Guy from my club qualified for the US Open!

ObeeObee ClubWRX Posts: 3,715 ClubWRX
So this year we have a US Open and a US Senior Open qualifier from my club: Kevin Dougherty and Robert Funk, respectively. So cool!
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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,368 ✭✭
    That is pretty cool! A guy from our club qualified for the US Open at Torrey Pines in 2008, which was a pretty big deal around here too considering Quebec is not exactly a golf hotbed. The local newspaper wrote about it when he played, though he was a well known guy who also ended up playing on the Canadian tour
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  • Krt22Krt22 Members Posts: 6,473 ✭✭
    Tell him to make sure proper transport of his clubs is sorted out!
  • ThrillhouseThrillhouse EVERYTHING'S COMING UP THRILLHOUSE! Members Posts: 11,165 ✭✭
    That's awesome!
  • bigeasybigeasy Bigeasy Members Posts: 1,163 ✭✭
    Obee wrote:


    So this year we have a US Open and a US Senior Open qualifier from my club: Kevin Dougherty and Robert Funk, respectively. So cool!
    Cool, do you ever play with him?
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  • LittleLeftToRightLittleLeftToRight Turn that frown upside down! Members Posts: 2,036 ✭✭
    There was a kid who worked/practiced at the course I used to practice at a few years ago who qualified for the Open at Chambers. I was kind of flabbergasted because he spent more time on his phone than actually practicing. I would literally putt around him on the practice green and he wouldn't batt an eyelash, so fixated on that screen he was. LOL. Although I thought it was great that he made it, I kinda knew it was a fluke. Didn't quite make the cut if you know what I mean. He is floundering around on the LatinoAmerica tour now three years later without any real accomplishments that I can see. Probably still staring at his phone instead of doing what is necessary. Kids these days.
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  • LittleLeftToRightLittleLeftToRight Turn that frown upside down! Members Posts: 2,036 ✭✭
    bigeasy wrote:

    Obee wrote:


    So this year we have a US Open and a US Senior Open qualifier from my club: Kevin Dougherty and Robert Funk, respectively. So cool!
    Cool, do you ever play with him?




    Knowing Obee, he probably drives a Mercedes thanks to the dude in question....
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  • 2putttom2putttom # 1 Oregon Duck fan Members Posts: 9,843 ✭✭
    Ob's your club has some talent. image/hi.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':hi:' />
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  • PureStrikes54PureStrikes54 Members Posts: 516 ✭✭
    Common Obee...no story about you playing a box up with this guy getting 1 a side and taking it to extra holes? Any details on seeing his game up close and if he can make the cut, contend, etc.?
  • BarfolomewBarfolomew #worstWRXer Members Posts: 1,245 ✭✭
    Why didn't you make it?
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  • Coach RexCoach Rex Members Posts: 58 ✭✭
    I know Funk......great guy
  • rblmp32rblmp32 Lefty Boomers Posts: 4,245 ✭✭
    Scott Harvey is a member at one of my best friend's club in NC. The guy can flat out golf his ball as he demonstrated shooting the course record up in NJ during qualifying.
  • smeech8000smeech8000 Ev'ryday I'm Trufflin' Members Posts: 2,419 ✭✭


    There was a kid who worked/practiced at the course I used to practice at a few years ago who qualified for the Open at Chambers. I was kind of flabbergasted because he spent more time on his phone than actually practicing. I would literally putt around him on the practice green and he wouldn't batt an eyelash, so fixated on that screen he was. LOL. Although I thought it was great that he made it, I kinda knew it was a fluke. Didn't quite make the cut if you know what I mean. He is floundering around on the LatinoAmerica tour now three years later without any real accomplishments that I can see. Probably still staring at his phone instead of doing what is necessary. Kids these days.




    I'm sure he was applying his SAM PutLab findings to his game and crunching other vital putting stats... maybe if YOU worked smarter instead of harder you'd get better too, mmkay? image/taunt.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':taunt:' />



    Obee, that's awesome! Nice to have a story to follow, I'm hoping he makes it to the weekend and beyond.
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  • McCann1McCann1 Tour Player Members Posts: 1,729 ✭✭
    But are they members of golfwrx??
    Enjoy the chase.
  • ObeeObee ClubWRX Posts: 3,715 ClubWRX
    Barfolomew wrote:
    Why didn't you make it?




    I'm no 50 yet.... :-)
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  • ObeeObee ClubWRX Posts: 3,715 ClubWRX
    bigeasy wrote:
    Obee wrote:


    So this year we have a US Open and a US Senior Open qualifier from my club: Kevin Dougherty and Robert Funk, respectively. So cool!
    Cool, do you ever play with him?




    Play with both of them all the time.



    Dougherty is stupid long. Like DJ Long. Check out his stats from day 1. So cool!!!
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  • ObeeObee ClubWRX Posts: 3,715 ClubWRX
    edited Jun 16, 2017 #19
    Common Obee...no story about you playing a box up with this guy getting 1 a side and taking it to extra holes? Any details on seeing his game up close and if he can make the cut, contend, etc.?




    Weird, I actually never saw any of these comments. Would have responded immediately.



    Kevin shot 71 today. He absolutely can make the cut. To be honest, he can get a top 20. He hits the ball so far it's ridiculous. He outdrives me by 60 to 100 yards every hole. Hits it right with DJ.



    His putting routine is solid, and his mental game and preparation are big strengths.



    His main issue for a while was distance control with his short and mid-irons, but he is getting better and better at that every day.



    He works as hard as anybody, and has the right temperament and plenty of ability. The reason I think he will make it? He is significantly better today than he was two years ago—and that is not easy to do when you are already as talented as he is.
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  • PureStrikes54PureStrikes54 Members Posts: 516 ✭✭
    Appreciate it. Guy is movinggggg it. 330+ with a field average of 304. 83% GIR on a ballpark that big with fescue in play is amazing. The WITB gave it away too. X7s in the irons. Someone to root for.
  • hammy83hammy83 Members Posts: 1,831
    That's awesome. I'll definitely be rooting for Dougherty today!
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  • ObeeObee ClubWRX Posts: 3,715 ClubWRX
    Dougherty makes the cut at -1! was sitting at the cutline with three to play, then made an eagle on a par five late and his round! That's two eagles in two days.
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  • martemarte Members Posts: 528 ✭✭
    That's great stuff. He made the cut and I think it was 8 of the top 10 in world didn't. Regardless of how he does the rest of his career this is going to be a great memory for him and club members.

    Bogeyed par 5 1st (again) so even after 4 holes.
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