Saturday, January 14, 2006

Maginnes Takes The Mike

Greensboro resident and Sedgefield member John Maginess has retired from competitive golf, according to an article in Golfweek by Jeff Rude. Maginess, an ECU alum with a degree in creative writing, had some good years on the PGA TOUR and three wins on the Nationwide Tour, but he never achieved stardom as a player.

One of the secrets of high level competitive golf is that many of the players are miserable human beings. Maginnes is one of the truly good guys. He has never taken himself too seriously, and he has always appreciate the opportunities that golf presented to him. Now that he is retiring, he will tackle his next opportunity in golf.

Maginnes will cover two dozen tournaments for PGA TOUR radio and another 11 on TV for USA in 2006. I am pretty sure that USA will no longer cover the PGA TOUR after 2006, so I hope CBS, NBC, or The Golf Channel will pick him up full time. With his wit and knowledge players and their lives on tour, he would be better than most of the people covering golf on TV now.

Perhaps this next chapter in John Maginnes' golf career will be the one that brings him stardom.


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