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Sean Lensborn a.k.a. DeepRough
Sean Lensborn wears many hats. He runs an NFL Mock-Draft Site, a golf blog and still finds time for his "real job" working as a (paid) software developer. To top it off, he's Canadian.

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How old are you and what's your occupation?
I am 33 years old and work in the software development industry.

When did you start playing golf and what's your handicap?
I started playing golf when I was about 10 years old, playing with or caddying for my dad and his friends on occasion. However, I really did not start taking it seriously until about 4 years ago. My handicap at the moment is 12, hopefully I'll get that in the single digits this season!

How often do you play?
Right now? Hardly ever...darn north east weather! When it's nice enough out I try to play at least 9 holes 2-3 times a week. Last summer, there were a few weeks where I was lucky enough to play at least 9 holes every day of the week.

Tell me about a great shot you've made.
My driving game is pretty awful, but I'm still pretty amazed when I can belt a drive down the middle or cut a dogleg. But, the most memorable shot I have had of late was actually while I was playing in Nashville last week. I had about a 40 yard sand shot to make, with only perhaps 10-12 feet of green to work with. I managed to hit a pretty high bunker shot that hit just left of the cup, took one little hop and stopped dead. It was pretty darn cool.

What is your best golf memory?
Playing a round of golf at Torrey Pines with my new wife on our Honeymoon!

What is your "home" course?
The wonderful municipal courses in Somerset County, New Jersey. I play at Warrenbrook most often.

What ball do you play?
If I am buying them, $12 a dozen noodles. If someone else is buying them prov1s or hx tours :)

Mizuno MP-33 irons, a Callaway X-tour wedge, and a Big Bertha 06 2 iron. I have a R7 425, which, I'll leave in the trunk of my car until I can hit 78% of the fairways with it :)

Favorite pro?
Tiger Woods is amazing to watch, but I like to root for Vijay Singh or Ernie Els, some of the younger guys are pretty amazing to watch as well, Luke Donald may well become my new 'favorite'.

Favorite course you've played?
The South Course at Torrey Pines was pretty amazing. It was pretty neat to play there, then a month or so later watch the pro's playing the Buick there.

Dream course you've yet to play?
The Old Course at St. Andrews and the TPC at Sawgrass...I've played those courses so many times in the Tiger Woods video game series, I'd love to see them in 'real life'.

Best round ever- and what course?
The best 9 holes I've had was on the front 9 at Quailbrook, where I shot a 37, unfortunately I ran out of daylight...I was really on that day. My low full round was an 82 on that same course. I thought I was going to break 80 there in Nashville, but that darn mobile app of yours showed me a projected score of 79, and it was downhill from there :)

What is one aspect of your golf game you would like to improve on in the next year?
My goal for the spring is to break 80, so I'll continue to work on my putting/short game, as that is probably the quickest route for me. I would love to improve my Driving and Fairway wood game, but that may require professional help.

Tell me a story.
My wife has been playing golf since she was a little girl; she has a beautiful swing, but has this little hitch in it where she pauses for a fraction of a second in her backswing. It slows her down, and when she's on she has wonderful tempo. One weekend last summer we got paired up with a couple of older guys who claimed to be regulars and were more than willing to offer up tips and strategy on every single hole and shot (FYI, if you're one of these kind of guys, please, unless I ask for advice, don't tell me how you think I should play the hole). The guys talked incessantly. Every single shot they would talk to each other about it, hmm..what do you think I should do here? Hit a little cut against the wind? Oh, I brought my 6 iron, I need my 7 iron, let me go back to the cart and get that. To top it off, one of the guys had the strangest swing I had ever seen. He would take the club about a quarter of the way back, and then just let it hang there for about 15 seconds, the club slightly swaying...the tension building in the man by the second....then he would whip it back, and violently come back to the ball. He hit his fair share of decent shots. But at one point, he makes this remark that he and my wife had such similar they both had a 'hitch'. I nearly cried..half wanting to die laughing..half wanting to kill myself to end this awful round. I went on to shoot a 125 or something that day, I probably lost a dozen balls, and hit about 50 shanks. Well, I learned a very important lesson that day. Just completely ignore the people you are paired up with ;)


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duecebomb says:
that is most definitely a funny story. and you're a good story teller as well haha
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