Jump to content

Welcome. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with members, access to all forums and eligiblility to win free giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

* * * * * 1 votes

Ever played with a touring pro?


167 replies to this topic

#151 BNGL

BNGL

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 101 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 472816
  • Joined: 06/26/2017
  • Location:Viera Florida
GolfWRX Likes : 52

Posted 09 September 2017 - 07:14 AM

Yes quite a few, and have some stories but one of the more recent ones was with Rob Oppenheim. I was playing a mini tour event in Orlando at West Orange CC. I just 68 feeling pretty good, Opp signs for 62 or 63 in the group behind me. I know he's a great player, and he really is! He is also a phenomenal person one of the nicest most knowledgeable people that you could ever meet in the world of golf, but part of me was like he won't do that tomorrow and I can catch him. We play together the next day, and he shoots 62 to my 68. He was extremely complimentary and called me the "best wedge player he had ever seen" as a couple times I had to punch out on par 4s and laid up on par 5s. But I left that day going wow...I played great pairs of 68s finished second cashed a decent check...and I got waxed by double digits. That day made me look for a different career.

Cobra F7+ 10.5 HZRDOUS Yellow 6.5
Cobra King F7 15.5 HZRDOUS Yellow 6.5
Adams Pro Black 9031DF 16 Fubuki X
Ping G 4,5,6,7 Project X 7.0
Ping i20 8,9 Project X 7.0
Ping Glide 48,52,56,60 Project X 6.5
Ping B60

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


1

#152 shotmark

shotmark

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 585 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 102090
  • Joined: 01/15/2010
  • Location:West Yorkshire, England.
  • Handicap:9
GolfWRX Likes : 199

Posted 09 September 2017 - 07:23 AM

Played with Olazabal many years ago in a pro-am.  He never spoke a word to us despite our best attempts.  When we got to the halfway house we ordered burgers at which point he said "is one of those for me?" to which one of our party quipped "oh, are you with us?" after which he opened up slightly but obviously didn't want to be there.

2

#153 ljrad1995

ljrad1995

    Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 68 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 460966
  • Joined: 03/28/2017
  • Location:Australia
  • Handicap:+2
GolfWRX Likes : 26

Posted 10 September 2017 - 02:20 AM

I've played with Andre Stolz (only the faithful PGA tour follower's will remember that name) numerous times, mostly when I was too young to appreciate what I was seeing. The most vivid memory I have of playing with him is when he was fresh off the plane from la to Sydney about 10 hours earlier. He rolled in to our local club, dropped an effortless 64 (-8) while we just watched in awe. To know that this guy was a true flash in a pan winner on the PGA tour really shows you just how tough it is for these guys.
Also played with dimi papadatos numerous times, I actually versed him once in a junior pennant match. Fair to say the match wasn't particularly close after he birdied 4 in a row around the turn
Callaway RAZR fit 9.5 deg, mitsubishi diamana white 73g S shaft.
Titleist 910F 15deg 3 wood, project x 8B4 83g 6.5
Srixon U65 2 iron, aerotech steelfiber 110X.
Mizuno MP4 3-PW, Dynalite gold X100 shafts.
Srixon WG-706 50deg, 8 bounce wedge. DG X100
Mizuno T7 55.09 and 60.10 blue finish, DG X100
RIFE antigua Island series blade putter
Titleist ProV1x ball

3

#154 Jasonic

Jasonic

    Gamer

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,738 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 277815
  • Joined: 09/25/2013
  • Location:Queens NY
  • Handicap:7.2
GolfWRX Likes : 1868

Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:31 PM

I played with a guy who played the tour in the 70s for a few years. Friend of a friend I play with a lot. Around the 13th hole I said wow I'm beating you by one shot ( he was probably 25 years older than me as well) he said "really?" And then birdied the next four holes.

Also said couples was the best golfer he played with but was a jerk and the nice guy thing is an act. He was very nice and unfortunately injured himself and had to give up golf as a career.

Edited by Jasonic, 10 September 2017 - 08:31 PM.

