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Chris Valenti a.k.a. xxthumbs69xx
How old are you and what's your occupation?
I am 21 years old. I am currently a Full time Student at the University of Central Florida studying Criminal Justice, and working part time at a small resturant called "Sweet Mamas".

When did you start playing golf and what's your handicap?
I started playing golf last May. I'm finally starting to realize that I want to get serious about it now, though. My handicap is currently 20.8.

How often do you play?
I try to play once a week, but that doesn't always happen considering school and work. If not once a week then I at least try to get in 2 times a month minimum.

Tell me about a great shot you've made.
It was chip shot that I sank from the rough behind the green. My ball was laying on a hill and I was first to walk over to my ball because everyone else was on the green either putting for birdie or par and my approach shot I over shot the green by about 5 feet. So I stepped up to my ball took a practice stroke and hit it and it rolled in the cup to save par on a par 5.

What is your best golf memory?
Has to be when I was playing at Kissimmee Bay Country Club and I shot my best round to date of 82 (11 over par). It was so memorable because I played a round of best ball with my brother before hand and we decided to tee off for a second round of golf. I stepped up and started killing the ball with my hybrid and it was the only club I used all day except on my short shots and my par 3s. I even had to hit a few off the tee for my brother because while I was having my best round ever he happened to be having his worst.

What is your "home" course?
Id have to say either Winter Pines Golf Club or Kissimmee Bay Country Club.

What ball do you play?
Normally Nikes or Noodles. Trying to get a little better before I invest in better balls to hit into the woods.

Clubs?
I just have one of the starter sets from Sports Authority, but now that im getting serious about golf I am starting to change out some of the clubs. I've changed my driver to a Taylor Made r5, I have 2 Pinemeadow Bloc Hybrids, 1 custom Sand Wedge, and a Wilson Lob Wedge

Favorite pro?
Carmillo Villegas and Anthony Kim

Favorite course you've played?
Metro West Golf Club

Dream course you've yet to play?
Either Pinehurst #2 or Pebble Beach

Best round ever- and what course?
82. 11 over par at Kissimmee Bay Country Club.

What is one aspect of your golf game you would like to improve on in the next year?
I am working on my short game from all aspects. I have learned how to hit out of the sand better already this year so that's one part down, and now its trying to get my shots from about 30-40 yards down. I like to under hit those shots and leave it short because I always fear of hitting it to far because my putting is not the best.

Tell me a story.
My story has to do with my best round of golf at Kissimmee Bay. I started the day par on a starting par 5 and was happy with that start. Then proceeded to go back to back bogeys. So I thought to my self oh here we go back to reality. Next hole I end up getting my 2nd ever birdie, and was super excited. But that didnt last long because I went +6 the next holes to finish the front 9 at +7. So I thought to my self that this was going to be a rough day but just depends if I get something going on the back 9. Step up and bogey the first hole. Then par, then bogey, then par and then another bogey. Thought to my self that my round is just going insane right now because I've played 1 club off the tee on all holes except for the par 3s. But I stepped up and had a chance to birdie the back 4 holes but only got 3 pars and a bogey. My brother was just so mad because he was playing the worst round of his life and i couldnt do anything but rub it in that I just shot a 82 and played so good. Needless to say it was a LONG ride home with him.

Thanks!

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[ comments ]
BlaqShamrokk says:
hopefully after school's over you can play more golf because it sounds like your a natural
2/3/09
 
player says:
i play kissimmee bay
3/15/09
 
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