Misfits - Golfers You'd Prefer Not to Play With
Just like most of you, I love to play golf. Unlike some, I've played and continue to play regularly with an incredibly wide range of golfers - different ages, backgrounds, abilities, geographies, attitudes, incomes, philosophies and habits. Sure, I have my regular cronies, normal foursomes and favorite golf buddies. But as a travel writer and avowed Vagabond Golfer, often is the occasion where I'm thrust into a brand-new situation with folks who introduce themselves on the first tee.
Most of these experiences are rewarding. Others are less so. But the sum total of the people I've encountered over the years made me realize that there are definite "types" out there trolling the fairways, often the rough, occasionally the woods, of our 16,000 some-odd courses.
So with the help of illustrator nonpareil Jeff Wong, herewith is a "Golfer's Guide" to your local links. It doesn't matter if your home track is like Augusta, Disgusta, or somewhere in the vast middle. Because the folks you're about to meet are universal in type. This handy guide will help you identify in moments some of the regular denizens of virtually any course in the nation.
Head Pro Spotlight - Suzy Whaley
Club pros are rarely in the news. But the November 2014 appointment of Suzy Whaley as the first female secretary of the PGA of America - which puts her in line to become the president of the 27,000-member organization in four years - made headlines beyond the sports pages. Yet this is not the first time Whaley has been in the national spotlight.