Cobra f7+ 9.5*- Flowerband OG WB 73x
Cobra f7 3/4 wood - 14.5* - Flowerband OG WB 83x
Srixon u45 DI - 20* - Nippon Modus3 120x
Srixon z945 4-PW - Nippon Modus3 120x
Hogan TK wedges - 50*, 54*, 58* - Nippon Modus3 120x
TaylorMade Spider Limited Red
KSig or Snell MTB :)

4

#155 mukster

mukster

    Success is born of struggle

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 2,780 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 48549
  • Joined: 02/11/2008
  • Location:North of the 49th
GolfWRX Likes : 1358

Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:52 PM

Not near as exciting in terms of a name, but I played I played a round with an ex Canadian Tour player a few years ago. He had been off the tour for a number of years. First hole, a par 4, he pushes it right into a large fairway bunker. He tries to put his second onto the green, but hits the lip in front of him and the ball goes backward over his head and lands in the bunker behind him.
I'm lying in the middle of the fairway, looking at this and thinking "a plus handicap? Should have played for money!"  He lines up again, stiffs it to a foot and walks off with a par.

I shot a respectable 83 that day and he shot 67. Wouldn't want to think what it would be like to play with a current PGA Tour player!

Callaway Big Bertha driver Diamana S+ shaft
Callaway Big Bertha 3 wood Fubuki z65 shaft
Cobra Baffler 17*hybrid Fujikura Motore Shaft
Nickent 20* hybrid cheap shaft that kicks butt
Srixon Z765 5-AW irons, KBS Tour V shafts
Srixon Z565 4iron KBS Tour V shaft
Cleveland RTX-3 56* Wedge
Nike Method Core Drone 2.0 putter

5

#156 beckk10

beckk10

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 621 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 91895
  • Joined: 08/16/2009
GolfWRX Likes : 48

Posted 18 September 2017 - 07:55 AM

View Postbeckk10, on 07 September 2017 - 06:53 PM, said:

I WANT TO TELL YOU MY STORY. I NEED 5 LIKES. YOU GUYS WILL NOT BELIEVE THIS.

Alright close enough.

A few years ago now I was working as an intern at a club which was about to host the senior players championship in the coming weeks. Very exciting event with some big names showing up.

One of those big names was not Joe Daly. Finishing up my shift at about 2pm, towards the carts walks journeyman tour pro Joe Daley.

Joe had no status and had never won a professional event, playing qualifiers and some great golf that year he did well enough to qualify for the event. He had just played a qualifier a few hours a way and decided to come by for a practice round.

I ask Joe if I could join him for his round and he kindly allows me. Thankfully I had been playing some good golf and was not worried about slowing him up nor was a nervous for the round. After we warm up we get on the course in 2 separate carts and fly around in 2.5 hours. Jumping between holes and with a load of swing tips from Joe later we get done.

I wasn't overly impressed with much of his game except everything with wedge and putter was absolutely dialed in. Never took his time, played 1 ball for the whole round, hit maybe a couple putts on a couple greens. I gave him advice on how to play each hole and because of my comfort there probably downplayed anything challenging about the golf course.

Joe couldn't have been nicer, I could've talked his head off the whole time asking question after question but he loved the game and sharing it so much I didn't have too. Loved talking about how goo other guys on the senior tour was, Couples, o'mera, Perry. It wasn't until I reminded him that he indeed is one of those guys did he seem to remember it. Golf is hard and through the grind of practice we and those great players I'm sure sometimes forget how good they truly are at the game.


Funny enough after the round I got to the local dive bar down the street, didn't even have ac. And I run into non other than Joe Daly. He had found me there and I listened to him share more stories about early Tiger, his game, ect. Later, I think about what we had shot. I played decent, with about 73 and Joe ho hummed it around in 66. Never seeing it before. The more I thought about it, each shot was at the flag. I mean, each flag. The greens were firm and a ball may have finished 12 feet in front or past. Joe took into account only in his memory how each ball reacted on each green from its pitch mark. Brilliant guy. Never missed a detail.

