Kelly's Stories

His name is Richard Witherell aka caddy name Arkansas. He gets his own book of stories but here is one of the many ones that will be featured...

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The year was 1996. Buck Moore had been caddying for me for a few years and we were playing in the Nissan Open in Los Angeles...

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This is the famous Rob Noel Jack Nicklaus story...

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For those who don’t know Leo, he is a legend for many reasons in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge area...

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Chris is a chemical engineer by trade and has been designing chemical plants worldwide for Chevron/Phillips for the past 30 years. Over the years Chris would caddy for me when we were in the same town...

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Outside of Freddie Haas, one could make the argument that he is the best amateur to play in the state of Louisiana. He has had a long and very successful career as a financial consultant with Merrill Lynch. And yes, if you were wondering, he is part of the iconic Brennan restaurant family...

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Brendan was a fantastic player and top-notch caddy on the PGA Tour. Years later, Brendan would be on Michelle Wie’s bag when she won her first LPGA event. He did not have such luck with me, but we might be in the history books forever...

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Let’s take a trip down memory lane to the BC Open in Endicott, New York on the PGA TOUR. In the 90s and early 2000s, this tournament always played opposite of the British Open...

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“There will come a day when you decide to switch out some equipment. Make sure you don’t go all in and change out everything.”

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“Go speak with the Titleist reps right now and get your hat, ball and shoe deal secured.”

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Pat is very competitive so all he wanted was to be the caddy from our college team who earned the most purse money on the PGA TOUR. And he did...

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Out of nowhere, Tim the Tool Man wearing a hard hat and safety vest walks out to the cart path and yells “who hit the ball in the house? I thought this was a professional tournament?”

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I bring you a non-golf story of a brush with greatness. It was December 2003 and Elizabeth and I were on our honeymoon. We chose Italy for our destination...

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Here are a couple of stories about the loudest roars I’ve ever heard at sporting events...

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In my dreams, I always had the last putt on the 18th hole at Augusta National to beat Arnold, Jack, Watson, Seve and the Shark. The putt always went in...

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I’m known for two things in my career (at least in my mind). 

1. I GAVE Tiger Woods his first victory on TOUR. 

2. I spent 9 hours, 12 minutes and 32 seconds giving Cindy Crawford golf lessons.

Here is the story about #1...

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The year is 1985. My Junior year at Lamar University. Our golf team is ranked 4th in the country going into the NCAA golf Championship. We were led by 3 All-Americans, Trevor Dodds, John Riegger and Phil Jonas...

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Spring of 1973, I was nine years old and witnessed my first professional golf tournament at Lakewood Country Club. Watching Jack Nicklaus beat Miller Barber as I sat on my dad’s shoulders...

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Lt. Colonel “Rockin” Ron Senac, a true living legend...

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It is truly an amazing experience to see the southern part of the United States from the co-pilot seat of a Cessna 210...

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Doug was a talented golfer who won 20 times on the PGA TOUR. But he was also well known for his flamboyant sense of style on the golf course. He was known as the ‘Peacock of the Fairways’...

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I blew out the edge of the cup so bad that the rules official had to change out the cup and punch a new hole into the green...

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This club actually influenced the way my swing developed through the years...

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Out of nowhere, three Secret Servicemen from President Clinton’s detail are on the gallery rope line...

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“the Presidents are all coming inside the clubhouse, would you like to meet them?”

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I met Pete Dye for the first time in 2002 as we walked the swamp area that would become the TPC Louisiana...

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