President Ford Collapsed In My Arms on the Golf Course! And more Caddy Stories from JJ Resnick


785: JJ Resnick’s best friend was urging him to come to play golf at College of the Desert, then tragically lost his life. Grieving, and being a typically confused 20 yr old with no direction in life, JJ left Oregon for Palm Desert and after meeting the coach, Tony Manzoni his life changed forever. Today JJ is a successful businessman with amazing stories that include golf, billionaires, and Presidents. In this episode JJ sits down with host Fred Greene to share his emotional memories. Make sure to check out our blog post from this episode at to see photos of JJ with President Ford, Arnold Palmer, Freddy Couples, and Oscar de la Hoya!

JJ Resnick caddied for former President from 2001 until he passed in 2006.
JJ with Arnold Palmer
JJ Resnick (left) with former President Gerald Ford, son Steven Ford (right), and JJ’s buddy who occasionally caddied with JJ at Porcupine Creek GC.
JJ & Freddy Couples
JJ & boxing great Oscar de la Hoya

Now after hearing wonderful stories about Tony from JJ, don’t miss Golf Smarter Mulligans #101 this week as it’s our our fourth of nine episodes featuring the late, great instructor Tony Manzoni. We continue our conversation about Getting To The Next Level, One Club at a Time. Mulligans is published each Friday to help with your weekend round.
Tony’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move. Better Golf Forever.” is available once again in either paperback or kindle formats. The Lost Fundamental video is also available online! Click here to ask host Fred Greene for information on how to get the link.

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