Joe stuffed a shot to 1 foot from about 80 yards on a hole, I hit the ball back to him when I beat him to the green and he yells at me NO NO DONT TOUCH IT. It wasn't till a day or 2 after did I find out that is way joe whose ball infamously poped out of the cup during q school years ago. He putts everything out, sees every ball end at the bottom of the cup.

a few weeks later the tournament begins and joe plays well the first 2 rounds. it lands him a tee time that weekend with none other than the guys he spoke so highly of, fred couples. Maybe he remembered how good he was just playing his own game. But it still gives me chills, Joe won that sunday going toe to toe with couples.

He won his first event ever at my course after we had played together just weeks prior. it was unreal. joe had said that after our practice round he was sore and bruised for a few days from the offroading between holes and it reminded him to slow down during the event. who knows. but Joe won.


Long post hope yall get to read it. Thanks!

6

#157 Sixcat

Sixcat

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,107 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 23189
  • Joined: 12/28/2006
GolfWRX Likes : 734

Posted 18 September 2017 - 08:57 AM

View Postbeckk10, on 18 September 2017 - 07:55 AM, said:

View Postbeckk10, on 07 September 2017 - 06:53 PM, said:

I WANT TO TELL YOU MY STORY. I NEED 5 LIKES. YOU GUYS WILL NOT BELIEVE THIS.

Alright close enough.

A few years ago now I was working as an intern at a club which was about to host the senior players championship in the coming weeks. Very exciting event with some big names showing up.

One of those big names was not Joe Daly. Finishing up my shift at about 2pm, towards the carts walks journeyman tour pro Joe Daley.

Joe had no status and had never won a professional event, playing qualifiers and some great golf that year he did well enough to qualify for the event. He had just played a qualifier a few hours a way and decided to come by for a practice round.

I ask Joe if I could join him for his round and he kindly allows me. Thankfully I had been playing some good golf and was not worried about slowing him up nor was a nervous for the round. After we warm up we get on the course in 2 separate carts and fly around in 2.5 hours. Jumping between holes and with a load of swing tips from Joe later we get done.

I wasn't overly impressed with much of his game except everything with wedge and putter was absolutely dialed in. Never took his time, played 1 ball for the whole round, hit maybe a couple putts on a couple greens. I gave him advice on how to play each hole and because of my comfort there probably downplayed anything challenging about the golf course.

Joe couldn't have been nicer, I could've talked his head off the whole time asking question after question but he loved the game and sharing it so much I didn't have too. Loved talking about how goo other guys on the senior tour was, Couples, o'mera, Perry. It wasn't until I reminded him that he indeed is one of those guys did he seem to remember it. Golf is hard and through the grind of practice we and those great players I'm sure sometimes forget how good they truly are at the game.


Funny enough after the round I got to the local dive bar down the street, didn't even have ac. And I run into non other than Joe Daly. He had found me there and I listened to him share more stories about early Tiger, his game, ect. Later, I think about what we had shot. I played decent, with about 73 and Joe ho hummed it around in 66. Never seeing it before. The more I thought about it, each shot was at the flag. I mean, each flag. The greens were firm and a ball may have finished 12 feet in front or past. Joe took into account only in his memory how each ball reacted on each green from its pitch mark. Brilliant guy. Never missed a detail.

Joe stuffed a shot to 1 foot from about 80 yards on a hole, I hit the ball back to him when I beat him to the green and he yells at me NO NO DONT TOUCH IT. It wasn't till a day or 2 after did I find out that is way joe whose ball infamously poped out of the cup during q school years ago. He putts everything out, sees every ball end at the bottom of the cup.

a few weeks later the tournament begins and joe plays well the first 2 rounds. it lands him a tee time that weekend with none other than the guys he spoke so highly of, fred couples. Maybe he remembered how good he was just playing his own game. But it still gives me chills, Joe won that sunday going toe to toe with couples.

He won his first event ever at my course after we had played together just weeks prior. it was unreal. joe had said that after our practice round he was sore and bruised for a few days from the offroading between holes and it reminded him to slow down during the event. who knows. but Joe won.


Long post hope yall get to read it. Thanks!

The set-up as crappy but the delivery was spot-on.  

Awesome story.

