Assistant Pro compensation isn’t great but the fringe benefits can be awesome…

Memories that really stick out? – A tournament win? Shooting a course record 63? Nope, Rascal Flatts were in town for a concert with opening act, Darius Rucker of Hootie & The Blowfish fame opening for them. As it turned out, Darius Rucker had a friend at Crooked Stick and had the opportunity of getting out for a round of golf beforehand. It was just my good fortune that, as circumstances unfolded, that I was able to play with Darius that day. During the round, he asked me if I was interested in coming to the concert that night and gave me 4 tickets. Super nice guy and really down to earth. With my boss and 2 other friends in tow we headed down to the concert but couldn’t figure our where our seats were. They were AA and all the rows seemed like single letters. As it turned out, AA was the front row – right in front of the stage! Not only did Darius give a shout out to his friends (us) at Crooked Stick, Rascal Flatts invited my boss at one point to join him for a couple verses from the song, “Open Road” – truly a highlight of his “performing” life lol. 

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