Executive Q&A: Business Leaders Talk Golf, Call Their Shots
Golfers dream of the perfect shot, perfect trip and perfect round.
These businessmen, and our celebrity Q&A guest Lisa Cornwell, have found a way to make some of those dreams come true. The group includes some of the state’s top amateur competitors and others who simply embraced the game at a young age and never looked back.
But whether they are playing for trophies or for fun, the executives have had their passion for golf repaid, and they have the memories to prove it.
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|Lisa Cornwell||Stephen W. Chaffin||Henry “Hank” Kelley, Jr.|
|Brannon Watson||Howard Hurst||Tommy Hodges|
|Scott “Scooter” Hardin||Breck Speed||Brad Paul|
In January the Golf Channel announced Arkansas native and former junior golf standout Lisa Cornwell was joining its broadcast team, serving primarily as anchor for the network’s “Golf Central” news show.
The job serves as a sort of homecoming for Cornwell, who played golf at an elite level as a junior but has spent most of her broadcast career covering other sports, including a stint with college football’s Big Ten Network.
Cornwell was a three-time All American as a junior golfer, the four-time Arkansas Women’s State Amateur Champion and the 1992 Arkansas Female Athlete of the Year, the same year her first cousin and sometimes playing partner Bill Clinton was elected President of the United States.
Cornwell, who won her first Arkansas amateur title at age 14, also played collegiately for Southern Methodist University and the University of Arkansas.
Along with the President of the United States, Cornwell has golfed with notables ranging from Executive Golfer’s cover subject Frank Broyles to Lou Holtz to Tiger Woods. She will no doubt be seeing a few more of her golf heroes up close in her new job.
Cornwell recently took a few minutes to talk about the opportunities her life in golf has so far provided and some of her favorite experiences, people and places in the game:
Handicap: I don’t have a handicap anymore. Since I no longer play competitive golf, there’s really no need. But I’m still always tinkering with things in my swing. Old habits die hard. I played yesterday and shot a 74. As long as I’m hitting the ball solid and breaking 80, I’m happy. I just enjoy being out there.
As a TV veteran, how does your work on the Golf Channel compare to, say, the kind of work you did for the Big Ten Network? It’s definitely different. I’m used to covering several sports at one time. Now it’s all golf, all the time. Right now, I’m trying to focus on learning names, courses, player bios, etc. The toughest work is always in the beginning when you’re trying to learn everything. Thankfully, I know the game well so that helps.
Describe a typical work day for you at the Golf Channel. Or is there any such thing? My days right now are actually pretty typical since my main role is hosting Golf Central Monday-Wednesday. Most of the crazy workdays happen when the tournaments are taking place, which are usually my light days. We have our production meetings at 11 a.m. to prepare for the 6 p.m. shows. Then it’s a lot of research, script writing and discussion with the analyst(s) about the show elements for that night. Those aren’t ever scripted so the more conversations we have leading up to the show, the better they will be when we’re live. Sometimes we will pre-tape instructional segments or guest interviews. It just depends on the day and the producer.
Are you playing more golf as a consequence of your new gig, or is it cutting into your time on the course? I am doing my best to get out on the course at least once a week. I enjoy playing now more than ever. It’s nice to go out without too much pressure and just try to hit shots. If I don’t have time to play, I’ll go hit balls. It’s a great escape. When I’m out there, I don’t think about too much other than my swing path from start to finish. Oh, and loading the right side. My favorite swing coach, Dan Snider, is always on me about that specifically.
What has been your best day on the job so far and why? Golf Channel sent me to the Humana Challenge on my second week on the job. It was great to be on-site and have an up-close view of how a PGA Tour event is covered. I grew up a huge Nick Faldo fan and the second night there, our executive producer got a small group of us together (10 or so) for dinner and Faldo sat across from me. We talked a lot of golf. That was a pretty incredible experience. But the next day I had the assignment of doing the one-on-one interview with my cousin, the 42nd President of the United States. Bill and I have played a lot of golf over the years (mostly at Rebsamen Park in Little Rock). It was the easiest interview I’ve ever done, and a little odd at the same time. I think we both had a good time, though.