7

#158 dont rory be happy

dont rory be happy

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 9 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 462658
  • Joined: 04/09/2017
  • Location:West Virginia
  • Handicap:6
  • Ebay ID:jsassler14
GolfWRX Likes : 2

Posted 18 September 2017 - 10:18 AM

View PostJohn L., on 29 December 2015 - 07:06 PM, said:

The only PGA pro that I ever wanted to play with was Lee Trevino.  Lee plays a lot like I do, or did.  He loves to tweek every shot he stands over. He loves talking golf, golf shots, and equipment.

Lee is one of the head ambassadors at the club I go to in WV - The Greenbrier. You can take an hour lesson with him for $750!

8

#159 beckk10

beckk10

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 621 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 91895
  • Joined: 08/16/2009
GolfWRX Likes : 48

Posted 18 September 2017 - 01:28 PM

View PostSixcat, on 18 September 2017 - 08:57 AM, said:

View Postbeckk10, on 18 September 2017 - 07:55 AM, said:

View Postbeckk10, on 07 September 2017 - 06:53 PM, said:

I WANT TO TELL YOU MY STORY. I NEED 5 LIKES. YOU GUYS WILL NOT BELIEVE THIS.

Alright close enough.

A few years ago now I was working as an intern at a club which was about to host the senior players championship in the coming weeks. Very exciting event with some big names showing up.

One of those big names was not Joe Daly. Finishing up my shift at about 2pm, towards the carts walks journeyman tour pro Joe Daley.

Joe had no status and had never won a professional event, playing qualifiers and some great golf that year he did well enough to qualify for the event. He had just played a qualifier a few hours a way and decided to come by for a practice round.

I ask Joe if I could join him for his round and he kindly allows me. Thankfully I had been playing some good golf and was not worried about slowing him up nor was a nervous for the round. After we warm up we get on the course in 2 separate carts and fly around in 2.5 hours. Jumping between holes and with a load of swing tips from Joe later we get done.

I wasn't overly impressed with much of his game except everything with wedge and putter was absolutely dialed in. Never took his time, played 1 ball for the whole round, hit maybe a couple putts on a couple greens. I gave him advice on how to play each hole and because of my comfort there probably downplayed anything challenging about the golf course.

Joe couldn't have been nicer, I could've talked his head off the whole time asking question after question but he loved the game and sharing it so much I didn't have too. Loved talking about how goo other guys on the senior tour was, Couples, o'mera, Perry. It wasn't until I reminded him that he indeed is one of those guys did he seem to remember it. Golf is hard and through the grind of practice we and those great players I'm sure sometimes forget how good they truly are at the game.


Funny enough after the round I got to the local dive bar down the street, didn't even have ac. And I run into non other than Joe Daly. He had found me there and I listened to him share more stories about early Tiger, his game, ect. Later, I think about what we had shot. I played decent, with about 73 and Joe ho hummed it around in 66. Never seeing it before. The more I thought about it, each shot was at the flag. I mean, each flag. The greens were firm and a ball may have finished 12 feet in front or past. Joe took into account only in his memory how each ball reacted on each green from its pitch mark. Brilliant guy. Never missed a detail.

Joe stuffed a shot to 1 foot from about 80 yards on a hole, I hit the ball back to him when I beat him to the green and he yells at me NO NO DONT TOUCH IT. It wasn't till a day or 2 after did I find out that is way joe whose ball infamously poped out of the cup during q school years ago. He putts everything out, sees every ball end at the bottom of the cup.

a few weeks later the tournament begins and joe plays well the first 2 rounds. it lands him a tee time that weekend with none other than the guys he spoke so highly of, fred couples. Maybe he remembered how good he was just playing his own game. But it still gives me chills, Joe won that sunday going toe to toe with couples.

He won his first event ever at my course after we had played together just weeks prior. it was unreal. joe had said that after our practice round he was sore and bruised for a few days from the offroading between holes and it reminded him to slow down during the event. who knows. but Joe won.


Long post hope yall get to read it. Thanks!

The set-up as crappy but the delivery was spot-on.  

Awesome story.

Thanks for reading.

