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So, I saw an ad or something for the LPGA ANA today. What do you say. It rhymes... anyways it said something like who will make the jump this year.

I really don’t understand the allure of jumping in a pond full of pesticides, insecticides, and whatever else is in there.  Just doesn’t seem like a good idea...  I remember picking balls from a pond one time on a course as a kid, could have swore there was a 6 eyed Bass in there.  Not to mention the superintendent yelling at me to get out of the pond because there was loads of nasty stuff in there... 

 

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I've watched it for a few years. The 'pond' looks more like an improvised pool. The water was very clear in the videos I've seen. Here's a bit of background:

The First Jump
Amy Alcott was the first golfer to take the plunge, an act that has come to be known as the "Champion's Leap." The collective group of golfers who've made that jump are known as the "Ladies of the Lake."

Alcott won the ANA Inspiration — then called the Nabisco Dinah Shore — for the second time in 1988, and that's the year she became the first golfer to make the jump into the greenside water. Alcott took a running leap, jumping off the bank and into the pond (named Poppie's Pond) next to the final hole


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It is just a tradition and it used to be a nasty pond but was converted into a swimming pool.  

The concrete-lined pool is part of Champions Lake, which surrounds the 18th (finishing) hole of the LPGA major. Wilcox is known as “Poppie” to his seven grandchildren. The first champion to jump into Poppie’s Pond to celebrate her victory was Amy Alcott in 1988.

Poppie’s Pond is 5-1/2 feet deep at the center and extends about 60 feet on either side of the bridge used by golfers to reach the island green. The pond is maintained to a swimming pool level with a continuous supply of fresh water.  It can also be drained easily and refilled to ensure that it contains high-quality water.

Because the pond is self-contained within the lake, golf course maintenance crews are able to use chlorine without impacting the lake’s fish or birdlife. As a result, the Tournament winners do not have to worry about the quality of the water when they take the dive.

 

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16 hours ago, Shankster said:

So, I saw an ad or something for the LPGA ANA today. What do you say. It rhymes... anyways it said something like who will make the jump this year.

I really don’t understand the allure of jumping in a pond full of pesticides, insecticides, and whatever else is in there.  Just doesn’t seem like a good idea...  I remember picking balls from a pond one time on a course as a kid, could have swore there was a 6 eyed Bass in there.  Not to mention the superintendent yelling at me to get out of the pond because there was loads of nasty stuff in there... 

 

I mean, some people eat fish eyes (My brother and mom as an example)

I think the whole idea behind is that they have accomplished a great feat, and wanted to celebrated in the weirdest way as possible.

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I’ll watch some of it. Will be decent golf.


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They have a pool... and a pond.  The pond will be good for you.

I attended the Kraft Nabisco in 2007, the year that Morgan Pressel beat a folding Suzann Pettersen.  Great course and the players are fun to watch.  I'd go again.

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21 hours ago, cnosil said:

It is just a tradition and it used to be a nasty pond but was converted into a swimming pool.  

The concrete-lined pool is part of Champions Lake, which surrounds the 18th (finishing) hole of the LPGA major. Wilcox is known as “Poppie” to his seven grandchildren. The first champion to jump into Poppie’s Pond to celebrate her victory was Amy Alcott in 1988.

Poppie’s Pond is 5-1/2 feet deep at the center and extends about 60 feet on either side of the bridge used by golfers to reach the island green. The pond is maintained to a swimming pool level with a continuous supply of fresh water.  It can also be drained easily and refilled to ensure that it contains high-quality water.

Because the pond is self-contained within the lake, golf course maintenance crews are able to use chlorine without impacting the lake’s fish or birdlife. As a result, the Tournament winners do not have to worry about the quality of the water when they take the dive.

 

Makes sense now.  

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On 9/10/2020 at 3:03 PM, Rickp said:

I’ll watch some of it. Will be decent golf.


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Nelly is the one to beat. Her putter is on fire, but Lexi's not too far behind. It'll be a fun two days to watch 

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45 minutes ago, tony@CIC said:

Nelly is the one to beat. Her putter is on fire, but Lexi's not too far behind. It'll be a fun two days to watch 

Based on yesterday I would agree.    I really enjoyed the amount of coverage they were giving the tournament the past 2 days. 

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2 hours ago, tony@CIC said:

Nelly is the one to beat. Her putter is on fire, but Lexi's not too far behind. It'll be a fun two days to watch 

Lexi hit bunch of fairways, but her short game wasn't sharp and her putting has always been suspect.

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