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Old 02-11-2011, 10:32 AM   #1
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Well what were the odds of that?

Well today was an interesting/ surprising one for sure, I was filming a guy for a client who was doing some golf club/ golf ball tricks, you know the thing (he wasn't that bad actually) but as I was setting up I noticed the club the client had brought in for him to use (he didn't have his own in the country) and it had a leather grip and shaft similar to one I used to have.

So I took it out of the bag and guess what............it was my club (we'll technically my grandfathers who gave it to me). I recognised it straight away as it an old Mashie Niblick or a 7 iron in modern terms. The nicks on the blade were as I remember , the shaft is unique as it is metal but painted to look like wood (the original wooden shaft broke and my grandfather had a new metal one made) and the grip had come away at the top exactly in the right place.

I asked the client (out of interest) where she got the club from and she told me it was left behind by the previous home owners, so I told her it was actually mine and went onto describe the bag it was in (which matched) along with the the other clubs that were with it.

Here's the surprise the bag and clubs were stolen from my car about 10 years ago.

So they ended up in a house a client of ours who brought it in for a one off unique event that will probably never happen again.

So I'm now reunited with a beloved club I used as chip and run special how's that! Put a smile on my face after 2 weeks of hellish work on toast.

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That is definitely an interesting story. Cool stuff.
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Find out who the previous owners were and call the cops on them! There's some sweet, albeit delayed, revenge!

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Find out who the previous owners were and call the cops on them! There's some sweet, albeit delayed, revenge!
They may have bought the clubs from a yard sale, or another person, and by who knows before them. 10 years is a long time and they could have passed hands several times in that period.
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They may have bought the clubs from a yard sale, or another person, and by who knows before them. 10 years is a long time and they could have passed hands several times in that period.
But what if they didn't?
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But what if they didn't?
Doesn't matter most likely as the Statute of Limitations would have expired on theft.
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Doesn't matter most likely as the Statute of Limitations would have expired on theft.
You're ruining my fun by using facts....!!!

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I know Hope you have a good weekend Ray.
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Re: Well what were the odds of that?

What a small world this is. I recently found out that one of my good friend's since early high school's Mom (about 15 years) worked with my Mom a few years ago for a few years. Craziness.
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Well today was an interesting/ surprising one for sure, I was filming a guy for a client who was doing some golf club/ golf ball tricks, you know the thing (he wasn't that bad actually) but as I was setting up I noticed the club the client had brought in for him to use (he didn't have his own in the country) and it had a leather grip and shaft similar to one I used to have.

So I took it out of the bag and guess what............it was my club (we'll technically my grandfathers who gave it to me). I recognised it straight away as it an old Mashie Niblick or a 7 iron in modern terms. The nicks on the blade were as I remember , the shaft is unique as it is metal but painted to look like wood (the original wooden shaft broke and my grandfather had a new metal one made) and the grip had come away at the top exactly in the right place.

I asked the client (out of interest) where she got the club from and she told me it was left behind by the previous home owners, so I told her it was actually mine and went onto describe the bag it was in (which matched) along with the the other clubs that were with it.

Here's the surprise the bag and clubs were stolen from my car about 10 years ago.

So they ended up in a house a client of ours who brought it in for a one off unique event that will probably never happen again.

So I'm now reunited with a beloved club I used as chip and run special how's that! Put a smile on my face after 2 weeks of hellish work on toast.
Did you give her a reward?

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