It was exactly like big break and he just started flushing 2 iron stingers into ogilvys and maybe furyks glass..
I think tiger had won twice that year so Furyk got the 4 th invite...

It was awesome and I can’t find a video of it on YouTube..

I suppose it had to be 2006 since that was ogilvys only major…

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