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#1 prorobo

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:08 PM

Anyone see the "meet the players" preview show that played tonight? What do you think about this crop? Seems like a bunch of guys can play and a couple had some pretty good success on mini-tours. Though I already miss the "scenery" of last season.


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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:11 PM

I was surprised to find out the guy from my area started Kikkor golf shoes. Few guys I already hope go home early.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:21 PM

I'll watch. I don't know why they insist on adding db's though, is that what mini tours are filled with?
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:25 PM

View PostHuntster, on 19 September 2012 - 11:11 PM, said:

I was surprised to find out the guy from my area started Kikkor golf shoes. Few guys I already hope go home early.

I found that interesting too. I even remember seeing that warehouse trick chip shots video (into the shoe) on Youtube or on here before.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:33 PM

Liam.....whoa pal.  You need to check yourself, before you wreck yourself.  What a d-bag loser, and this is not an act.  He makes Don Donatello mild.

Derek Bohlen - nice guy, pretty wife, no weird quirks.  Down to earth, so go Derek, please win.

We also have a maybe rehabbed, drug addict, slurrred voice guy, a popped collar guy with an earring, a guy from jersey with a head bobble thing, a try hard Thai golfer, and a former prodigy that hit a wall and a two quiet southern boys where one is aloof and the other is the equivalent of the quarterback from Friday Night Lights the Movie.  Speaking of movies, Crocodile Dundee is here.  There's also a sasquatch on the show, which is totally racist.  And another sasquatch who plays hockey and has a temper, big surprise.

This should be a good season.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:38 PM

One thing is for sure. Kikkor golf shoes sales will go up.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:38 PM

I'll hold my opinions until a little later in the competition.  I absolutely couldn't stand Tommy 2 gloves when he competed, thought his swing sucked.  However, I was wrong about him and since he joined the
tour he is one of my favorites.  Kind of an everymans gamer.



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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:42 PM

I still hate Tommy Gainey, and I don't understand him.  Nice guy.....who gives a chit.  Family man, go home and play with your kids.  Him crying over Brie Vega was laughable and embarrassing.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:01 AM

I use to see Isaac all over Folsom out and about and never even knew he played golf! Since the show a few locals I know that have played comps with him say he is long as can be with great touch around the greens.  What a wierd twist that he's on Big Break.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:08 AM

View Postfore_life, on 19 September 2012 - 11:21 PM, said:

I'll watch. I don't know why they insist on adding db's though, is that what mini tours are filled with?

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:14 AM

It's hard to think about companies putting some of these guys on their staff even with some TV success. Some of them seem like they just don't really line up with any company image.

Or am I wrong? Seems like some of the guys could play but maybe aren't marketable, and aren't great enough to overcome it. Not all, but some.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 07:05 AM

Interesting cast for sure.

I think you'll see some good golf...maybe best overall talent as a group that the show has ever had.


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Posted 20 September 2012 - 07:06 AM

Could have just been specialty shots but thought I saw a lot of 10 finger grippers...

One of the guys supposedly was an athlete from my alma mater and is about my age...it was a smaller school and I have never heard of him???

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:15 AM

A lot of guys to root against after that short introduction, and a couple to root for. Should be a fun watch!

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:49 AM

Is the show sponsered by loudmouth now? or are they all serious flamers?


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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:06 AM

Isaac Sanchez is your winner this season. You heard it here first.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:13 AM

View Postjumpman2600, on 19 September 2012 - 11:38 PM, said:

One thing is for sure. Kikkor golf shoes sales will go up.

I think thats the only reason of him being on.

Edited by jmccaff, 20 September 2012 - 09:18 AM.


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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:16 AM

View Posttdk8180, on 19 September 2012 - 11:42 PM, said:

I still hate Tommy Gainey, and I don't understand him.  Nice guy.....who gives a chit.  Family man, go home and play with your kids.  Him crying over Brie Vega was laughable and embarrassing.

