I knew I needed golf therapy when I read the book “A Good Walk Spoiled” by John Feinstein. I couldn’t put it down until I read every story. My story began with my dad introducing me to golf when I was 12 years old. I learned more about life on the links than I did about playing the game. He didn’t talk about equipment. He taught me to play the game with integrity. It is a game that humbles you, rewards you with that one great shot, and the memories with your friends.
My golf career includes mowing greens as a college student, serving as general manager of a golf club, playing amateur tournaments, volunteering at the US Open at Chambers Bay, and being a 9-year member of the Fairwood Golf and Country Club. Currently, I live in Bend, Oregon, and I enjoy the opportunity to golf year-round. Like many of us, I have battled my share of injuries, which has affected my game. Through “Tiger-like” back surgery, golf fitness workouts, and practice, I have re-habilitated my game.
It also required experimenting with many different clubs. My bag includes:
· Orange Mid-Size Whip (I love it)
· Callaway 460 FT Optiforce 460 (10.5) with a Tour AD DI-6x shaft
· Titleist 915F 18˚-5 wood with Diamana 70 grams stiff flex
· Callaway Apex 19 Irons , Elevate shaft, stiff shaft, 95 grams (4-A)
· Cleveland 56˚wedge-12˚ bounce,
· Titleist SM5 Vokey wedge 52˚-8˚ bounce
· Titleist SM5 Vokey wedge 60˚ 4˚ bounce
· Ping Anser 2 putter.
Hit “em” straight.