Thursday, April 08, 2010

Charlotte Father And Son Get Lasting Memory

Chip Hunter and his nine-year old son, Jake, left Charlotte at 3:40 a.m. Thursday to make sure they were in Augusta in plenty of time to have a good viewing spot when Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus hit the ceremonial opening tee shots at 7:40 a.m.

They made it in plenty of time and were in the front row of patrons behind the first tee, giving them a perfect view. Jake wore his blue Arnold Palmer Invitational cap he bought off e-Bay, a testament to his admiration for Palmer. He even wrote a third-grade book report about Palmer.

The Hunters left with more than a father-son memory Thursday. Jake went home with the tee Nicklaus used to hit his first ceremonial drive, a gift from a caddie.


Anonymous said...

Since he a Palmer fan, did he toss it back?