9

#160 gators78

gators78

    Major Winner

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 3,619 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 121638
  • Joined: 02/03/2011
  • Location:City of Champions
  • Handicap:2.3
GolfWRX Likes : 760

Posted 18 September 2017 - 02:34 PM

View Postbeckk10, on 18 September 2017 - 01:28 PM, said:

View PostSixcat, on 18 September 2017 - 08:57 AM, said:

View Postbeckk10, on 18 September 2017 - 07:55 AM, said:

View Postbeckk10, on 07 September 2017 - 06:53 PM, said:

I WANT TO TELL YOU MY STORY. I NEED 5 LIKES. YOU GUYS WILL NOT BELIEVE THIS.

Alright close enough.

A few years ago now I was working as an intern at a club which was about to host the senior players championship in the coming weeks. Very exciting event with some big names showing up.

One of those big names was not Joe Daly. Finishing up my shift at about 2pm, towards the carts walks journeyman tour pro Joe Daley.

Joe had no status and had never won a professional event, playing qualifiers and some great golf that year he did well enough to qualify for the event. He had just played a qualifier a few hours a way and decided to come by for a practice round.

I ask Joe if I could join him for his round and he kindly allows me. Thankfully I had been playing some good golf and was not worried about slowing him up nor was a nervous for the round. After we warm up we get on the course in 2 separate carts and fly around in 2.5 hours. Jumping between holes and with a load of swing tips from Joe later we get done.

I wasn't overly impressed with much of his game except everything with wedge and putter was absolutely dialed in. Never took his time, played 1 ball for the whole round, hit maybe a couple putts on a couple greens. I gave him advice on how to play each hole and because of my comfort there probably downplayed anything challenging about the golf course.

Joe couldn't have been nicer, I could've talked his head off the whole time asking question after question but he loved the game and sharing it so much I didn't have too. Loved talking about how goo other guys on the senior tour was, Couples, o'mera, Perry. It wasn't until I reminded him that he indeed is one of those guys did he seem to remember it. Golf is hard and through the grind of practice we and those great players I'm sure sometimes forget how good they truly are at the game.


Funny enough after the round I got to the local dive bar down the street, didn't even have ac. And I run into non other than Joe Daly. He had found me there and I listened to him share more stories about early Tiger, his game, ect. Later, I think about what we had shot. I played decent, with about 73 and Joe ho hummed it around in 66. Never seeing it before. The more I thought about it, each shot was at the flag. I mean, each flag. The greens were firm and a ball may have finished 12 feet in front or past. Joe took into account only in his memory how each ball reacted on each green from its pitch mark. Brilliant guy. Never missed a detail.

Joe stuffed a shot to 1 foot from about 80 yards on a hole, I hit the ball back to him when I beat him to the green and he yells at me NO NO DONT TOUCH IT. It wasn't till a day or 2 after did I find out that is way joe whose ball infamously poped out of the cup during q school years ago. He putts everything out, sees every ball end at the bottom of the cup.

a few weeks later the tournament begins and joe plays well the first 2 rounds. it lands him a tee time that weekend with none other than the guys he spoke so highly of, fred couples. Maybe he remembered how good he was just playing his own game. But it still gives me chills, Joe won that sunday going toe to toe with couples.

He won his first event ever at my course after we had played together just weeks prior. it was unreal. joe had said that after our practice round he was sore and bruised for a few days from the offroading between holes and it reminded him to slow down during the event. who knows. but Joe won.


Long post hope yall get to read it. Thanks!

The set-up as crappy but the delivery was spot-on.  

Awesome story.

Thanks for reading.

I got to play there earlier this summer, FC may be one of my all time favorite courses...only bummer is most Raynor courses are private.

M2
M2 3W, Hybrid
1957 Blades (I blame you, WRX)
Vokeys
Edel

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


10

#161 sheldonjhacker

sheldonjhacker

    Major Winner

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 2,957 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 87167
  • Joined: 07/01/2009
GolfWRX Likes : 880

Posted 18 September 2017 - 02:47 PM

View PostBomber_11, on 15 November 2016 - 10:16 AM, said:

View PostJiBlanc, on 14 November 2016 - 10:44 PM, said:

View PostBomber_11, on 14 November 2016 - 10:39 PM, said:

I've played 9 holes with Dustin Johnson, his brother, and another guy from Myrtle beach. Been a huge fan and proponent of his ever since.

