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By Darius V

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  1. Darius V

    Darius V
    Barrie, ON

    So we have now watched two tournaments without fans... The Charles Schwab Challenge at the Colonial CC in Texas, and the HSBC Heritage at Harbour Town Hilton Head. I find it a bit strange myself. The golf is still exciting as a golfer myself I can empathize with the players when they draw a bad lie or get a bad bounce. I think all of us on this site can feel the excitement when one of the players hits a great shot and the ball rolls up close to the flag. I find the silence a bit strange however given I am so use to hearing the crowds cheer and show recognition for a great shot. I think it must feel really different for the players as well. Imagine a silent course at Augusta ! Many of the pros have said in the past that when they hear the crowds cheering up ahead they know something good has happened and their heart rate goes up just a bit. I know we cannot get the crowds back, and I really do not want fake crowd noises like a laugh track for a sitcom, so I am not sure how long it will take to get used to the "new normal"...

  2. JasonK

    JasonK
    Ajax, ON

    It's too quiet in my opinion. I think we will really feel the effects once Tiger tees off and you don't hear any clapping or the roars when he sinks a putt.
  3. Scott D

    Scott D
    Lethbridge,

    Having watched. Two tournaments now, I can say I quite enjoy the tournaments. You are still seeing great shots and the talent. I do not miss some of the dumb comments that come from the gallery
  4. Jason R

    Jason R
    Ottawa, ON

    I tell you though, while I agree with the comments about the quiet being a bit too quiet, it sure is nice seeing the courses as they sit without all the grandstands etc. in the way. I really like that aspect!
  5. Darius V

    Darius V
    Barrie, ON

    Jason R said:

    I tell you though, while I agree with the comments about the quiet being a bit too quiet, it sure is nice seeing the courses as they sit without all the grandstands etc. in the way. I really like that aspect!

    Jason... Great observation. I never really thought about that but you are so right on that point. I have had the pleasure of playing many courses that serve as tour stops and now and again when watching on television I comment on how it would have been nice to have some of those seats as a back stop :)
  6. FJL

    FJL
    Kitchener, ON

    Here is a link to an interesting read regarding the subject.......

    www.msn.com/.../ar-BB16iLKQ

  7. PAZTOR

    PAZTOR
    Tillsonburg, ON

    I actually like watching without a gallery. It seems more realistic to me for some reason. I guess it makes the pros seem more like us.

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