Cody Blick earned eight starts on the Web.com Tour in 2019 after an incredible final-round 63 at Q-School, using a set of cobbled-together clubs after his set was stolen prior to the final round in Arizona.
Prior to the Sunday finale, Blick had taken to Instagram, offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who could return the clubs -- no questions asked. No one responded, and Blick had to gather up clubs: a driver from the superintendent at host Whirlwind Golf Club in Chandler, Ariz., a set of wedges from the pro shop, a heavier-than-normal putter and a pieced-together iron set.
Not only does Blick have a guaranteed spot in the first eight Web.com Tour events in the New Year, he was reunited with his lost clubs to start 2019.
Blick posted on Instagram he got his clubs back.
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New Year- Old Clubs? The stolen clubs have resurfaced! Thank you to everyone who helped search and support me over the last few weeks. And @titleist for their hard work! The story has it they were in a homeless man’s tent under an overpass for a couple weeks and although there is some considerable damage to the clubs/bag it is so nice to have them back. 12/9/18-1/3/19 Big thanks to @taylor_bromley for retrieving them! @webdotcomtour @pgatour #titleist #webdotcomtour #pgatour #golf #footjoy #golfball #golftips #golflife #sports #win
"The story has it they were in a homeless man’s tent under an overpass for a couple weeks and although there is some considerable damage to the clubs/bag it is so nice to have them back," Blick wrote.
Golf Channel dug in further, speaking with Blick's mom, Carla. It turns out she was the one to get Blick's clubs back, by happenstance.
A woman had found Carla Blick's number through the white pages, contacting her about a set of clubs with the Blick last name on them. The woman acquired them for $75 from the homeless man in question, who was seeking money for what he said would be a night in a hotel room. Instead of simply making a donation to the man, the woman asked if he had anything to sell. He returned to his tent and produced the clubs. Blick's Vokey wedges had his last name stamped on them. Once she had the clubs back home, she researched the clubs and name online, and it went from there.
The woman reached out to Carla Blick, and she upsold them back to Mrs. Blick for $300.
Cody said his bag was basically ruined, and many of the clubs were in poor shape. But the one club that mattered most, the Scotty Cameron putter he'd used since high school, was still in good condition.