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I have met Greg Norman, Phil Mickelsen, Stuart Appleby, and played golf with Aaron Baddeley. I don't have time to relate all the stories now, bit I will..

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I have met Greg Norman, Phil Mickelsen, Stuart Appleby, and played golf with Aaron Baddeley. I don't have time to relate all the stories now, bit I will..

 

Dang thats an amazing list. I haven't met any but I have been an arms length from Phil at the AT&T 3 years ago. The closest I have been to meeting or playing with a Pro was actually playing a practice round with a kid from the Canadian tour who no longer plays.

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I have met Greg Norman, Phil Mickelsen, Stuart Appleby, and played golf with Aaron Baddeley. I don't have time to relate all the stories now, bit I will..

 

 

I agree, great list, and can't wait for the full story!

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Back in the day when I actually could play the game, I spent a couple years toiling around the Canadian Tour and had the opportunity to meet Steve Stricker and Mike Weir. Of course, this is before they went on to greater things and I went on to selling insurance :lol:

Even back then those guys were on a different level.

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Back in the day when I actually could play the game, I spent a couple years toiling around the Canadian Tour and had the opportunity to meet Steve Stricker and Mike Weir. Of course, this is before they went on to greater things and I went on to selling insurance :lol:

Even back then those guys were on a different level.

 

 

Very nice, hope it worked out for you all!!

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Very nice, hope it worked out for you all!!

It worked out great! I got a daughter and wife out of the deal :lol:

I got my ass kicked all over the course and realized I just wasn't that good. My pride hurt for about three seconds and then moved into the club pro gig for ten years...realized I wasn't going to make enough moolah to survive and then went into my current profession. Still love playing golf (probably even more now) and life is good.

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I play Golf regularly with a pro that was on the PGA and Champions. And he just happened to play for the yankees and was MVP of the 1962 World Series... No big deal.

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It worked out great! I got a daughter and wife out of the deal :lol:

I got my ass kicked all over the course and realized I just wasn't that good. My pride hurt for about three seconds and then moved into the club pro gig for ten years...realized I wasn't going to make enough moolah to survive and then went into my current profession. Still love playing golf (probably even more now) and life is good.

 

 

Then everyone won for sure. Grats on the family, and I am sure a big grats on enjoying the game more now!

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Only "Pro" I have ever met was Doctor J, when he was in town and playing at a club I like to play. I finished before him, so I waited a bit, I didn't want to approach him on the course. He parked his cart and walked into the Pro Shop. I waited till he spoke with the staff for a minute and then walked up and introduced myself.

 

He said, "John Barry, are you the same John Barry that played." he laughed, so did I, he must have known I have heard that before. He was nice, polite, listened to me, and then introduced me to his foursome, some friends of his. I shook his HUGE hand and asked him how he played. He took a ball from his pocket, launched it about 20 feet into a trash can, swished it, and said "I wish I played half as good as that shot."

 

I didn't ask for an autograph, not a fan of it, gave him a business card and told him if he's in town anytime and needs a 4th, I would love to play!

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These stories can get a little long, so here we go. My first "Tour Pro experience" came about 5 years ago. I had a chance to travel to Las Vegas and play golf with Badds. We played at Bali Hai, right on the strip. He was so unassuming and totally genuine. That kid has one amazing short game. He can chip and putt it like no one I have ever seen. I will be a Badds fan for life. I will try to get to some of the others later.

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Fairway - Cannot find one worth a dang

Hybrid - :srixon-small: ZX 16° & 18° GD Tour IZ S

2 Iron - :srixon-small: ZU65 18° AeroTech SteelFiber 110icw S

Irons -  :srixon-small: ZX7 MKII  4-Pw Project X 6.0, std length  1° flat
Wedges - :cleveland-small: RTX 6 Tour Rack 50° 54° 58° Project X 6.0, std length 1° flat

Putters -  Ping PLD Custom Anser/Evnroll ER1V/Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Austin/Odyssey 2 Ball DFX/ TaylorMade Spider Tour Black/Ping Anser F/Scotty Cameron TeI3 Sole Stamp Newport 2. All with different grips, weights, and lengths.
 

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Shaq and Brian Shaw (@UCSB though)

Shaq is scary big.

 

My buddy met Natalie Gulbis in the local shop here. Lucky dog.

 

If we're going to expand this to basketball players I could go on for a while. Lots of really solid guys, few, if any, bad stories.

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These stories can get a little long, so here we go. My first "Tour Pro experience" came about 5 years ago. I had a chance to travel to Las Vegas and play golf with Badds. We played at Bali Hai, right on the strip. He was so unassuming and totally genuine. That kid has one amazing short game. He can chip and putt it like no one I have ever seen. I will be a Badds fan for life. I will try to get to some of the others later.

 

So many guys on tour I can't remember them all but who is Badds?

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Correct. He could be one of the nicest dudes on tour.

Driver - :taylormade-small:   Stealth 9° Graphite Design Tour AD XC Stiff
Fairway - Cannot find one worth a dang

Hybrid - :srixon-small: ZX 16° & 18° GD Tour IZ S

2 Iron - :srixon-small: ZU65 18° AeroTech SteelFiber 110icw S

Irons -  :srixon-small: ZX7 MKII  4-Pw Project X 6.0, std length  1° flat
Wedges - :cleveland-small: RTX 6 Tour Rack 50° 54° 58° Project X 6.0, std length 1° flat

Putters -  Ping PLD Custom Anser/Evnroll ER1V/Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Austin/Odyssey 2 Ball DFX/ TaylorMade Spider Tour Black/Ping Anser F/Scotty Cameron TeI3 Sole Stamp Newport 2. All with different grips, weights, and lengths.
 

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