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Old 08-20-2013, 01:54 PM   #31
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Why would Juli be the worst?
I like Juli. I think she'd be great to have a beer with.

Without doubt, she's had a fantastic career and, as a player, can be a role model for future players, especially those trying to balance their careers with parenthood.

However, she is not a manager or someone with any demonstrated team leadership experience, skills, or interest. I think she wants the prestige of the Solheim Cup manager job. I do not think such a job is a good fit for her.

I see her as a captain who won't want to get involved in details, or make tough decisions or ... I don't know how to put this any better ... be the adult on the team.

Juli will probably want to just go out drinking with all the players. (If you read her Twitter feed, you know how often the theme of drinking appears.)

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Old 08-20-2013, 02:39 PM   #32
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Juli doesn't want to be Captain overseas, also I don't believe like Laura she is ready to quit playing golf just yet. Juli might not be able to win on tour now, but still plays fairly well since coming back to the tour.
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:13 PM   #33
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Reports are that Annika is only interested in being a captain when the matches are back in the US.
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:29 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by Blue View Post
I like Juli. I think she'd be great to have a beer with.

Without doubt, she's had a fantastic career and, as a player, can be a role model for future players, especially those trying to balance their careers with parenthood.

However, she is not a manager or someone with any demonstrated team leadership experience, skills, or interest. I think she wants the prestige of the Solheim Cup manager job. I do not think such a job is a good fit for her.

I see her as a captain who won't want to get involved in details, or make tough decisions or ... I don't know how to put this any better ... be the adult on the team.

Juli will probably want to just go out drinking with all the players. (If you read her Twitter feed, you know how often the theme of drinking appears.)
Did you read this article about the Solheim Cup by Dottie?
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It wasn't about participation medals, face paint, hair ribbons, spousal gown allowances, decorated hotel rooms, custom rain suits and "inside the ropes" badges; it was about pouring your heart and soul into something you got no material benefit from. It was about beating the tar out of each other and being so exhausted you could barely get out of bed the next morning. It was about winning big and losing hard.
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:33 PM   #35
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...Juli will probably want to just go out drinking with all the players. (If you read her Twitter feed, you know how often the theme of drinking appears.)
Sheesh. Who knew?
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:36 PM   #36
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Is she saying that current Ryder/Solheim cup has too much emphasis on hair ribbons and spousal gown allowances and not enough on beating the crap out of your opponents? This is unclear. Some players (Paula Creamer) would argue that you can do both. Does Dottie disagree?
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:40 PM   #37
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Sheesh. Who knew?
I know. It is shocking.
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:06 PM   #38
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Hmmm...some bold statements from Dottie which will undoubtedly rub some of the hair ribbon and face paint players the wrong way.

Of course, you can do both...play like a professional and have some fun with the other stuff. But I think the US team went way over the top with the "celebrity pro am" feel to it all.

Someone sent me a tweet from Rosie Jones ...

Rosie Jones ‏@Capt_RosieJones 5h
Wow! Tough Solheim Loss for Captain Mallon and Team USA! Time to renew game plan. Attitude adjustment may be part of that plan!


So, I think a lot of the criticism about the childish antics, nails, and dress ups and so on which we've had on here, is also being spoken of "higher up."

And I agree with it that criticism. By the way, check out the comments below Dottie's article, some of them from well respected golfers like Steve Melnyk.
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:19 PM   #39
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Harsh comments also on Golf Channel this morning from, I believe, Billy Harmon, saying some players approached the Solheim Cup as if it were the junior high prom.
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Originally Posted by gxer View Post
Did you read this article about the Solheim Cup by Dottie?
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It wasn't about participation medals, face paint, hair ribbons, spousal gown allowances, decorated hotel rooms, custom rain suits and "inside the ropes" badges; it was about pouring your heart and soul into something you got no material benefit from. It was about beating the tar out of each other and being so exhausted you could barely get out of bed the next morning. It was about winning big and losing hard.
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"border line rules violation"? Is that what she meant to say? a rules violation is a rules violation border line or not. could be she meant gray area but it sounds like Dottie had no problem with calling out Annika.

too bad she didn't name names with her own players.
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