Since I was 4 years old I have been playing the game. I remember following my dad and brother around on the course at a young age and being so frustrated because they were so much better. I’m now 42 (43 on Monday) and although my frustration still runs deep, I’m now a better golfer than either one of them. I remind them, especially my brother, of this often.
I’ve been an all conference player in high school only to quit to play football. I didn’t play for 3 years after until my college started a golf team when I was a senior and I tried out and played number 1 on the team. We were awful but I started loving the game again.
I’m now a high school business teacher and have been the girls golf coach for the past 12 years. I love it and have a great time coaching. I have a beautiful wife that would rather me be home but deals with my obsession for golf. And finally I have a 7 year old daughter who is starting to play. All I want her to do is love the game. I wonder if one day she’ll look back at those times on the course with her dad and love it as much as I did when I was her age.