When/why did you take up the game? I started playing when I was 5. When I was 8, my parents had some clubs made for me. They didn’t have junior clubs back then, so I was fortunate to have clubs that were made for me and my size — not just some cut-off adult clubs. Even though they didn’t really play golf, my parents were members at Fayetteville Country Club and we had an excellent junior golf program. I still remember how excited I was to win the four-hole division my first year. I think I got a sleeve of balls for that little victory. It was quite a thrill for an 8-year-old.
Who had the greatest influence on you as a player and what was the most important thing that person taught you? Jerry Hart probably had the biggest influence on me early. He was an excellent older amateur golfer at our club who taught me the fundamentals of golf and to always respect the game. He was like another grandfather to me. We would watch old VCR tapes of Bobby Jones’ swing together so I could learn rhythm and technique. He was an incredible mentor and friend.
Where do you play mostly? I don’t have a home course here in Orlando yet, which is tough for me. I’m not a big course hopper. It’s nice to have one place to play and practice. But every time I’m home in Little Rock I play with two of my good friends, Ed and Zac David (owners of the Faded Rose) at Rebsamen. It will always be home.
Career holes in one (and where, if you want to be specific). I’ve only had one hole-in-one in my 30-plus years of playing golf and, unfortunately, I didn’t even see it. It was on No. 17 at Harbor Oaks in Pine Bluff during the final round of the Arkansas Women’s Stroke Play Tournament. I wasn’t playing very well at all that day and just wanted to get the round finished. I hit it and started walking to the green with my head down then heard some cheering. It made that bad round a lot better for sure! My granddaddy always loved to watch me play golf and he passed away a few months later. I put that ball in his casket for safekeeping.
Of the many big names you have had as your playing partner, going to back to your high five from Lou Holtz at age 8, which one gave you the biggest thrill? That’s a good question. I played a lot of golf with Tiger when we were kids. But it’s hard to beat playing golf with a sitting president. The ride to the course in a presidential motorcade is unlike anything else I’ve ever experienced.
Who out there would you still like to play golf with that you have not? I would love to play with Nancy Lopez. She was the golfer I looked up to the most as a young player. It would be great to hear her stories — and get a first-hand lesson on controlling your tempo.
Your famous first cousin and 42nd president of the United States is a busy man these days but you were able to land a recent interview with him. When and where did the two of you last get to play a round? How is his game holding up and is the “Presidential Mulligan” still allowed? Bill gets a lot of grief for taking mulligans. He actually just likes to hit shots while he’s out there. He doesn’t get to go to the range like most of us because of the crazy schedule he keeps. So it’s his way of practicing. But he almost always plays his first ball. We last played together in October at Rebsamen.
Who is the best, non-professional golfer you’ve seen? Do former professional golfers count? My friend Mark Bartlett shot a 62 playing with us at Rebsamen last summer. It was fun to watch. I tried to keep his ego in check by reminding him we were playing the blue tees, not the black.
Do you have a favorite male or female pro you prefer to watch or to root for? I just like to see good golf being played. You can’t be in this business and cheer for anyone. But it’s always nice to see anyone with an Arkansas connection do well. I secretly cheer for them!
What’s your best golf memory? I will never forget the thrill of winning the Arkansas Women’s Stroke Play when I was 14. I was so nervous on the first tee of that final round I almost threw up. That day taught me there is nothing wrong with being nervous. What matters is how you handle your nerves.
Was collegiate golf what you’d expected or hoped it would be after such a standout junior career? I was really burned out by the time I got to college. Golf had become more like a job than a game I loved to play. When I was 15 I started taking lessons from David Leadbetter and it changed my perspective. I started practicing like I was Nick Faldo and it was too much. It wasn’t David’s fault that happened. It was how I handled the opportunity.
Do you still follow the Razorbacks program and if so what is your impression? Absolutely I follow them! It’s hard to believe the program has been in place for 20 years. Stacy Lewis helped take it to another level. And the coach now (Shauna Estes Taylor, who was an assistant when Stacy was there) has done an amazing job. I see a national title in the very near future. I wish I had some eligibility left!
How has college golf changed, in your opinion, since you played? Players are better now — on every level. The facilities are incredible. It’s amazing what they are building in Fayetteville.
What type clubs do you play/prefer? Cleveland irons and wedges, Taylor Made Driver, Adams for the other woods. The putter changes daily. I’m thinking about trying my luck putting left-handed (again). I’m a natural lefty so it makes sense in my mind.
What’s the best course you’ve played? It’s a close race between Alotian and Whistling Straits. But I’m loyal to my home state, so I’m going with Alotian.