Austin is a surprisingly good golfer

Any cool or interesting DJ stories from the round? Could be special shots or how he is as a person

Besides that the guy hits it as far and accurate as anyone I've ever seen - he's incredibly pinpoint accurate with irons. Even long irons he can flight up/down/left/right and still drop them on the green like a PW.

And he's really tall and really lean.

It sounds weird, but he almost doesn't make any sound when he's moving. He's super graceful and athletic and almost on the prowl when he walks lol.

Yeah that kinda sounded weird.
No weirder than Jim Nantz every two minutes saying Dustin "walks like a gunslinger" ?!?!?! :russian_roulette:
Posted Image

11

#162 Dr. Block

Dr. Block

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 120 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 477376
  • Joined: 08/02/2017
  • Location:Aurora, IL
  • Handicap:0.7
GolfWRX Likes : 68

Posted 18 September 2017 - 04:02 PM

View Postsheldonjhacker, on 18 September 2017 - 02:47 PM, said:

View PostBomber_11, on 15 November 2016 - 10:16 AM, said:

View PostJiBlanc, on 14 November 2016 - 10:44 PM, said:

View PostBomber_11, on 14 November 2016 - 10:39 PM, said:

I've played 9 holes with Dustin Johnson, his brother, and another guy from Myrtle beach. Been a huge fan and proponent of his ever since.

Austin is a surprisingly good golfer

Any cool or interesting DJ stories from the round? Could be special shots or how he is as a person

Besides that the guy hits it as far and accurate as anyone I've ever seen - he's incredibly pinpoint accurate with irons. Even long irons he can flight up/down/left/right and still drop them on the green like a PW.

And he's really tall and really lean.

It sounds weird, but he almost doesn't make any sound when he's moving. He's super graceful and athletic and almost on the prowl when he walks lol.

Yeah that kinda sounded weird.
No weirder than Jim Nantz every two minutes saying Dustin "walks like a gunslinger" ?!?!?! :russian_roulette:
Posted Image

He said he does because DJ struts around like a gangbanger patrolling his block.  Jim Nantz is not a disgrace, he is a talented broadcaster whose job is to make such descriptive observations.  If you want to talk s***, talk it about Joe Buck.  But come on man, Nantz?  Nantz is a pro's pro.  

As for the strutting, I think its a little silly personally.  DJ and Woodland strut around like a couple of peacocks.  Personally, I also don't get the amount of bromance on this site for Dustin Johnson.  You guys all hang off his nutsack around here like suckling pigs

Edited by Dr. Block, 18 September 2017 - 04:11 PM.


12

#163 Bomber_11

Bomber_11

    Enjoy the Chase.

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 2,177 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 412188
  • Joined: 02/14/2016
  • Handicap:1.1
GolfWRX Likes : 2676

Posted 18 September 2017 - 04:08 PM

Two of the most physically imposing golfers on tour, they can strut around like peacocks if they want to don't ya think?
'16 Taylormade Tour Issue M2 9.5* w/ KuroKage XT 60TX
'17 Taylormade M2 Tour 15* w/ Tensei CK Pro White 80TX
Nike VR Pro Blades 3-PW w/ Nippon Super Peening Blue S
Titleist SM6 52* F Grind w/ DG Wedge Flex
Titleist SM4 56/60 Oil Can w/ DG Wedge Flex
Nike Method Oven Proto 006
Nike Tour Rzn Dot Platinum
Jones x Greyson Stand Bag

13

#164 Dr. Block

Dr. Block

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 120 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 477376
  • Joined: 08/02/2017
  • Location:Aurora, IL
  • Handicap:0.7
GolfWRX Likes : 68

Posted 18 September 2017 - 04:17 PM

View PostBomber_11, on 18 September 2017 - 04:08 PM, said:

Two of the most physically imposing golfers on tour, they can strut around like peacocks if they want to don't ya think?

Stenson is bigger then both of em, he doesn't strut around. Neither does Els, and he's massive.  They can all walk around however they please, its not my place to say otherwise.  But I can defend a hall of fame announcer for probably finding it just as foolish looking as I do when I watch it.

