I’m no pro but I have been playing golf for over 40 years…pretty seriously. By seriously I mean when I’m in golfing mode I’m playing on the course at least once a week and I’m hitting balls or working on my short game at least twice a week. I moved my family to Florida from Massachusetts in 1991 just so I could play more. I hope my wife will forgive me someday.
I am basically self-taught, learning how to play mostly from books, particularly Jack Nicklaus’ Golf My Way. I’ve had 2 lessons in my life. I probably should have had more. I watch golf tournaments and The Golf Channel all the time. I guess you could say I’m a student of the game. My wife would say I’m just a golf nut.
My High Water Mark
In 1990, after about 10 years of playing seriously, I was able to qualify for the State Amateur in Massachusetts. I shot a 76 in the first round and was in 6th place at a beautiful seaside course called Kittansett. I shot 80 the second day and tied for 32nd place. The top 32 went to match play. I missed making the final 32 when I got eliminated in the playoff. That was my high-water mark as a golfer.
My game got better after that. I had my handicap down to about 5 but the kids came and I couldn’t play as much. My handicap is about 7 at the moment and I’m working hard to get it back to where it was — when I can.
My Best Score
My low round in my prime was a 68, 4 under par. One of my best rounds was probably an 83 I shot at Bay Hill from the way back tees almost 7300 yards. It made me realize that those pros play a different game than us weekend guys. For me it was driver, 3 wood on almost every hole.
My Golf Club Knowledge
I worked for a golf club manufacturer for a couple of years. I’m no designer or golf club expert but working in golf has helped me undertand golf clubs better. My job was in marketing, but I learned a few things working there by listening to the people that know golf clubs.
To be honest I never took golf clubs that seriously. I thought there were more important things about being a good golfer than the clubs. I still feel that way. But I have learned that the right golf clubs are more important than I thought — particularly getting fit properly.
I’m learning new things about golf clubs all the time. I’ve started to get more passionate about them. You can’t love golf and work for a golf club manufacturer and not begin to learn and care about golf clubs. I’ll be keeping my ear to the ground looking for new things to pass along to you. Stay posted for the latest inside scoop on the newest golf clubs and technology.
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