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“He Wanted To Be The Only One”: Tom Brady Sr. Narrated A Disastrous Golf Tale Proving How Bad His Super Bowl-Winning Son Initially Was At Sports

Published 11/02/2022, 3:30 PM EDT

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Tom Brady has developed a reputation for being the ultimate competitor. In his pursuit of perfection for the sport he plays, he has conjured a legacy like none other. While all these are hard facts, it is also a fact that he was not always like this. According to the quarterback’s father, Thomas Brady Sr. he was once a very sore competitor, if at all. The tale entails a 4-year-old Tom, milkshakes, and a dead last position in an alternate shot golf competition with his father.

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Brady Sr. once shared the story of him and his son going to an alternate shot golf competition. The 7 time Super Bowl champion was only 4 back then. And he had the ambitions of a 4-year-old as well. Telling us about this father/son competition, Brady Sr. said, “all he was really interested in was drinking milkshakes, driving the cart, and hitting the golf ball.” In this alternate shot challenge, the duo would take turns to hit the ball, hence alternating between themselves. But in this case, the son wanted to be the only one hitting the ball. Often getting upset over missing his chances to smash the ball.


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“On the 13th hole, I sank a long putt, and he started whining, then crying, because then he couldn’t hit his shot.” Added the TB12‘s father. While on another hole, he rolled the putt within 2 inches of distance to the hole. An easy tap in for his son. But the 4-year-old was not having any of it. Instead of gently tapping the ball in, he went smashed the ball 60 feet away from it. When asked why he did not just tap it in. The young GOAT made his intentions clear by saying he just wanted to hit the ball as hard as he can.


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The day went by and with his son more interested in having his way on the course instead of winning. The results were not what we have come to expect of the quarterback. “Needless to say, we came in dead last in the tournament.” said Brady’s dad. However, at the end of the day, it must have been worth it for him as he got his milkshakes in, regardless of the result.


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In contrast to that day when you look at the NFL GOAT now, he is a determined golf player. In 2021, he even elaborated on his love for the game. He called the game his second ‘career hobby’. Actively taking part in golfing events for fun. He has left his greed for milkshakes behind and has embraced the intricacies of finishing the ball in the hole other than just smashing it.

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Written by:

Avinash Singh


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Avinash Singh is an NFL author for EssentiallySports. He has honors in Economics from Amity University, Noida. His favorite player is Tom Brady, as he credits the GOAT and his story for making him a fan of the sport.
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Gurjyot Singh Dadial