I caddied for Rory and JVegas - let me tell you about it.

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  • Forged4everForged4ever To See A Man’s True Character, Spend 4+ Hours With Him on a Golf Course⛳️ The Burgh/Hdcp: My gene poolClubWRX Posts: 15,734 ClubWRX
    Truly incredible read!!



    Thanks so much for sharing and Thank You for your Sacrifice & Service



    May God Bless You, your family and Loved ones continued Success Good Health and Good Fortune🍻



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  • TTURaiderTTURaider Members Posts: 221 ✭✭✭
    Did you talk with Rory about his wedge selection process? Why he uses a 46 or 48 degree wedge over the set pitching wedge? Why he is now using a 48 instead of the 46 he's used in the past? Does he make the decision between 48, 54, 60 and 48, 52, 56, 60 on a near weekly basis or does he try to find a setup that works best for most of the year and only change it for special courses like the Open when he might need that driving iron and 3 iron instead of an extra wedge?



    The reason I ask is that I'm currently bouncing back and forth between those setups, except I bent my 48 to 47. I'd really like to hear how a pro of Rory's caliber goes about it and the things that he considers when making that decision.



    Also, did you talk any about his stock distances, or his wedge distance control philosophy?



    I find it absolutely fascinating that you got to experience this and really think its awesome how he opened up to a fellow golf enthusiast vs. the shorter, less in-depth explanations we normally see in the pressers.



    And most of all, thank you for your service!
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  • CloweClowe Members Posts: 1
    Met you Sunday at Northern Trust range - when Ruben came over and said hello. Great well written piece. Thank you for your service!
  • djfalconedjfalcone Exceptionally Average Members Posts: 791 ✭✭
    edited Aug 28, 2017 #155
    TTURaider wrote:
    Did you talk with Rory about his wedge selection process? Why he uses a 46 or 48 degree wedge over the set pitching wedge? Why he is now using a 48 instead of the 46 he's used in the past? Does he make the decision between 48, 54, 60 and 48, 52, 56, 60 on a near weekly basis or does he try to find a setup that works best for most of the year and only change it for special courses like the Open when he might need that driving iron and 3 iron instead of an extra wedge?



    The reason I ask is that I'm currently bouncing back and forth between those setups, except I bent my 48 to 47. I'd really like to hear how a pro of Rory's caliber goes about it and the things that he considers when making that decision.



    Also, did you talk any about his stock distances, or his wedge distance control philosophy?



    I find it absolutely fascinating that you got to experience this and really think its awesome how he opened up to a fellow golf enthusiast vs. the shorter, less in-depth explanations we normally see in the pressers.



    And most of all, thank you for your service!




    Oh my - seriously I've been waiting to talk about this. And please bear with me while I try to get to everything



    48* over stock wedge - this gives him more options about the greens, a must for most tour players. And when it comes to the selection of which wedges we sort of cut off but I do remember the gist. So in the pictures I provided he had 16 clubs in the bag - so I ask what were the stipulations on what goes and what stays. Glen Oaks wasn't long for these guys so Rory told me that he didn't need "too many long irons" for the week vs say an open. This would allow him to play 4 wedges - now what wedges he was going to stick with he didn't say and made it seem like there was more to figure out on the course.



    When it got to distances this blew me away, it isn't about distance with the wedges - it's all about spin. So for us, we're hitting full wedge shots into greens and seeing it spin back maybe 3-4 yards; not these guys...and definitely not Rory. Rory had 117 in on 5 on Wednesday and he hit a soft 3/4 52*. What he made clear was anything higher in loft would spin too much and he would have to hit a "no hands" wedge to take the spin out. I asked how he would accomplish this and he explained it's all about the body at this point. If you guys watched the tournament on TV what you didn't really get to see was the collection areas near the gears. Some of them were so bad I remember Harry telling Rory; "no matter what you better miss it right(or left or whatever). So all in all Rory's philosophy - and I'm only speaking on my observation and not in his own words - the gapping isn't for specific yardages at that point it's at what course do you need to hit 3/4 or 1/2 wedge shots with the proper amount of spin. Hope this answers your question.
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  • djfalconedjfalcone Exceptionally Average Members Posts: 791 ✭✭
    Clowe wrote:


    Met you Sunday at Northern Trust range - when Ruben came over and said hello. Great well written piece. Thank you for your service!




