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David in FL

Holy crap, I'm gonna play golf with Graeme McDowell!

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That's awesome, congrats.  You might be nervous on the first tee but I'm sure you'll settle down and have a good round.  Make sure you give us plenty of details on how it goes.

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Fantastic !    My wife would be so jealous ... she's GMAC's biggest fan !

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HOW COOL IS THAT!!! ENJOY
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Sweet!

Graeme's a cool guy and you'll feel at ease pretty quickly. He's as down to earth as it gets.

Take lots of pictures. For yourself and to share. :)

BTW, there's no more Tavistock Cup.

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That is AWESOME!!!! I think Gmac is a cool dude and I'm sure you'll have a blast.

But leave your wallet in the car ;-)

I have to admit, when I saw the thread I expected to see a first time poster as the OP, never to be heard from again. I'm glad it"s a pot by a "real" person.

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I just got a call from GolfNow.  I was their top booker in the Orlando area this past year (it helps to book for a small group of nuts just like us) and they asked me if, as a reward, I'd be available to play in a 4-some with Graeme McDowell next Wed at Lake Nona.....one of the two courses that they play the Tavistock Cup at!

I'm an absolute mess.  I'm not gonna be able to swing a club.......!

Just don't puke on his shoes and it's all good. :smartass:

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That is pretty cool.

I enjoy playing with some of the better locals at my home course.  Watching how much better their ball striking is is very enjoyable.  I can't imagine how fun it would be to have a close up of all the shots a pro makes.

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That is F___ING AWESOME! Good luck making contact with the ball. Take lots of pictures, see if you can get Gmac to join TST while you're at it. LOL
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Awesome! Many congrats! :) :)

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Great!

and

Congratz!

We expect a full review, pics of his wife, and the entire story...

:bugout:

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congrats - pictures pictures pictures

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Just talked to Graeme.-Said he wasn't going to play with you until you posted a My Swing thread. Congratulations!
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Erik -

that might be the most effective seizure and migraine trigger I've ever seen.... ;-)

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Erik -

that might be the most effective seizure and migraine trigger I've ever seen....

No, the most effective is marriage...

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Congrats!

Ring ring...

Would you be available to play in a foursome with GMac?

No, I gotta catch up on Dancing with the Stars.

Are you kidding me?

Time to start following him on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/Graeme_McDowell

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Awesome!
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