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.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.
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i cant beleive you called that kid a bastard, you jealous bastard!
When I was 13 there wasn't Nintendo!!!
Matt F says:
@bducharm - I'm with you...but there was Atari!
bducharm, when you were 13 they didn't have electricity.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
@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.
@ 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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