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**UPDATE** I caddied for Rory and JVegas - let me tell you about it.


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#241 playa

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:20 AM

Great story, thanks for sharing. Rory has just become my favorite tour player.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:49 PM

Rory Mcilroy, one of the good guys.
Mr. djfalcone, one of the heroes. Thank you for your service.
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 08:05 AM

Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 02:05 PM

Jhonny Vegas man, what a name. I love Rory and he seems like such an awesome, down to earth dude, but Johnny just seems like a massive teddy bear. I remember when he won the RBC Canadian Open this year and his wife and child came on the green to celebrate with him. Seems like such an awesome family man and a gentle giant. What a great experience buddy, I'm sure something you'll remember for the rest of your life. Thank you for sharing so eloquently.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:56 PM

View Postdjfalcone, on 26 August 2017 - 09:13 AM, said:

View Postmrmacwvu1, on 26 August 2017 - 09:09 AM, said:

Thank you for your service

Also for that picture

That should end the debate about how tall Rory is if you are 5 11


Yeah, I was very surprised - small guy and he just bombs the ball.

Thanks for your service and story!

Justin Thomas and Rickie are also small but they still bomb their shots too, it's all about effectiveness of impact!

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 04:10 PM

Fantastic story and thanks for sharing. You must be a great guy also for  them to feel that comfortable with you.

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 06:43 PM

View Posttyorke1, on 15 September 2017 - 04:10 PM, said:

Fantastic story and thanks for sharing. You must be a great guy also for  them to feel that comfortable with you.

I would like to think so! Thanks so much!
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Posted 15 September 2017 - 06:59 PM

Thank you for your service!  I'm glad you had a fantastic experience inside the ropes and Happy Anniversary to you and your wife.  As a Marine, I wondered if you knew that Chesty Puller's grandson, Lewis B Puller III was a TOUR caddie for many years?  He's mostly retired now but steps in from time to time for a few players.  He looks just like his grandfather.

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 07:04 PM

Great story.  Thanks!

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 08:09 PM

View Postlablover, on 15 September 2017 - 06:59 PM, said:

Thank you for your service!  I'm glad you had a fantastic experience inside the ropes and Happy Anniversary to you and your wife.  As a Marine, I wondered if you knew that Chesty Puller's grandson, Lewis B Puller III was a TOUR caddie for many years?  He's mostly retired now but steps in from time to time for a few players.  He looks just like his grandfather.

Seriously?? I have never heard that, but I would love to look into this! Chesty is a saint in any Marines eye.

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 08:18 PM

Google 'Lewis Puller golf' and you'll see home pictures of him on the bag.  He last caddied for Matt Every at Quicken Loans this year, so he's around every now and then.  He's a great human, just like his grandfather.

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 08:16 AM

View Postdjfalcone, on 26 August 2017 - 08:02 AM, said:

...I’m a CH-53E Crew Chief and without going into a lot of detail they all seemed to be genuinely interested in what I did...

Really enjoyed the read - thank you Dan.  Your enthusiasm spilled out of the text so that it felt like we were all walking down the fairway with you.  Well done!

Saying that Rory was an equipment guy was not unexpected but I think there might have been some mutual admiration.  Same goes for JV.   Being a Crew Chief for a Super Stallion is genuinely interesting in itself.  And that is a serious piece of equipment that would require dedicated crews to operate and maintain.  Respect mate.
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Posted 24 September 2017 - 07:36 AM

Dan- thank you for posting that. It's a great read!

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 08:08 AM

View PostGava, on 17 September 2017 - 08:16 AM, said:

View Postdjfalcone, on 26 August 2017 - 08:02 AM, said:

...I’m a CH-53E Crew Chief and without going into a lot of detail they all seemed to be genuinely interested in what I did...

Really enjoyed the read - thank you Dan.  Your enthusiasm spilled out of the text so that it felt like we were all walking down the fairway with you.  Well done!

Saying that Rory was an equipment guy was not unexpected but I think there might have been some mutual admiration.  Same goes for JV.   Being a Crew Chief for a Super Stallion is genuinely interesting in itself.  And that is a serious piece of equipment that would require dedicated crews to operate and maintain.  Respect mate.

Thanks so much! I'm still trying to get around to finishing the hole by hole and I've truly found something I've enjoyed - writing. I'm hoping I can keep everyone engaged long enough though!
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Posted 24 September 2017 - 03:12 PM

Glad I took the time to read this (and glad you took the time to write it). Awesome experience. Thanks for your service!

Edited by Mych, 24 September 2017 - 03:13 PM.

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 03:30 PM

View PostMych, on 24 September 2017 - 03:12 PM, said:

Glad I took the time to read this (and glad you took the time to write it). Awesome experience. Thanks for your service!

Share it with your friends!
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Posted 26 September 2017 - 03:43 PM

What an incredible story.......You made my day just reading it.  Thank you so much for your service!

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 01:25 PM

Coolest post Iíve read in my multi year time on this forum. Thanks for sharing such an awesome experience and thanks for your service.

I got to see Johnny Vegas and his caddie one time from outside the ropes and I remember hearing their banter and thinking they were hilarious. Ruben was mad (jokingly) that Nike sent Vegas some custom green casual shoes for the masters and not him (it was the Shell the week before Augusta). At least that the best I could gather from listening outside the ropes.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 09:17 AM

View PostCCTxGolf, on 28 September 2017 - 01:25 PM, said:

Coolest post I've read in my multi year time on this forum. Thanks for sharing such an awesome experience and thanks for your service.

I got to see Johnny Vegas and his caddie one time from outside the ropes and I remember hearing their banter and thinking they were hilarious. Ruben was mad (jokingly) that Nike sent Vegas some custom green casual shoes for the masters and not him (it was the Shell the week before Augusta). At least that the best I could gather from listening outside the ropes.

Congrats on an awesome day!

I could see him doing that. He is such a fun guy to be around, and since this whole experience I've been in talked to him a few times and what not. I will always be a fan. I went to the Presidents Cup and only followed their group - which was good since he was with Adam Scott both days. Whats also cool is they both remembered me and took time out of their round to say hey to me. What a bunch of great guys.
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Posted 05 October 2017 - 07:03 PM

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 05:26 PM

Awesome pics!

Someone looks awfully happy there.

You, Sir, are the envy of thousands of other members on here.
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Posted 06 October 2017 - 05:28 PM

View PostMedic, on 06 October 2017 - 05:26 PM, said:

Awesome pics!

Someone looks awfully happy there.

You, Sir, are the envy of thousands of other members on here.

My favorite is the second picture. I think this is the moment when I was thinking “why the hell does he do that?!” Could he mistaken though lol
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