Edited by Dr. Block, 18 September 2017 - 04:17 PM.


14

#165 jmck

jmck

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,239 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 66331
  • Joined: 09/23/2008
GolfWRX Likes : 2229

Posted 18 September 2017 - 04:55 PM

I have no idea how anyone can look at a picture of Jim Nantz and PHEEEELL SEEEEMS and complain about Jim Nantz's announcing.  

Now if you want to take that picture in context, I'd be happy to bash Peyton Manning all day long, but that's probably best done on a different forum.


15

#166 BNGL

BNGL

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 101 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 472816
  • Joined: 06/26/2017
  • Location:Viera Florida
GolfWRX Likes : 52

Posted 18 September 2017 - 05:04 PM

View Postdont rory be happy, on 18 September 2017 - 10:18 AM, said:

View PostJohn L., on 29 December 2015 - 07:06 PM, said:

The only PGA pro that I ever wanted to play with was Lee Trevino.  Lee plays a lot like I do, or did.  He loves to tweek every shot he stands over. He loves talking golf, golf shots, and equipment.

Lee is one of the head ambassadors at the club I go to in WV - The Greenbrier. You can take an hour lesson with him for $750!

This isn't my story but a story of a friends. He was a young PGA pro working at Oakmont CC. His boss asks him if he can be there the following morning at 5 am, to open up shop and give range balls, only telling him "someone will be here please be here at 5 to open up." So he goes thinking, "yeah right whatever no one will be there in the dark" but he goes in at 5 anyways and lo and behold Lee Trevino is sitting on his bag outside the pro shop, saying while laughing "you're late!" They exchange quick pleasantries, and Lee and his caddy grab the biggest buckets they can carry to the practice area and Ernie never sees them again till about 930 ish. Lee comes up to him says thank you tips him a hundred, and slides him an extra hundred saying "don't tell anyone I was here" Ernie says fine, thinking He will never see him till the tournament. Lee shows up to the first tee around 2ish to play a practice round with a member and couple pros. They exchange hellos and tee off, right before Lee takes the club back he suggest a game. At first the three balk, but after some cajoling from Lee, according to Ernie he said "man my back is killing me, I just drove all night haven't hit a warm up ball or nothing, still feeling a hangover etc..." the three agree to terms with Lee and he promptly striped it down the middle and cleaned them out. He tipped Ernie an additional hundred after the round. I think Ernie said he finished 7th that week?
Cobra F7+ 10.5 HZRDOUS Yellow 6.5
Cobra King F7 15.5 HZRDOUS Yellow 6.5
Adams Pro Black 9031DF 16 Fubuki X
Ping G 4,5,6,7 Project X 7.0
Ping i20 8,9 Project X 7.0
Ping Glide 48,52,56,60 Project X 6.5
Ping B60

16

#167 beckk10

beckk10

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 621 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 91895
  • Joined: 08/16/2009
GolfWRX Likes : 48

Posted 19 September 2017 - 06:25 AM

View Postgators78, on 18 September 2017 - 02:34 PM, said:

View Postbeckk10, on 18 September 2017 - 01:28 PM, said:

View PostSixcat, on 18 September 2017 - 08:57 AM, said:

View Postbeckk10, on 18 September 2017 - 07:55 AM, said:

View Postbeckk10, on 07 September 2017 - 06:53 PM, said:

I WANT TO TELL YOU MY STORY. I NEED 5 LIKES. YOU GUYS WILL NOT BELIEVE THIS.

Alright close enough.

A few years ago now I was working as an intern at a club which was about to host the senior players championship in the coming weeks. Very exciting event with some big names showing up.

One of those big names was not Joe Daly. Finishing up my shift at about 2pm, towards the carts walks journeyman tour pro Joe Daley.

Joe had no status and had never won a professional event, playing qualifiers and some great golf that year he did well enough to qualify for the event. He had just played a qualifier a few hours a way and decided to come by for a practice round.

I ask Joe if I could join him for his round and he kindly allows me. Thankfully I had been playing some good golf and was not worried about slowing him up nor was a nervous for the round. After we warm up we get on the course in 2 separate carts and fly around in 2.5 hours. Jumping between holes and with a load of swing tips from Joe later we get done.

