Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:21 AM
Golf is such a funny game. I use to work in the largest repair and fitting shop in So. Florida. So every year all the mini tour players plus some PGA players would stop in during Florida swing. Well one year a mini tour player came in and we hit it off really well. It actually turned out to be a great relationship. After a few weeks he said lets play..I was like sure knowing it would be great to watch and embarrassing for me and my chopper 15 hcp. game. I knew going in he was a 2 time all American at FSU. Had been playing since he was 3 played ajga with Phil Mickleson and that whole age group. Also knew he had already won 2 of first 3 events on this So. Florida summer mini tour. Well amazing was what it was we played one of the harder courses around and played from the back. I knew with my 235 to 240 yard drives it would be a long long day. He out drove me by 70 to 80 yards everytime hit 3 irons less and missed like 3 greens... Trajectory, Sound, Spin, Putting basically ENTIRE game spectacular. He went on to shoot 64 to my 97...Here's why I say golf is a crazy game. He went on to win 4 events and the mini tour tour championship. Banked almost 100k . Note also he had done this a bunch of previous times on mini tours around country. What I didn't understand is why isn't he on pga tour. So Q-school comes around and to my utter and complete shock he doesn't make it past first stage and didn't break 75. After talking with his wife she said this happens every time...Total head case...horrible story such a waste of talent. Btw in that summer season on mini tour Heath Slocum, Tag Ridings, Brett Waldman also played..all who have or are on PGA tour..