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Bones is great and if you don't like him, there is something wrong with you - no offense. He's seen more and knows more than anyone on TV (with a mic). I can deal with a little corny comment here and there if I'm able to get insight to what the pressure is like in side the ropes or what the thought process is between caddy and player.

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> @3jacker said:

> > @DavePelz4 said:

> > > @3jacker said:

> > > > @MountainGoat said:

> > > > I'm beginning to wonder what information an on course commentator is supposed to provide. Distance? The guys in the booth have shot link data. Lie? The camera guys have that. Wind? It's displayed on the screen. If the shot is on line? The camera captures that. Direction a putt breaks? The greens book tells that. Standing on the ground is the worst way to watch a tournament.

> > > >

> > > Lie is much better observed and described in person, by a person who knows what it's like to hit a shot at that level of play.

> > > Wind is very local. Screen shows general, overall wind direction, not right where the player is standing. Shot shape/direction/flight - camera doesn't do much of a job of that except when shot tracker or pro tracer is in use. People don't keep a "greens book" on the coffee table to watch tournaments, weirdo. It's nice to get a description. Standing on the ground behind or next to a particular player is the best way to watch that particular player.

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> > > jesus. The obtusity for the sake of contrarianism is beyond belief.

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> > Careful...you could get 30 days in the hole...

> >

>

> Sorry, it was meant in a give-and-take manner.

> The idea of referring to greens books is weird, but that doesn't mean Mountain Goat is a weirdo. I'm sure he's less weird than me, actually.

 

I meant that the guys in the booth have a greens book, not that everyone at home has one. In fact, the guys in the booth now have a mountain of technology that renders much of what was previously gathered on the ground obsolete. There are a few cases where the guys on the ground offer a unique perspective, such as spotting a gap in the trees for a recovery shot. But, more and more the things I hear them say are things that could have come from another source.

 

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> @Wildwing55 said:

> Bones is doing his level best. However, he sounds anxious and hyper every time he says anything. He needs to relax a bit more.

> Why do we like Roger so much? Because he has a relaxed style. And Bones should take note of that.

 

Honestly, I just think that's his personality. He's never going to sound as relaxed as Roger.

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Bones brings great insight and I enjoy some of his stories that help get into the mindset of some of the guys on tour

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I definitely noticed the "caddie bias" this weekend. Several times, instead of saying that the player hit a great shot or had excellent distance control, he would say something to the effect of, "Great job of pulling the right club, there".

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> @Ferguson said:

 

> Even though he got a raw deal from Phil, I can't stand him. Bones, apparently in an attempt to sound intelligent, chooses to "craft" his commentary and responses rather than just speaking naturally. He adds nothing.

 

Hey Ferg - is there a remote possibility your well known dislike of Mickelson may have an influence on your opinion of his former caddie? Just wondering.

 

 

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> @RSinSG said:

> > @Ferguson said:

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> > Even though he got a raw deal from Phil, I can't stand him. Bones, apparently in an attempt to sound intelligent, chooses to "craft" his commentary and responses rather than just speaking naturally. He adds nothing.

>

> Hey Ferg - is there a remote possibility your well known dislike of Mickelson may have an influence on your opinion of his former caddie? Just wondering.

>

>

Wait, there ARE people who like Dihickleson? Whaaaaaat?! Ha

 

 

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> @mwkbmw said:

> I definitely noticed the "caddie bias" this weekend. Several times, instead of saying that the player hit a great shot or had excellent distance control, he would say something to the effect of, "Great job of pulling the right club, there".

 

Are you serious? Is this happening now? It wouldn't surprise me.

This trend toward over-inflating the value of these bag-monkeys has got to come to an end sooner or later. It's way overplayed.

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> @chigolfer1 said:

> > @Wildwing55 said:

> > Bones is doing his level best. However, he sounds anxious and hyper every time he says anything. He needs to relax a bit more.

> > Why do we like Roger so much? Because he has a relaxed style. And Bones should take note of that.

>

> Honestly, I just think that's his personality. He's never going to sound as relaxed as Roger.

 

Moral of the story.. how I'm I supposed to golf nap with his frantic perspective stabbing my ears every 3 minutes ;)

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I think Bones is a great asset.

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> @boxerjoe2011 said:

> anyone other than Michael Collins really. I don't know how that guy has a job.

 

Michael Collins doesn't add much at all, I like Bones and don't think Begay has much insight at all. I like Kostis and Koch.

 

Azinger has a tough act to follow but much prefer Faldo to Azinger. I loved Johnny and sad he is gone.

 

 

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> @jmilt13 said:

> > @Socrates said:

> > Just for the record.... you spell it SNOWFLAKESYNDROME.

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> Thanks for your contribution, head over to the sunshine and rainbows forum.

 

Well, thanks. Your admiration gives me a warm fuzzy feeling.

That's not what I'd really like to say, but I don't want a suspension.

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