I am not a PGA tour professional, PGA affiliated, or even an apprentice.
I am not some golfing maven or prodigy.
I am not smart or very handsome. In a word I am homely. Well at least I have a face only a mother could love.
What I am though is a regular guy like any other who just happens to be passionate about golf. Started playing at twelve and haven’t looked back since. Fast forward 40 years, all I can say about my golfing “career” to date is that if I only knew what I know now, I could have been a force to reckon with in high school and even perhaps college. If it matters I was your typical bogey golfer — a weekend warrior — doing battle with each golf course with hacker’s abandon. That is until I found “religion.” That religion was the simple phrase “hit the ball closer to the hole.” Funny as it may seem obvious, a little light went on in my head and lo and behold my scores consistently started to drop. My swing still hadn’t changed but suddenly I knew how to play smarter and instead of taking my lumps the course would indiscriminately throw at me, I started to dispense my form of course management and as a result my score from round to round began to drop. Now I sport a single digit handicap (unofficially of course.)
I am here quite simply to share my perspective on the game of golf. Why is that important? I have been where a lot of you golfers have been. I have ground out rounds that felt like work. I have even played most of the golf courses in Southern California. That is a huge body of knowledge and I want to share it with you. On a side note, I also moderate a little website known as Greenskeeper.org. It offers Golf course Maintenance Alerts — a one of a kind in the industry. Blogging here at Golfing-guru.com helps keep my sanity as Greenskeeper.org make’s its transition to the national level and begins to compete with the big boys like GolfNow and GolfAdvisor. I blog here to bring what I feel is important to the sport I love.
So now that you know a little about who I am and what I bring to the table, why not follow me on my journey through golf mediocrity here at Golfing-Guru.com!