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A Message From Matt Adams

I listen to the SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio channel practically every day driving to and from work…and on the weekends as I make my way to and from the course.  I thoroughly enjoy the banter of Matt Adams, Brian Katrek, and John Maginnes during their respective shows and especially like it when they team up as they occasionally do.  They each play off the other very well, it feels like the guys talking at the course. I find each has a great way of talking positively about the game, its history, its heroes, and all of the personalities who surround it – technicians, teachers, builders, authors, and architects.  The guests they bring on are first rate – I had thought myself a fairly learned student of the game and its history, but since I started listening a year or so ago I more often than not learn something new.  And no matter how stupid or goofy a caller may seem, they are always polite and positive – they each know their audience and it is us – the weekend golf warrior.

I recently posted a commentary on Matt Adams and his Fairways of Life show on the SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio show.  I heard Matt use some interesting phrases one morning, was nearing the front gate of the military base where I work so I couldn’t call in, so I wrote a blog article about it – all in fun.  I gave Matt a few “19th hole jabs in the ribs” about -what I call – his damn-nearisms.  As I said in that post, if we were at the course and I heard you say those things, I would have stuck the needle in right then.  Not unlike the needling I took this past weekend at the course for wearing a pink Kangol cap!  I expect it, like I did in the ready room when I was flying helicopters for the Marines and like I did in the locker room when I was a ball player in school.  I don’t have those things now, but I have golf and expect that kind of give and take with the gang at the golf course…fun and spirited banter…like Matt, Brian, and John provide.  (Oh yeah, I get a regular healthy dose at home with my wonderfully fun wife too!)

Matt wrote me about the article –

“Thus, I’m glad to be of some enjoyment! In all honesty, I am simply what I am (to quote Popeye) and I’ve never claimed that what I say, or how I say it, is any better (in fact, more often than not, it is worse) than any other’s. I can’t help the fact that I am a book author and the Network certainly enjoys it, but if you notice, I hardly ever make note of it myself. I don’t view myself as an author or as a broadcaster, I am simply someone that works in golf and loves the game. I am fortunate to have found some really good editors over the years to turn my slop into proper English. After that, it is just me, I couldn’t care less about sounding like something more than what I am, the guy that pulls up the cart before your round.”

Matt – thanks for the gracious response and for taking the ribbing for what it is, 19th hole fun.  You’re great just as your are, great show, great guests, excetera, excetera, excetera…