We’ve been fans of a brave 12-year-old named Clarkie Carroll for nearly a year.
It started when his family shared a trick shot video filmed not long after Clarkie wrapped up 10 months of chemotherapy for a rare form of bone cancer. Read his story here.
It’s impossible not to cheer on Clarkie, who seems shy when speaking, but has a golf swing that carries confidence. He’s bravely stared cancer in the face and come out on the other side swinging.
The rest of the golf world fell in love with him Wednesday when he stole the show in a trick shot video filmed with the Bryan Brothers at Pinehurst.
Take a look at where the video landed and what people had to say about our pal Clarkie.
“Crazy deflections. Amazing timing. The Bryan Brothers took their act on the road to Pinehurst No. 2, site of the 2014 men’s and women’s U.S. Opens.
“In a charitable twist, they even got 12-year-old cancer survivor Clarkie Carroll into the action.”
“Thankfully, he is now cancer free and back to playing golf. But Carroll is more than your standard-issue junior talent. The kid’s got a growing trick-shot repertoire. So the folks at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina teamed up Carroll with viral trick-shot sensations, the Bryan Brothers, to film some action around Thanksgiving.”
“The Bryan Bros released their latest trick shot video on Wednesday and this time, they had a special helper. Clarkie Carroll is only 12, but he’s already been through a lot.”
“In the video, Clarkie, who has been known to pull off his own trick shots, plays the role of assistant as the Bryan Bros exhibit their usual dazzling display of hand-eye coordination at Pinehurst.
“The Bryan Bros have been dazzling us with their trick shot videos for a while now. But in their latest endeavor, it’s their special guest who steals the show.
“George and Wesley Bryan team up with Clarkie, an 11-year-old who recently beat a rare form of bone cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma.”
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“The Bryan Bros teamed up with a 12-year-old Clarkie to create another amazing trick shot video, this time at Pinehurst in North Carolina.”
“After undergoing surgery to remove a tumor, Clarkie is finally cancer free – and draining 50-foot putts.”
“The Bryan Brothers have been lighting up the golf world with their trick shot videos all year but this one, featuring a kid named Clarkie, might be their best yet.
“He helps the Bryan Bros with their trick shots, re-creates Payne Stewart’s famous putt at Pinehurst No. 2 and even sinks a backdoor putt, which is celebrated by an innocent bystander.”
“A golf shot trickster who is a little over a year removed from having a tumor removed and is now cancer free, Clarkie Carroll joined up with the Bryan Brothers on a cloudy Pinehurst day to hit some shots.”