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Posted: May 14, 2013
Christian J. is currently focusing on his short game and putting, he loves a slice of pizza and a soda after his round, and he loves when his family joins him on the golf course.
Sounds like a lot of us, doesn't it?
Christian is one of the many passionate, serious, and unique golfers here at Team Titleist. But, when you look at his story, you may see some of yourself.
So, let's get to know Christian in our latest Team Titleist Member Spotlight...
Team Titleist (TT): How did you get started in golf? Who introduced you to the game?
Christian J. (CJ): I was looking for a sport to participate in during the spring, so I thought golf would be something fun to try. I guess you could say my parents introduced me to it, because it was their idea and said I could use it the rest of my life. They do not golf though, but I’m trying to get them to start.
TT: As a golfer, what is "performance"?
CJ: As a golfer I would say, Performance is being able to rely on all of my shots given the circumstance.
TT: How do you mark your Titleist?
TT: How often are you thinking about your golf game and getting better? What are you currently working on?
CJ: Constantly! As you can tell, I’m always on this site at school commenting on discussions and blogs. Then at work I’m always thinking about what I could do different with my swing and ways to improve it. Right now I’m focusing on my short game and putting which always can use improvement.
TT: What's your best score and where did you shoot it?
CJ: My best for 9 holes is 39 (+3) at my home course in Avoca, Iowa. It’s a small 9-hole golf course, but is one of the best around this area. I also shot an 82 there once with two 41’s.
TT: Can you recall the best golf shot you've ever hit?
CJ: It was during a high school meet, and I was having a horrible day. I had about 90 yards to the flagstick and ended up hitting the stick, then I watched it roll down the pole into the hole. I could not believe it!
TT: What's the most special moment you've ever had on the golf course?
CJ: I don’t really have a favorite memory, but I do enjoy when my little sister tags along and pretends to be my caddie. She’s only seven, but loves to go with me. Also spending most of my summer days with my cousin Erik golfing. We’re really close and both love this game.
TT: What's the best piece of golf advice you have ever received?
CJ: Golf is just a game.
TT: What's your favorite Titleist club in the bag?
TT: If you had to play one golf course every day for the rest of your life, which one would it be?
CJ: Augusta National. I love the history involved with the course.
TT: Do you consider yourself a tinkerer? How often do you change equipment?
CJ: Definitely! Just ask my friends, I’m changing clubs up all the time. My parents generally get a bit irked when I get a package.
TT: How did you hear about Team Titleist?
CJ: I believe it was on Facebook. I saw a competition last year, and decided to join so I could be in the sweepstakes.
TT: Favorite golf movie?
CJ: Easily Caddyshack, it’s my favorite movie in general!
TT: What is your favorite 19th hole meal?
CJ: Anything that I don’t have to pay for! Not the healthiest, but my favorite is pizza and Mountain Dew!
TT: Favorite golf destination?
CJ: I’m still in high school so I haven’t gone on many golfing destinations, but I would love to visit St. Andrews along with Augusta National. Though, I guess as long as I can golf, anywhere would be fine with me.
TT: Do you have any on-course superstitions?
CJ: A bit ridiculous, but I feel awkward when I don’t wear one of my Titleist hats and my sunglasses. Also I have to be wearing golf shoes, tennis shoes don’t cut it!