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Gentlemen vs Players

Post by LongGone » Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:07 pm

Our local PGA event is being lead by a 19 year old amateur, who broke the course record. This got me to thinking about the Gentlemen vs Players matches when I was young. Are there still competitive amateur players in any of the major sports in the UK?
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Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:41 pm

Probably, I imagine, only in Golf, where the Amateurs are still held in high regard.

Many other "Sportsmen" seem to survive on "Appeance Money"

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Post by J.R. » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:06 am

NEILL THE NOTORIOUS wrote:Probably, I imagine, only in Golf, where the Amateurs are still held in high regard.

Many other "Sportsmen" seem to survive on "Appearance Money"

....i.e., Expenses: i.e., HIGHLY INFLATED, as in 'amateur', (non-league), football !!
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