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Who I am and Why I am here.

2014-07-12 10.25.55Now that’s a very good question.  The best way to describe myself is not who I am but who I am not.

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!