What’s in your bag?
I have a Cobra ZL 9.5 Driver, Taylor Made 13 and 18-degree fairway metals, Titleist 909 21-degree hybrid, Titleist 704CB irons (4-pw), Vokey 52-degree and 56-degree wedges and I play Titleist ProV1 golf balls
What’s your best round?
I was still a junior member at Reservation Golf Course. I was late for my tee time and was a bit rushed on the first tee. I drove the par-4 first hole and made the putt for eagle. I went on to shoot a 62, which is my best round. My father was playing with me in the group so it was nice to share that moment with him.
Who would be in your dream foursome?
I’d want Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and they would all be in their prime. They are golf icons of their respective generations. There would be some great conversation and also some decent golf.
What was your introduction to the game?
I was 12 years old. I went down to the park nearby with a friend and a few clubs from his father’s golf bag. I was given a starter set from a family friend shortly after and attended a junior clinic a Reservation Golf Club. I also took lessons early on with local golf instructor, Tom Couchi.
What’s your favorite golf course? (Besides your home club, of course)
Tobacco Road Golf Club in Sanford, N.C. is my favorite golf course. The course has so much character. Every time you play the course you find something new. It’s ranked in the top 10 for hardest golf courses in the country. If you’re ever in the Pinehurst area, book a tee time at Tobacco Road.
What’s the best golf tip you ever received?
There’s isn’t one specific tip that comes to mind, but I can tell you the PGM staff at Methodist University molded me not only into a golfer, but a golf professional. The Director of PGM, Jerry Hogge and his staff have given me so many golf lessons and life lessons and I can’t thank them enough.
What makes Acushnet River Valley so special?
Acushnet River Valley GC offers two unique playing opportunities. The front nine has a traditional layout with fairways lined with tall Carolina pines. The back nine offers a links style with thick rough and undulating greens. The course’s motto is “Country Club Courtesy and Conditions.” The golf course is kept in great shape year round and the golf shop staff is always ready to serve the customers.