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. harris@gmail.com; www.golfdoctorjean.com