Super Seniors can have them, go ahead and use them on early-week pro-am days to keep fresh for the opening bell of competition, but thats it. Certainly I expected to rev up some engines. And I did in fact receive countless responses with your opinions on the matter. Based on the responses Ive received over the last week, truth be told, about 70-75 percent of you feel strongly that carts should not be kept on the Champions Tour. However, some of those who oppose that viewpoint gave some compelling reasons. And that is the idea behind this weeks column.
Obviously, I share my opinions from week to week and in doing so, solicit and receive so many interesting responses that I feel like you should see some of what I get.
So here we go. Each of these comments comes from a different reader. This is just a sampling of the best thoughts that came my way on the issue of CARTS.
Note: The players on the Champions Tour who are fighting to keep the carts are not asking to change the rules. They just dont want the rules changed to go against them. In other words, dont take from us what has already been given.
Tour wants to continue to attract sponsors and viewers so the players can make a living, then they need to ditch the carts and tell the guys to get on the treadmill.
And I leave this one for last:
Some great arguments on both sides. This issue is sure to be decided in the coming months, most likely before the first tournament of 2005s Champions Tour season. Im not unsympathetic, or unwilling to see the other side. The beauty of all of this is the forum. I get my column each week on this site, and I hope Ive shown you that you get a voice too!
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