How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? 57 years of golf and seen the good, the bad, and ugly sides of my game over decades. Currently 13 handicap, but recently relocated from LA to PHX and expect to be playing much more golf to get back to single digit handicap.
What do you love about golf? When younger, I was really into the competition, having been on my HS Varsity Golf Team in Chicago since being a freshman and captain since being a sophomore. I was a caddy at a local private club so I could play the course on Mondays hand get lessons from our teaching pro. Now that I am older (and badly missed the qualifying for the USGA Amateur a few years ago, I've come to appreciate the blue skies, green grass, and sparking lakes - could not think of a better place to spend 4 hrs during the day!
What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? I've been getting Adam's emails for a while and decided to join the forum officially - would love to test new products!
Where are you from? What is your home course? Originally from Chicago, where I would play in the winter using red golf balls that you could see in the snow. I once fell through a lake that I thought was frozen--really cold and I missed 4 holes of the round drying off! My wife and I recently moved from Los Angeles to Buckeye, AZ, just outside Phoenix and live across the street from the clubhouse at the Verrado Founders Course - an awesome course built into the White Tank Mountains where every hole looks like a picture postcard. Tough greens!
What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Year-round golf--but gets a bit toasty in the summer if you can't get out early.
What do you do for a living? I spent years in the Internet industry, at one time having the Most Downloaded Software on the Internet earlier in the century, amassing over 200 million users. That was quite a ride, ending up in litigation at the US Supreme Court. It did not end well for us. Last summer, my wife and I decided to quit the LA rat race and turn in my entrepreneur stripes to enjoy life and play a lot more golf while we are still young at heart and healthy.
How’d you pick your user name? It was simple, my first name was already taken so I just added my last initial. I supposed I could have been more creative....