What was Feherty talking about!!!!
Venturi and Nantz could announce Armageddon and make it sound like a Frank Sinatra/Tony Bennett duet. They were smooth.
( I don't much care for Nantz but Venturi could talk a good game. True not all folks liked him. )
here's a nice excerpt about venturi in a past issue of golf digest...
When Byron Nelson was unable to be the honorary starter at the 1983 Masters, he asked me to fill in for him. Of course I agreed. After Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead and I teed off, we decided to play the front nine. Much to my surprise, I made four birdies and one bogey and made the turn at 33. Boy, did I hit it good. My imagination started flying. "Gene, I want us to keep playing," I said. "I can lead this tournament." Sarazen saw the desire in my eyes, and we started walking toward No. 10. Suddenly, Gene stopped. "On second thought, to ---- with it," he said. "You can't lead anything, Venturi. Let's get some lunch." I just followed Gene into the clubhouse, like a puppy.