What is your favorite course in Arkansas and why? I’ve talked a lot about Rebsamen because it’s where I’ve played the most as an adult and I love the people there. Fayetteville Country Club will always be very special to me because it’s where I grew up. Alotian is the best course I’ve ever played. I always enjoy playing the Country Club of Little Rock, too
What’s the course you’d love to play that you haven’t?Easiest question of the interview — Augusta National.
How much do you play? Once per week on average. Sometimes two times per week in the spring/summer. In the winter I may go a couple of months without playing.
When/why did you take up the game? I was very young and started playing with my Dad at the old Riverdale Country Club.
Where do you play? Country Club of Little Rock.
What’s your best score in competition (and if you want, add your best score just playing around)? I’m not sure about in competition because I don’t play in individual tournaments. I have shot 2-under twice, once at Chenal and once at CCLR. Obviously, those were two rare days when the stars lined up just right. It was fun.
If you had to choose one state amateur partner in a four-ball, who would that be? One of my three sons. Patrick, Alex or Matthew. Alex is available this year for the CCLR four-ball and I am really looking forward to the experience. We will have fun. I’ll play with Patrick and Matthew at some point.
What PGA pro would you choose? Fred Couples. He seems like he would be a fun guy to play with and really enjoys the game without taking himself too seriously.
Favorite golf movie? The Greatest Game Ever Played.
What’s your best golf memory? Being out there with my sons and my friends is what I enjoy about golf. My level of play on a particular day is a small part of the experience.
What type clubs do you play/prefer? I play TaylorMade irons and a Cleveland driver. I have tried the newer drivers but always come back to my old Cleveland. My boys like it when I try new clubs because they usually end up with them.
What’s the best course you’ve played? Pebble Beach, because of the scenery. I played it with some friends this past February and it exceeded my expectations.
What’s the course you’d love to play that you haven’t? Royal County Down in Ireland. A friend has told me the views and the course are spectacular.
What’s the best hole in Arkansas? I do like 18 at the CCLR because it usually determines the outcome for the day in our group.
Who is the best business exec golfer in Arkansas?The best one I have played with is Bubba Klugh. He shot a 5-under at Pleasant Valley when I was playing with him one day. It was enjoyable to watch how easy it was for him to play so well. I wish I had his smooth, easy swing. Bubba is also a joy to be with.
How much do you play? Weekend golf in the spring and summer, play sometimes in fall and winter when the temperature is above 60 degrees.
When/why did you take up the game? In 1965, when my Dad introduced me to the game. He was learning to play and he let me go with him when he was practicing. Later, my cousins (Stan Lee and Louis Lee) and our dads would play together. We had a lot of fun playing golf with our dads on the Red Apple Inn golf course — nine holes then.
Where do you play? Country Club of Little Rock.
What’s your best score in competition (and if you want, add your best score just playing around)? 73 competition, 71 playing around.
Career holes in one (and where, if you want to be specific). Six total — One, Red Apple hole No. 2; two, Chenal Founders hole No. 11; three, Chenal Bear Den hole No. 17; four, Cabo Del Sol hole No. 6; five, Country Club of Little Rock No. 9; six, Country Club of Little Rock No. 11.
If you had to choose one state amateur partner in a four-ball, who would that be? My current partner for the Hot Springs Four-Ball, Chuck Cook. He is a grinder just like me.
What PGA pro would you choose? Lee Trevino — I appreciate his ability to carry on a conversation and make people laugh.
Favorite golf movie? Tin Cup.
What’s your best golf memory? Playing with my Dad in the ASGA Father-Son Tournament and winning our flight a couple of times and then playing with my son Jonathan in the same tournament later.
If you couldn’t be playing golf, you’d be …? Outside hunting, cycling, hiking or fishing.
What type clubs do you play/prefer? Taylor Made driver and Rescue clubs, Titleist irons.
What’s the best course you’ve played? Augusta National.
What’s the course you’d love to play that you haven’t? Royal County Down, Newcastle, Northern Ireland.
What’s the best hole in Arkansas? No. 15 at the Country Club of Little Rock because of the view of the Arkansas River; No. 2 at the Red Apple because of the view of Greers Ferry Lake; No. 10 at Alotian because of the view of Lake Maumelle and No. 18 at Chenal Founders because it’s humbling to play. Notice my rankings are based on views first and then finally skill. I look around a lot when I play.
