Nicklaus and Player give a legendary lesson at Bear's Club
JUPITER, Fla. (CBS12) —
Two golfing legends on one driving range. Being able to pick the minds of Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player at the same time is a waste of a dream - because you'd be silly to even wish to have that opportunity.
But for one young man, he can have it whenever he wants.
An intimate gathering - surrounding greatness.
A golf lesson from two of the best there's ever been - Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.
"They are the two best ever," said Oxbridge Academy golfer Maisie Filler. "I've always looked up to them. It was cool."
The pair was speaking at a Oxbridge Academy fundraiser at the Bear's Club in Jupiter. Jack's grandson GT is a freshman on the Thunderwolves golf team.
"I'm getting used to seeing people all over my granddad and Mr. Player," says GT. "I love Mr. Player. I call him Uncle Gary."
GT has become quite the celebrity himself - after his hole-in-one during the Masters Par 3 tournament, broadcast on ESPN.
"I get recognized - it's super cool to know how many people saw it."
"He was thrust into the spotlight, and I had a similar experience when I was 16," says GT's Dad and Jack's son, former PGA Tour player Gary Nicklaus. "I was on the cover of Sports Illustrated. I went the other way and I'm trying to get him to love it. Trying to use it to build his confidence."
GT doesn't lack much in the confidence category - it's obvious he's been learning from his legendary granddad.
"The whole time during interviews he was crying, I was trying not to cry," says GT. "It was a bonding moment for us."
A one hour lesson for these lucky souls, is what GT's life is like all the time. He's set up for greatness at 15-years-old.