Another time ago, I sent a 30 second, paid for, advertisement to the Golf Channel. In the clip I mentioned that the golf swing was quite simple, only took two seconds and was too fast to think. I also mentioned that golf instructors made the golf swing too difficult. The spokesman at the GC informed me, in no uncertain terms, “We won’t be running your clip Mr. McLellan, for the simple reason that it might offend some of our PGA instructors.”
Some of you may know the story of Preston Tucker who built a wonderful automobile of the same name in the late forties & was “squeezed” out of the car business by the big three. More on this maverick in another post.
. . . and then there is my good friend John Richardson of Northern Ireland who in one short year went from shooting 103 to scratch, (that’s par). Although his spectacular accomplishment surpasses today’s household name golf professionals, John is finding that there are many aloof “real golf instructors” who dismiss John as not having the qualifications to teach. They were unable to do what John did and they are telling him he needs to become certified before he gets “Real”. Give me a break!
The “good old boys” network whether in Washington DC, your local court house, city or state politics, large manufactures, or the all mighty PGA, abhors mavericks for THEY are a REAL
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