Classic Swing Golf School – The club thrower

Good Friday again from Classic Swing Golf School!  Classic Swing Golf School is located at the beautiful Legends Golf Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC. The Classic Swing Golf School teaches golf on an individual basis. Personal attention, quality instruction, and a time honored curriculum are things that have made this school a success.

And again, enjoy this by our guest blogger, Dan:

I learned the game of golf back in the late 60s as a caddie on a nine-hole course in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts.

 I once caddied for a friend of mine Named Eddie in a junior tournament back then. Eddie was a few years older than me and was a spoiled, rich kid. He had a bad temper and often threw clubs when he missed a shot. On one hole he missed a short putt and spun around like a shot-putter and flung his putter back down the fairway. I was tending the pin and had to wait until the other three golfers putted out before I could retrieve it. After several minutes the last putt dropped and Eddie yelled “let’s go!” I totally forgot about his putter and took off after him to the next tee. By the time we got to the next green, I reached for his putter and suddenly realized that I had never retrieved it. I had to run more than 400 yards after it and then back. By the time I returned, Eddie had borrowed one of the other golfer’s putters and missed his par putt. Looking back, the putter got off easy compared to the tongue-lashing I got.

On the PGA tour, nobody had a more celebrated reputation as a club thrower than the late Tommy Bolt. One of his most infamous stories concerned a tournament at Pebble Beach, towards the end of the round, his ball sat 135 yards from the pin and he asked his caddie for a 7 iron. Instead his caddie handed him a 3 iron. Bolt shot the caddie a puzzled look which caused the caddie to reply, “That’s the only club you got left.”

The folks at Classic Swing Golf School can improve your game so you can enjoy it more and be frustrated less. Oh…they can also explain the finer points of etiquette on the course too, so your playing partners will enjoy it too.  by Dan Defreest

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