Who is the best business exec golfer in Arkansas?One of my two cousins I started playing golf with in Heber Springs, Stan or Louis Lee.
How much do you play? Not as much as I did when I was in college and playing mini-tour golf. Our facility enables me to do golf lessons year round so I only get to play one or two times a month.
When/why did you take up the game? I first hit balls at Mike Dunaway’s driving range in Conway with my father, who just happens to be named “Tom Watson” (He’s a home builder but a single-digit handicapper) when I was 10 years old. I started playing tournament golf and won my first junior tournament at Burns Park in Little Rock when I was 12.
Where do you play? I’m a member of Centennial Valley Country Club here in Conway. It’s a Lindsey Management development. With the full membership it allows me to play the more than 30 Lindsey owned courses in the region for just a cart fee. Good deal.
What’s your best score in competition (and if you want, add your best score just playing around)? 65 In competition, 63 from the tips at Centennial. I’ve shot a 61 but it was from the white tees at Conway Country Club so I don’t really count that. I also shot a 59 in a tournament but it was at War Memorial in Little Rock, which the par is 65, so not at good as it sounds!
Career holes in one (and where, if you want to be specific). I only have one. Happened at the tournament course at Burns Park playing a practice round for the Arkansas Open. It was a good hole in one because I hit the exact little cut I was trying to hit and had been working on the month before. My usual shot is a draw and it was good to work one the other way at will like that.
If you had to choose one state amateur partner in a four-ball, who would that be? Lane Hulse, he’s a student of mine. He plays college golf at the University of South Alabama but his home is Fordyce. He won the Sun Belt Conference championship last year and we’ve been working hard on his swing so he’ll only get better.
What PGA pro would you choose? Steve Stricker. As good as we all know he is I still think he’s underrated. He plays in fewer events than anyone else and is always in the top 10 on the money list.
Favorite golf movie? It’s a Tie, Caddyshack and Tin Cup. Probably Caddyshack has the slight edge because at the end of Tin Cup the player in me wants Roy to lay up instead of keep going for the green!
What’s your best golf memory? It’s tough to say. I guess when I was a teenager and I and one of my then-best friends Myles Gassoway both qualified for the only two Arkansas spots to play in the Junior Optimist Tournament at PGA National in Florida. That’s the course with the “Bear Trap” and hosts a PGA tournament every year. Myles and I went just the two of us. We were around 17 I think. We flew by ourselves, roomed together in a hotel room, took cabs out to what we thought were nice restaurants and just had a ball. Neither of us played particularly well but the event was televised and we thought we were tour stars!
If you couldn’t be playing golf, you’d be ...? Well since my entire business life and a lot of my personal life revolves around golf it would seriously be different. I would be in the business sector somewhere though and believe I’d still be a small business owner. Probably property development and home building since it’s the family business for me. I don’t know why but from a very young age I knew I would work for myself.
What type clubs do you play/prefer? Fitted ones! All the top brands make great stuff but since opening in 2006 I made sure myself and my staff were going to be at the top and forefront of club fitting technology. It makes such a huge difference and not tying yourself down to any one brand allows for a great set! It’s not about the name but the other factors of the specs such as shaft, club head shape, weight, and head material. If I could give every golfer in Arkansas one gift it would be a true tour quality fitting. It’s mind blowing how many benefits there are.
What’s the best course you’ve played? TPC Sawgrass where the Players Championship is held. Played a big junior golf tournament there on both courses. A lot of people don’t know that there are two courses there and both [are] excellent — the Valley Course and then the famous Stadium Course.
What’s the course you’d love to play that you haven’t? Honestly, there are several. I have got to get myself out to Pebble Beach and play those courses. I mean Pine Valley and Augusta National are there too but very hard to get on. If you let me pick anything [it is] Augusta National; realistically Pebble Beach is what I’ll get to play.
What’s the best hole in Arkansas?I like No. 18 at Pleasant Valley. Love that whole course, but I love a good risk/reward par-5 finishing hole like there is at PV.
How much do you play? Full 18 about four times a month in season, play more of three to nine holes for time’s sake. Lots of golf trips with my son where I play some, but I also watch him compete.