    Thanks so much! So glad you can check out the write up and it was great to meet you! Hope to see you at the Presidents Cup.
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  • Ash1974Ash1974 Newport, South Wales. UKMembers Posts: 518 ✭✭✭✭✭
    djfalcone wrote:


    Some of you guys know me from the BST and many others know me just from lurking around the forum, but today I wanted to share my experience on Wednesday (23 August 2017) at the Northern Trust Open hosted at Glen Oaks in Westbury New York.



    I got the opportunity as an active duty service member (Marine) through Birdies for the Brave to caddie for a professional on the 10th hole as many times as I wanted. I immediately expressed that I wanted to be put out as much as possible and meet as many professionals as I could – and you won’t believe how my day went.



    After getting the brief from our point of contact, we were going to find out who we would start caddying for. There were only two spots at the time and the two professionals were Rory and Matt Kuchar. The other service member (Coast Guard) and I decided we would just tell each other who we would rather go out with, even though either was an incredible opportunity. We both said Rory of course, but I expressed that if nothing else I would like to be there to meet him so I could get a picture for my wife (she’s a big fan). He was nice enough to give me the opportunity since my wife and I are such big fans – thanks dude.



    So here I am walking from the Patriots Outpost on my way to literally meet my golfing role model. Of course I felt like I was going on my first date - thinking to myself – “what kind of questions will I ask, is it wrong to ask for a picture, do I just play it cool and act like he hasn’t accomplished so much in the game of golf?” It all subsided when I walked up to the practice green near the 10th tee box at Glen Oaks to meet Harry.



    Harry as most of you know is Rory’s lifelong friend and is filling in on the bag until another (if there is one) replacement is found. I introduce myself to Harry while Rory warms up his putting before the round (by the way – new putter in the bag which I was hit on later). We have some small talk, I ask about the warm up and other golf related subjects, before Rory walks up and introduces himself. I extended my hand, played it cool and off to the 10th tee box we went. Once we arrived to the tee box we were also greeted by another 3 caddies who would join us from the Caddie for a Care Foundation (great organization). We all shook hands and got a quick picture in before the round. I stayed out of the way at first, while one of the other caddies carried the bag as Rory and I walked down the fairway. This is the start of what would 5 full hours (yes, 5 hours of inside the ropes, up close kind of experience) of me picking Rory’s brain and video taping literally every swing of the round.



    Now – I know what most of you are thinking, “what the **** did you guys talk about?!” well my friends – as a proud member of this fine golf fanatic forum…I started with equipment questions. Immediately I had his attention – his eyes lit up like I had just asked an alcoholic if they wanted free booze. He started explaining how he just changed from the .580 Ribbed Multi Compound’s to the Tour Velvet .580 Rounds because, “I felt like the club was too much in my fingers, which ultimately would make it easier for me to lose the club either inside or outside in the take away”. Holy s*** – Rory McIlroy is explaining to me his grip change – oohhh do go on. “I’ve been working really hard on making sure my take away is perfect because if it’s screwed up there you’ll see me have to reroute the club on the downswing” – jaw hints the floor.



    By now we’re getting close to his tee shot, when he suddenly changed the subject to me – where I was from, if I played golf, how I liked the military blah blah blah. Rory really wanted – or at least seemed – to know me. Of course I’m thinking, “hey man, stop talking about me...I want to know why you went to the new putter – why is have a Scotty Cameron Matador grip, how was the transition to the new ball, the wedges…tell me about the wedges!!!”…all in due time my friends. I explain who I am, how I got there and how the opportunity came about.



    As we continue to walk down the fairway I try to get Harry involved as well, since he is who I met first. Seriously, what a great guy – Harry was super friendly and didn’t waste any time before starting to bust my balls. What was so cool about this opportunity, at least from my perspective, was to really hear and see what goes on in between shots. These guys were just two friends shooting the s*** and talking about what normal dudes talk about either at the bar or on the links. Yeah yeah, get back to the golf – okay okay.



