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


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#31 djfalcone

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 09:37 AM

Seriously guys, if you have any other questions I would love to answer them. I'm still reeling from the opportunity and talking golf is by far better than going grocery shopping.

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 09:38 AM

Chesty would be proud!!!

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 09:39 AM

View Postdjfalcone, on 26 August 2017 - 09:37 AM, said:

Seriously guys, if you have any other questions I would love to answer them. I'm still reeling from the opportunity and talking golf is by far better than going grocery shopping.

How effortless is the power that McIlroy creates up close?

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 09:39 AM

View Postjustasgood, on 26 August 2017 - 09:31 AM, said:

Your elation brought tears of joy to my eyes! Happy Anniversary and God Bless you for your service.

Thank you guys so much - seriously though if anyone knows a rep from Taylormade or the PGA Tour I would love to thank them personally.
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Posted 26 August 2017 - 09:41 AM

Just wanted to express my sincere gratitude for your service. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 09:42 AM

View PostShotts, on 26 August 2017 - 09:39 AM, said:

View Postdjfalcone, on 26 August 2017 - 09:37 AM, said:

Seriously guys, if you have any other questions I would love to answer them. I'm still reeling from the opportunity and talking golf is by far better than going grocery shopping.

How effortless is the power that McIlroy creates up close?

This is actually a really good question - it's something I tried yesterday to emulate. For those of you how know me, you know how much I struggle with getting the proper wrist set. After watching Rory for 5 hours and seeing the positions he gets in, in person, made the golf swing make sense to me. He doesn't go after the ball - he did once and wow - he realllllllly uses the angles with his hands and the release for him is very important; again something we talked about in depth.
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Posted 26 August 2017 - 09:46 AM

View Postdjfalcone, on 26 August 2017 - 09:42 AM, said:

View PostShotts, on 26 August 2017 - 09:39 AM, said:

View Postdjfalcone, on 26 August 2017 - 09:37 AM, said:

Seriously guys, if you have any other questions I would love to answer them. I'm still reeling from the opportunity and talking golf is by far better than going grocery shopping.

How effortless is the power that McIlroy creates up close?

This is actually a really good question - it's something I tried yesterday to emulate. For those of you how know me, you know how much I struggle with getting the proper wrist set. After watching Rory for 5 hours and seeing the positions he gets in, in person, made the golf swing make sense to me. He doesn't go after the ball - he did once and wow - he realllllllly uses the angles with his hands and the release for him is very important; again something we talked about in depth.

Cheers, well timed angles with fast hands/arms is something I work on always while still being controlled with it.  Or I at least think I am. :rolleyes:

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 09:48 AM

First I want to say, stay safe (I am a proud father of an OIF combat veteran son, so I must start with this).

Second, thanks for the great story.  I am so happy you got to do this and that you shared such a great present with your wife.  I hope you have many more happy anniversaries.

What a great experience.  Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 09:51 AM

Great write-up and story. That sounds like an amazing experience.
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Posted 26 August 2017 - 09:53 AM

Awesome story. Thank you for sharing and for your service.

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 09:55 AM

You're a legend. Awesome write up
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Posted 26 August 2017 - 09:56 AM

Great read!

Thank you for your service.  We are all in your debt.

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 10:03 AM

Great post, best I have read here in a while! Thanks!
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Posted 26 August 2017 - 10:04 AM

Glad I decided to browse wrx this morning. Thanks for a great story and thank you for serving.

Also I never realized that Johnny Vegas is such a big dude... According to Wikipedia he's 6'3" 230.

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 10:07 AM

Great read, thanks for taking the time to write it up.
You are legend.

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 10:11 AM

Great post ; )

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 10:12 AM

What a great experience - thank you for sharing!

Additionally, thank you for your service.

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 10:13 AM

Dan, I've been a member here for a long time and read a helluva lot of stories. I think your story was the most enjoyable story of them all!

First of all, I am really glad you enjoyed the experience so much. That's just great to witness as a reader - your 'goodness' and 'golf nerdiness' came thru your story and we readers could just feel the connections you established as our proxy. That was so so so much fun to read.

The anniversary greeting (and Rory's 60 day anniversary or however long it was) was like the cherry on top.

So good for you, Dan. I worry for you guys who serve in a world that feels so troubled and troubling. I am really glad that you were able to do this and that you got to feel like one of the guys.

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 10:15 AM

Great read and thanks for sharing. More importantly thanks for your service!

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 10:18 AM

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 10:18 AM

View Postwmblake2000, on 26 August 2017 - 10:13 AM, said:

Dan, I've been a member here for a long time and read a helluva lot of stories. I think your story was the most enjoyable story of them all!

First of all, I am really glad you enjoyed the experience so much. That's just great to witness as a reader - your 'goodness' and 'golf nerdiness' came thru your story and we readers could just feel the connections you established as our proxy. That was so so so much fun to read.

The anniversary greeting (and Rory's 60 day anniversary or however long it was) was like the cherry on top.

So good for you, Dan. I worry for you guys who serve in a world that feels so troubled and troubling. I am really glad that you were able to do this and that you got to feel like one of the guys.

Damn fine, if you ask me. Damn fine!

Wow, I can't begin to describe how you guys are making me feel. This has been seriously the greatest day of my life, but you guys are making it even better. I don't consider what I do as important - I just fly and fix planes. You guys are what made me want to do the write up, I couldn't let this opportunity to pass me by. Thank you all so much for your support - this community rocks.
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Posted 26 August 2017 - 10:21 AM

What an experience that was! That is just awesome.

These are the kinds of posts where that can never be too long, by the way. :)

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 10:28 AM

I'm grinning like a Cheshire cat and I'm only reading about the experience! Awesome write-up, and congrats on the anniversary!

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 10:38 AM

Awesome experience!!!!!!  Thank you very much for your service.

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 10:44 AM

Thanks for sharing!!! What a great read this morning!!!


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Posted 26 August 2017 - 10:46 AM

Good write up my brother.

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 10:51 AM

A fabulous read.  Thank you for sharing your special day in great detail.   Given your posts, and the fact that Rory chose to spend an entire round with you, I'm certain you are a joy to be around.

Thank you for your service.

Also, thank you to the member who sent me a personal message directing me to this thread.  I don't spend a great deal of time in this sub-forum so there a really good chance I would have missed the opportunity.  Well worth the journey.

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 11:08 AM

I was hoping your post would never end.... still emotional over it..... Karma tells me you are an awesome, selfless individual.



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Posted 26 August 2017 - 11:10 AM

Thank you for sharing your experience, and also much more thanks for your service!
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Posted 26 August 2017 - 11:15 AM

Those big choppers look pretty awesome!

Is McIlroy gaming a different flatstick again today?  Looks like a fastback.


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