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My friend Don was called home tonight. He and I have known each other for 40 years. He was my first boss and from the start we were friends. He from a working class family, me from the snotty rich part of Connecticut but with early childhood days in a town like Don’s - my family gained its money Nouveau Riche style when my old school grandparents died and left my only child father a bundle.
 
We became the brothers we never had both of us getting close to each other’s family.
 
Latter in life Don struggled with alcoholism that robbed him of two marriages and his health. He was old before his time. He was in a nursing home when his sister and sons allowed him to try one more time in Florida, under the care of my family.
 
We found an apartment for him down the street from our house and Mr. Don became a fixture at our house, Sunday dinners, he’d come by to walk our dog, and see his good friend Penny, often. Everyone on my staff knew him and loved him.
 
He was a pain in the butt but he was my pain in the butt and I loved him.
 
His adult son had a child, he and wife bought a house across the Bay and a town home for Don around the corner. His son is a high rolling professional gambler, former college QB who appears on those Texas Hold ‘em TV tournaments. So he took charge of Don in July.
 
But Don’s health was going south fast. He had 3 surgeries for stuff related to pancreatitis in two months including one to stop an aneurism from bursting. His last surgery was two weeks ago but instead of improving he got worse and worse and worse, quickly. He slipped into a coma two weeks ago when he pulled the drain out that his doctor had installed - it instantly spread the infection through his body and sent him into sceptic shock.
 
I did last rites for him a week ago, he had a slight rebound, enough for his sister and other son to make it down from CT and see him as well as for Penny to stop in to say good bye.
 
Don was an avid Packer fan and his son Jason was with him last night and watched the game. That’s just how my buddy would have wanted it. Today was the day the angels came for him.
 
Sorry to bore all of you with this but I’m horribly sad, sad for his boys whom I have watched grow to manhood and his sister who is also a friend who has already buried a husband (also a friend) and son - we were with Don when we learned of his death.
 
Rest In Peace my friend. I will miss you!
 
 
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Ping G410 5-9 wood

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My friend Don was called home tonight. He and I have known each other for 40 years. He was my first boss and from the start we were friends. He from a working class family, me from the snotty rich part of Connecticut but with early childhood days in a town like Don’s - my family gained its money Nouveau Riche style when my old school grandparents died and left my only child father a bundle.
 
We became the brothers we never had both of us getting close to each other’s family.
 
Latter in life Don struggled with alcoholism that robbed him of two marriages and his health. He was old before his time. He was in a nursing home when his sister and sons allowed him to try one more time in Florida, under the care of my family.
 
We found an apartment for him down the street from our house and Mr. Don became a fixture at our house, Sunday dinners, he’d come by to walk our dog, and see his good friend Penny, often. Everyone on my staff knew him and loved him.
 
He was a pain in the butt but he was my pain in the butt and I loved him.
 
His adult son had a child, he and wife bought a house across the Bay and a town home for Don around the corner. His son is a high rolling professional gambler, former college QB who appears on those Texas Hold ‘em TV tournaments. So he took charge of Don in July.
 
But Don’s health was going south fast. He had 3 surgeries for stuff related to pancreatitis in two months including one to stop an aneurism from bursting. His last surgery was two weeks ago but instead of improving he got worse and worse and worse, quickly. He slipped into a coma two weeks ago when he pulled the drain out that his doctor had installed - it instantly spread the infection through his body and sent him into sceptic shock.
 
I did last rites for him a week ago, he had a slight rebound, enough for his sister and other son to make it down from CT and see him as well as for Penny to stop in to say good bye.
 
Don was an avid Packer fan and his son Jason day with him last night and watched the game. That’s just how my buddy would have wanted it. Today was the day the angels came for him.
 
Sorry to bore all of you with this but I’m horribly sad, sad for his boys whom I have watched grow to manhood and his sister who is also a friend who has already buried a husband (also a friend) and son - we were with Don when we learned of his death.
 
