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Happy Friday. Geoff Shackelford expressed incredulity at the National Golf Foundation's NGF 100 in a blog post, questioning why the organization is getting in "the ranking business." As someone who was involved with the project in a very minor way, I can say two things. 1. It's a list, not a ranking. 2. The objective is to call attention to the scope of the "golf biz" in general and offer concise profiles of its most significant members in particular. 

Ben Alberstadt, Your Editor
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