How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? I've been golfing for as long as I can remember, my grandparents started teaching me when I was 8 (Roughly 16 years) My handicap has been pretty steady the past couple years. My handicap was around 5 throughout the from 2014-2018 (I was working at a golf shop/range in Southwest Michigan) now that I'm back in Illinois and working full time I haven't had much time to actually practice, last year my average score was around 82-85. With everything going on in today's world I've had plenty of time to practice my short game at home, hoping to get my handicap back down this season.
What do you love about golf? Growing up I was always involved with team sports. My favorite part of golf is the fact that it's you and your clubs, never having to rely on someone else to do their job to succeed. Obliviously in a team sport it's easy to put the blame on someone else and not address what you could've done better, whereas in golf all the focus is on how you can improve your own skills to be the best you on the course.
What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I've been following MyGolfSpy for awhile now but just decided to join the forum page to have conversations with real people who actually understand the struggles/equipment that amateurs face.
Where are you from? What is your home course? Born and raised in Illinois. Do not really have a home course, but I normally play at Sanctuary/Silver Lake/Green Garden/Odyssey
What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best for my area would be amount of courses in my area with the worst being the conditions post rain. I'm not sure why but most of the courses around me have terrible drainage.
What do you do for a living? Although I wear many hats at my current job, my "official" title is International Operations Manager for a Third-Party Logistics Company
How’d you pick your user name? My legal first name is Gerald so all my friends used to call me Young Gerald because even at 23 years old I look like I'm 12