105th U.S. Open  

sandhazard 54M
122 posts
6/16/2005 11:32 am

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105th U.S. Open

What a wonderful tradition. 105 years of golf excellence. The U.S. Open is my favorite tournament, I only wish I had a stronger game so I could qualify.

The Open is my favorite because an everyday Joe like me can go out and qualify for the Open. Granted, there haven't been many amatuers win the Open but it's great to know that the tradition of golf being upheld.

I love the virtues of the game. It is a game of trust, honesty and even friendship. Yes, golf has had it's dark spots as well. Private country clubs creating elitist, seperative and even racist attitudes. Land and enviroment mismanagement creating strong lobbies against new course construction. Hopefully these dark shadows will not shade the true virtures of the game.

I still have fond memories of doing a turn with my Dad, Grandfather and Uncle as a boy. The interaction of our foursome was always a great experience on the course. Today I still get that feeling of close friendship even when I am placed in a foursome and first meeting the other players for the first time. On the course there are no stangers.

I am a USGA member and I promote the traditions of golf as much as I can. It is a positive part of my life. If you have never tried golf, open your mind and give it a try. At the very least you will have a wonderful walk through nature and get plenty of fresh air.

sandhazard 54M
129 posts
6/20/2005 10:37 am

Congrats to New Zealander Mike Campbell. Campbell is the reason why I love the U.S. Open. Mike is a local Pro coming up through his local club and winning one of the most prestigious Tournaments in Golf.

It is the true spirit of this tournament to give a chance to a average golfer who has game to come up and prove it. Jason Gore was doing great and then the pressure fell square on his shoulders and his game blew apart. Keep an eye on him he will be back.

I do love the game.

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