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Letter to the Editor: Sad contrast
By George Noland, Tulsa
Published: 8/2/2010**4:09 AM
Last Modified: 8/2/2010**4:09 AM
I sat down at the bar in a well-known spot in Brookside recently to enjoy a refreshing "adult beverage."
In a short time I was surrounded by eight or ten young men in their late 20s or early 30s having a few cold ones themselves. Some were loud, rather obnoxious. Honestly, I doubt if they knew any better.
I finally deciphered from their conversation that they'd been playing in a disc golf tournament, quite a different concept than those in my memory. In the 1960s, the Junior League annually held a fund-raiser pro-am tournament at Southern Hills. Professional golfers played in the one-day event, teaming up with local golfers who paid a fee. A good time was had by all, I assure you.
I had the opportunity to volunteer as an event marshal, a job that consisted largely of crowd control. Because I attempted to play golf on weekends, it was enjoyable to get up close and personal with many of the game's stars. Afterwards, we visited in the clubhouse with Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Billy Casper, Champagne Tony Lema, Gary Player and Doug Sanders. It was a grand day for a worthy cause!
I'm a bit saddened by the contrast between a golf tournament with style and good taste 40 years ago and a disc golf tournament played and celebrated today by the same age group, but exhibiting extremely vulgar and tasteless lack of style and good taste.
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