Rest In Peace my friend. I will miss you!
 
 
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Rev sorry to hear of your dear friend's passing, I'm sure your world feels a bit emptier right now. Glad you felt comfortable enough with us to share your loss.
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Rev, I am sorry for your loss. Words will never be enough. All we can do is remember the good times.


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FW: Sub70 16* 4 wood

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699 Pro - 3 Iron (4 iron bent to 20*)

639 CB 4 - 6

639 MB 7 - PW

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Titleist Vokey SM7 54* & 60*

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Rev - that was tough to read, my deepest sympathies for your loss. My prayers are with you, Don, and Don's family. 

Rest In Peace.

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Callaway Rogue 3W Mitsubishi Diamana D+ LTD 80 stiff

Mizuno MP-18 MMC FLI-HI 2 iron UST Mamiya Recoil 95 stiff

Ping I200's 4-W Aerotech Steelfiber I110 CW stiff

Ping Glide 52* and 58* stiff

Bettinardi Studio Stock #38 Armlock

 

 

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Rev 

sorry for your loss.

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OFFICIAL TESTER FOR THE PING i500 CLUBS.

Currently playing Ping i500 w/ Alta CB graphite shafts 

  :mizuno-small: MP 25 - fitted w/ Project X shafts - stiff

  :titelist-small: 60  / 56  :mizuno-small: 52

  :titelist-small: 910 D2 driver - 9.5 degree -fitted13   F 3 wood 13.5 deg   :nike-small: CPR 3 hybrid

:nike-small: Method mallet

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Sorry for your loss Rev. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your friends family.


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PXG 0811XF Gen 2 10.5* (set at 9*) AD VR 6x

PXG 0341X Gen 2 15* AD TP 7x

PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* KBS Proto 95x

PXG 0311T Gen 3 4-6 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 ST 7 - PW KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 50/10 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 54/10 & 58/07 TTDG TI S400

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Thanks guys


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Ping G410 - set at 12 degrees, fade setting - Alpha Distanza 40 weak R flex shaft

Tour Exotics EX 10 3 wood

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

SCOR 48,52,58

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

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Wonderful tribute to your friend. Sorry for your loss. You obviously were a very important and good part of his tough life.

Thoughts and prayers to you and his family.


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:titelist-small: TS1 10.5 Fubuki 45g Shaft

:taylormade-small: SIM Max 5w 18* Ventus Black 

:ping-small:  G410 FW 7,9 Alta CB R flex 

:ping-small: G410 Hybrid 26 degree Alta CB R Flex

:titelist-small: T300 KBS TGI 80 5 iron thorugh 46 W2

:vokey-small: SM7 50.08, 54.08 and 58.14 

:scotty-small:  Phantom 5.5   35" 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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So sorry for your loss. A friend from that far back is a true lifelong buddy. He was blessed to have you and your family.



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Driver: Honma TR20 460, Fujikura Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: Tour Edge Exotics EX9 Tour 17* (playing at 15*), Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: Callaway X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Dynamic Gold X100 

Irons: Srixon Z585 4/5 iron, Z785 6-PW, Modus 120X

Wedges: Vega VC-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S300

Putter: SeeMore Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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Rev, your story was hard to read, but I know telling the story makes Don's passing a little easier.   My condolences to you and to Don's family.  

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Aging sucks...  Are you tough enough to get old?

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Rev, your story was hard to read, but I know telling the story makes Don's passing a little easier.   My condolences to you and to Don's family.  



You’re spot on Kenny - I needed to get that off my chest in a big way. I’m sorry to have burdened everyone here with it. MGS is a safe place to share something like this.

Thanks guys for reading and being that safe place.


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Ping G410 - set at 12 degrees, fade setting - Alpha Distanza 40 weak R flex shaft

Tour Exotics EX 10 3 wood

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

SCOR 48,52,58

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

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Kev, sorry to read of your mates passing. Our thoughts are with you and both of your families.