    His second, was a 125ish uphill 2 yard draw to a back left pin (that was just beautiful to watch), lands 6-8 feet from the hole, - okay cool now we have to walk to the shot…more questions. “I noticed you went from the Juno to a Proto Mullen – what made you switch?” Well, he replies, I’ve had it for a while and it resembles the Cameron I was using at the end of last year (of course I know this), which helps in a few areas I was struggling. (holy s*** again, here is arguably one of the most talented golfers to walk the face of the Earth telling me about his putting woes. I’m hooked).



    As we approached the green I couldn’t help but remember the instruction given by the Birdies for the Brave contact before I walked to the tee box; “if the player asks you to stick around you are more than welcome to, however do not ask to” – no sooner as the thought goes through my head that my experience is almost over Rory kindly offers the opportunity to walk the entire 18 holes with him. UHHH YEAHHHH! I’m pretty sure I replied before he finished the offer, but hey who cares? He makes birdie and now I can’t help but think; this is so fu^&king cool.



    Without going into hole by hole and shot for shot – which I will more than gladly do if you guys are interested – I wanted to share some of the more meaningful stuff – like more equipment, course management, and golf swing questions. A few holes letter we get down to the good stuff – his clubs – in detail. I talk to him about the beautiful RorsProtos – which by the way look even better in person – the driver and the wedges. We talked about the process of trying to figure out which wedges he would put into play and the why that went behind the decision.



    I asked very specific questions like, “what are your iron specs” (standard length and 1* upright and swingweight d3), but the conversation really hit a good point when we got to talking about the ball. This was something that you could tell he had strong feelings about. Immediately he prefaced his response with – “I have always played the ProV, but the new ball is just too spiny.” He gave me an example for one of the rounds at the Masters this year. What holes we said I can’t remember, but he explained that two different shots with the same club (8 iron) due to the wind went somewhere around the total distance of 85 yards difference. “How am I supposed to trust a ball that spins like that, I can’t…so I had to find something different”. Now I have played both the TP5X and the new ProV1x, I’m no professional and don’t need to worry about that, but you could tell in his face he was dead serious and wasn’t just talking up the new ball. I won’t go into the detail he told me about the offers between the companies he was considering signing with, but I will tell you when he told me “it was all about the ball” I believed him.



    One of the other really cool things that came out of the experience was seeing how involved Rory and Harry were in the yardage book and how much they wanted to explain to me. I remember Rory asking me to chime in now and then to make sure he was doing his job with it. Meticulously – both Rory and Harry would write down each shot and the conditions of each; wind direction, slope, club selection, distance to pitch, trajectory, full shot or not, shape, literally everything.



    As we were finishing up the round we got on the conversation of my wife and I. We bought a house in Raleigh – she lives there – while I am stationed in Fort Dix NJ. Rory wanted to know more about what she did, how we meet, and how long we had been married. We had talked about his recent marriage (why his ball is number 22 – the date they got married) and said they just had their 4-month anniversary. That day (the 23rd) I told him that I too was having an anniversary, that Friday (the 25th). My wife and I are celebrating 5 years of being married. He congratulated me and asked if I would make sure I do something special for my wife – we both laughed and then the idea hit me. I didn’t want to ask, but I had to. My wife as I have stated is a BIG fan, and nothing would make her day than having Rory tell her Happy Anniversary.



    I tried not to ask Rory for anything, but I had to ask if he felt comfortable recording a quick message for my wife. He immediately jumped at the opportunity – holding my phone he pressed record and said; “hey Susan, I just wanted to wish you a very happy anniversary and I hope you have a great day”. HOLY s***. Since Wednesday I’m writing this on Friday night, my anniversary and I can tell you my wife FREAKKKKEEDDDD.



    There is soooo much more for me to say, but I really want to move in so you guys aren’t reading a novel. I do want to leave with this story by saying – Rory was a genuine guy, he cared about what I had say and never seemed like he wanted to withdraw away from the conversation. I am so thankful he and Harry let me stick around for the full 18 holes and it was an experience I will never forget.



    After that experience I call my wife, tell her about some of the experience (but not the video) then head back to the Patriots Outpost for lunch and another spot to caddie. I was given another amazing opportunity to caddie for none other than Jhonattan Vegas. Seriously the day couldn’t get any better.



