Father Son Golf
By Kickntrue on 7/22/09
I've read two father and son stories in the past two days that nearly moved me to tears. One was in big print media, Bill Simmons of ESPN writing about his father and what he's meant to his life. It was well written, touching and certainly hit home with any male (and probably daughter too) with a close relationship with his father.

The second is a golf story of a son who learned golf from his father. The neat aspect of the story is that both his late father and now son have hit a hole-in-one on the same hole, where the father just happens to be memorialized.
At age 80, Bob Eldred hit a hole-in-one shortly before dying from stomach cancer in December 2002.

On July 7, Chuck Eldred reached into his bag for his 3-wood in hope of reaching the green on the 181-yard hole. He was playing with two of his sisters and his brother-in-law.

As soon as he teed off, he was pleased with where the ball was heading.

...

GÇ£My sister yelled GÇÿyou got a hole-in-oneGÇÖ and I said GÇÿwhat? I can see the top of the ball,GÇ¥ Chuck Eldred said. GÇ£It was wedged down against the cup and I asked GÇÿwell, does that count?GÇÖ One of my sisters said GÇÿwell, you canGÇÖt putt it, can you?GÇÖGÇ¥
Nobody famous. Not even that good at golf (23 handicap). Just a regular old Joe who learned to love golf because that's where his dad and him spent time together. I'm sure we could fill page after page with stories of great Father and Son golf memories, so feel if you'd like (or can type through welling eyes).

Father and Son Golf
Simmon's Dad Tribute


[ comments ]
notyourdata says:
I can't get my dad to walk around the block for exercise, let alone play golf.
7/22/09
 
Kickntrue says:
@intrinsic- that's why you can't look or portray golf as exercise. i'd never walk around the block either, not even for a bag of Double Stuffed Oreos (well, maybe, but def not REG Oreos). Golf isn't exercise, that's just a fringe benefit.
7/22/09
 
drew1473 says:
My grandfather, father, and myself went and played a round together for the first time about a month ago. I would have to say that it is one of my best golf memories. None of shot a great score, but our scores didnt matter that day. It was three generations together enjoying a game we all love and enjoying each others company.
7/22/09
 
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