A feel good story about a high school golfer from the poorest part of the USA

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Great story.
 

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Good story. There are a lot of "farm kids" that do the same and make it to the tour hitting balls out in a field. I think of old time PGA players especially.
Or even like Louis O I understand was a farm kid in S Africa.
A chip on your shoulder can be a huge advantage and motivator in sport and life. That "fire." Kid has it! Hope he gets a scholarship.

Man, I hit balls all over the place as a kid. Open fields. Mat out at the baseball fields. My yard. Whiffle balls. Ball on a cord. Out into ponds or woods.
Put the bag on the back and biked a few miles to the range or course. I think a lot of junior players are very groomed, but most kids don't get golf served up on a silver platter, exactly. :cool:
 

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Cool story! Always love a good underdog story. Thanks for sharing!
 

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Great story, thanks for sharing that. It's awesome to see people rise up and overcome rather than succumbing to the victim mentality. Hopefully he'll serve as a great inspiration to many.
 

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Great story, thanks for sharing that. It's awesome to see people rise up and overcome rather than succumbing to the victim mentality. Hopefully he'll serve as a great inspiration to many.
Sounds like he is inspiring folks on his reservation already, admirable, and those people need someone like that for sure with all the hardship they endure.
 

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Thanks for posting this. You have to pull for a kid like this. Wishing him the best.
 

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