    I was to catch up with Johnny and his caddie Ruben on the 10th tee box – their 10th hole of the day. As I waited on the tee box, Ruben shows up and we immediately hit it off and before we go any further – this guy is hilarious. Pretty much before Johnny arrived to the tee box I had already been invited by Ruben to finish the round with them – another 9 holes – of course I jumped at the chance. Johnny walks up – extends his hand – and Ruben introduces me to Johnny. I’m thinking to myself at this point “today must be a dream, this is so f*(&ing incredible”. Johnny sets up and sends the tee ball into what seemed like outer space and without skipping a beat we were off walking down the fairway. Johnny, Ruben and I begin talking about who I am, where I’m from and the normal small talk to begin a conversation.



    If any of you know me, which some of you do, you know I’m not very big – I’m scrawny 5’11” 130 lbs. As soon as I mention I’m a Marine, Ruben (like an old friend would have) starts needling me for being skinny and starts talking smack about me carrying the bag – jokingly of course. I retort, he and I laugh and this is the start of what would be – what was for me – a great round and an even better way to cap off the day. We were paired with other Pro Am partners who mostly stayed in their own bubble, trying to play well in front of the talented J Vegas. The 10th and 11th holes go by pretty quick and we had to wait on the 12th tee.



    On the 12th tee box is where we meet Matt. Matt is Johnny’s agent, and we all get to talking about what I do in the Marine Corps. I’m a CH-53E Crew Chief and without going into a lot of detail they all seemed to be genuinely interested in what I did. After hitting his tee shot we start walking down the fairway and I ask Johnny what are the best and worst things about being on tour. Best was the travel and the golf, but the worst was always being away – this was something that both of us could relate to.



    That was the second time in the same day where I was really surprised by the way these professionals think and feel. Sure they play golf, but they are away from their families 6 days out of the week and sometimes weeks on end. I had never really thought about it; I always thought it was play golf for s*** loads of money and work one week out of 4 – boy was I wrong. Johnny and Ruben really explained how much hard work and effort goes into performing week in and week out and what kind of toll it takes on not only yourself but also your family – something I know very well.



    Johnny, Ruben and Matt really made me feel like I was part of their group. While I know very well I’m not getting invited to Thanksgiving dinner – what Johnny had then explained to me really hit home: “you wouldn’t believe how tough it can be on the golf course (120 acres or more) when the people your are playing with make you feel uncomfortable”. This went on to really show me that the better experience I had, they had. No one wants to play golf with a tool and no one wants to walk 5 miles with a blabbering idiot. Hopefully I was neither.



    I carried the bag, cleaned the clubs, help read a putt here and there, talked equipment, but for the most part it was just 4 guys walking the course shooting the s*** while I got the chance to watch one of the best golfers in the world do his thing. Standing behind Johnny while he hit these towering high shots was stunning. His swing looked flawless and the sound of those MP-4’s smacking into one of those Prov1’s made a noise that frankly am not familiar with. Watching his short game was something out of a golfing textbook. All the while, Ruben was like an older brother – there to teach me what he is so successful at doing and making me feel welcome to ask about anything.



    One of the things that I asked Johnny was about his equipment – why was he using the Mizunos, why didn’t he stick with those beautiful mp-18’s, what where his specs, was there anything new contract wise he was looking at? All questions he answered in full detail. I don’t feel like it’s my place to talk about his details with companies he is dealing with, but I do think it’s fine to tell you guys – he really likes the MP-18’s and did say he was looking forward to putting them back in play.



    Coming to the end of the round I wanted to thank Johnny, Ruben and Matt for allowing me to tag along, and them all for being so open and willing to entertain my questions. I gave them both a squadron patch as a token of my appreciation. I will forever be a Johnny Vegas fan. As for Ruben, no matter if he is on Johnny’s bag, someone else’s or no longer caddies I will always remember and be a fan of how kind, caring, and humble he was.



