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Golf Talk Live - Johnny Bulla Transcript Segment 7

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PETER KESSLER
 
YOU WANTED TO TELL ME A STORY.
 
JOHNNY BULLA
 
WELL I WAS GOING TO TELL YOU SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED AT THE CLUB. SEE, I'M AFFILIATED WITH OKA TEN, A CHANNEL IN ARIZONA, AND EVERY FALL THEY HAVE AN A AND B TOURNAMENT, AND OF COURSE THE A PLAYER GIVES THE B THE DIFFERENCE IN THE HANDICAP, AND YOU GOT TO THE FINALS, AND YOU
 
ACTUALLY GOT TO THE FINAL, THE LAST HOLE, AND THEY'RE RIDING IN THE CART TOGETHER AND THE B PLAYER GETS HIS BANANA SLICE AND IT ENDED UP ON THE CART PATH AND THEY'RE RIDING OVER TO IT AND THE A PLAYER SAYS YOU KNOW,
 
IN THIS TOURNAMENT YOU HAVE TO PLAY IT AS IT LIES. IF YOU TAKE IT OFF THE CART PATH THAT'S ONE STROKE. SO THE B PLAYER GOT OUT OF THE CART AND WENT AROUND TO THE BACK, FOOLED AROUND A LITTLE BIT, PULLED OUT A CLUB, COME
 
OVER AND TOOK A GREAT BIG SWING AND THE SPARKS JUST FLEW, AND THE BALL WENT UP ON THE GREEN, AND THE A PLAYER SAID THAT'S THE GREATEST SHOT I'VE EVER SEEN, WHAT DID YOU HIT THAT WITH? HE SAID I HIT IT WITH YOUR SIX IRON.
 
PETER KESSLER
 
(LAUGHS)
 
SOME PEOPLE SAID THAT YOU WERE A REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE. THAT'S NOT REALLY TRUE, IS IT?
 
JOHNNY BULLA
 
WELL I HAD A CAUSE, I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE REBEL.
 
PETER KESSLER
 
WHAT WAS THE CAUSE?
 
JOHNNY BULLA
 
OH I WANTED TO BE GOOD.
 
PETER KESSLER
 
NO, BUT TALKING ABOUT THE THINGS THAT YOU DID THAT WERE DIFFERENT. THE, THE FIRST GUY TO ENDORSE A GOLF BALL THAT WASN'T SOLD IN A PRO SHOP. I, I ALWAYS GET THE FEELING THEY'RE REFERRING TO THOSE KINDS OF THINGS.
 
JOHNNY BULLA
 
OH, WELL I WAS DIFFERENT. THAT, THAT'S RIGHT. I, I BROKE THE MOLD AS FAR AS CONVENTIONALISM WAS CONCERNED, LIKE PLAYING WITH THE BLACK GUYS. IF I THOUGHT IT WAS MORALLY RIGHT THERE WAS NO REASON WHY I SHOULDN'T DO IT.
 
PETER KESSLER
 
DO YOU BELIEVE THAT THIS WHOLE THING, INCLUDING THE WINNING AND LOSING IN GOLF TOURNAMENTS, YOUR HEALTH AND YOUR HAPPINESS ARE ALL DESTINY, JOHN?
 
JOHNNY BULLA
 
A HUNDRED PERCENT.
 
PETER KESSLER
 
TELL ME WHY
 
JOHNNY BULLA
 
A HUNDRED PERCENT. WELL, I THINK WE ALL HAVE A DESTINY, AND UH, WE HAVE CHOICES TO MAKE BUT WE HAVE TO REAP THE CHOICES THAT WE'VE MADE, AND THAT'S THE DESTINY. THAT'S THE, THAT'S WHAT WE GOING TO, THAT'S WHAT WE GOING TO REAP.
 
PETER KESSLER
 
SO ALL THOSE THINGS WERE WRITTEN IN THE BOOK BEFORE YOU EVER DREW BACK THE CLUB ON THE FIRST TEE.
 
JOHNNY BULLA
 
I THINK SO. I REALLY DO, BUT WE MADE IT, SOMEWHERE DOWN THE LINE, WE MADE THAT CAUSE AND EFFECT.
 
PETER KESSLER
 
SO YOU HAD TO HAVE SOME WORK ETHIC AND ENTHUSIASM AND PREPARATION. THINGS DON'T JUST HAPPEN.
 
JOHNNY BULLA
 
NO, YOU CAN'T, IT'S LIKE, SAY IF YOU, IF YOU CONCENTRATE YOU CAN HIT A SHOT GOOD. THAT'S NOT TRUE. YOU'VE GOT TO DEVELOP THE FEEL AND THE MECHANICS BEFORE YOU CAN HIT IT GOOD.
 
PETER KESSLER
 
IT'S SO GOOD TO HAVE YOU HERE
 
JOHNNY BULLA
 
PETER, IT'S
 
PETER KESSLER
 
ALWAYS GOES TO QUICK. WE'LL DO IT AGAIN?
 
JOHNNY BULLA
 
YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, I WILL.
 
PETER KESSLER
 
LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.
 
JOHNNY BULLA
 
I ALWAYS ENJOY IT.
 
PETER KESSLER
 
SO DO I
 
JOHNNY BULLA
 
THANK YOU
 
PETER KESSLER
 
THANK YOU EVERYBODY. GOOD NIGHT.
 
THANKS JOHN.