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Steve Czaban is a 25 year sports radio veteran, who hosts an afternoon drive show in Washington D.C. "Czabe" also writes and edits his own commentaries for www.czabe.com and other on-line and print publications. He can be reached at czabe@yahoo.com.

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    Holy crap, this was fascinating. You could make a movie out of that story.

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    Kenny Collins

    @Czabe, Wisconsin has been blessed with some great Golf Courses. We are lucky to live in a state with beautiful lands from Lake Michigan, Kettle Moraines, North, Central, and to the Mississippi. Regarding the Kevin Na video (and potential other complaints), @Golf Channel over played. No one is taking about how wide it is from Fescue to Fescue or the fact the greens are larger with undulation from front to back; and left to right. …can’t wait to how this tournament plays out. P.S. Lift clean and cheat should never be required with the embedded ball rule (rub of the green!).

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    Alan Wilson

    After reading D’Amato’s piece, I get this creepy feeling that Lang would like to pull off some sort of Clifford Roberts sand bunker stunt out there. Just hope he doesn’t feel the need for an audience if he does.

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    This was a fantastic article. I don’t feel a lot of pity for the guy, but I do admire him getting the course built.

    All of that said, I think that there’s a fairly limited audience for $150/day public courses in highly remote locations–even for courses owned by billionaires impervious to operating losses. Bandon and Sand Hills (not public) got everyone geeked on the isolated links course hours from any airport. As I was reading the article about Erin Hills, I ended up at the Coore Crenshaw website. They just designed another Wisco sand hills-type course which is a couple hours north of Madison (and that much farther from Chicago and Milwaukee) and goes for $150-$175/round. Maybe this one will work too, but at some point in the not-too-distant future, course developers are going to start losing money and find out that you have to have a really special course for people to travel that far cause the locals (if there are any) certainly aren’t paying those rates. Actually, that may already be the case with Chambers Bay.


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