About

cropped-Personal-photo.jpgOver 45 years ago I started my venture in the world of golf. Like everyone else, I was a chop. Today, I’m still a chop, just a lot better at it! Currently I hold an 8 handicap but have been as low as a 3. Since my first days in golf, I have played hundreds of golf courses and thousands of rounds.

I also created the technical information department with The Ben Hogan Company. While with Hogan, I was project manager for Hogan’s presence in the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando and their National Sales Meeting. I was very fortunate while working with The Ben Hogan Company and managed the entire company’s seven day trip to the 1997 Masters. Yep, when a kid named Tiger won by twelve shots. At that time I bet against him and said he wouldn’t even make the cut. (I’m betting against him now, but that’s a different discussion.)

I’ve organized tournaments and coached kids in golf. I’m a Rules Official, having officiated with the Mid-Atlantic PGA, the Tar Heel Tour, USGA and VSGA, and a few PGA qualifying events. Have always enjoyed reading about how golf courses are designed. I own nine sets of irons, numerous wedges, putters and woods, and almost as many golf bags. Does this make me an expert on golf? No, but obviously I love the game and everything about it.

I plan to bring my love for golf and experience in the golf world to this blog. There will be interviews, equipment and course reviews, and playing tips, along with player discussions both PGA and LPGA. We’ll discuss rules situations, courses played, equipment preferences and players on the tours, all with a touch of humor. Golf and humor seem to go together. As a final note, my best friend (many know her as my wife) also loves to play golf which makes my life a whole lot easier.

 

Gary Stephens                                                                                                                              

Please feel free to contact me.

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