Monday, June 13, 2022

PGA vs Liv Golf

This bunch of crap between LIV Golf and the PGA is stirring the pot and bringing the stink to the top.

How many of you have left a job to to join another company because you perceived the change to be positive for your career.  You can almost double your income, have more time with your family and have more time to prefect your skills?  I bet most of ya'll have done that, or would do it.

So, what's so different from that and these guys who are leaving the PGA and going to LIV Golf?  I say nothing.  Well there is one difference this is a very public and in your face change of employment.  If I had the opportunity to switch employers and have the opportunity to double my income, have more time with my family and for practicing; you bet your sweet bippie I would do it.

The PGA is nervous and fear their future and their dominance in the golf world is being threatened.  They haven't had to face competition and are unsure just exactly what to do about it. So, they are taking the hard-ass approach and are banning players who jump ship and trying to intimidate others so that they will fear even thinking about leaving. All the while, they should be assessing why these top golfers are leaving and look for a resolution to rectify the exodus. In other words, "Nip it in the bud."

Another huge factor is sponsors.  Will the LIV Golf be able to lure some of them away from the PG
A?  LIV Golf seems to have a bottomless well of money.  Yeah, sure there is some concerns about where the money is coming and some talk about the human rights practiced by those with the cash. The way I see it is, companies do business every day with other companies who practice unethical and inhumane things.  So why the sudden purity attitude in this situation?

And what about golf equipment folks?  Will the P.G.A put pressure on the golf equipment manufacturers to not support LIV Golf?  Will they pressure golf courses not to let LIV golf use their facilities for their tournaments?  The golf equipment people are in business to make a profit.  They will stretch their necks through the P.G.A fence to test if the grass is greener or as green on the other side and gravitate towards the more lush grass. 

The wall P.G.A seems to be building around themselves is stupid. Allowing players to play in any league they wish just heightens the competition and that can only do good things for golf, the sports media and improve the fans enjoyment and attendance. Why not let whoever is left in the P.G.A, and those that left for LIV Golf compete in a few prime time tournaments through out the year in different parts of the world?

The P.G.A might be sh*ting in their mess kit if they are not careful.  Time will tell.  If they can put enough pressure on the CBS, TBS, ESPN, ABC and NBC not to give any air time to LIV Golf it will be difficult of the new league to survive.  On the other hand these media guys can be lured with money. If they want to give air time to LIV Golf, sponsors will be almost have to make some adjustments how they spend their advertising dollars.

It will be interesting to see this cookie crumbles and who will pick up the crumbs?  

My advise to both the P.G.A and LIV Golf is: "If you don't change your direction, you will end up where you're heading."


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