Just some thoughts:
A recent overheard conversation between two caddies at a PGA Dot.Com tour event I was at here in Nashville. It went something like this as the play was slow and they were waiting for their players on the tee to play.
“You goin’ on next week with your man?” “Naw, I’m goin’ home to Atlanta. I got a call from one of my buddies telling me that some big money with poor players is comin’ to town and for me to get home. He says they are real pigeons and we can relive them of some of their money.”
I smiled to myself upon hearing. One might want to say to the one guy, “Hey fellas you ever heard of a guy name Titanic Thompson? It might be in your best interest to learn a bit about who Mr. Thompson and fellas like him was/are and what they once did/do for a living.”
I once asked a local pro friend of mine in my home town of Terre Haute, Indiana, “did you ever meet Thompson?” “yes, in fact he once stopped here and we played a match.” He went on to say after the round Thompson asked, “Where’s the best card game in town?”
“He blew into town like a rogue wind that lifted girl’s skirts and turned gamblers’ pockets inside-out. Tall and think with a bland mask of a face, he had close-set eyes that looked a little dead, at least until he offered you a bet. Then those dark eyes sparked and he smiled like he had good news.”
The Man who Bet on Everything–Kevin Cook
More often than not big money doesn’t come to towns…. with poor players.
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