I’m not the first to say it: Rod Spittle is the nicest man in Canadian golf. Sure he’s lived in Ohio for most of his adult live, but there’s something quintessentially Canadian about a man who constantly thanks interviewers for wanting to speak to him and who talks about “being blessed” for having a shot at playing professional golf.
The neat thing is that Spittle is coming home — quite literally — to play the PGA of Canada Seniors’ Championship at Lookout Point, and was at the club last week to discuss his involvement. He patiently did a clinic for those in attendance (and has a nice, smooth swing for a very tall man) and then talked to a handful of reporters.
I wrote my Global Golf Post column on his rare career in golf — one that started at the age of 50.