A little over 2 years ago, I weighed 352 lbs. Avid golfer about a 15 handicap. Lowest round I had ever scored was an 82. I underwent a successful gastric bypass surgery and had to wait 3-4 months before I could play golf again. When I finally was able to play I had lost about 130lbs. So my friends and I decided it was time to play a round of golf. But what a lesson I had learned that day. I couldn’t hit the ball. It was crazy and I was losing my mind. So I started working with Fran James and she helped me get started on the path to breaking 80. A couple more months go by and I lose another 35 lbs, down to 165 lbs. I got fitted for all new clubs and was now taking lessons with Chip Lynn. All of this leads up to the tournament that I wanted to place in last year. Two days before the tournament my buddy and I played golf in the morning. I was hitting the ball perfect, I was making putts, and I just felt so good on the way to an even-par front nine. As we come up to 16 I look at the score card and realize I am 2-over for the round. At this point I start freaking out. Telling myself to calm down. I par 16 and 17 (the No. 1 handicap hole), then drained a 3-foot par putt on 18 for a 73. I couldn’t believe it. Hard work pays off and the grind to single digit handicap continues.
ZGRIP / Tour Velvet ALIGN