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Matthew Clark a.k.a. matt314hew
How old are you and what's your occupation?
I am a 25 year old Computer Engineer for Trident Systems, Inc.

When did you start playing golf and what's your handicap?
I started golfing around the age of 9. My dad would take me to a 9 hole course that had 2 par 4's and 7 par 3's. So that is 16 years of golfing and I am a little better than I was when I started.

According to oobgolf.com, my handicap is 14.7.

How often do you play?
I play about 2 times a month. I wish i could play a lot more, but always busy with work and recently got married this year, so that took up a good chunk of my time.

Tell me about a great shot you've made.
Hmmm.. A great shot of mine. I have quite a few, but the one that is at the top of my mind is my almost hole in one. Par 3, about 150 yards. Hit a great shot with my 8 iron and it was heading right towards the flag stick. It landed directly behind the hole and stuck right there. Didn't jump forward or spin back. I did make the birdie.

What is your best golf memory?
My best memory is just being out on the course with my dad and playing with him. I have only beaten him once and that was when I shot an 84. We were tied going into the final hole. He was just short of the green in 2 and i was about 30 feet from the cup. He chipped on and I hit my putt perfectly. It was left just short and I tapped in for par. He had a 10 foot putt for par and he just missed and put it in for bogey. I was so happy to know that I finally beat him after all those times of playing him. To this day, that is the only time I have beaten him at golf.

What is your "home" course?
I don't have a home course, but the course I normally play when i go play is
Meadowink Golf Course in Murrysville, PA (Just outside of Pittsburgh).

What ball do you play?
I don't play one particular ball. But the ones I used last round and liked were Titelist ProV1's. My uncle gave them to me and they felt great.

Current: Ping Eye 2 irons (3-SW), Knock of TaylorMade Burner Driver, Callaway Hawkeye 3 wood, and a ping Craz-e putter.
Future: Nike irons and woods with the Ping Craz-e putter

Favorite pro?
Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia (my great aunt thought i looked like him when i wore a baseball cap.

Favorite course you've played?
Oakmont Country Club. I used to caddy there.

Dream course you've yet to play?
St. Andrews

Best round ever- and what course?
80 twice - Once at Oakmont East Golf Course (not around anymore) and once at Meadowink Golf Course

What is one aspect of your golf game you would like to improve on in the next year?
My short game.

Tell me a story.
I have 3 cats at home. 1 is 14 years old, 1 is 2 years old and 1 is a month old. the two youngest were found and we rescued them.


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bducharm says:
Matthew, welcome to the GOW club!!! I got a chance to play Oakmont CC a few years back. I played on a Saturday morning with 3 guys from their regular Saturday morning crew. I shot 76 - the greens were INCREDIBLE!!! They definitely are not kidding when they say they run about 14 on the stimp...
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