Puppy Dog

United States

#221 Jul 28, 2008
NoSilverSpoon wrote:
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You know Old School, you're right. We should feel happy just to play. Regardless of what might be said about any course here, the fact of the matter is that the members of that course are going to defend it. It really doesn't matter what someone who rarely plays there thinks about it.
This thread started out as a question about who the best golfers in Morristown were. It's true that Andrew Price is a fantastic player. For raw talent, there's nobody in town that can beat him. The one thing that Andrew lacks and will continue to haunt him is his lack of mental toughness. Some may disagree with me and that's fine. The fact is that with his distance, he should be pro. The only thing stopping him is his inabliity to prepare himself mentally for the challenge.
Rex Sheppard, Buddy McMahan, Tim and Mark Standifer are all great golfers. Ronnie Pack and Bruce Lewis are still strong golfers even though they may not play as often as they used to. In the seniors bracket, Dick Ballew is as good as anyone his age and better than most younger than him. A new young talent in town is Brandon Sexton. This young man has GAME. At 18, he played as the "A" man on his Calcutta team at Oscars this weekend. I don't know of anyone else in town who is as good an all-around golfer at his age.
We can all agree to disagree about a lot of things. However, I will stand by Oscars and the people who run it. We would all appreciate the courtesy of not being lumped into the stereotype of redneck simply because we aren't members of your home course. In doing so, you only make yourself look foolish, whether you see it or not.
Please do not include the Stanifer brothers in the discussion of top golfers in Morristown!!! They are great guys but they have not competed in any Championship Flight in the past 20 years. Buddy McMahan has never to my knowledge played in any big individual tournament outside of Oscar's. If so, please tell me when and where? None of the golfers mentioned that play out of Oscar's have ever accomplished anything playing their own ball!!! If you can prove me wrong, let me know when and where?
NoSilverSpoon

Morristown, TN

#222 Jul 28, 2008
Gee Pup, calm down a little. The Standifer boys don't need to compete in "Championship Flight" to be great golfers. Nobody does. That's the whole point. Let's set the record straight here, Buddy McMahan and the others I listed are good golfers and can compete with most anybody in town. Get away from the "Tiger Woods" mentality here and realize that everyone that's being talked about in this thread are amateur golfers, including those who have competed in "Championship Flight". Until any of them can show a check with 6 digits on it, I'm going to consider them an amateur.
spencer

Morristown, TN

#223 Jul 28, 2008
puppy dog I can't speak for the others out there at oscars but and not because he is my dad just stating a fact. Bruce lewis My dad years ago played in many pro ams around northeast tn and because of the low number of pros at the time he had to play as a pro because of the scores he was shooting so he for one did very well playing he's on ball. Although father time is catching up as it does on us all i'd still put him up against any ameture in town at 61 or older. I have to agree with silver spoon on the sexton kid iv'e played with him some and he is a very talented kid and if he can control he's temper has a bright future. The kids these days have such an advantge im almost 40 myself and playing some of the best golf iv'e ever played wouldn't run from playing any of the golfers mentioned at any course. But watching some of the younger kids with todays equipment amazes me how far they hit the ball i can't imagine watching my dad play as i was growing up hit the clubs they have out today. I mean in he's 20's and 30's he was hitting it by everyone with the old powerbilt drivers its scarey to think how far he might have went. Even now at 61 he keeps up with the biggest hitters that are 20 to 30 yrs younger. I realize its not all about length but it does make a difference when you can hit 9 irons and wedges on second shots to par 5's instead of 3 irons and woods. Anyway just answering the what have any ever done playing there on ball. silver spoon dick is a very good golfer for he's age but lets not go overboard i'd love to play him everyday for a living. One thing i think we all can agree on is there are alot of good golfers in town and we are blessed with some nice courses in town and great people who run them.
spencer

Morristown, TN

#224 Jul 28, 2008
Yes I would take that bet on the 10 golfers choosing which course i believe the number would be alot higher than one just for the simple fact of the people who run the course and the people they play with.
spencer

