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Golf Talk Live - World Golf Village Special Transcript Segment 7

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PETER KESSLER
YOU'RE LOOKING AT SAM SNEAD'S TAVERN HERE AT THE WORLD GOLF VILLAGE AND OF COURSE SAM WENT IN FOR DINNER TONIGHT AND THEY MADE HIM PAY. IS THAT A, IS THAT A TRUE STORY?

SAM SNEAD
NO, I DON'T KNOW, I THOUGHT HE SAID WELL I'M ONE OF THE MANAGERS, MANAGERS OR SOMETHING BUT THEY KEPT COMING OFF OF THE BAR, MHMM HMMM.(SOUND HE MAKES WITH HIS LIPS 24:24). AUTOGRAPH

PETER KESSLER
YOU DON'T EVEN, HE NEVER REACHES INTO HIS POCKET FOR CASH, DOES HE BOB?

BOB GOALBY
HE DID YESTERDAY THOUGH WHEN WE ATE THERE. HE SAID YOU TAKE OF YOUR. I'LL TAKE CARE OF IT, BOB.

PETER KESSLER
DID HE EVER, DID HE EVER HAVE TO TAKE CASH OUT OF HIS POCKET WHEN THE TWO OF YOU HAD A CASUAL GAME ON TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS?

BOB GOALBY
NO. ONE TIME. ONE TIME OUT OF ABOUT 50.

PETER KESSLER
TELL ME ABOUT THAT DAY.

BOB GOALBY
WELL THAT DAY WAS AT AUGUSTA. NORMALLY YOU HAD TO PAY HIM AT THE MASTERS WHEN WE PLAYED PRACTICE ROUNDS. YOU HAD TO PAY HIM BY THE
FLAG AT 18 IN FRONT OF THREE OR FOUR THOUSAND PEOPLE. YOU KNOW, I BEAT HIM OUT OF EIGHTY DOLLARS THIS ONE DAY AND I COULDN'T FIND HIM AND I FINALLY FOUND HIM BY THE URINAL, UPSTAIRS IN THE BATHROOM, THAT'S WHERE HE PAID ME.

PETER KESSLER
DID HE REALLY USED TO CARRY ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE YOU PUT THE CREDIT CARD IN AND YOU ROLL IT AND YOU COULD DO THAT TOO ON THE EIGHTEENTH GREEN?

(PETER, SAM AND BOB LAUGHING)

PETER KESSLER
ARE YOU, ARE YOU PLAYING GOLF? WHAT HAVE YOU, WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING SAM?

SAM SNEAD
EVERYTHING BUT! NO, I HAVEN'T BEEN PLAYING VERY MUCH, UH, I'M DOWN HERE NOW FOR THE WINTER, AT UH DOWN FORT PIERCE.

PETER KESSLER
RIGHT

SAM SNEAD
UH.. IT'S NICE DOWN THERE. BOY IT'S NICE AND WARM. BOY, YOU CAN HAVE THIS KIND OF WEATHER.

PETER KESSLER
(LAUGHS)
THIS IS ONLY A COUPLE HOURS NORTH OF THERE.

SAM SNEAD
YEAH

PETER KESSLER
TELL ME ABOUT NICK FALDO COMING TO VISIT YOU EARLIER THIS YEAR TO TALK ABOUT GOLF SWING AND RHYTHM.

SAM SNEAD
WELL, UM, NICK STARTED, I THINK, GOT HIS FEET A LITTLE TOO WIDE APART AND I WATCHED HIM HIT SOME SHOTS AND HIS WOOD SHOTS WERE GOING OFF TO THE RIGHT, USUALLY THAT COMES FROM THE LEFT HAND, AND I TOOK A LOOK AT HIS

LEFT HAND, SURE ENOUGH, IT WAS UP IN THAT GROOVE, AND YOU, YOU DON'T DO THAT PLAYING GOLF AND I

PETER KESSLER
YOU MEAN MORE IN THE PALM THAN IN THE FINGERS?

SAM SNEAD
NO, I HAD HIM GET IT DOWN IN THE FINGERS MORE WHERE THE BUTT OF YOUR HAND IS ON TOP. I'M LOOSING MY WATCH HERE.

PETER KESSLER
AND YOUR SKI GLOVES.

SAM SNEAD
(LAUGHS)

WELL I TELL YOU. I HAD TO PUT THESE ON. I'VE BEEN FREEZING ALL NIGHT. AT LEAST THEY KEPT MY HANDS WARM.

PETER KESSLER
HOW MUCH DID YOU LEARN ABOUT YOUR GOLF GAME FROM THE THOUSANDS OF ROUNDS THAT YOU AND SAM HAVE PLAYED TOGETHER OVER THE YEARS?

BOB GOALBY
WELL MAYBE 500 ROUNDS, BUT I LEARNED AN AWFUL LOT. HE'S BEEN A GREAT FRIEND FOR 45 YEARS AND HE'S ALWAYS TRIED TO HELP ME AND I DON'T THINK HE'S ALWAYS HELPED A LOT OF PEOPLE BECAUSE HE WAS TRYING TO BEAT THEM.

HE TOLD ME ONE TIME, I NEVER TRY TO HELP ANYBODY I'M TRYING TO BEAT BUT I LOVE THAT BEING A COMPETITOR.

SAM SNEAD
YOU CRAZY?

