DL3 gives players china, custom paddleboards
By mustang6560 on 9/27/12
It's a Ryder Cup tradition for the captains to give his players a gift.
Well, in keeping with tradition, Davis Love III gave his players china and a Ryder Cup logo paddleboard.
One of the traditions of Ryder Cup week is the captain's gift, which has ranged from china – given by U.S. captain Davis Love III to his team on Tuesday – to mountain bikes, which Tom Lehman doled out in 2006 at The K Club.I'm sure it's difficult to buy something for someone who has several lifetimes worth of money, however, I'm a little disappointed with the gifts. If I was a millionaire and I was going to buy my millionaire friends a present, I would buy them something I would expect them to put on display in their man rooms. I doubt Tiger Woods plans to put "china" or a paddleboard on display next to his 14 major championship trophies.
What do you think about DL3's gifts?
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I kinda like the paddleboard idea. Totally original, and pretty cool.
China may seem like an odd gift, but keep in mind, the wives/significant others come to the Ryder Cup, so I'm guessing DLIII is upholding the old "happy wife, happy life" mantra.
Oh, and I have to say, when I first read the headline, I thought they were referencing "paddle boards" i.e. the kind they commonly decorate (and sometimes use) at fraternities. I also thought that would be a neat "team building" gift.
Can't you just picture Mickelson screaming, "Damnit Bradley, what's my middle name? No, CHUG!"
Good god can this event get any more twee. The pomp and circumstance, the pageantry, the vapid gift-basketing, the hand-wringing over outfits, what is this a freaking cotillion. This crap is taken way too serious. I think I'm going to try avoiding watching this event. Honestly I hesitate to be a part of something this gaudy and elitist, even as a TV spectator.
I think the paddleboards are cool given that DLIII is apparently really into it and owns a paddleboard shop at Sea Island. China - I don't know, but I assume that there's a reason.
Never heard or saw the word "twee" used. Had to go to my Webster. Perfect word, it even sounds like its meaning. I have to admit, the beef's comments pretty much hit the target. Here we are, a bunch of manly golfers, discussing the Ryder Cup gifts. Ouch! Maybe I should re-think knitting Ryder Cup sweaters for all the guys in my golf league.
Matt McGee says:
I still think it's cool, twee cotillion or not. It's the only event in professional golf that's played just to see who wins. I think the pageantry is good - to remind everyone that it's just for fun. If that brings out the pinky-lifting finery, then so be it. I can smoke cigars in my underwear and drink Old Crow while I watch, if it starts diminishing my manhood.
Great comment, beef!
I like the different golf formats they play in the Ryder Cup - but I really don't like the hyped up chest beating of the fans.
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