When/why did you take up the game? My first lesson was from pro Junior Lewis at the kids clinic when I was probably in fourth grade. My grandfather Howard Conley was Country Club of Little Rock champion in 1918, 1920 and 1922. My dad and older brother played and I just wanted to be with them and be like them.
Where do you play? CCLR.
What’s your best score in competition (and if you want, add your best score just playing around)? 80 in competition and general play. I seem to have a mental condition on breaking 80! I have scored close to par many times on nine holes, but have holed out several from the fairway for Eagle.
If you had to choose one state amateur partner in a four-ball, who would that be? My son Conley Hurst. He is a scratch golfer and was a Scholastic Junior All American. Though I have played golf since I was 9 or 10, I never played enough to get consistent until I started playing with Conley. He started also around 9 or 10 but just fell in love with the game. His passion is contagious and golf has become a great experience for both of us. He has had a great junior career winning state championships, junior club championships and placing near the top in national tournaments. He is now having success as a freshman and the top-ranked player on the Washington and Lee University golf team.
What PGA pro would you choose? Phil Mickelson.
Favorite golf movie? More than any such movie I can remember, The Greatest Game Ever Played celebrates the true story of an underdog, Francis Ouimet, who is the ideal sportsman. The movie illustrates how golf gets into your soul.
What’s your best golf memory? I have had a lot of wonderful golf moments playing with my son and watching him compete and win tournaments. But the best would be playing on Father’s Day at CCLR with my dad, my son Conley, my brother Joe and his son Hayden. My dad died over five years ago and I just didn’t realize at the time how special a moment it was for me.
If you couldn’t be playing golf, you’d be ...? Water sports, sailing, really all kinds of sports and travel but mainly spending time doing things with my wife, son and daughter.
What type clubs do you play/prefer? Titleist.
What’s the best course you’ve played? Cypress Point.
What’s the course you’d love to play that you haven’t? Augusta.
What’s the best hole in Arkansas?No. 17 at CCLR. It is a beautiful, scenic hole clinging to the side of a ridge overlooking the Arkansas River and Big Rock. Your drives, short or long, all pretty much end up in the valley, so everyone has pretty much the same fair test uphill, [an] almost-blind shot to the difficult, side-hill green. It just can’t be duplicated.
How much do you play? Two times a week during warm months.
When/why did you take up the game? Twenty years ago I decided to take the game seriously. Love the outdoors and discipline.
Where do you play? Country Club of Little Rock.
What’s your best score in competition (and if you want, add your best score just playing around)? 77 and 74.
If you had to choose one state amateur partner in a four-ball, who would that be? Ralph Williams.
What PGA pro would you choose? Petey King.
Favorite golf movie? Tin Cup.
What’s your best golf memory? A trip to Cabo [San Lucas] with my partners.
If you couldn’t be playing golf, you’d be ...? Hunting ducks.
What type clubs do you play/prefer? Mizuno Irons, Ping Woods.
What’s the best course you’ve played? Cypress Point.
What’s the course you’d love to play that you haven’t? Pebble Beach.
What’s the best hole in Arkansas? No. 15, Country Club of Little Rock.
Who is the best business exec golfer in Arkansas?Warren Stephens (score is not everything).
How much do you play? Twice a month.
When/why did you take up the game? I took up the game at around 10 years old. The game had always interested me and Russellville Country Club (my home course growing up) had a strong junior golf program.
Where do you play? I rotate between Rebsamen, Maumelle Country Club (with family) and War Memorial.
What’s your best score in competition (and if you want, add your best score just playing around)? 78.
Career holes in one (and where, if you want to be specific). One Hole in one — No. 5 at Chamberlyne Country Club in Danville.
If you had to choose one state amateur partner in a four-ball, who would that be? My Dad — he’s a great player and we play together all the time. His handicap has ranged from scratch to 5.
What PGA pro would you choose? Jason Dufner.
Favorite golf movie? Caddyshack
What’s your best golf memory? Playing Grande Oaks Country Club in Fort Lauderdale with my Dad. This is the course where Caddyshack was filmed. We had such a good time recreating scenes from the movie on the course. I even tried to hit a shot over the water with a blindfold on the hole where the “Be the ball” scene was shot.
If you couldn’t be playing golf, you’d be ...? At a movie theater.
What type clubs do you play/prefer? I’ve played Mizuno irons for several years along with a variety of Adams drivers.
What’s the best course you’ve played? PGA National — Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (course is home to the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic).
