Jack Nicklaus - Players Tribune

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Apologies if this has been posted somewhere else already, I just thought that some of you guys might enjoy reading Mr Nicklaus' piece that he has done for the Players Tribune.



https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/jack-nicklaus-pga-letter-to-my-younger-self
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Iowa 20413WRX Points: 4,333ClubWRX Posts: 20,413 ClubWRX
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    Wow! Awesome.
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  • FergusonFerguson  5677WRX Points: 2,971Handicap: 6.8Members Posts: 5,677 Titanium Tees
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    This is a really cool read.
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  • disco111disco111  1175WRX Points: 274Handicap: 7Members Posts: 1,175 Platinum Tees
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    When the time comes, as it will for all of us, I can imagine on a bronze plaque the quote for Jack........"It was all for the children"......... image/heart.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':heart:' />
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  • RangeballzRangeballz  1805WRX Points: 292Members Posts: 1,805 Platinum Tees
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    Excellent read. Thanks for posting.
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  • SandyAndy59SandyAndy59  19WRX Points: 1Handicap: 4Members Posts: 19 Bunkers
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    Great stuff..the GOAT.
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  • ironmikesironmikes  1448WRX Points: 115Members Posts: 1,448 Platinum Tees
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    Thanks for the article.

    Between Jack and Arnold these two guys are what life and golf is really about.

    The fact they never forgot where they came from is outstanding .

    two class acts for sure !
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  • gvogelgvogel  8083WRX Points: 1,081Members Posts: 8,083 Titanium Tees
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    A week of reminiscences. Dan Jankins passes and I pick up "His Ownself."



    Now this.



    Great stuff.
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  • lumberman2462lumberman2462  5341WRX Points: 200Handicap: ?Members Posts: 5,341 Titanium Tees
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    Great Read....but $300.00 worth of range balls in 1950? I would imagine someone was in trouble....
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  • farmerfarmer  8441WRX Points: 902Members Posts: 8,441 Titanium Tees
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    Well, that would be Jack, all class. All the children, all the families he's touched, amazing. As an aside, I wonder how many range balls equaled $300.00 in those days?
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  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area. 25291WRX Points: 2,350Handicap: 2 ManyClubWRX Posts: 25,291 ClubWRX
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    You need to add "Grab some Kleenex" to the title please.
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  • moegolfer11moegolfer11 steal your face right off your head  2185WRX Points: 120Handicap: +1Members Posts: 2,185 Bunkers
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    Wow this was an incredible read. What a guy. Even better that he's an Ohio guy!
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  • lumberman2462lumberman2462  5341WRX Points: 200Handicap: ?Members Posts: 5,341 Titanium Tees
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    farmer wrote:


    Well, that would be Jack, all class. All the children, all the families he's touched, amazing. As an aside, I wonder how many range balls equaled $300.00 in those days?




    The entire inventory....
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  • nsxguynsxguy Just anudder user Florida 6630WRX Points: 1,079Handicap: 8.6Members Posts: 6,630 Titanium Tees
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    MattyO1984 wrote:


    Apologies if this has been posted somewhere else already, I just thought that some of you guys might enjoy reading Mr Nicklaus' piece that he has done for the Players Tribune.



    https://www.theplaye...my-younger-self




    Funny thing.



    Just as I'm reading this piece and get to the part about the young fan of his and the reason for Jack's wearing the yellow shirt on Sundays (at the Masters in '86 especially), on comes Jack and Barbara talking about this exact same thing at the Player's today.
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    Good Read. Thanks!
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  • toctoc  2899WRX Points: 612Members Posts: 2,899 Titanium Tees
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    Love the GOAT, but I can't be the only person who found this unbelievably self-serving
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    toc wrote:


    Love the GOAT, but I can't be the only person who found this unbelievably self-serving




    tenor.gif
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    Thanks for the heads up enjoyed the read
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  • RangeballzRangeballz  1805WRX Points: 292Members Posts: 1,805 Platinum Tees
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    toc wrote:


    Love the GOAT, but I can't be the only person who found this unbelievably self-serving




    You very well may be........
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    Rangeballz wrote:

    toc wrote:


    Love the GOAT, but I can't be the only person who found this unbelievably self-serving




    You very well may be........


    wouldn't be the first time!
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    That is a great article and very much the man .
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    disco111 wrote:


    When the time comes, as it will for all of us, I can imagine on a bronze plaque the quote for Jack........"It was all for the children"......... image/heart.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':heart:' />
    better than “ rounds should be 12 holes”, or “ the cup should be bigger”
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    Thanks for sharing



    Fantastic read.



    Awe inspiring



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  • MattyO1984MattyO1984  5815WRX Points: 1,307Handicap: 3Members Posts: 5,815 Titanium Tees
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    nsxguy wrote:

    MattyO1984 wrote:


    Apologies if this has been posted somewhere else already, I just thought that some of you guys might enjoy reading Mr Nicklaus' piece that he has done for the Players Tribune.



    https://www.theplaye...my-younger-self




    Funny thing.



    Just as I'm reading this piece and get to the part about the young fan of his and the reason for Jack's wearing the yellow shirt on Sundays (at the Masters in '86 especially), on comes Jack and Barbara talking about this exact same thing at the Player's today.




    I got home from work, turned the TV on and the first thing that I saw was Jack and Barbara sat there in yellow as well.
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    DavePelz4 wrote:


    You need to add "Grab some Kleenex" to the title please.




    Very true!
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    farmer wrote:


    Well, that would be Jack, all class. All the children, all the families he's touched, amazing. As an aside, I wonder how many range balls equaled $300.00 in those days?




    I don't know, but $300 in 1950 equals $3000 today. If my kid rang up a $3000 tab for range balls, there'd be trouble.
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    It is getting pretty dusty in my office right now...



    Thanks for the range inflation. I am trying to figure if I would be happy or upset if my boys hit $3,000 in range balls.
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    Admhowarth wrote:


    It is getting pretty dusty in my office right now...



    Thanks for the range inflation. I am trying to figure if I would be happy or upset if my boys hit $3,000 in range balls.




    Would depend on many trophies they hoisted....my guess is you’d overlook if they brought home some hardware.
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    Great read. Love all the respect he shows for Arnie.
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    What a great read. Thanks op for posting this.
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    toc wrote:
    Love the GOAT, but I can't be the only person who found this unbelievably self-serving




    I don’t blame him for feeling proud of what he did. Good for him.
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