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post #19 of 66

This is really REALLY amazing. Please keep us updated. Tell Sam he has a bunch of new fans. 

 

I looked up Stephen Leaney and saw that he was solo 2nd place at the 2003 US Open...not too shabby ;-) 

 

Edit: I also want to say that I love the pictures. If you ever wonder if you should take a picture of something or not, just remember that there's an unfortunate soul in snowy Minnesota sitting in his tiny office waiting for more warm weather pictures...  

post #20 of 66

Those two ladies in the matching pink and blue getups (with those hats!) is awesome.

 

Good luck to your man!

post #21 of 66
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

 

Carrying a tour bag is not that difficult. Fluff and other caddies are old and manage to do it.

 

You'd both be a joke if you had a push cart during practice rounds, c'mon.

 

youre right on both points, but i want my caddy as fresh as possible.  if he reads the yardage book incorrectly because theres sweat running into his eyeballs from exertion then i want him pushing the cart/carrying a lighter bag.

post #22 of 66
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Originally Posted by colin007 View Post
 

youre right on both points, but i want my caddy as fresh as possible.  if he reads the yardage book incorrectly because theres sweat running into his eyeballs from exertion then i want him pushing the cart/carrying a lighter bag.

I'd do the same - you sound like an ex-military man looking after the welfare of your people.

post #23 of 66
Great to hear you're doing well, Ben. I'll be rooting for your employer!
post #24 of 66
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Originally Posted by Rick Martin View Post
 

I'd do the same - you sound like an ex-military man looking after the welfare of your people.

 

not at all, i just think those giant bags look stupid and if i was a caddy and my man let me use a cart for practice rounds and a lightweight stand bag i'd really appreciate it.

post #25 of 66
Thread Starter 
Yeah Fluff also Faldo's old caddy Fanny kind of set the unspoken standard of "if they can do it..." I'm very friendly with John Huhs past caddy Zeke. If I had to guess, Zeke is about 5'8" and about 220lbs. He hoofed it around Augusta National which is notoriously hilly. Another prime case of " if he can..."

The thing is heavy, but only by a few more pounds. okay, maybe 10 pounds. I've got two rounds under my belt and it's already getting more tollerable.

I suppose I could suggest a carry bag for practice rounds, one problem, ain't no room for it in his travel bag. I guess I could sneak a Sunday bag through. Imma email my Callaway guy right now
post #26 of 66
Really cool story, hope to read updates in the future!
post #27 of 66

Great story and especially love the pictures!  I'm subscribing to this thread!!!!

post #28 of 66
This is awesome
post #29 of 66

This is like a dream come true for us golf pervs.

post #30 of 66
Thread Starter 
Round 1 and first things first. This bag was like nothing on my back. Maybe it was the excitement of our first round, the mystery of the unknown propelling both of us along today. It certainly wasn't the BLISTERING heat! I was practically running the course. Our comeback finish maybe had something to do with it too.

So, paired with Michael Long and Young Kim. Long being a vet in the twilight of a solid steady career of global golf. And Kim being just 22 like Sam and also happened to finish runner-up in this event last year. Long finished at Even. Ran hot and cold all day. And when approachable was more then willing to share stories with Sam. Kim came out blazing. I think he shot -4 on the front finishing at -3 on the day.

Sam... We'll as the old baseball cliche goes, it's not how you start it's how you finish. And as Stepehn Leaney put it in the practice round. This is just one round of a career that can quite possibly last another 30 years. Don't sweat a round or two. That being said he finished at +2, 74. +4 after the front and as Sam likes to do, finished strong with a -2 back.

We talked at dinner, along with his Dad who is also here with us. We didn't call it nervousness, not really choke, nor over-enthusiastic. He's played plenty of events, has pulled in a few wins and more then often has a solid showing. We're gonna go with, first real tournament and the start of his adult life's work. Sam put it into other words, and I apologize to any female members reading along, he was swinging like a bitch. Once he figured that out, he didn't really catch any breaks for a while. One other key, sweat. I'm lucky, my pals don't sweat at all and I play without a glove. Even today my hands were as dry as could be. My head was another story. Sam's arms on the other hand were drenched. Once we wised up and started wiping down after each shot. Things def made a turn for the better.

Here's the breakdown, in pictures. I'd imagine some of you may want to see what our yardage book looks like. So I'll attach the pages that were the shining highlights. "D" with a check mark means driver tee shots hit the fairway. The numbers next to that are the yardages "F" for Front, "P" for Pin and "B" for Back. and maybe a club selection the check in that section meaning he hit the green. UAD is Up And Down. And the last number are his putts. I'll start with the back 9 since that's where we started...

Maybe I'll write a little bigger tomorrow;

Hole 12, D - 104y 56* - 1 putt
Hole 4 , D - 211F/228P 4i - UAD - 1putt









That's that. 7:30 tee time tomorrow. We're up and to the course at 5:30... bleh. Time for bed.
post #31 of 66

Keep at 'em.....

 

Good luck tomorrow!

post #32 of 66

This read is by far the coolest I have read on this forum.  Hope you keep it going!

post #33 of 66

This is really cool.  Going to follow along.  

post #34 of 66

Another remark about how awesome this thread is!

post #35 of 66
Thread Starter 
Well, that sucked... [Lack of] Anger management combined with frustration combined with uncontrollably sweaty/slippery grips sorta sums up the day. Thankfully we aren't DFL! All was not lost as he did card two pretty solid birdies, and, I managed to sneak a couple "no no, I'm just taking a picture of our golf bag" photos with Yang YE next to us on the range.

Oh, and I got some nice color going. Don't ask about the sock line though...




post #36 of 66
That which doesn't kill you only makes you stronger! a2_wink.gif

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