My best memory was at TPC Highlands when I was 15. I wanted to volunteer. Now, normally kids who volunteered for golf events were given a pretty easy job like being a sign bearer -- pretty easy but still out with the pros. But, for some amazing reason the Volunteer Committee made me a caddy for the Pro-Am; and sure enough, I'm caddying for Tom Pernice Jr.
Picture a little skinny girl, absolutely swimming in caddy bib, carrying a big 'ol staff bag for 18 holes in the summer heat. I don't think Tom was expecting it...nor was anyone else. People laughed and took pictures the whole round haha... But I had a great time.
And on the last hole we ran in to Bill Murray's group. As many of you know, Bill's hilarious. He shanks his drive in to a fenced in corporate tent, which proved to be an extension of the rough and no obstacle for Bill. Naturally, the tables and chairs in the tent were movable objects so Bill had people clear the area so he could hit from inside the tent, over the fence, and magically back in to the fairway, all while doning an awesome bucket hat.
Needless to say, it was a pretty epic round.
A couple years later, I was a sign bearer for Tom Pernice Jr at Harbortown in Hilton Head. I guess he doesn't have tiny teenagers lugging his staff bag around very often, because he remembered me. Haha It was a good time.