Could “The Best of To-day” COMPETE with the Best of 40 Years Ago???? Glen Peltier Gives Us His Opinion!!

This is FUNNY, like NOT REALLY!! When you click on the title, you will be taken to the original 2016 Article!! Try it and you will see “the missing pix”!!!!!! ((TOO MUCH FOR ME >> AND NO DOUBT, YOU TOO. Stan

Stan speaks: First, let me apologize!!! Isn’t it great that Canadians frequently apologize!!! This article is supposed to have pix of every player identified by Glen???? I have to share with you that the different/new software is FRUSTRATING???? VERY FRUSTRATING???? This is the 7th article in Glen’s Look Back Series.

Glen Peltier Speaks:  I often get asked if a player of today, could have competed successfully 40 years ago.  Yes; I believe the players of today are every bit as good as players of 40 years ago!! I may forget some but I would like to give what I believe, is a list that I feel would have been top stars in any age. These are players I have not mentioned before. 

Mel Erb I believe had it all. He could clear with the best; play the board with an accurate gentle shot that would surprise anyone.  He wanted to win and he did. He was a star!

Jim Bailey is a fine talent. I wish Jim would come back and play full
time. The game needs Jim as a player and as an administrator.

Allen Dronsfield could be a star in any era in which he chose to play. I think
we have not seen the best of Allen yet.

Michael Seyfer proved putting in the extra effort is the answer.

Dave Kudro has not scratched the surface yet compared to what he can do.

John Brown, Jerry Stannard, David Earl Jerry Everett have all demonstrated sufficient consistency to play in any era.

Kenny Offenther, who always wins the big ones, would definitely make my list.

Ray Buck:  Ray is showing us what hard work can do.

Mickey Henson can bear any and all on a given day.

There are many that I have missed.  One other thing from the past I want to mention is
our discs. Years ago our discs were the Dimco brand and had asbestos in them. Asbestos was banned.  We had trouble for years but Jim Allen finally got a mold that makes a flat surface with beveled edges. They ride on top of the beads.  I believe they are made out of the same material as billiard balls.  The air disc run better on some courts and the Arco run better on other courts.  Years ago we never waxed the discs. We worked hard keeping the courts waxed. My opinion only but I think the new discs are the best we have ever had.

Article submitted by Glen Peltier WITH THANKS!!  Stan McCormack, 2016 12 22.

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  1. Bob Haviland says:

    I don`t go back as far as Glen. I didn`t know the players from the `80s like he did, ( I`m only playing 25 yrs), I started tournament play in the `90s, but I couldn`t agree more on what he said.


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