Bones in the booth

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Saw a couple of posts with reference to Bones as a commentator. Personally, I think he sounded pretty good and a lot more insightful than the other talking heads we hear. For those that have heard him, what's the opinion?...................
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  • Lagavulin62Lagavulin62 Members  2343WRX Points: 322Handicap: 15Posts: 2,343 Platinum Tees
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    I saw a video interview of him right after he and Phil split. Though the volume was down I read the captions and watched his mannerisms. He seems like a pretty insightful guy, also he comes across as pleasant and with a sense of humor. More from a bookish type delivery as oppossed to the arrogant "jock itch" mode. I don't see why he couldn't work out. Be a nice change, even though I don't pay much attention to commentators with my hearing loss.
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  • golfandfishinggolfandfishing Members  3818WRX Points: 1,255Handicap: 4Posts: 3,818 Titanium Tees
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    The guy called the 62 today way before Grace was even threatening. Love him.
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  21490WRX Points: 5,508Posts: 21,490 ClubWRX
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    disco111 wrote:
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    Saw a couple of posts with reference to Bones as a commentator. Personally, I think he sounded pretty good and a lot more insightful than the other talking heads we hear. For those that have heard him, what's the opinion?...................<br />
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    Then you saw the extensive discussion already underway.<br />
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    He's not in the booth.<br />
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    He is excellent, and deserves a thread.
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  • stu_manstu_man Members  555WRX Points: 1Posts: 555 Bunkers
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    He's already the second best on course reporter and it's his first week. If Feherty moves to the booth, then he'll be the best. He's fantastic!
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    So far, so good. I'm impressed.
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  • MidwestGolfBumMidwestGolfBum Corporate Golfer Extraordinaire MSN/MKE/DSMMembers  1595WRX Points: 331Posts: 1,595 Platinum Tees
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    The guy called the 62 today way before Grace was even threatening. Love him.<br />
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    And was able to get a stab in at Johnny Miller when doing it which made it all the more awesome.
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    The Golf Gods are smiling that Phil and Bones both go to the Open ,and not together on the course ...and Bones is the one<br />
    who is there for the weekend...
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    I've been watching a good bit of the coverage all three days and i feel like I haven't heard all that much of him but when hes there its meaningful as opposed to some broad statement like others.
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    He's excellent-fits right in.
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    Don't think he's been in the booth, but he's awesome on course.
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    He also picked Jordan to win
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  • sfigginssfiggins Members  401WRX Points: 76Posts: 401 Greens
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    The guy's a natural. Great inside info on Kuch's caddie using Aimpoint to read his putts.
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    Looks like Bones wants to do this instead of loop. That should be a no brainer for him. I guess he'd be the first caddie to crossover(?)<br />
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    I love how he has perspective. He'd rather have caddied for Phil than be the 100th ranked golfer in the world. I thought that was a fun Q&A on Dan Patrick this week.
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    Yeah I've enjoyed his commentary quite a bit. Seems comfortable and knows what he's talking about for sure.
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    Really enjoyed his style so far.<br />
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    Anyone think that he and Phil went with the 'still caddying' narrative as negotiating power to get him a few more $$$s?<br />
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    Seems like something they'd think of. Smart if the case.
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  • moonshinemoonshine 64 @ Augusta? No problem! North Charleston, SCClubWRX  6379WRX Points: 175Handicap: 2.4Posts: 6,379 Titanium Tees
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    Anyone hear him tell the story about BW playing Phil back when he was at Georgia?
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    Bones on his first day was already better than Notah. A few tournaments under his belt and he's going to be great at this.
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    Except that one part of the telecast when NBC was playing the theme music over top of him during a Phil story. Let him speak!
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    What would you expect from a Phil Mickelson associate? <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> Bones is awesome.
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    Really genuine all the way around. Awesome base knowledge of all things golf, very well spoken, and is able to relate to the audience in my humble. Frankly I liked him WAY better than the other on course commentators.<br />
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    And the statement he made, smiling ear-to-ear "Tell Johnny there's a 62 out there today" was just classic. As another member noted this was hours before that score was carded.<br />
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    Lastly I love how he was positive about things but also honest. Miller has a way of coming off like he is superior to the players who go against what he might advise shot-wise. Bones just stated it the way it was. "He had better be careful and just avoid that left side. Nothing good is on the left."<br />
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    Bottom line - I look forward to seeing and hearing more of him. He's a natural!
