Golf

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Men’s Professional Golfer Hunter Mahan hoists the trophy from the WGC Accenture Match Play at Dove Mountain in Marana, Ariz. Matt Lewis covered two consecutive years of the tournament, while in school at The University of Arizona.

A bit about what golf means to me: From the time I first picked up a golf club to my golf rounds these days – the sport has both enthralled and frustrated me (as I’m sure most golfers can relate). Below are some of my golf stories and photos/video(s) that relate to a sport I hold dear to my heart.

Matt Lewis’s Golf Story

By Matt Lewis

Matt Lewis was introduced to the game of golf by his grandfather at the age of 7. He was visiting them in Ponca City, Okla. While there, his grandparents elected to get all of the grandchildren golf lessons and see if any of them would take to the sport. Needless to say, he was the only one of his cousins that fell in love with the game. It was a game that Lewis could not only could tolerate the game, but one  that he excelled at, since as he would be told time-and-time again, he had a natural swing.

Quickly he began to excel in the sport. Not in the traditional way, mind you. He did NOT have success in a junior golf league or on his high school golf team (in terms of winning any matches/game/tournaments).

He did, however, have a few of “those types” of victories, as well.

Lewis got first place in what he dubbed the “Kids Golf Tournament – a.k.a. ‘K.G.T.’ He’d also got second place in a long drive competition and a third place finish in a tournament in central Arizona.

He also finished fourth in a Four-Club Challenge and fifth in a high school golf tournament.

It was his high school golf match that earned his name in the sports pages of the state’s newspaper (The Arizona Republic / azcentral.com).

Finally, some of his other accomplishments include being able to drive a green on a Par 4, one that was well over 300 yards long; sinking long and difficult putts and a fierce short game that earns praise from fellow golfers (seasoned players and those new to the sport alike). It was in high school, though, that his favorite golf nickname would emerge:  “pin-seeker,” which was derived from his ability to shots so on-track to the cup with either long/mid- or short irons.

More coming soon, please stay tuned. …

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Tiger Woods hits an approach shot to the 18th green in his rout of Gonzalo Fdez-Castano during round one. Copyrighted Matt Lewis 2012, All Rights Reserved.

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… More coming soon … 

 

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