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OT: The great Byron Nelson passes away...

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by trickblue, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. trickblue

    trickblue Not Old School...Old Testament...

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    at 94 years old...

    Great golfer, great man, great role model...

    RIP Lord Byron...
  2. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    He had a good long life. Great guy and will be missed.
  3. cobra

    cobra Salty Bastard

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    Where did you hear this?

    I can't find anything on it!
  4. trickblue

    trickblue Not Old School...Old Testament...

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    Just announced on The Ticket...
  5. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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  6. cobra

    cobra Salty Bastard

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  7. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    I've heard some amazing stories about Nelson. Including the time he went out on a practice range and continually nailed the flag stick from 100 yards away. What's probably the most amazing aspect to me is that both he and Ben Hogan worked and played at the same golf club growing up as kids.

    “Golf is a lot like life. When you make a decision, stick with it.” - Byron Nelson

  8. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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  9. FLcowboy

    FLcowboy Hopeful this is the year Zone Supporter

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    ESPN scroll at bottom of screen
  10. CaptainAmerica

    CaptainAmerica Active Member

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    Classy man.

    I hope his winning streak is never broken.
  11. royhitshard

    royhitshard New Member

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    RIP Byron...
  12. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    Exactly right, trick... a man who was revered in the golf world, a true gentleman competitor... you might even fairly call him the elder statesman of the game...

    As for his golf game, well, let's just say his swing was so pure, so fundamentally sound, that when they devised an artificial golf ball striking machine (to test clubs and balls), they called it "Iron Byron"...
  13. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Oh man, I hate hearing this. I always loved seeing him make his appearance at the Byron Nelson classic. What a gentleman of the game. Imagine how good he might have been if ranching hadn't been his aim.
  14. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    *FART!* oh oh, R.I.P, my bad
  15. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    in comes the clown.....;)

    didn't know anything about Mr. Nelson yet R.I.P.
  16. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    saddened by this news indeed...

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