Great Glengarry Glen Ross reference!

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:17 AM

I see alot of big egos here, there's going to be some fireworks for sure.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:28 AM

I watched the intros for about 20 minutes and couldn't find many guys to root for.  I guess they do that for the ratings or something but it doesn't appeal to me.  For example, the one guy who said something like "once I get on the golf course, everyone is my enemy".


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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:37 AM

View Postatlanta golfer, on 20 September 2012 - 09:28 AM, said:

I watched the intros for about 20 minutes and couldn't find many guys to root for.  I guess they do that for the ratings or something but it doesn't appeal to me.  For example, the one guy who said something like "once I get on the golf course, everyone is my enemy".

Yeah that stuff is lame.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:46 AM

I will start watching when they are down to 4 or 5 guys, this should hopefully leave the better players and allow for less histrionics.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:33 AM

I know Stu Gold well, as does most everyone who's played amateur golf in Utah.  He's got an outgoing personality to say the least...should be perfect for the show.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:34 AM

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Liam.....whoa pal.  You need to check yourself, before you wreck yourself.  What a d-bag loser, and this is not an act.  He makes Don Donatello mild.

Derek Bohlen - nice guy, pretty wife, no weird quirks.  Down to earth, so go Derek, please win.

We also have a maybe rehabbed, drug addict, slurrred voice guy, a popped collar guy with an earring, a guy from jersey with a head bobble thing, a try hard Thai golfer, and a former prodigy that hit a wall and a two quiet southern boys where one is aloof and the other is the equivalent of the quarterback from Friday Night Lights the Movie.  Speaking of movies, Crocodile Dundee is here.  There's also a sasquatch on the show, which is totally racist. And another sasquatch who plays hockey and has a temper, big surprise.

This should be a good season.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:09 AM

Im pulling for Liam Friedman, from, Lackawanna.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:37 PM

my own opinion but i think producers put way too much emphasis on finding characters rather than guys who have had some success and are 'normal'. i think the whole idea about driving ratings and needing those guys to root against is overdone. as long as everyone on the show has legitimate golf skill i'm somewhat ok with the picks, but if a few of these guys who already seem to be the typical "db" who is just their to grab some attention i think it brings the show down. With the randomness of the events and luck of the draw style contests i hate seeing guys with less talent get kicked off. i don't need the crazy characters to keep watching.

Its almost as if if you don't have a backstory you haven't got a shot on the show no matter your talent. this year you have the southern hillbillies, loudmouth from jersey, recovering addict, shoe company owner, etc. one of the previous contestants tweeted about future tryouts and said best way to get on the show was be loud and top your first three shots. seems about right.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:02 PM

It's almost like pro wrestling, where you have good guys and bad guys .  Babyfaces and heels, for the advanced WWE fan.  But it's amazing to see that guys are dressing like arses, and it's not a trend on tour for the most part.  Sure fowler and poulter, but the majority of the guys on tour aren't that loud.  This Loudmouth Golf is dumb.  It's some Caddyshack revival joke, with dash of Duffy Waldorfs wardrobe, and Fehertys sarcasm.   Is it a knock on the puma wannabes, eventhough Puma has some nice stuff, they get a little bright with their coloring.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:17 PM

What was the name of the kid who was boo hooing about how he would be on the Tour if he had been a trust fund baby "like these other guys."

I hope he goes home first, and with some sort of debilitating injury. He's insufferable.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:38 PM

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Isaac Sanchez is your winner this season. You heard it here first.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 04:08 PM

I you don't have a mix of personalities, with people to root for and against then there is no drama to
watch.  There has to be a catalyst.  It is only partly about giving someone a  break, it is about
entertainment and getting an audience.  

I'll wait to see a couple of shows before I pick my favorite.  

cmherrbach:  I'll bet $5.00 that Sanchez does not win the Big Break.  I am serious.  Just looking for
a reason to watch all the shows.  Who knows I may end up rooting for Sanchez.  Just fun.  


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