My path to golf has been different than most ambassadors. Growing up I played and coached competitive hockey here in the Bay Area. It wasn’t until my hospitality career gravitated towards golf after college with an offer from Pebble Beach that I picked up a club and got hooked. Being spoiled by playing Del Monte on a frequent basis made it easy to practice the game and I quickly fell in love with the chase and started playing 50+ rounds a year since then. It wasn’t until I got involved with Nextgengolf that I experienced organized golf and was able to be exposed to the rest of the golf industry.
Now I had never been a “brand loyal” guy having only played clubs I was able to buy from friends. Naturally, when Nextgengolf offered the opportunity to apply to be a brand ambassador for Cleveland/Srixon, I was insanely curious. I knew a lot about Cleveland wedges having had them exclusively through friends but didn’t know much about Srixon and the rest of the company.
From the minute I was awarded the opportunity, I was hooked on the Srixon/Cleveland brand. Becoming a part of a brand that is fun to work with allowed me to feel like I was making an impact in golf while sharing my passion for the game in my own way. I experienced being fit and buying my first brand new set of irons through this program, Srixon 565’s. The process was incredibly easy, starting with a quick fitting from a friend and then to the Srixon website where inputting custom lengths, lofts, lies, and grips was a breeze.
Irons were quickly followed by my first set of brand-new Wedges from Cleveland that I again, customized and built with ease through the custom catalog. Then came my love for the Z-Star XV’s. Like many newish golfers, I played any balls I could find while learning but those days are long gone. Z-Stars XV’s entered my bag and haven’t left. I have grown to love challenging everyone I play with to try them against their ball with many deciding to make the #switchtobetter. Being able to share my experience with Z-Stars and along with my Srixon irons gave me pride in what I was representing and showed a lot of people how to become open minded towards the Srixon/Cleveland brand.
Thank you to the Srixon/Cleveland brand for allowing me to share my passion for golf in my own way while improving my game in ways I haven’t previously experienced. I wish everyone in 2020 more golf, lower scores, lasting memories, and new friends as that is what this game is all about.