Finalist: Eric Hunt

Meet the 2010 Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge finalist Eric Hunt.

Released on 3/30/2010

Credits

Starring: Eric Hunt

Transcript

00:03
I'm a golfer living a plumber's life.
00:05
My name is Eric Hunt.
00:06
I'm from Norton, Massachusetts.
00:07
I'm 41 years old, and I'm a plumber.
00:12
There's four teams in the world as far as I'm concerned.
00:14
The Celtics, the Bruins, the Patriots, and the Red Sox.
00:18
My USGA index is 8.
00:21
In my own head I'm the best there is.
00:23
Smooth swing.
00:29
People look at my grip weird,
00:30
people say that I have a weird swing.
00:33
To me, the way I feel and when I see the ball flying,
00:36
it looks beautiful.
00:39
I do hard labor for a living.
00:40
I keep a single-digit handicap,
00:42
and it really gets to me when people say it can't be done.
00:46
It would prove to myself that I have the game
00:48
to live my dream, which is playing the Champions Tour,
00:51
and it would give me the inspiration to carry on.
00:53
Getting ready for Pebble Beach.
00:55
Nice!
00:56
I can't remember the last time I didn't break 100.
00:59
(laughs)
01:00
So I don't think Pebble Beach can control me.
01:04
A lot of people don't like my ego,
01:06
but it is what it is.
01:08
I'm representing the working man, baby.
01:09
For the plumbers.
01:10
There's a dirty job to be done,
01:11
let's send in the plumber.
01:13
He can take care of it.
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