    Wednesday was probably the best day of my life and it wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t for the Birdie’s for the Brave program. So even though they aren’t reading this I want to thank all the volunteers that make everything happen. I seriously can’t speak any higher of the men I have tried to give you guys insight into. If by any chance any of you do read this – thank you again for the amazing experience and I will always be a fan.



    Dan







    Best thing I have read on WRX in a loooong while, very well written and sounds like an amazing day.

    Congrats on the 5 year anniversary too.

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  • friedeggliefriedegglie Members Posts: 88 ✭✭
    Leave my sand fleas alone, Devil Dawg, this is my Paris Island!! Thank you for allowing my kids to grow up in the greatest country in the World. Amazing read! Makes a man feel good to see something like this. Please stay safe.
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  • djfalconedjfalcone Exceptionally Average Members Posts: 791 ✭✭
    Leave my sand fleas alone, Devil Dawg, this is my Paris Island!! Thank you for allowing my kids to grow up in the greatest country in the World. Amazing read! Makes a man feel good to see something like this. Please stay safe.




    I wish I could say I do more than a lot of people think, but thank you guys so much for the support and please share this with your golf buddies. I've had some suggestions I should write more, would love more input from you guys.
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  • Ri_RedneckRi_Redneck Leather for Life!! Members Posts: 5,492 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    An absolute dream come true!! Thanks for your service and for sharing your experience!



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  • HP12HP12 Members Posts: 50 ✭✭
    This is one of the coolest things I've read! Such an amazing experience. Vegas was my camp counselor when I was 11 at UT Golf Camp while he was still playing there. Amazing person and he hit it mile back then too. Thank you for sharing and thank you so so much for service!!
  • Danny YoungDanny Young Members Posts: 460 ✭✭
    Great story and a great read . Rory seems very normal and a genuine nice bloke .
  • TMfan54TMfan54 NJMembers Posts: 2,248 ✭✭
    What a great read. Thank you for sharing! Thank you for your service!
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  • mmhayden13mmhayden13 Members Posts: 662 ✭✭
    Caddied for two Nike guys and wore Under Armour....... JKJK LOL. But what a awesome story! Thank you for your service!
  • Kylekoz17Kylekoz17 Members Posts: 2,196 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Great read and thanks for sharing! I'm also in for a hole by hole post
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  • djfalconedjfalcone Exceptionally Average Members Posts: 791 ✭✭
    mmhayden13 wrote:
    Caddied for two Nike guys and wore Under Armour....... JKJK LOL. But what a awesome story! Thank you for your service!




    Haha yeah I know! Remember, I didn't know who I would be paired with!
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  • bdawg983bdawg983 Members Posts: 336 ✭✭✭✭
    Thank you for your service first and great write up. Look forward to the expanded version. I am caddying in the Pro Am tomorrow for one of the amateurs at the Dell Technologies Championship. I hope to get paired with one of the nicer, down to earth pros.
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  • gators78gators78 ClubWRX Posts: 3,952 ClubWRX
    Awesome story thanks for sharing and your service!



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  • mandudebromandudebro Members Posts: 922
    Thanks for sharing your experience- very cool all around. Here's to more and more programs like Birdies for the Brave. Like another poster said, there aren't even words to describe the gratitude and respect. That why actions and support are so important. Thanks for what you do.
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  • BIRDIES'R'USBIRDIES'R'US Members Posts: 99
    Thanks for sharing that. Sounds like a phenomenal experience. Thank you very much for your service as well.
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  • Wardell StoneWardell Stone Members Posts: 108 ✭✭✭
    **** Yes...amen brother.


    Thank you for protecting my beloved homeland...



    A man willing to fight and die for his country is a trait so admirable to me I find no words sufficient to describe my gratitude...



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    That is an awesome story Thanks. What a great experience.



    And thanks for looking out for us at GolfWRX in asking about Rory's grips, club specs and ball choices!
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  • k14k14 Members Posts: 43 ✭✭
    Great story, sounds like you had an amazing day. Looking forward to the next installment! Be interested to hear his full thoughts on the other balls he tested.
  • rorygilmore9rorygilmore9 Members Posts: 216 ✭✭
    I have literally read every post of this awesome thread! Really looking forward to hear the more detailed version!