I wasn't overly impressed with much of his game except everything with wedge and putter was absolutely dialed in. Never took his time, played 1 ball for the whole round, hit maybe a couple putts on a couple greens. I gave him advice on how to play each hole and because of my comfort there probably downplayed anything challenging about the golf course.

Joe couldn't have been nicer, I could've talked his head off the whole time asking question after question but he loved the game and sharing it so much I didn't have too. Loved talking about how goo other guys on the senior tour was, Couples, o'mera, Perry. It wasn't until I reminded him that he indeed is one of those guys did he seem to remember it. Golf is hard and through the grind of practice we and those great players I'm sure sometimes forget how good they truly are at the game.


Funny enough after the round I got to the local dive bar down the street, didn't even have ac. And I run into non other than Joe Daly. He had found me there and I listened to him share more stories about early Tiger, his game, ect. Later, I think about what we had shot. I played decent, with about 73 and Joe ho hummed it around in 66. Never seeing it before. The more I thought about it, each shot was at the flag. I mean, each flag. The greens were firm and a ball may have finished 12 feet in front or past. Joe took into account only in his memory how each ball reacted on each green from its pitch mark. Brilliant guy. Never missed a detail.

Joe stuffed a shot to 1 foot from about 80 yards on a hole, I hit the ball back to him when I beat him to the green and he yells at me NO NO DONT TOUCH IT. It wasn't till a day or 2 after did I find out that is way joe whose ball infamously poped out of the cup during q school years ago. He putts everything out, sees every ball end at the bottom of the cup.

a few weeks later the tournament begins and joe plays well the first 2 rounds. it lands him a tee time that weekend with none other than the guys he spoke so highly of, fred couples. Maybe he remembered how good he was just playing his own game. But it still gives me chills, Joe won that sunday going toe to toe with couples.

He won his first event ever at my course after we had played together just weeks prior. it was unreal. joe had said that after our practice round he was sore and bruised for a few days from the offroading between holes and it reminded him to slow down during the event. who knows. but Joe won.


Long post hope yall get to read it. Thanks!

The set-up as crappy but the delivery was spot-on.  

Awesome story.

Thanks for reading.

I got to play there earlier this summer, FC may be one of my all time favorite courses...only bummer is most Raynor courses are private.

special place. wish they were easier to get on.

17

#168 Tim Gavrich

Tim Gavrich

    Golf Travel Guru

  • Featured Writer
  • 144 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 115260
  • Joined: 09/22/2010
  • Location:Vero Beach, FL
  • Handicap:0
GolfWRX Likes : 61

Posted 19 September 2017 - 10:06 AM

Probably the best player I've been fortunate enough to play golf with is Mark Anderson, Web.com/PGA Tour pro from SC. I was paired with him in a U.S. Open local qualifier in 2013. He shot the easiest-looking 65 and was co-medalist; I'm pretty sure he hit every green in regulation, with a three-putt from 15 feet and another missed five-footer keeping him from challenging the course record. I just tried to kind of follow him around all day and ended up shooting 71; think I would've needed 70 to be in a playoff for one of the alternate spots.

The next week, he won the Web.com tournament up around Greenville, shooting something like -28. Pretty darned impressive.

I've also played a couple rounds with John Maginnes, who's a great guy. And back in junior golf, I played at least parts of practice rounds with a few guys whose names are known now: Morten Madsen, Ben An, Keith Mitchell. I was never paired with them, but I played a handful of the same junior events as Jon Curran and Keegan Bradley. Lost on the 17th hole in a match play event to Cameron Wilson, who won the NCAA individual title a few years ago.

None of the guys I've played in tournaments with whom I'd consider jerks have made it big in the professional game, which is good.
Managing Editor, GolfVacationInsider.com

Srixon Z 765 Driver, 9*
Srixon Z F65 15* & 19*
TM V-Steel 21*
Titleist 710 MB 4-PW
Cleveland RTG 52* and 58*
Revolving door of putters

18



1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

GolfWRX Sponsors