It’s little wonder that Mr. Canadian Open, Dick Grimm, gets the respect he deserves.
A Canadian golf magazine recently ran a cover story “RCGA must face the Grimm facts,” a misleading play on words that suggested that Grimm was teeing off on the Royal Canadian Golf Association, but in his own classy style, his words were constructive, not controversial.
Grimm mentioned in the story that the RCGA needs to look at its amateur programs and evaluate whether they’re needed and that the PGA Tour is all about money nowadays, hardly a condemnation of the RCGA on both counts.
At least, Grimm had the stones to allow his name to be used, unlike most of the sources used in the story, which features such well-known names in Canadian golf as a B.C. native, one top-level head professional and an industry insider commenting on the RCGA.
On the outside looking in, the use of anonymous sources has two possible meanings. The people commentating don’t have the courage of their convictions or they don’t exist at all.
The reader is left to decide in what is packaged as a “Special Report,” in which redundancy ruled over relevance in a rehash of events that have already been dissected many times over in the media and previous policies that have been acknowledged by the current regime at the RCGA as damaging to its cause today.
We would name the publication, but what’s the point? Apparently, that’s not the way things are done over there.