Well, when my parents decided to have kids they were not going to let kids stop them from playing golf. Enter my brother, Brock. When he was born my dad, Hugh, built a baby seat on top of the clubs on a push cart. He was literally on the golf course at 6 weeks old. When I came along 18 months later, my mom, Caren, had a baby seat put on her cart too.
I grew up around the game and started playing tournaments at age 7. My mom convinced the tournament director to allow me to play, even though the starting age was 8. I got 2nd Place in my first tournament. (There were only 2 players, but I didn’t care, I got a trophy!)
I grew to love playing in tournaments which nurtured my competitive spirit. I played soccer from kindergarten through 8th grade and I played basketball 2nd grade through my senior year in high school. As much as I loved the other sports I knew that golf was something special, and I started getting recruited by colleges.