Jun
11
2011
Kip Henley Vows to Stick to His Day Job
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

As the Tennessee PGA Section champion, Kip Henley, who normally loops for Brian Gay, received a spot in the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Thanks to Intern Kevin, Kip’s #1 fan, for spotting Richard S. Johnson’s tweet of the note Kip posted in the locker room.

Kip posted 82-78 and finished DFL. Henley is obviously a great golfer, but there’s a difference between the PGA Section and the big leagues. He shouldn’t be embarrassed (he keeps calling himself a bad golfer on Twitter) — he gave it his best and didn’t quit. It’s not like he’s out there practicing every day. He’s got a full-time job — caddying for Brian Gay, or as Kip describes on his Twitter account: “My job is to wash a guys balls and carry stuff.”

It’s all good, Kipper. You’re a legend in our eyes!

Oh, and have I mentioned his daughter Stormi Henley is a former Ms. Teen USA and American Idol contestant (I think she made it pretty far, too, earlier this year)? She caddied for her daddy in Memphis.