How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score?
This is only my fourth season playing. I'm not sure what my actual handicap is, but I'm guessing it's high. Right now, I'm shooting in the 120s, but I'm seeing some improvements. My goal is to get below 100 by the end of next season.
What do you love about golf?
The technical aspects of it and the challenge. I am a bowler as well, and understanding the body mechanics and training my body to go through the right motions was part of the appeal to bowling. Golf is even more of a challenge, at least for me. The moment I think I got my swing figured out, I slice it right. But, a few times per round I hit one of those shots that just feel and look great. That is what keeps me coming back.
What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies?
I discovered MyGolfSpy doing product research. I tend to take a lot of time to research products prior to buying. I think someone actually mentioned the ball testing article and I pulled it up to see if I needed to a different ball.
Where are you from? What is your home course?
I'm from Central Arkansas. Don't really have a home course. The one I used to play the most closed down. I've been trying out a few since. I have a feeling Burns Park in North Little Rock will be the one I play the most.
What are the best and worst things about golf in your region?
Best things would probably be the number of affordable courses. But those come with trade offs (i.e. No beer carts). Also, the rough, and some fairways, can be pretty rough (literally). The ground can be pretty hard and rocky, so if you miss the fairway, you never know what kind of lie you will get. I just try not to damage my clubs on the rocks.
What do you do for a living?
During the day I'm a mild mannered curriculum developer for professional development style courses. I also have a part time job at night as a golf associate at a sporting goods store (to support my golf habit). Tying this back to "what brings me to MyGolfSpy", I come here to keep up to speed on new products, especially the ones I have to try to sell. I never pass myself off as a golf pro, but I do my best to know what I'm selling and understand the basics of a good golf swing so I can provide good service.
How’d you pick your user name? It's easy for me to remember.