But it's become apparent to me in the last few months that what I love more than the writing, or the golf, is the people I get to meet as I pursue my passions.
The Big Break and Highway 18 interviews have introduced me to so many wonderful people I would never have met if I hadn't decided to just start writing about golf. Funny where your hobbies lead you, isn't it?
Today I met man who made me step back and say to myself, "Hmmm...this is someone to watch."
Scott Yancy III is a professional golfer who didn't take up the sport until high school and his story about why he chose golf will interest you. It will also interest you to know what he needed to do to pursue his dream of being on the PGA Tour.
If you are a big Big Break fan, you will remember Scott from Big Break II Vegas. Although he didn't win that series, he still came out a winner from the experience. Unfortunately after the Big Break, he faced adversities and challenges that would make others quit. But Scott possesses that special something that makes a champion - Scott Yancy III has heart.
I had the pleasure of chatting with Scott today about his golf career, his experience on the Big Break II and his thoughts on the TV hit on Golf Channel - Uneven Fairways. Take a listen...
I said in the interview that I would follow Scott's career and I will definitely do that. He's obviously a determined young man with supporters and sponsors who believe in him. After meeting him, even virtually, I can understand why.
Scott, I wish you all the best in your pursuit of your PGA card. I believe you will get it. And to help you visualize that first shot at the Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun, here's a picture I took of that beautiful course in Mexico when I played it last summer (actually this is the 15th hole, but you get the picture :))
It's a stunning course that delivers so many different experiences over 18 holes. But watch out for the wind on the back nine - it can knock you over!