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#1 TMAG-FIREMEDIC

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 10:27 AM

At my local GS(part-time gig) I'm in the store grabbing a few last minute kids to Daddy gifts.......low and behold I think I see a ghost!!! Jack Nicklaus and lovely wife Barbara walk in!!

I reach out and greet him with a firm handshake......and let him finish his shopping. I did ask The Mrs. how the 18 grands are doing and she responded "It's 22!! " . Small talk continues.....Nick playing for FSU in Orange Bowl; how's Jackie doing?( Caddied for him once) blah blah blah....well turns out they are looking for a pull cart for one of the grandkids I nervously asked him for a pic and he obliged.

Great Day!!





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#2 Kadin 25

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 10:45 AM

Very cool!!! Awesome!
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Posted 22 December 2012 - 10:48 AM

That's sweet.

A golden bear sighting

Edited by deck, 22 December 2012 - 10:48 AM.

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#4 MattTheTaff

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 11:20 AM

Pffft... Big deal.

Who is he anyway?

And what has he ever done for golf?




















I'm very jealous, btw
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Posted 22 December 2012 - 11:31 AM

View PostMattTheTaff, on 22 December 2012 - 11:20 AM, said:

Pffft... Big deal.

Who is he anyway?

And what has he ever done for golf?




















I'm very jealous, btw

Had me worried for minute.....well played Sir!


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Posted 22 December 2012 - 11:37 AM

My all-time sports icon, That would have been incredible. Smart too, bringing up the grandkids, almost always a sure-fire way to get the conversation going. People love to talk about their grandkids (as we anxiously await our first).
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Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:13 PM

Yeah DS, High on the list.......Here in Palm Beach County, there are enough Celebs running around that normally not a BIG DEAL.

But Jack? handshake? c'mon..........like I said, caddied for Jackie, played scramble with Gary.......but Pops is a different ilk.........made my week and I don't get starstruck too often!!

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:37 PM

Great story.  Does anyone else think it is funny that Jack is out shopping for a pull cart of all things?

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:47 PM

That is awesome!
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Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:53 PM

Merry Christmas, Saint Nick!

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:07 PM

Very cool story!

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:25 PM

It is funny seeing the greatest of all time, getting his picture taken in the silly section of the big box golf store.

Cool sighting.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:40 PM

Excellent! What a nice surprise.

Be great if he went to look at some clubs and wasn't recognized by the sales kid.

"Sir, we have a special on the RocketBallz Max"

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:04 PM

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Excellent! What a nice surprise.

Be great if he went to look at some clubs and wasn't recognized by the sales kid.

"Sir, we have a special on the RocketBallz Max"

I think if I hadn't spoken up, no one would've said a word.....

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:14 PM

Congrats, Lawrence and Merry Christmas to you!

All I get to do is hang out at the Old Guy's house.  I think you got the better end of the deal.  Though I do get to enjoy some time holding my new one month old niece.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:18 PM

The golden bear!

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:48 PM

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Congrats, Lawrence and Merry Christmas to you!

All I get to do is hang out at the Old Guy's house.  I think you got the better end of the deal.  Though I do get to enjoy some time holding my new one month old niece.

Hey Brad!!! same to you and All my Bros from other mums.........or something like that.......did you finish the Lefty Anser irons? and how is you 983E project going? You still up in Cleveland?

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:43 PM

Lefty Anser irons will be delivered to the Old Guy over breakfast.  We'll see if he likes the oversized Gripmaster leather that's on them.  [/extra pimp]

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:50 PM

Heard about the gripmasters....need more details. ...travel safe!

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:52 PM

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Heard about the gripmasters....need more details. ...travel safe!

Are you stages old man? Cos if you are I gotta tell you, your boy ain't right!

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:08 PM

That is just incredible.  Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:34 PM

View PostThrillhouse, on 22 December 2012 - 07:52 PM, said:

View PostSwooshLT, on 22 December 2012 - 07:50 PM, said:

Heard about the gripmasters....need more details. ...travel safe!

Are you stages old man? Cos if you are I gotta tell you, your boy ain't right!

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Since they are wraps instead of Stitchbacks, they are tackier.  Wipe them down occasionally with a damp towel and that's it.  Gripping them with a glove sounds like pulling masking tape off the roll.  Schtickkkkkky!

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:39 PM

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:10 PM

View PostSwooshLT, on 22 December 2012 - 05:04 PM, said:

View Postbscinstnct, on 22 December 2012 - 02:40 PM, said:

Excellent! What a nice surprise.

Be great if he went to look at some clubs and wasn't recognized by the sales kid.

"Sir, we have a special on the RocketBallz Max"

I think if I hadn't spoken up, no one would've said a word.....

He looks good.

Amazing to see him looking so relaxed, ready to celebrate x-mas with his family

And remember how viciously and precisely he used to beat on a golf ball!



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Posted 22 December 2012 - 10:08 PM

Did he buy the trundler?


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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:07 AM

View PostRustynuts, on 22 December 2012 - 10:08 PM, said:

Did he buy the trundler?

Yes he did.....

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:09 AM

View Postbscinstnct, on 22 December 2012 - 09:10 PM, said:

View PostSwooshLT, on 22 December 2012 - 05:04 PM, said:

View Postbscinstnct, on 22 December 2012 - 02:40 PM, said:

Excellent! What a nice surprise.

Be great if he went to look at some clubs and wasn't recognized by the sales kid.

"Sir, we have a special on the RocketBallz Max"

I think if I hadn't spoken up, no one would've said a word.....

He looks good.

Amazing to see him looking so relaxed, ready to celebrate x-mas with his family

And remember how viciously and precisely he used to beat on a golf ball!

He seems so down to earth....Norman could take that page out of his book.




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