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    A little telling that the guy provides more professional, cogent, and insightful reporting than people who have been doing it for decades and are well compensated for doing it. <br />
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    It almost makes me think sometimes people reach high levels in business despite being less competent than others.
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  • Couples1Couples1 Members  150WRX Points: 0Posts: 150
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    This sure beats those riveting Bones/ Phil on course conversations <br />
    221<br />
    Yep<br />
    6 iron ( hands him a 4 iron )<br />
    Yep<br />
    Breeze from left ( dead calm )<br />
    yep<br />
    Hit a good one<br />
    Yep<br />
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    Now it's Spieth and his caddy boy grandstanding <br />
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  21490WRX Points: 5,508Posts: 21,490 ClubWRX
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    Couples1 wrote:
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    This sure beats those riveting Bones/ Phil on course conversations <br />
    221<br />
    Yep<br />
    6 iron ( hands him a 4 iron )<br />
    Yep<br />
    Breeze from left ( dead calm )<br />
    yep<br />
    Hit a good one<br />
    Yep<br />
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    Now it's Spieth and his caddy boy grandstanding <br />
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    Bones says, and he should know, Greller is the best out there. Hard worker, prepared and great guy.<br />
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    Hawkeye77 wrote:
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    Couples1 wrote:
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    This sure beats those riveting Bones/ Phil on course conversations<br />
    221<br />
    Yep<br />
    6 iron ( hands him a 4 iron )<br />
    Yep<br />
    Breeze from left ( dead calm )<br />
    yep<br />
    Hit a good one<br />
    Yep<br />
    <br />
    Now it's Spieth and his caddy boy grandstanding<br />
    <br />
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    Bones says, and he should know, Greller is the best out there. Hard worker, prepared and great guy.<br />
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    You lost me there.
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    ctmason_98 wrote:
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    A little telling that the guy provides more professional, cogent, and insightful reporting than people who have been doing it for decades and are well compensated for doing it. <br />
    <br />
    It almost makes me think sometimes people reach high levels in business despite being less competent than others.<br />
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    Almost? You should hangout at my job for a day.
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  • Terry GoldTerry Gold Members  518WRX Points: 77Posts: 518 Golden Tee
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    Not much for expectations and/but would have been disappointed if he was downright awful, but first go- around Bones is sooooo refreshing. Gives me what I want: Accurate, interesting, trustworthy and germane commentary, on everything from shot strategy to obscure insider perspective regarding a player's tendencies/etc. And last but not least, NO EGO.<br />
    Most pleasant development of the year as far as televised golf goes.
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    PZero wrote:
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    Hawkeye77 wrote:
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    Couples1 wrote:
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    This sure beats those riveting Bones/ Phil on course conversations<br />
    221<br />
    Yep<br />
    6 iron ( hands him a 4 iron )<br />
    Yep<br />
    Breeze from left ( dead calm )<br />
    yep<br />
    Hit a good one<br />
    Yep<br />
    <br />
    Now it's Spieth and his caddy boy grandstanding<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Bones says, and he should know, Greller is the best out there. Hard worker, prepared and great guy.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    You lost me there.<br />
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    LOL, he's a friend of someone I know who is very honest.
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    The guy called the 62 today way before Grace was even threatening. Love him.<br />
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    And was able to get a stab in at Johnny Miller when doing it which made it all the more awesome.<br />
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    Monty called a 62 as well, at the beginning of coverage when he was in the booth with Faldo
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    Since at least two announcers predicted the 62, it proves Johnny Miller's commentary to be correct, the course was set up too easy for the conditions. That 310-yard par 4 was crazy. Shouldn't have driveable par-4s in a major, especially with a 3-wood<br /><br />As far as Bones goes, I thought he was great, but they cut him with music once and rarely goit his opinion on things. I like him better than Maltby or Jacobson.
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