What’s the course you’d love to play that you haven’t? St. Andrews.
What’s the best hole in Arkansas?No. 18 at Pleasant Valley.
Handicap: 6.7 modern, 10.5 hickory
How much do you play? I play mostly weekends — more now that my kids are grown.
When/why did you take up the game? My grandparents Robert and Vivian Young both loved the game and allowed me to gouge holes in their backyard in Fort Smith when I was around 6 years old.
Where do you play? I play at the Country Club of Little Rock.
What’s your best score in competition (and if you want, add your best score just playing around)? With modern clubs I primarily play four-ball matches but in hickory, where I mostly play stroke tourneys, my lowest score is 1 over.
Career holes in one (and where, if you want to be specific). Only one. No. 2 at Hardscrabble.
If you had to choose one state amateur partner in a four-ball, who would that be? I’ve been very fortunate to have many fine amateur partners with strong backs and short memories. I can’t choose between them.
What PGA pro would you choose? I would love to play with Jeremy Moe of Hardscrabble in the Southern Hickory Four-Ball sometime.
Favorite golf movie? The Greatest Game Ever Played.
What’s your best golf memory? I love early evening golf, walking the course with friends among the lengthening shadows and dewfall.
If you couldn’t be playing golf, you’d be ...? I really like golf history so collecting golf memorabilia is fun and interesting.
What type clubs do you play/prefer? I play primarily hickory shafted clubs made before 1936. My current play set (I have about five sets) is anchored by some Gibson clubs made in Wales. My favorite club is my Walter Hagen “Iron Man.” It was made from 1927-29 in Detroit with a proto-flange and extra heavy for blasting through sand traps or gnarly grass.
What’s the best course you’ve played? I’ve played many different types of courses which are all wonderful in their own ways but my favorite golfing experience overall was at Royal Dornoch in Scotland. The course, the town, the people all combine to make it special.
What’s the course you’d love to play that you haven’t? Shinnecock in New York.
What’s the best hole in Arkansas? The hardest hole in Arkansas is No. 1 at War Memorial Park in Little Rock. A 165-yard par 3, straight uphill, and it’s bad to be left, right and long. Oh, and there’s no practice range to get ready for that first test.
Who is the best business exec golfer in Arkansas?I’d rather pick the executive who is doing the most for golf in Arkansas — Warren Stephens. He is certainly a fine player but his dedication to The First Tee and attracting to the state top amateurs through events like the Western Amateur are what sets him apart in his service to the game.
How much do you play? Try and play at least once a week during warmer days.
When/why did you take up the game? My grandfather got me interested when I was about 9 or 10. Then Mom enrolled my brother and me in a clinic at Rebsmen Golf Course. Back then, once you finished the clinic you could play at any public course before 8 a.m. for either 50 cents or a dollar. I think we played about every day.
Where do you play? Country Club of Little Rock
What’s your best score in competition (and if you want, add your best score just playing around)? Never really competed but lowest round was at CCLR, 71.
Career holes in one (and where, if you want to be specific). Country Club of Arkansas, Maumelle. No. 8, 190 yards, 5 iron.
If you had to choose one state amateur partner in a four-ball, who would that be? I don’t really know any of the guys but I know there are some great players.
What PGA pro would you choose? If it was a fun round I think it would be a blast to play with Darren Clarke. If I could choose my foursome it would have to be Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino.
Favorite golf movie? Greatest Game Ever Played.
What’s your best golf memory? Playing golf with my grandfather one summer in Des Moines, Iowa, when he was 80 years old and legally blind. We put a large black “X” on his white ball, and I would line him up on every shot. He would always ask “Where did I go?” and my response was always “Right down the middle.” He shot a 102 that day and never three-putted. It was his last round of golf. He lived to be 95. I still miss that guy.
If you couldn’t be playing golf, you’d be ...? Playing more tennis, riding my bike and spending more time with my family.
What type clubs do you play/prefer? TaylorMade.
What’s the best course you’ve played? Alotian and TPC Sawgrass.
What’s the course you’d love to play that you haven’t? Augusta National, site of the Masters.
What’s the best hole in Arkansas? No. 15 at CCLR, It is a love/hate hole that has a great view of the Arkansas River and Pinnacle Mountain.
Who is the best business exec golfer in Arkansas? I don’t really know since I have not played with any.