Morristown, TN

#225 Jul 28, 2008
scott not sure who you are and maybe you were on one of the winning teams. My team shot 15 both days not bad would put us up against any of the other teams that actually had an a thru e player on there team. As for the comment on the beer cans thrown in sand traps and carts across greens. Iv'e yet to find one beer can are for that matter a sand trap at oscars i will agree it was pretty bad back in the day but your gonna have those issues at a public course and since buddy has took over out there iv'e noticed alot of changes and i promise ya if any1 runs a cart across a green or takes a shirt off they will be asked to leave. Someone else made a comment about me being partial to oscars yes i am i grew up out there and the people out there watched me grow up its almost like family. Iv'e played all the course here in town and like them all but you can't even get close to that kinda atmosphere at the others I have the means to be a member at any of the others but I'll take the closeness of the management and the members out there at a far lower price than afew sand traps and alittle more yardge every time.
spencer

Morristown, TN

#226 Jul 28, 2008
barry black, lets don't get into etiquette issuse now. LIke i said there use to be somethings go on out oscars that shouldn't on a golf course but like i said lots have changed. I work in the medical field here in town and by hippa law i can't state names but worked a scene at millstone about a month ago of a heart attack on the 10th hole tee box and believe it or not as cpr was being preformed two groups teed off on the hole actually drove there balls over the ambulance. I was shocked this was members i know at the course. I don't think management would approve of this atleast i hope not. Just stating a fact as the good book says let first without sin cast the first stone so watch were you go.
yes

Morristown, TN

#227 Jul 29, 2008
spencer wrote:
Yes I would take that bet on the 10 golfers choosing which course i believe the number would be alot higher than one just for the simple fact of the people who run the course and the people they play with.
You have to be kidding right? I'm through posting on this because it's just beating a dead horse. If you don't believe that a 65 at Oscar's does not even come close to a 65 at the TCC(what I have said all along)...then you can talk about how you're playing the best golf of your life all day long, no one (myself in particular) that has ever played any type of tournament golf would ever take you seriously as a golfer. You boys are in luck though, it is not too late to get in the invitational at the country club this weekend. If you're playing the best golf of your life, enter in. It's not very expensive and you get 2 rounds guaranteed, with a practice round as well. Come show off the skills in a tournament setting. Or just stay on here and talk about your skills and how you win money in your all's little games.

By the way, tournament golf is much different then your all's nickel and dime games. So come prepared.
Oscar the Grouch

Morristown, TN

#228 Jul 29, 2008
OK...Oscar's is a nine-hole course.
This should end the debate.
They don't even qualify for a complete course.
They are more like a par 3 course.
It takes nine holes to be a golf course.
It is like bowling with five pins or playing baseball for four innings.
Or, like eating a Subway sandwich without the bread. Or, having a washing machine without the dryer.
Oscar's is not even near the tier of Clinchview or Lost Creek...let alone the Country Club or Millstone.
Wow!!
Puppy Dog

United States

#229 Jul 29, 2008
Amen to the last to posts!!!! Spencer, if you can pry yourself away from your computer long enough from either finding dates or defending a par 3 type course, please come to the Country Club's Invitational. I will be competing there and if you play in the championship flight, I will predict will great certainty that your score will be 80 or above.Are you up to the challenge Mr.Lifetime par 3 player? If you are playing the best golf of your life, then you should defintely break 80 unless you are a double digit handicap player. Hey,WATCH OUT FOR THE SAND TRAPS!!!
Wthrman

Casar, NC

#230 Jul 29, 2008
I have never heard of Brian Croxdale either. PJ Smith is by far the best golfer in Morristown, and one of the best in the state. He and Phillip Breeding just won the state 4-ball, and PJ won the State Mid-Amateur in '06 by 6 shots. I will come back on later and tell you some other good ones, but PJ is the best..by far!!
EgoBuster

