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March 2, 2018 Andrew Haynes

I love Golf. I REALLY love it and If you want to play golf in NYC you have to WANT it. It's my pastime as well as a lifelong challenge I'm committed to battling every summer Saturday for the rest of my life. I started...

January 9, 2018 Kaitlin Rose

I’m the youngest of 4 girls and was thrown into team sports early. My Dad and Uncle coached my first YMCA basketball team. I was only 4 years old.  My Dad LOVED sports and it was how we connected. I remember falling asleep on the...

December 8, 2017 Ryan Walker

Arnold Palmer famously thanked God for the game of golf and golf has given me so much throughout my life, most of all an opportunity for rich relationships. As a child, my grandparents lived next door and my grandfather and I were exceptionally close. He...

September 12, 2017 Jordan Griggs

“I was 10 years old when I played my first set of clubs. A Spalding 4-wood, Tommy Armour 4, 6, 7, and 9-irons, a few Wilson wedges, and an old Ping putter made up this hand-me-down assortment. They weren't much to speak of, but I...

August 9, 2017 Brian Akin

I attended a magnet high school and most of the kids I grew up playing baseball with went to our rival high-school. The first game against them I was the starting shortstop. I was proud to be in the starting lineup and eager to prove...

July 17, 2017 Jonathan Diianni

“I first began accompanying my Dad to the driving range when I was three years old. He had a right-handed iron cut down for me, but I refused to swing the correct way, flipping it over and hitting it with the backside of the club…I...

July 11, 2017 Andy Lee

"I love that golf is a constantly diverse challenge. Every time you play the challenge is unique. I'm competitive by nature and golf feeds this craving.  More than that, it's something I get to share in with my two young sons. Even if it's just hitting...

June 26, 2017 Luke Bugenske

I can still remember the way the ballpark looked the first time I played under the lights.  I was a 6-year-old short-stop for the Reds. We finished the regular season undefeated and played the Tigers in the championship game.  I remember taking the field with a...

June 16, 2017 Baseball and Fatherhood

Did Jeter and Ruth play together? What's the black stuff under their eyes? When is Didi’s birthday? Is 37 old for baseball? How come Matt Holiday shakes his butt when he hits? What’s a resin bag? These are the questions I am peppered with on...

May 16, 2017 Ben Martin

I’ve been golfing since I was six or seven. But as a professional, this is my seventh year. I was two or three years old the first time I picked up a club. My dad was into all sports, and so golf was just part...