"Yes Sir!" 1986
Well today was a long day and at the facility we had a nice corporate function that was well needed with this early start to the golf season. However, while I was behind the bar and had a few moments, a gentleman asked me when I first remember playing golf. I told him I first remember going to the course when I was 6. That made me think back to a funny moment revolving around the 1986 Masters. Most of us know what happened on that Sunday in April. I distinctly remember sitting around the tv with my dad and two brothers. Not long before that my dad had just got a brand new VCR. So, after finally learning how to work the thing, he decided to tape the Masters that year. Of course he had no idea Jack Nicklaus would put together one of the greatest Sunday back nine's in the history of the sport. I can remember watching many of the shots that day and thinking how awesome it will be to watch this again. My dad was extremely excited after the Masters finished, as he had one of the finest finishes recorded... or so he thought. A few days after, we sat down and re-watched the broadcast. For the first 17 and a half holes, it was even more amazing then the real event. As Nicklaus got over his famous and magical "Yes Sir!" putt on 17 and does his little re look of the line... The screen goes blank. The look on my dad's face was priceless. What has now become one of the most memorable calls in golf, was lost because my dad didn't set enough time on the recording. I know my dad still has that recording, and I know my brothers and I will come across it again someday. I feel it's early memories as these, that have made me such a better player today.
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