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OleSkuleTgr
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Why is Shreveport the only city in Louisiana turning out great golfers?
Hall Sutton, David Toms and now Sam Burns. Has there been any PGA Tour winners who were born and raised in south Louisiana in the last 50 years? Seems like with instructors like Rob Noel and others there would be better representation from south LA.


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re: Why is Shreveport the only city in Louisiana turning out great golfers?
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Has there been any PGA Tour winners who were born and raised in south Louisiana in the last 50 years?

Well I should hope so!


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Eat Your Crow
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re: Why is Shreveport the only city in Louisiana turning out great golfers?
Do we count Patrick Reed as one of ours?
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OleSkuleTgr
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re: Why is Shreveport the only city in Louisiana turning out great golfers?
I think he was born in Texas, but I guess he did play a lot of junior golf while living in BR.


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IS_IT_GAMEDAY
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re: Why is Shreveport the only city in Louisiana turning out great golfers?
Negative ghost rider


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Dennis Celery
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re: Why is Shreveport the only city in Louisiana turning out great golfers?
Because there’s a million fricking courses around here. Damn near every town it seems like has one in the area. And, like in most other things, north Louisiana just puts out a superior product than south Louisiana.
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re: Why is Shreveport the only city in Louisiana turning out great golfers?
Jay and Lionel Hebert from Lafayette


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re: Why is Shreveport the only city in Louisiana turning out great golfers?
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Has there been any PGA Tour winners who were born and raised in south Louisiana in the last 50 years?


Mike Heinen won a tournament in the mid-90s. Was also a runner up. He was from a small town in SWLA. Fenton or Welsh.


OleSkuleTgr
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re: Why is Shreveport the only city in Louisiana turning out great golfers?
I had heard of Jay. His last win was in 1961. I had never heard of Lionel but evidently his last win was in 1966.


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OleSkuleTgr
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re: Why is Shreveport the only city in Louisiana turning out great golfers?
Do you happen to know the home courses of Sutton, Toms and Burns? Is there anything linking the 3 of them?


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re: Why is Shreveport the only city in Louisiana turning out great golfers?
Do you even querbes bro?


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BZ504
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re: Why is Shreveport the only city in Louisiana turning out great golfers?
Nothing else to do in Shreveport?


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re: Why is Shreveport the only city in Louisiana turning out great golfers?
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Mike Heinen won a tournament in the mid-90s. Was also a runner up. He was from a small town in SWLA. Fenton or Welsh.

I think he won the Louisiana Amateur at least once.


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Ghost of Colby
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re: Why is Shreveport the only city in Louisiana turning out great golfers?
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Do you happen to know the home courses of Sutton, Toms and Burns? Is there anything linking the 3 of them?

Sutton played out of Shreveport Country Club, which no longer exists.

David Toms grew up in Bossier.

Sam Burns grew up playing Southern Trace.


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re: Why is Shreveport the only city in Louisiana turning out great golfers?
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And, like in most other things, north Louisiana just puts out a superior product than south Louisiana.
That’s what happens when you spend less time drinking.


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Strannix
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re: Why is Shreveport the only city in Louisiana turning out great golfers?
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Sutton played out of Shreveport Country Club, which no longer exists.


he grew up and played at Northwood


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LSUGent
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re: Why is Shreveport the only city in Louisiana turning out great golfers?
Barbaree on the LSU golf team is also from Shreveport and grew up playing at Southern Trace. He could potentially turn out as a decent pro as well.


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Riolobo
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re: Why is Shreveport the only city in Louisiana turning out great golfers?
What PGA tournament did he win?


truthbetold
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re: Why is Shreveport the only city in Louisiana turning out great golfers?
pretty sure Burns is out of Squire Creek in Ruston now


Riolobo
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re: Why is Shreveport the only city in Louisiana turning out great golfers?
He won Shell Houston Open. Brian Bateman from Monroe won the Buick Open.


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