A Walk Down the Fairway

We’d like to thank Tim for today’s story.

It was the summer of 2003 at the Greater Hartford Open. I was 12 years old working as a volunteer at the tournament. As an avid golf enthusiast and naturally a fan of Caddyshack, I was very excited to see Bill play.

After being snubbed earlier in the day by Bo Jackson, my morale was low. My hopes of meeting Murray were fleeting. I waited for Bill patiently to arrive at the hole where I was stationed.

As he teed off and began to move down the fairway, I knew meeting him was the truly important task at hand. He began interacting with the crowd. I took my chance. I must have screamed “Mr. Murray” about 10 times until finally he responded “Jesus kid, what?!”

I was so shocked at the fact that I was being spoken to directly, over everyone else, that I completely lost the ability to speak. He then praised my persistence and invited me to walk the rest of the hole with him and even signed my hat. Best golf memory I will ever have.

Bill, The Ball Cap, & The Pool

Editor: We’d like to thank Jess for her Bill Murray Story!

While working at a Native American casino in Connecticut, numerous celebrities were brought in to celebrate the grand opening of a new addition to the property. Along with Bill Murray, Jimmy Fallon and Paul Shaffer were there as well.

While at a roulette table, Bill Murray was approached by a couple holding a baseball cap and pen, obviously wanting him to autograph it. After twice refusing gently, the couple still shoved the baseball cap into Bill’s face. After their third attempt, Bill snatched the cap, chewed its bill for a few seconds, then handed it back to the couple. It took them a while to realize what just happened, but after a few seconds, they took their baseball cap and left.

The following day, Bill was at the swimming pool, tossing kids into the pool left and right…not his kids, just kids that happened to be playing there when he arrived.