Mr Couples and Mr Norman Go to Washington


Mr. (Fred) Couples, and Mr. (Greg) Norman, went to Washington to glad hand for the good of the game this morning. Golf made a full-court press on Capitol Hill earlier today in an attempt to educate Congress on the benefits golf brings to the economy.
Earlier this year U.S. Rep. Barney Frank and 16 other Democrats sent a letter to the CEO of Northern Trust Corp. saying they were “dismayed and angered” that the bank had spent millions of dollars on the Northern Trust Open.
Since that high-profile haymaker, the chilling effect in corporate America towards golf has been palpable and a Congressional education program seems overdue. ‘Shag Bag’s’ only question: Is Couples really the guy we want pleading our case to Congress?