Jim Herman, former Trump golf assistant, back at Kapalua


2:15 a.m. ET Jan. 6, 2017

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Jim Herman’s first trip to Kapalua was for his honeymoon.

The next one felt more like a fairy tale.

Herman had given up on the grind of mini-tours and Q-school heartaches when he took a job as an assistant pro, got married and took his bride on a cruise of the Hawaiian islands for their honeymoon in 2005. When the ship stopped in Maui, he couldn’t resist a chance to see the Plantation course at Kapalua.

“No way I wasn’t coming to play the golf course,” Herman said. “We got off, rented a car and came over. We were first off in the morning and we had a great time. Used rental clubs, just playing with three other gentlemen, and my wife rode along with us. We just had a great time. Good memories. I see the pictures on our computer all the time. We had a great day.”

Thursday was a pretty good day, too.

Herman made his SBS Tournament of Champions debut with a 6-under 67 to…

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