Reading your recent posts reminds me of my club (and I'm not saying you're one of these people at all, so don't take it that way
), but it reminded me of some things.
Patrick Reed played at our course for about 1.5-2 years. It was AMAZING how many people would come up to him and practically suck his dick. He wouldn't practice during the day, but would come very early, leave, and come back late afternoon. The only reason he and I (and a few others a the club, one of whom I'm about to talk about) became friends were because we weren't constantly gawking him. I practiced, he practiced, and a few others practiced close to each other, would chat, and have fun, and I would be amazed how people would just walk up to him during an intense practice session and just stand there and try to talk to him. It aggravated me to know end, so I know he couldn't stand it
Another guy "at our club" (started there and jumps around) is trying to make it, and people have been shitting on him for years. Head case, bad swing, etc were all people would say about him. Once he qualified for a Nationwide event, and did well in a few others, those same people would just flock to him and gawk, talking about how good he always was
Point being, I'm sure their are the people at your club that will make up every story possible about how they taught Teater "this shot" or "that shot", or were best friends with him.
It's something that has always amazed me about how people are attracted to that fame, and would do anything to be associated with it.