Golf Talk Live - Tommy Bolt Transcript Segment 7

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PETER KESSLER
YOU'VE PLAYED GOLF ALL YOUR LIFE. HOW MUCH DO YOU PLAY NOW?

TOMMY BOLT
EVERY TIME IT DOESN'T RAIN, PETER.

PETER KESSLER
WHICH IS ALMOST EVERY DAY.

TOMMY BOLT
YEAH, EVERY DAY OF THE - IT HADN'T RAINED LATELY IN FLORIDA, VERY LITTLE BIT, SO I'M PLAYING MOST EVERY DAY.

PETER KESSLER
AND WHAT KIND OF NUMBERS ARE YOU SHOOTING?

TOMMY BOLT
OH PETER, I CAN UH . I CAN'T HIT IT ANYWHERE, BUT I - I STILL SHOOT UH . OH, FROM 74, MAYBE 75, 76.

I DON'T - IF WHAT - I'M - I'M NOT EVER GONNA SHOOT MY AGE, PETE. WHEN - WHEN I GET TO - WHEN I GET TO MY AGE ON A GOLF COURSE, I'M COMING IN.

PETER KESSLER
NOW DO YOU HAVE A FLOCK OF PIGEONS LIKE SNEAD USED TO HAVE THAT YOU PLUCK EVERY DAY?

TOMMY BOLT
I . I WAS OUT - OUT THERE THE OTHER DAY HITTING SOME PRACTICE BALLS. AND I WALKED BY THE PUTTING GREEN, AND I SAYS, 'HEY', TO A FRIEND OF MINE,

'HEY, DO YOU KNOW ANY 80 YEAR OLD GUYS AROUND HERE? I NEED SOME COMPETITION FROM SOME 80 YEAR OLD GUYS. I - I'M GETTING TIRED OF PLAYING WITH THESE 50, 50 AND 55 YEAR OLD FELLOWS. THEY OUT-DRIVE ME.'

AND HE SAYS, 'NO, THE ONLY 80 YEAR OLD GUYS I KNOW ARE DEAD.'

PETER KESSLER
WELL, THE 80 YEAR OLD GUYS, THEY'RE 80 YEARS OLD. THAT'S YOUNGER THAN YOU.

TOMMY BOLT
YES, IT IS. BUT THERE'S . BUT THERE'S - THERE'S NONE AROUND, PETER. THERE ARE NO 80 YEAR OLD GUYS THAT I CAN PLAY WITH.

PETER KESSLER
WELL, NOW THAT YOU'VE REACHED THE AGE THAT YOU HAVE, IT'S PROBABLY FAIR TO ASK YOU THIS.

TOMMY BOLT
YEAH.

PETER KESSLER
DO YOU REGRET MORE THE THINGS THAT YOU DID DO THAT YOU WISH YOU HADN'T OR THE THINGS THAT YOU DIDN'T DO THAT YOU WISH YOU HAD DONE?

TOMMY BOLT
UM . I'M HAPPY WITH WHAT - THE WAY IT IS, PETER. UH, I'M - I'M .

I'M - I'M REALLY HAPPY WITH THE WAY THINGS HAVE TURNED OUT. I'VE BEEN VERY FORTUNATE. AND UH, THE GOOD LORD'S TAKEN CARE OF ME, BOY, KEPT MY .

HE - HE'D GIVEN ME GOOD HEALTH. AND UH, AND I'VE LIVED A LONG, GOOD LIFE. AND I'M UH JUST AS HAPPY AS I CAN BE.

PETER KESSLER
WHAT DO YOUR GRANDKIDS MAKE OUT OF YOU?

TOMMY BOLT
UH, THEY . THEY THINK IT'S SOMETHING, PETER, AT MY AGE, YOU KNOW. THEY REALLY DO. UH .

AND UH, OH, WELL, THEY THINK IT'S GREAT.

PETER KESSLER
DO THEY PLAY?

TOMMY BOLT
OH, WELL UH . NO, THEY REALLY DON'T PLAY GOLF, ONE OF THEM DOES. YEAH, HE PLAYS A LITTLE BIT, THE KID DOES, THE BOY .

UH, BUT NOT UH, NOT SERIOUSLY. HE LIKES BASKETBALL AND - AND FOOTBALL.

PETER KESSLER
WELL, YOU'RE STILL PLAYING GOLF SERIOUSLY.

TOMMY BOLT
OH, YOU TELL THEM I AM, PETER. I'M GONNA CONTINUE TO PLAY.

PETER KESSLER
AFTER YOU TEACH THOSE GRANDKIDS OF YOURS TO PLAY, YOU'LL PROBABLY BE TAKING THEIR MONEY, GIVING THEM SHOTS AND . TELLING THEM TO FIND THEIR WAY HOME.

TOMMY BOLT
WELL, YOU GOT TO TEACH THEM HOW, PETER.

PETER KESSLER
GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE.

TOMMY BOLT
THANK YOU, I'M . THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

PETER KESSLER
AND HAVE A GREAT HEALTHY AND WONDERFUL YEAR. THANKS FOR BEING HERE EVERYBODY, GOOD NIGHT.

TOMMY BOLT
THANK YOU, PETER.