Hacking at The 121st US Open
A week prior to the US Open one of our close friends, Hank Fennell, was caddying for a young professional (Davis Shore) in Atlanta and won the qualifier to be able to play in the 121st US Open. Even better, Hank let us know he was happy to support The Hackers Club and wear our hat throughout the week. It is hard to believe that being such a young golf brand we were already going to be sported in a PGA event, much less a Major. We were able to get some shots of him rocking both OG Ropers throughout the practice rounds and during the Thursday and Friday rounds.
Hank mentioned that "caddying at the us open was an incredible experience. I still don’t think it’s really hit me that it happened. I had been to one US Open before as a fan, and it was definitely one of the best golf tournaments I had ever been to, so to be a part of one was just amazing." And from our point of view i'm not sure it has hit us we were able to be represented so quick! Player, Davis Shore, and caddy, Hank, played practice rounds with a few big timers Monday through Wednesday. Hank said, "we played with Stewart Cink, Dustin Johnson, and Matt Wolff. Everyone that I met was so nice and welcoming, and I think that just goes along with the character of the golfing community. I had great conversations with Matt Wolff and also Bubba Watson’s caddy Ted Scott. They’re just real people, so it was cool to see that."
We would love to make our way out west and do a course review of Torrey Pines one day but for now we will take Hank's word for it. For guys like us, we can't imagine the beating we would take. Hank stated that, "Torrey was a really tough test, and the quick greens, narrow fairways, and long rough really made it a challenge." So just imagine what that would be on our Hackers scale!
Be on the lookout for our next blog and always Stay Hackin'!