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:taylormade-small: M5 Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Fairway: Sub 70 939X 15° Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
:755178188_TourEdge: CBX 119 19° hybrid Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
image.png.d3234685680a20916d0e53c90b4ba9b1.png KE4 Tour HDI 4 21°, 23° and 25° UST Mamiya Recoil 680 F4
:bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 4-GW UST Mamiya Recoil 680 F4
:cleveland-small: Smartsole S
:yes-small: Tracy
Bag: 
:Ogio: Alpha Convoy 514
Balls::Snell: MTB-X

Cart: :CaddyTek: CaddyLite ONE Ver. 8

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Rev,

Sorry for your loss and thanks for sharing; I consider it a blessing that you feel comfortable enough to share your life with us like that.

Sounds like Don was a terrific guy and you and your family have many many fond memories of him.  

May God bless your family and his.

Jason


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:titelist-small:  816 H1 21 Diamana red 
:ping-small:  G410 4-U Project X LZ 6.0
:vokey-small:  SM6 54/58 
:odyssey-small: 
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Very Sorry for your loss, Rev


Driver: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 9.5* Recoil 460ES cut to 45"
3W: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 15* Recoil 460ES
3H, 4H: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 19*, 23* Recoil 780ES
4-PW:  :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR HF2 Modus3 Tour 105
AW: :mizuno-small:S5 52*
SW: :cleveland-small: 588
LW: :callaway-small: MD3
Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Marxman
Bag: :bridgestone-small: Tour B Stand Bag
Ball: :srixon-small: Z-Star
Pushcart: BigMax iQ+

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Starting Driver Speed on PRGR Monitor: 96 mph

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Sorry to hear about your friend, Don.  I hate what alcohol does to many among us.


:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver | Official 2019 MGS Tester

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:ping-small: G410 Irons 4-UW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:ping-small: B61 Putter

 

 

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Sorry for your loss.


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  • :mizuno-small: Fli-Hi Utility Irons - 18° & 21°
  • :Hogan: Ft. Worth Hi Utility Iron - 24°
  • :callaway-small: Forged Razr X 6-A Wedge irons
  • :titelist-small: :vokey-small: SM7 54° & 58°
  • :ping-small: Sigma2 Tyne Putter
  • :918457628_PrecisionPro:NX7 Laser Rangefinder
  • Garmin Approach S20 GPS

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4 hours ago, revkev said:


You’re spot on Kenny - I needed to get that off my chest in a big way. I’m sorry to have burdened everyone here with it. MGS is a safe place to share something like this.

Thanks guys for reading and being that safe place.
 

Don't feel sorry about burdening us.   I think I can speak for all of your buddies here on MGS; you have a lot going on in your life, both happy and sad, and we are happy to help when ever we can.

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Aging sucks...  Are you tough enough to get old?

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Thank-you for sharing this with us Rev. God bless you and your family and God bless Don and his family in this sad time for everyone. Keep your chin up and maybe have a sip of a fine brandy with a nice cigar in salute to your dear old friend while you remember the good times. I will say a prayer for all of you myself

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Driver
:    :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 9.5*, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 60, stiff (MGS Official 2019 Tester)
3W:          :ping-small: G-Series SF TEC, set to 16*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
5W:          :ping-small: G400 SFT, set to 19*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
7W:         :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 22*. Alta CB 65 Red, stiff

Irons:       :ping-small: GMax, Green Dot, 5-PW, Project X Graphite Blue 6.0, 80-90g , stiff
Wedges: :ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth, 50* SS, 54* ES & 60*/8 Forged MGS Special from the Wedge Wizard, Green Dot, Alta CB graphite, 84g, stiff
Putter:     :ping-small: Vault 2.0 B60 Copper, 33", black dot w/GP SNSR grip (PING Sigma 2 Fetch under "see-trials")
Ball:       :Snell: MTB BLACK (MGS Official 2018 Tester for the :Snell: MTB RED)
Shoes:     :footjoy-small:  Classics Tour w/Black Widow Softspikes

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