Clarkie Carroll – Beyond his trick shot

Clarkie Carroll

Clarkie Carroll tees off at Glens Falls Country Club in New York.

Our buddy Clarkie Carroll, we’re happy to say, continues to do well following his treatment for Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer.

And his golf game? Well, it’s doing REALLY well.

Clarkie is 11 years old, and you may remember him from his outstanding trick shot his family sent us a couple of months ago:

That trick shot was performed just days after Clarkie completed 10 rounds of chemotherapy for a cancer that forced the removal of half of his right femur. As Clarkie’s dad, Dave, put it:

“10 months of chemo.

17 Rounds.

54 Treatments.

Zero Complaints.”

Now we have an update on Clarkie, whom you may have last seen when his video was featured on The Golf Channel.

Just a few months after finishing treatment, Clarkie won the Glens Falls Country Club Junior Championship. From the white tees, Clarkie made a clutch par on his 9th and final hole to preserve the victory by a single stroke. Count us among those not surprised one bit by Clarkie’s mental toughness.

We at Pinehurst are incredibly proud of Clarkie, who is the grandson of Tom and Joan Moynihan, who live at Pinehurst No. 7.

But it gets even better. Later this month, Clarkie is getting a chance to play Pinehurst No. 2.

His caddie?

Willie McRae.

Indeed, golf is a special game.