Believe me, I have been known to stretch the truth a little for narrative affect or possibly even just been plain wrong about the details of a situation due to poor memory but this one…that’s exactly the way I remember it. Although, he might have used a pitching wedge once or twice during the round.
Part of the explanation is that I really was not a very good golfer back then, nor am I today, and he was really that gifted an athlete. He could have been a professional golfer or for that matter tennis player or basketball…but his chosen sport was baseball. He was a position player with a strong arm and could easily have been a pitcher. He never hit anything but a line drive that I can recall. Home runs were just doubles that went awry. A golden spikes award winner, college world series winner…it was just incredible the talent he had.
I think it was a gift to me and other guys I knew because we learned early that we were average kids and thus we knew if anything good from our lives were going to happen, we were going to have to work hard for it and make the best of our rationed gifts. It was that obvious. That’s why I am offended by athletes that are arrogant and presumptuous about their potential. If you got it…it will be obvious. You don’t need to flaunt it.
Got off on a small rant there but anyway…yes, just a putter… :oops: