We asked a few of our employees what attracted them to golf and why they love playing the sport. The amount of discussion was fantastic.
While every golfer had his own take, at the end of the day, we can sit back and say that the people here have a passion for the sport. The love for golf stems from their competitive edge, their drive, and their exposure to the game from a young age.
Here are a few responses received from our staff members that answers why they love golfing.
Jason Alexander, 3balls.com Sales Manager
I feel like golf is something you can get better at over time. Golf is always challenging and it’s competitive.
I enjoy playing with a group of friends on the weekend. But it’s also something you can do by yourself. Golf isn’t like a team sport like basketball where you have to play with a bunch of people. You have options.
Golf is also great because I get to play with the latest equipment. That’s one of the perks of working here at 3balls.com. I can buy new equipment and show it off on the course.
Matt Samuels, 3balls.com Customer Service Representative
I was 8 years-old when I started playing golf with my uncle. He introduced to the game and it’s been a lifelong passion ever since. Now I play with my parents whenever they’re over or with my 5 year-old daughter.
I became enamored with golf when I was kid. I played it in high school and for two years in college. It was how I made many of the friends I have today.
Although golf can be frustrating at times, I have a real passion for it. If you play the sport then you know you’re looking for that one euphoric shot keeps you coming back for more.
Alan Unruh, 3balls.com Content Manager
I was 15 years-old when my best friend’s grandpa gave me his set of clubs to try out. He also lived near a golf course where I could practice. I didn’t have any instruction – I am completely self-taught.
What I really liked about golf was spending time outside with my friends. Each day I would strive to improve and get better.
I spent a lot of time tinkering around on the course. There are many different ways to change your technique as well as try out different equipment.
Golf is a sport where you spend the majority of your time losing. It’s about learning how to control your mis-hits and how to recover from a bad shot.
Justin King, 3balls.com Software Developer
When I was in college I became interested in golf because a lot of business is conducted out on the course. Eventually I started playing with my grandfather and that’s when I instantly fell in love with it.
I’m attracted to the game because of the beautiful courses, the atmosphere, and the tradition. The etiquette is also really fascinating to me because there are a lot of unwritten rules.
Someday I hope to play at the more prestigious courses. There are many beautiful golf clubs to experience and the idea of traveling all over the world is exciting to me.
Zack Veasey, 3balls.com VP of Merchandising
My dad introduced me to the game when I was 12 years-old. He sent me to a junior camp for instruction so I could get better. And while I was there, I began to experience some success.
I had a competitive spirit so I began playing in tournaments. Now I play mainly by myself. And I enjoy the game much more than I did when I was competing.
The best part about golf is that there’s no ambiguity. You immediately know if you’ve done well or not.
I also enjoy being outdoors. Golf can carry you to some of the most beautiful places in the country. There’s nothing like strolling on the 18th hole at Pebble Beach with the waves crashing on the rocks nearby.
I’ll play as long as I can. Because I’m in a good place now, I’m able to focus on the game more than any other time in my life.
Sam Brown, 3balls.com Customer Service Representative
I was exposed to golf right from birth. My dad was the owner of golf shop in Plymouth, NC. I’ve been invested and enveloped in the sport my entire life.
What draws to me golf is that I appreciate the challenge and variation it offers to players. You can have one great day and hit amazing shots, but the next day can be a different story.
Golf also provides challenge to an individual. If something happens that’s your fault, it’s all on you.
Not only is there a physical element to the game, but there is a mental challenge as well. You have to be able to maintain your cool and get a hold on your nerves.
Golf is a game you can do until you’re in the ground. Other sports can’t make the same claim. It’s something you can carry throughout your lifetime.