A golf story…

My brother, just about an hour ago, experienced a once in a lifetime moment… and he just called to brag about it.  I have to share it with those who would appreciate it!

My brother lives close to the Hank Haney Golf Ranch in McKinney, TX (just north of Dallas).  On his days off he’ll go over to hit a few at the driving range, meet with an instructor, etc.  Today he was out with one of the instructors hitting a few.  After a few hits he heard a golf cart coming up the path behind him… but it wasn’t the quiet electric kind.  It was a gas-powered golf cart… putt, putt, putt…. and usually golf carts stop while someone is getting ready to hit the ball (so as not to be a distraction).  My brother realized the golf cart wasn’t going to stop, so he almost stopped so as not to be bothered, but decided since this was instruction he’d use it as a learning moment – thinking to himself “Let’s just see how well I do with this type of noise in the background.” 

And he hit it… about 250 feet!  This was something to be proud of for a simple guy out to learn a bit more about golf.

Right after the cart passed, his instructor walked back towards him from the other side of the golf path and quietly muttered to my brother “The best golfer in the universe just watched you hit that!”  (Stunned….)  My brother says “Huh?!”  His instructor says…. “Tiger just craned his neck as they drove by to watch your entire swing!”  (Stunned…)  My brother asks “Tiger Woods?!” 

That’s an affirmative…

My brother Loren (the entrepreneurial pilot that he is) immediately started thinking of ways he could talk Tiger into hiring him as his personal pilot – because it’s so much better to have a pilot who is also a golfer, no?!  (wink, wink)


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