Rubenstein on equal pay; Weeks on Daly; Coppinwood

Lorne Rubenstein has an interesting piece in today’s Globe and Mail [photopress:gulbis.jpg,full,alignright]about equal pay for female golfers. However, it isn’t as interesting as the accompanying photo of Natalie Gulbis’ father helping her out with her swing while the Newport CC was under a blanket of fog. His daughter looks like a model, while he looks like some sort of burnout hippie who might have followed the Dead or roadied for Alice Cooper.

Bob Weeks has been following the saga of John Daly’s appearance in Montreal for an event sponsored by, you guessed it, a casino. Though initial reports made it look like Daly was planning on playing in the tournament, he’s actually just playing in some pro-ams for more cash. A sad state of affairs for one of golf’s great talents. But Daly always had a two cent head, didn’t he?

Rick Young notes the changes to Glen Abbey. Apparently they’ve been well received so far. I haven’t had the chance to get out and see the course, but I hope to so….

Yesterday I had the chance to play Coppinwood, the new Tom Fazio course north east of Toronto. I’ll do a full review soon, but I’ll say this — the front nine played better than it looked, and the back nine was exceptional. Eleven through 14 will be among the better stretches of golf in Canada.

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A bestselling author and award-winning columnist, Robert Thompson has been writing about business and sports, and particularly golf, for almost two decades. His reporting and commentary on golf has appeared in Golf Magazine, the Globe and Mail, T&L Golf and many other media outlets. Currently Robert is a columnist with Global Golf Post, golf analyst for Global News and Shaw Communications, and Senior Writer to ScoreGolf. The Going for the Green blog was launched in 2004.

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  • Well, one way to look at “equal pay for equal play” is that women already have it. They are allowed to play in any men’s events, and would get equal pay if/when they made the cut.

    But the truth is, the women’s game is not “equal play”. Hence, they don’t get “equal pay”.

  • If women’s tour attracts more people to the gate and if there’re more women playing golf, buying golf equipment, and watching golf, then there will be equal play or even more to the women.

    If you look at fashion, the female models get paid more than the male models precisely because of the same principles.

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