71, Ophthalmologist (glaucoma specialist) with Eye Specialty Group, Regional Affairs & Referee for the United States Golf Association.
Recent Win: I am currently the Super Senior Club Champion at Southwind Country Club and beat my age by 3 strokes last Summer.
Bragging Rights: I’ve Qualified for 5 U.S. National Championships and 3 British Amateur Championships, and I won State and Regional titles while living in Texas.
Favorite Accomplishment: I was a quarter-finalist in the 1986 United States Mid-Amateur Championship. I also qualified for the 1987 United States Amateur Championship and outscored Phil Mickelson in the stroke play qualifying.
Next Challenge: Defending my Super Senior title this August at Southwind.
What I Love Golf: You can play it all your life and meet wonderful people. If I hadn’t been playing at Dayton Country Club one day back in 1990, I would not have met my wife, Mary!
The Joy of the Game: You can play for a lifetime and never master it.
Bucket List: Return to Scotland and Ireland with my wife Mary without golf clubs!
Must-Have Gear: My 56 degree wedge
Best Tunes for the Green: Puccini’s opera, Turandot
Best Eats: Staks has a delicious Breakfast Burrito with homemade salsa and matchless Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
On My Nightstand: Tommy’s Honor
Golf Pet Peeve: S-L-O-W players!
Favorite Quote: “Golf is assuredly a mystifying game. It would seem that if a person has hit a golf ball correctly a thousand times, he should be able to duplicate the performance at will. But such is certainly not the case…” —Bobby Jones
Photo by Tindall Stephens