Over the past 2 months I’ve been lucky to attend the Australian Open and the Australian PGA.
Firstly, my son Lachlan won a competition run by the Australian PGA to caddie for a tour pro during the pro-am! He was so lucky to get Jarrod Lyle for the afternoon along with another little caddie Harrison! Jarrod was fantastic; he did photos, autographs, signed balls and gloves complimentary! Unfortunately, storms were coming in during the afternoon and the siren went, but instead of packing up and going back to the clubhouse, Jarrod let Lachy and Harry have a hit with his driver on the 16th hole. Unfortunately both shots went in the water!!!! But the boys weren’t worried at all.
On the way back to the clubhouse Jarrod offered the boys the chance to come up to the Kirkwood Hospitality marquee (while it was pouring) and both boys loved mixing it other tour pro’s including Hall/Pom/Poults/Pamps the nicknames kept coming! The joke in the marquee was who were the two’s boys and the response was ‘we’re Jarrod Lyle’s caddies’. After resuming post storm unfortunately the boys only got another 2 holes finishing on the 18th but Jarrod had one last challenge for the boys which was a sprint up the fairway, something he regretted at the end.
Jarrod Lyle would have to be one of the best pro’s out there. The way he treated the boys; he packed in so many favours during the afternoon, none he had to do, but it made both Lachy and Harry’s day! Thanks to Jarrod Lyle, a fantastic ambassador for golf/life/fatherhood/humanity. Also thanks to the Australian PGA for coming up with the concept as it gave two young budding golfers have a fantastic day!