    Thank you for your service as well!
    WITB
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    Nike VR-S Covert 2.0 Fairway Wood 15*
    Nike VR-S Covert 2.0 Hybrid 20*
    Nike VR Pro Cavity Irons 4-AW
    Nike Engage Toe Sweep 56*
    Nike Method 002
  • djfalconedjfalcone Exceptionally Average Members Posts: 791 ✭✭
    I have literally read every post of this awesome thread! Really looking forward to hear the more detailed version!



    Thank you for your service as well!




    Thanks for sticking with me as I try to answer all the questions! Please share with your friends!
    Tour Issue M3
    PXG 0341
    PXG 0317
    Mizuno MP-15 3-PW
    Mizuno T7 54/68
    Custom Byron
    ProV1X


    Instagram : danieljfalcone

    http://www.golfwrx.c...l-you-about-it/
    ^^I caddied for Rory and JVegas


    http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/1702616-daniels-witb/#entry18130482
    ^^^WITB
  • larrybudlarrybud Members Posts: 11,356 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Very happy you got to participate in this one-in-a-life experience! Rory sounds like a good guy, and you ask many of the questions any true golf geek would ask!



    Who were the pro-am guys in your group?



    How heavy was his bag? Did he have two dozen balls in it?
  • djfalconedjfalcone Exceptionally Average Members Posts: 791 ✭✭
    larrybud wrote:
    Very happy you got to participate in this one-in-a-life experience! Rory sounds like a good guy, and you ask many of the questions any true golf geek would ask!



    Who were the pro-am guys in your group?



    How heavy was his bag? Did he have two dozen balls in it?




    One guy in the group had a pretty tight game, Dan was his name. The bag wasn't heavy in comparison to say the ruck sacks we carry from time to time, but was definitely heavier than my golf bag. I didn't really go through his bag, but it seemed to have a bunch of stuff that both Rory and Harry wanted/needed like rain gear/gloves and balls. I want to say he had a few since he signed and gave so many away at the end of the round.
    Tour Issue M3
    PXG 0341
    PXG 0317
    Mizuno MP-15 3-PW
    Mizuno T7 54/68
    Custom Byron
    ProV1X


    Instagram : danieljfalcone

    http://www.golfwrx.c...l-you-about-it/
    ^^I caddied for Rory and JVegas


    http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/1702616-daniels-witb/#entry18130482
    ^^^WITB
  • larrybudlarrybud Members Posts: 11,356 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Did you get any mementos from him as well?
  • djfalconedjfalcone Exceptionally Average Members Posts: 791 ✭✭
    larrybud wrote:
    Did you get any mementos from him as well?




    I didn't ask for anything and really he had enough people asking for things. However the caddie for a cure founder got a picture with him and myself that he will sign and then send to me (that's what I was told). But at the end of it I just really appreciated being allowed to be there to watch him play and him being as nice and open as he was. I truly hope to thank him again or have the opportunity to do it again. If anyone knows a way for me to get in touch with his team please forward me that information.
    Tour Issue M3
    PXG 0341
    PXG 0317
    Mizuno MP-15 3-PW
    Mizuno T7 54/68
    Custom Byron
    ProV1X


    Instagram : danieljfalcone

    http://www.golfwrx.c...l-you-about-it/
    ^^I caddied for Rory and JVegas


    http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/1702616-daniels-witb/#entry18130482
    ^^^WITB
  • YoYoJumboYoYoJumbo RaleighMembers Posts: 984 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Congrats! What an awesome story. Welcome to Raleigh too!
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    TS3
    M3 hybrid
    P760s
    Vokeys
    ER5B
  • djfalconedjfalcone Exceptionally Average Members Posts: 791 ✭✭
    YoYoJumbo wrote:
    Congrats! What an awesome story. Welcome to Raleigh too!




    When I'm down we should get up and play!
    Tour Issue M3
    PXG 0341
    PXG 0317
    Mizuno MP-15 3-PW
    Mizuno T7 54/68
    Custom Byron
    ProV1X


    Instagram : danieljfalcone

    http://www.golfwrx.c...l-you-about-it/
    ^^I caddied for Rory and JVegas


    http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/1702616-daniels-witb/#entry18130482
    ^^^WITB

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