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19-07-2018, 14:36   #1
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The Open 2018- a quick story

Just a quick story...

My self and son over the last couple of days. He is 6½

Loves golf..Rickie Fan...

We got pics with the trophy and booked simulator for him.

We did a the simulator in the village and they were mighty impressed with him

The instructor also does a bit of work part time with Sky Sports, so he offered and we accepted a special treat.

We then followed Rickie and got his autograph, also got ball from Bello and a ball marker from Leishman.

At 14:15, we met the coach at the Sky Open Zone..

He took my son by the hand..and brought him onto The Practice Range

Right there was DJ, Rose, Bradley, Els, Finau...and more

Tony Finau came over and signed his cap and took a picture..

Man it was the most amazing moment ever.

A kid at his 1st Open...Amazing.

I was amazed at Open, there is an amazing feeling there, everyone, spectators and players want to be there..they need to be there..

It has made me look at golf in a new light...

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19-07-2018, 15:01   #2
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I'd be in awe with that experience, can't imagine what its like for a 6 year old
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Wow, what a memory for your kid(& yourself )
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Wow! Fantastic experience. Love The Open -been to 4 of them so far.
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Fantastic story, a memory for life for the kid, brilliant stuff !
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20-07-2018, 10:13   #6
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That's brilliant. I've noticed how good the pro golfers are with the kids expecially. They go out of their way to sign their gear and chat with them. Delighted for you and your son.
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I was at the Open last year in Liverpool. I have gone to loads of Irish Opens but the atmosphere at the Open was second to none! Even in the city.

Got talking to Sergio walking down the 16th on Sunday all be it from the sidelines but he responded and there was a bit of back and forward banter. All the players just seemed so relaxed totally not what I was expecting..

We snuck into the grand stand on 18 after the golf for the presentation and when over, Spieth ran over to us had a chat with us got in photos etc never really liked him but after that he's one of my favourite golfers now. He spent 2 hours going around to everyone! have some great videos of him totally down to earth bloke! and really a great guy!

I have some great memories that I will cherish for life!!
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