Here we speak with Todd, one of the members here at St Andrews.
How long have you been member of St Andrews?
I have been a member now for 5 years. I first heard of St Andrews from a buddy of mine who only recently started playing golf, so it was a bit ironic that he was the one teaching me about this club! I was teaching him how to play golf. It was good to know someone in the beginning as it made it easier to make friends. I found the guys to be really welcoming and inviting and I feel very lucky to have made some great friends.
Who is your favorite golfer?
I guess I am jumping on the bandwagon but my favorite golfer is and always will be Tiger Woods. I know there has been some controversy surrounding his behavior, but I think we should forget about that and remember his skill. We have all done things we regret in life, but that does not mean all the good things should be ignored.
How old were you when you started playing golf?
I started to play golf when I was quite young. I remember going to the golf course with my father when I was around 4 years old. I was memorized by the game and knew that I wanted to learn how to play it. In college I joined a team of golfers who would meet twice a week. We would all work on improving our skill and helping each other out. This was great and it is the main thing that really helped me. This is why I try and help others as much as I can when they are first starting out.
How much longer do you see yourself playing golf?
I will play until I can play no longer. I do not think I will give up playing golf unless the good lord has another plan for me. I have made some good friends at the club, and even if I could not play golf anymore, I would still come here to have a beer with the guys. I once heard someone say that the friendships you make in golf stick for a lifetime, and I believe this. The guys know I have some pretty strong opinions such as the reasons I hate Phil Mickelson and our debates can get heated, but we all have a laugh about it later.
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