"We really knew how to LIV" Former pro reveals mind-blowing first contract

Former professional golfer Ken Brown has published a photograph of his first contract with Dunlop in 1975 which shows just how crazy the LIV Golf deals are.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2022
"We really knew how to LIV" Former pro reveals mind-blowing first contract

Ken Brown joined the European Tour back in 1975 and it's fair to say his first contract with Dunlop looked a bit different than some of the LIV Golf players.

Brown, 65, took to social media to reveal just how difficult it was to get your hands on golf balls back in the day. 

They were in such scarce supply that apparently Brown was only permitted six Dunlop golf balls per month. 

Apparently, his Dunlop tour rep Jimmy Bagg would only permit three more golf balls if you made the cut. 

"He was like a squirrel," the Scot posted. "Just balls were his nuts." 

Brown also took a quip at LIV Golf by suggesting: "We really knew how to LIV in those days!" 

Oh, and did we mention that the fact that he was also only given three balls per month in the off season! 

Just think of how absurd such an agreement would be these days!? 

I'm sorry Brooksy, but you've had your quota... 

Take a look at Brown's contract here: 

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Brown played on the European Tour from 1976 to 1992, winning four times between 1978 and 1985. 

His first win was the 1978 Carroll's Irish Open, beating Seve Ballesteros and John O'Leary by a single stroke. 

His other wins included the Dutch Open, Glasgow Open and the Four Stars National Pro-Celebrity. 

He finished in the top-10 of the European Tour Order of Merit on four occasions.

Brown now spends his time as a TV golf commentator and analyst for the BBC and Fox Sports.

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