Jack Nicklaus - Players Tribune

MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members Posts: 4,747 ✭✭
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 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,393 ClubWRX
    Wow! Awesome.
  • FergusonFerguson Executive Member VAMembers Posts: 4,453 ✭✭
    This is a really cool read.
  • disco111disco111 Members Posts: 958 ✭✭
    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:' />
  • RangeballzRangeballz Members Posts: 1,649 ✭✭
    Excellent read. Thanks for posting.
  • SandyAndy59SandyAndy59 Members Posts: 19 ✭✭
    Great stuff..the GOAT.
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  • ironmikesironmikes Members Posts: 1,428 ✭✭
    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 !
  • gvogelgvogel Members Posts: 7,192 ✭✭
    A week of reminiscences. Dan Jankins passes and I pick up "His Ownself."



    Now this.



    Great stuff.
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  • lumberman2462lumberman2462 Members Posts: 5,325 ✭✭
    Great Read....but $300.00 worth of range balls in 1950? I would imagine someone was in trouble....
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  • farmerfarmer Members Posts: 7,784 ✭✭
    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?
  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,248 ClubWRX
    You need to add "Grab some Kleenex" to the title please.
  • moegolfer11moegolfer11 steal your face right off your head Members Posts: 2,185 ✭✭
    Wow this was an incredible read. What a guy. Even better that he's an Ohio guy!
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  • lumberman2462lumberman2462 Members Posts: 5,325 ✭✭
    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?




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  • nsxguynsxguy Just anudder user FloridaMembers Posts: 5,318 ✭✭
    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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  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX Posts: 25,061 ✭✭
    Good Read. Thanks!
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  • toctoc Members Posts: 2,719 ✭✭
    Love the GOAT, but I can't be the only person who found this unbelievably self-serving
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  • tideridertiderider Members Posts: 1,493 ✭✭
    toc wrote:


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




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  • Broessner71Broessner71 Members Posts: 85 ✭✭
    Thanks for the heads up enjoyed the read
  • RangeballzRangeballz Members Posts: 1,649 ✭✭
    toc wrote:


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




    You very well may be........
  • toctoc Members Posts: 2,719 ✭✭
    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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  • IVMIVM Members Posts: 454 ✭✭
    That is a great article and very much the man .
  • Carl Spackler3Carl Spackler3 Members Posts: 911 ✭✭
    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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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,645 ✭✭
    Thanks for sharing



    Fantastic read.



    Awe inspiring



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  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members Posts: 4,747 ✭✭
    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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  • zzyzxx33zzyzxx33 Members Posts: 1,133 ✭✭
    DavePelz4 wrote:


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




    Very true!
  • MountainGoatMountainGoat Mid-MarylandMembers Posts: 1,588 ✭✭
    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.
  • AdmhowarthAdmhowarth ClubWRX Posts: 391 ClubWRX
    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.
  • lumberman2462lumberman2462 Members Posts: 5,325 ✭✭
    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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  • wmblake2000wmblake2000 Members Posts: 5,600 ✭✭
    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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