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Steve_Roths

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Golf's Highest Honor
« on: November 12, 2006, 12:48:16 AM »
I was sitting around with a couple of friends this weekend and the subject came up about golf.  They knew I was fairly well traveled and asked what I hadn't done or seen in golf.  I said my dream would be the following:

1. Open Champion
2. Payne Stewart Award
3. Captain of the Royal and Ancient

Now I am not goint to accomplish any of these but in a dream World that is the three I hold the highest.  

Chris Cupit

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Re:Golf's Highest Honor
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2006, 12:55:04 AM »
The Bob Jones Award given by the USGA is their highest honor.  With all due repect I would place it in the list above the Payne Stewart Award.  Expand the list to four!

Andrew Summerell

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Re:Golf's Highest Honor
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2006, 12:59:30 AM »
Do you classify it & say Open Champion at St Andrew’s, or is Open Champion good enough.

Chris Kane

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Re:Golf's Highest Honor
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2006, 02:13:11 AM »
Captain of the R&A is a great honour, but I don't think its really a golf honour - most of the recent Captains have been prominent in other fields.

SPDB

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Re:Golf's Highest Honor
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2006, 02:39:03 AM »
Freedom of the Burgh, St. Andrews.

Phil_the_Author

Re:Golf's Highest Honor
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2006, 04:51:10 AM »
Being recognized as THE ONE to beat. The list of those honored is incredibly short:

Jones, Nicklaus and Woods.

Hagen, Nelson, Hogan, Palmer, Trevino and Watson fall just short.

All others dream and wish.
« Last Edit: November 12, 2006, 04:53:26 AM by Philip Young »

Tim Gavrich

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Re:Golf's Highest Honor
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2006, 12:42:18 PM »
I'd think that for golf course architects, having a major golf tournament held on a course they had designed would be pretty cool.  I'd imagine that for Pete Dye, seeing one of golf's most exciting days in history unfold on one of his most cherished courses (1991 Ryder Cup) must have been awesome.
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Tony_Muldoon

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Re:Golf's Highest Honor
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2006, 05:14:21 PM »
And I thought this thread was going to be a list of those who have "chrushed" Ran. ;D
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Tommy Williamsen

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Re:Golf's Highest Honor
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2006, 06:39:53 PM »
It has to be the dream of anyone who has ever picked up a club to be Open Champion.  I am almosts 60 and when i play alone I still "play" for the champioship.
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Geoffrey Childs

Re:Golf's Highest Honor
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2006, 08:01:18 PM »
Tony - I like that one VERY much but the list is way too long for the honor to mean much.  ;D

Therefore, being golf's most beloved figure must be golf's highest honor.  It entails only one individual (even he he has been crushed by 1/2 of the golfing community).

Kevin Pallier

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Re:Golf's Highest Honor
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2006, 09:16:33 PM »
Steve

As a golfer - I'd suggest Grand Slam Champion would be a nice title to have

mike_beene

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Re:Golf's Highest Honor
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2006, 10:06:15 PM »
Playing the Old Course.

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