Morristown, TN

#231 Jul 29, 2008
Puppy Dog wrote:
Amen to the last to posts!!!! Spencer, if you can pry yourself away from your computer long enough from either finding dates or defending a par 3 type course, please come to the Country Club's Invitational. I will be competing there and if you play in the championship flight, I will predict will great certainty that your score will be 80 or above.Are you up to the challenge Mr.Lifetime par 3 player? If you are playing the best golf of your life, then you should defintely break 80 unless you are a double digit handicap player. Hey,WATCH OUT FOR THE SAND TRAPS!!!
Oh well Pup, u started it so let's finish it... how many players at TCC are gonna let you get away from picking up a ball and throwing it up an embankment onto the green because you're not man enough to play by rules?
My 2 Bits

New Market, TN

#232 Jul 29, 2008
Anyone know of the Burchell brothers that play golf, I have heard that they were pretty good. I think one of them does not play anymore but I think the older of the 2 still does. They have played in lots of tourneys I think!
nope

Newport, TN

#233 Jul 29, 2008
PJ SMITH !!!!!!!!!!
EgoBuster

Morristown, TN

#234 Jul 29, 2008
My 2 Bits wrote:
Anyone know of the Burchell brothers that play golf, I have heard that they were pretty good. I think one of them does not play anymore but I think the older of the 2 still does. They have played in lots of tourneys I think!
Evan and Wes Burchell are still around and play, though not as often as they once did. I believe that Wes was involved in a car accident and has been bothered by some nagging injuries. Another pair of decent golfers!
Insider

Bean Station, TN

#235 Jul 29, 2008
My 2 Bits wrote:
Anyone know of the Burchell brothers that play golf, I have heard that they were pretty good. I think one of them does not play anymore but I think the older of the 2 still does. They have played in lots of tourneys I think!
Wes lives in myrtle beach now and evan plays with mark helton and brad honeycutt alot. They are both pretty good players too. I got to play with them once and they can kill it and have good short games. they all shot under 75.
Wthrman

Casar, NC

#236 Jul 29, 2008
I know that Wes is a good golfer, I was a member at the Country Club up until last summer, and him and I won the Championship flight of the member guest. As far as PJ playing the tips, that is about all he plays, and when I last played with him, we (I helped on 2 holes I think), beat Scotty and Jamie Elliot pretty good, of course PJ shot 64..from the tips. Someone asking about Mt. Mitchell, I have played it, it is pretty good, way up in the mountains, decent length, tight, carts only, cart path only, at least when I played. Ensley, is your son named Jason? If so, I know him, and he played ball with my brother.
Puppy Dog

Hollywood, FL

#237 Jul 29, 2008
Hey,Spencer!!! I just called out to the Country Club and you still haven't taken my challenge of signing up for their invitational. What's wrong? If you realize that you cannot break 80 in tournament play out there then you need to quit talking golf on here? Leave it to the "A" players!!!!
EgoBuster

Morristown, TN

#238 Jul 29, 2008
Puppy Dog wrote:
Hey,Spencer!!! I just called out to the Country Club and you still haven't taken my challenge of signing up for their invitational. What's wrong? If you realize that you cannot break 80 in tournament play out there then you need to quit talking golf on here? Leave it to the "A" players!!!!
Pssst.... Pup, u've never been an "A" quality player. The only thing ur good at is flappin' the jaw, just like ur old man Dog.
Puppy Dog

Hollywood, FL

#239 Jul 29, 2008
My dad and I have come up to that goat ranch of a golf course called Oscar's(please do not ever refer it as being Morristown Country Club again) and whooped all of your locals asses many times years ago and would love to do it again. Spencer,let's have your 61 year old dad and my dad battle again. I'm sure it would have the same outcome as it did before. The DOGS alive and kicking again!!!!! Your little town should be embarrassed to ever have Country Club after its name. More like Cow Pasture.
Teacher

Morristown, TN

#240 Jul 29, 2008
I am SURE that the BEST golfers would have been ranked in high school, gotten college scholarships and still are performing at tournaments throughout the state. PJ Smith and Ashley Bunch are this type of player. There are others who play well on their own course, but a real player will play well wherever they are and have a decent handicap. It isn't a competition between the local golf courses. A real golfer will play them all well and shoot decently wherever he/she plays.

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