Monday, October 20, 2014

“We will always have the tournament”

“If we are truly going to study the history of the event, then we must be aware of our place in the timeline. Part of the reason I wanted to start the blog (Greater Greensboro Open Blog) was to connect the current Jaycee membership and leadership with the event’s rich history. I have heard (Jaycee) leaders in the organization make foolish statements like, “We will always have the tournament” and this is simply not true.” Randy Harris January 2005

Saturday, October 11, 2014

2007 Wyndham Champion Branndt Snedeker thinks the odds are the PGA TOUR has gay players

"But the PGA Tour remains uncharted territory for homosexuals. While women's golf has had several openly gay players through the years, the men's tour is waiting on its first. And, as Brandt Snedeker said on the upcoming season premiere of Golf Channel's "Feherty," that's probably not because of an absence of gay golfers -- just none willing to make their sexual preference public. "I don't believe that at all," Brandt Snedeker said when host David Feherty remarked the tour doesn't have any gay players. "I don't think a gay golfer is going to be that big of a deal. It's not going to affect my life in any way shape or form." Players on the PGA Tour tend to be conservative in their social beliefs, particularly when factoring in a healthy population of devout Christian players. But Snedeker said he would encourage a gay golfer to come out if he was ready. 'Actually if there is one, I'd welcome him to come out if he's comfortable doing it. I think it's a personal decision they need to make on their own," Snedeker said. "The fact that the tour doesn't have an openly gay player -- I don't know if there is or isn't, but odds are there probably is a gay person on the PGA Tour.'" This excerpt came for "Are there gay players on the PGA Tour? Brandt Snedeker says odds are yes By Sam Weinman" To read the entire article or see the video clip go to:

Monday, October 06, 2014

Wearing of the Green

1985 Greensboro Jaycee President Sid Stern with 1986 Greensboro Jaycee President Bill Brady. The two were seen at a recent 60th birthday party for some of their Jaycee friends.