I Hate This Kid!
By Kickntrue on 6/17/10
On Monday of this week a 13 year old got the opportunity of a lifetime. I hate him for it!
Teenager Jeffrey Aronson lucked into a thrilling opportunity at the U.S. Open: caddie for a practice round.

Aronson, a 13-year-old junior golfer who just finished seventh grade back home in Los Angeles, was with his mother, Shelly, watching players on the putting green Sunday when amateur Russell Henley approached him to see if he would carry his bag for Monday's round at Pebble Beach.

"It's a great way to kick off the summer," Aronson said. "I'll do whatever he needs, get range balls and carry his bags. It's perfect."
So let me get this straight? This kid is just standing around the putting green and a 21 year old amateur just walks up to him and asks him if he wants to caddie during a US Open practice round? Man... when I was 13, it was a great day for me if I had 20 minutes to play a game on my Super Nintendo.

Lucky bastard...

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Banker85 says:
i cant beleive you called that kid a bastard, you jealous bastard!
bducharm says:
When I was 13 there wasn't Nintendo!!!
Matt F says:
@bducharm - I'm with you...but there was Atari!
falcon50driver says:
bducharm, when you were 13 they didn't have electricity.
mjaber says:
You can hate the kid, but you have to like Henley. From what I read, he had actually planned to do it, because his caddie couldn't get there for his Monday practice round. He had decided he was just going to grab a kid from the crowd and ask him if he would do it.
greendevil says:
I think this is a great story. I feel no hatred; I'm happy for the kid. What a great story for the kid to tell.
mgranata says:
I cant believe you called him a bastard what if it was you who got chosen to caddie for a pro would you like it if I called you a bastard
GolfGeek69 says:
That is cool. That is a great aspect of golf. I can't think of another sport that a pro could ask a fan to be a part of a whole game. Not to mention, it was very cool of Henley. Nice to see him bring it down a notch. Banker85 that was a funny first post, I was rolling.
Bryan K says:
I think this is a great story.

If I was good enough to play on the tour, I think that's exactly what I'd do for my practice rounds. What a great opportunity for the kid!

And to think...I'm more jealous of Henley for having an opportunity to give a kid that opportunity.
tennesseeboy says:
Being old and lazy I guess I view this a little differently. When I was 13 (young and energetic) I would've loved to be a caddy for a practice round. But now...carry a bag...for an unknown amateur...for free. For Phil Mickelson maybe. At Augusta maybe. But on a public course for Russell Henley? No thanks.
mjaber says:
@bjohn... I think if I was good enough to play on tour, I might do it for the tournament from time to time (if the PGA allowed it). Or at least during the Wednesday Pro-Am.
ElGalloGigante says:
@ mjaber - I always think about that when I'm day-dreaming about magically finding the best golf game ever, tearing up the Tour, and putting Tiger and Jack behind me...that I would (if allowed) have a different family member or friend on my bag during each event.
Bryan K says:
@tennesseeboy: One thing to keep in mind is that if I did find a kid to carry my bag for a practice round, I would most certainly pay him/her.
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