I am a self-proclaimed golf fanatic. I have been obsessed with the game for more than 50 years. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about golf.
I started listing things that I do that make me a golf fanatic. If you see yourself in a majority of the statements below, you can consider yourself a golf fanatic also.
You know you are a golf fanatic if:
- You name your pet after a golf legend – Arnold Palmer Harris, “Arnie,” is my dog.
- The license plate on your car has a golf reference.
- When you take clothes out of the dryer, you always find golf tees and ball markers.
- When you have an umbrella in your hands, you start swinging it like a golf club.
- You walk in a park and find yourself saying, “This would be a great par 3 hole.”
- You check the 10-day forecast religiously on weather.com.
- Feherty is your favorite host on TV.
- Your major goal in life is to shoot your age.
- You buy a new driver or putter every year.
- You remember every shot and club you used during your round of golf.
- You buy a car based more on the size of the trunk than the engine under the hood.
- Your teaching professional is on your phone’s speed dial.
- You have subscriptions to both Golf Digest and Golf magazine.
- The tan lines on your feet and target hand are embarrassing.
- You have a photo of Augusta National in your home.
- The screensaver on your computer is one of your favorite golf holes.
- You change the grips on your clubs three times a year.
- You have seen the movie “Tin Cup” a dozen times on the Golf channel.
- You take your own putter to the mini golf courses on Hilton Head.
- When buying a carpet, you make sure that you will be able to putt on it.
- You look for the golf article first when you receive your Bluffton Sun.
Dr. Jean Harris is an LPGA Master Professional and teaches at Brown Golf Management courses. jean.golfdoctor. firstname.lastname@example.org; www.golfdoctorjean.com