BOB GOALBY
BUT HE DID HELP ME A LITTLE BIT WITH MY TEMPER. I USED TO BE A CRAZY MAN ON THE GOLF COURSE. I COULDN'T STAND A BAD SHOT AND I DID NOT, I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO TAKE IT AND HE SAID, YOU KNOW, ALL YOU DO IS HURT YOURSELF, AND HE'S ALWAYS BEEN VERY CALM ON THE GOLF COURSE, EVEN THOUGH HE'S A

FIERY GUY, HE DIDN'T SHOW EMOTION ON THE GOLF COURSE, AND I DID LEARN THAT BY PLAYING WITH, JUST WATCHING THE RHYTHM AND TIMING ANYONE CAN BENEFIT BY WATCHING SAM SNEAD. FIND OUT THE GOLF BALL CAN BE HIT WITH RHYTHM AND NOT BRUTE STRENGTH.

PETER KESSLER
IF THERE HAD BEEN SPORTS PSYCHOLOGISTS, WHEN YOU GUYS WERE AT YOUR ABSOLUTE BEST, WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE ASKED ONE OF THEM ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON INSIDE OF YOUR HEAD?

SAM SNEAD
IN MY HEAD?

PETER KESSLER
YEAH

SAM SNEAD
NOT MUCH (LAUGHS)

PETER KESSLER
HOW COME?

(SAM, BOB AND PETER LAUGHING)

SAM SNEAD
IN GOLF?. YOU TALKING ABOUT GOLF?

PETER KESSLER
YES SIR.

SAM SNEAD
WELL, UH GOLF IS RHYTHM AND TIMING. THAT'S ALL. THAT'S IT. YOU, YOU SWING UP AND PULL DOWN. THAT'S WHAT IT, AND NINETY PERCENT OF PEOPLE GRIP THE CLUB TOO TIGHT AND ANYTIME I SHAKE HANDS WITH A GUY AND HE'S GOT RIGHT HANDED AND I FEEL, I SAID HEY, YOU'RE GRIPPING THE CLUB TOO TIGHT.

BOB GOALBY
YOU MEAN IF YOU FEEL CALLUSES?

SAM SNEAD
YUP. CALLUSES. I MEAN YOU KNOW THAT UH STRENGTH IS NOT WHAT YOU WANT, IT'S SPEED IS WHAT YOU WANT AND IF YOU GRIP IT TIGHT, YOU'RE CUTTING YOURSELF DOWN UH OF HITTING MAYBE ANOTHER 25, MAYBE 50 YARDS, AND UH IF YOU LET THE HANDS GO AND

POP, YOU WOULD HAVE TO POP IT DOWN TO BOTTOM AS YOU KNOW, AND, BUT IT DON'T LOOK LIKE ANYBODY'S POPPING IT
BUT THE GOOD PLAYERS GO

SHUWIT! (SOUND EFFECT HE MAKES) YOU DON'T SEE THEIR HANDS, IT'S SO FAST AND, BUT THAT'S UH WHEN YOU'RE PLAYING WELL, WHEN YOU FEEL THAT

POP. GET THE POP.

PETER KESSLER
WHAT'S YOUR REACTION TO WHERE WE ARE IN THE GAME TODAY? HERE WE ARE AT THE WORLD GOLF VILLAGE WHERE SOME OF THE GREATEST PLAYERS IN THE HISTORY OF THE GAME ARE HERE TODAY. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN, GIVEN THAT YOUR WHOLE LIFE HAS BEEN IN GOLF, TO SEE IT AT THIS STAGE TODAY?

BOB GOALBY
WELL IT'S FANTASTIC BECAUSE I KNOW THE FIRST TOURNAMENT I PLAYED IN I WON 20 DOLLARS IN, IN A PGA TOURNAMENT I TIED FOR 20TH PLACE. THERE WAS A 5 WAY TIE AND WE WERE, A

HUNDRED DOLLARS WAS A, SO TO SEE WHERE IT, WHAT IT HAS DONE IN THE LAST 45 YEARS THAT I'VE BEEN PLAYING TOURNAMENT GOLF IS JUST DOUBLY FANTASTIC AND TO SEE THE TPC UP HERE AND THE OPERATION HERE AT THE WORLD GOLF HALL OF FAME, IT'S UNBELIEVABLE

AND SEE THE GREAT PLAYERS OF TODAY. I STILL GO OUT WITH MY NEPHEW ON THE REGULAR TOUR AND WATCH. I'VE NEVER SEEN SUCH GREAT SWINGERS AND GREAT STRIKERS OF THE BALL. WE DIDN'T HAVE THAT MANY. WE HAD SNEAD AND HOGAN AND NELSON AND MIDDLECOFF AND A COUPLE OF PLAYERS OF THAT STATURE IN OUR DAY BUT THEY WERE JUST AS GOOD

AS THE TOP TODAY, BUT WE DIDN'T HAVE THE MASTERS LIKE THEY HAVE. THE KIDS ARE BEAUTIFUL TODAY. WONDERFUL SWINGERS. GOOD GRIPS AND GOOD THINKERS, AND THEY, THEY'VE LEARNED ALL OF THIS FROM TELEVISION AND PEOPLE LIKE SAM SNEAD WHICH I DIDN'T HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY TO DO IN MY DAY.

PETER KESSLER
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE. IT IS SO GOOD TO

SAM SNEAD
WELL THANK YOU

PETER KESSLER
SEE YOU AGAIN. I'LL TALK TO THE NICE PEOPLE AT SAM SNEAD'S TAVERN FOR YOU. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE EVERYBODY. GOOD NIGHT.