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House Proceeding 04-28-09 on Apr 28th, 2009 :: 1:54:45 to 1:58:00
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Joe Baca

1:54:41 to 1:55:01( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Baca: the gentlelady mrs. biggert: i have no further speakers and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. the gentleman from california. mr. baca: thank you very much, mr. speaker. first of all i would thank judy biggert. thank you very much for being a co-sponsor of this important legislation. i want to thank tim murphy and of course my good friend, dan burton, as well, an excellent golfer.

Joe Baca

1:54:45 to 1:58:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Joe Baca

Joe Baca

1:55:02 to 1:55:23( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Baca: i have had the opportunity to play golf on many occasions. and he does hit the ball a long ways. although we have a difficult time in getting it in the hole and three or four, whatever the course may be. and, tim, i know you had the privilege like i of playing with arnold palmer. it's really quite a memorable experience. for those of us that have an

Joe Baca

1:55:24 to 1:55:45( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Baca: opportunity to walk down the 18th hole, talk to him, look at his personality as a human being, he's won that's touched the life of many iividuals. and for people that have watched him play golf and played golf and not everybody can exert and be as good as arnold palmer was and is still today, and what he's done for the game of golf itself.

Joe Baca

1:55:46 to 1:56:06( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Baca: not only for individuals that go there, that when you're playing a loft times, he's one that was a risk taker, challenger. he's the one that said when it was impossible to hit that shot, would he dare and hit in between woods. try to hit over trees. try to make sure that if there was a lake he says i'm going to get to the tin cup of the world. he was the tin cup except he got there and didn't have to take 12

Joe Baca

1:56:07 to 1:56:27( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Baca: strokes to get there. that's one thing about arnold palmer is he lifted the game to another level because he believed in the challenge of it. he didn't believe and now he's just being that same person and getting the power on a par 4 or getting par on a par 5 or par 3. he alws went for that birdie

Joe Baca

1:56:28 to 1:56:48( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Baca: or eagle because a lot of times he reached it. i stated before, can you imagine when he would have been today if he had the kind of equipment we have now in hitting the balls and playing? he's won and excelled in terms of having the excellent, for those of us that even get over a putt, it's very difficult to be over a putt.

Joe Baca

1:56:49 to 1:57:09( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Baca: all of a sudden you have to make that putt. i happen to be playing the other day and hi maybe a 2 1/2-foot putt for a birdy. i missed it. can you imagine him, he had the nerves to make sure he not only made that putt but every other putt he was aboard to as well. nerves of steel. for that we'll always remember that he touched the lives of many individuals.

Joe Baca

1:57:10 to 1:57:30( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Baca: i think that's important for a lot of us. to know of a human being that really cared about people. that wanted to make people a lot better. he did it through golf. he felt that golf was an opportunity for himself to excel and though the world, you know what, others can participate in this game and give back. he always believed in giving

Joe Baca

1:57:31 to 1:57:52( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Baca: back to the community. and that's what he's done. that's better and he's touched the lives of many individuals today that will always look at him, that have followed him throughout the world, and arnie's army now the congressional army he has out here to say, arnie, we now realize you did more than just golf. you did a lot for human beings in this world right now.

Joe Baca

1:57:53 to 1:58:02( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Baca: that's why, mr. speaker, i ask us all to make sure that we support h.r. 1243 to provide the

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