The real talent are the writers and pro consultant.
I could care less "who" this guy is frankly but I sure know he has been a club pro at a private course because I can recognize the standard behaviors that go along with the position, especially his fixation on "corporate outings" that tie the private course up for too many afternoons in our short seasons. These things are killer events for the club management (the banquets) and for the club pro--the tee prizes and equipment sales but we members, based on keeping our annual costs down, suffer in silence--except for me and a couple of other old [email protected] who don't have a lot of time left for corporate outing delays.
I also can relate to the "I don't want to hear about your putt on number two" and "unless you are going to tell me about the fine crotch shot on the beer cart girl, I'm not interested" is just some of the classic behaviors I have been subjected to with some eight to ten club pros we have had on our course the last 30 years.
Those observations were worth the price of the interview ticket in my book.
Anyone else see the twitter feed, CPG to give lessons at ATT ProAm?
What did you guys think?! It was very professional, almost like Rocco wasn’t aware of CPG’s greatness. Maybe this is CPG’s new format, aiming for the bigtimes.
But even though it was different, it was fantastic, as everything CPG does and says. To me, he raised the bar and showed he can interview for reals on the big stage. Very insightful, and he asks the questions I’d want to ask. I’m a fanboy for sure.
So with 8 interviews down, let’s have some fun and rank them!
1. Jay Don Blake - The Godfather of it all. Some of my first memories of golf were JDB warming up at the LA Open in the late 80s / early 90s, and Jody Mudd hitting 2 iron off the 10th tee at Riv. No idea why those things stuck with me. CPG knows what I’m talking about.
2. Steve Scott - ...the only talk between me and Tiger was me telling him “great shot” ... yep
3. Smylie - “You we’re breaking 80 almost with regularity. I mean...you went 76, 80 at the Farmers; 77, 81 at Bay Hill; 80, 79 at Quail Hollow, which is a **** tough golf course; and then finally, you open with a 79 at Greenbier before withdrawing with the elbow - How tough was it to walk away from the Tour when you were playing so well?
4. Rocco - Love Tiger stories
5. Guy Yokom - Doug Sander’s put out a hit on himself
6. Kizzz - great sense of humor on Kisner
7. Jerry Foltz - thought Foltz would be looser
8. Scott Parel- but enjoyed the respect CPG gives the guy
Did anyone hear figure that he has been figured out while a the ATT?