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John Snell a.k.a. TeT
I bet TeT would vote to keep Brock Park Golf Course open in Houston, Texas as it his home course (read more). It's the regular oobers like TeT that make our website awesome. Enjoy.

How old are you and what's your occupation?
I am 43 and I sell antiques on eBay.

When did you start playing golf and what's your handicap?
I have been playing golf since I was 12; not always avidly and with some long breaks at times. My current handicap is 22 and has been as low as 17 or so at one time.

How often do you play?
I play once a week.

Tell me about a great shot you've made.
During a very recent round at Kingwood Cove, I left my tee shot under the left hand 150 marker on the par 4, 6th hole. The marker was a squat oleander bush and my ball was just far enough behind it that the bush would only interfere with my follow through and of course ball flight... The flag was to the front of the green. I muscled a 9 iron through the bush to the front edge and 2 putted for par. What made it great for me was seeing a difficult shot that I knew I could pull off and then executing it.

What is your best golf memory?
One of my early golf memories is shagging balls for my Dad in Houston at the corner of TC Jester and 43rd when I was 6 or 7 years old. Memories involving family are always special.

What is your "home" course?
My home course would have to be Brock Park, a city of Houston Muni. I have played more rounds there over the years than anywhere else, and really enjoy the layout. The course has seen better days but still plays well.

What ball do you play?
I play with the Wilson Staff TX4. I have been consistently using Wilson balls since I started playing golf. Of course now that I think about it, they were also the only balls that my dad would let me remove from his shag bag. The TX4 was very reasonably priced with above average performance when measured against other top end balls. …and I probably have about 15 dozen, so I’m good on balls.

Clubs?
Drivers: Titleist 909D2
Fairway Woods: Titleist 909 F2
Hybrids: Titleist 909H
Irons: Titleist ZB Forged
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Spin Milled Tour Chrome 2009
Putters: TaylorMade Rossa Classic Imola 8 AGSI+

Favorite pro?
Ernie Els is one of my all time favorites. He is quiet, reserved and an all around class act. His golf is pretty good too.

Favorite course you've played?
I would have to give a big thumbs up to Max Starcke in Sequin, TX. I manage to get in about 2 or 3 rounds a year there. It’s an older course with an older style and design. They keep it in great shape and I thoroughly enjoy it every time I play there.

Dream course you've yet to play?
Do not have a course that I am just dying to play. I do want to play on a PGA course that is tournament ready, but mainly I’m excited to get out on any old patch of grass that I can find.

Best round ever- and what course?
I shot a 41 on the front nine at Lake Arbor Golf Course in Arvada, CO when I was 12. I can probably still count the number of times that I have shot a 41 for nine holes on one hand.

What is one aspect of your golf game you would like to improve on in the next year?
Right now I play once a week and do not practice between rounds. It’s a little tough to improve under those conditions, but it’s what I’ve got to work with right now. I would like to stop being scared of my 6 iron though. Every time I pull my 7 or my 5H out, the 6 just stares at me daring me to take it for a spin. Sometimes I take it out and it’s real nice; I walk towards the green pleased as punch making sure everybody saw the shot. Mostly though my 6 iron drags me off into the trees, throws me down under a bush and leaves me there crying.

Tell me a story.
When I was a kid we lived a couple of years in Arvada, CO. I used to play 9 holes once a week during the summer with an old guy who was a regular at the course in my neighborhood. Don’t recall his name although I do remember him being retired and in his 70’s. We’d walk our 9 holes, trade shots and I’d stretch his ears with the non stop chatter of an 11 year old. I have always loved how golf can take 2 or 3 people and forge a thriving short term relationship amongst total strangers.

Thanks!

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[ comments ]
Banker85 says:
really cool dude. I think my 6 iron and your 6 iron are related.
7/7/11
 
Kurt the Knife says:
another cool oob dude
7/7/11
 
drdetox says:
"sell Antiques on ebay"... that's not a job, that's AWESOME!!!
7/7/11
 
Darth Fader says:
I am his golfing partner, and I KNOW he doesn't really have a job. I think of it as more of a hobby.
7/7/11
 
TeT says:
Thanks Bruce; your a prince...
7/7/11
 
bkuehn1952 says:
A well deserved GOW and a great observation about total strangers having fun together on the golf course.
7/7/11
 
jwilder78 says:
Hey there TeT, I see you played Canyon Lake CC last month...that brings back some real memories for me! My first start in the game of golf was playing with my grandfather there, which was his home course. I actually birdied #15 (the downhill par 3) the first time I ever played, and I've had very few birdies since. If I still lived in TX, it'd be fun to play with you since our scores look damn near identical!
7/7/11
 
TeT says:
That is always a fun course.. when I first played it, they only had the back 9 open and I had no idea that there was anything else (front totally different direction out of site and under maintenance) I played it as a 9 x2 probably 6 or 8 times then showed up one day. Teed off and got chased down by angry womens golf association regular thursday morning gamers for cutting in between 2 of their groups and how dare I and I went back to clubhouse feeling like a naughty 8 year old caught stealing cookies from the blind guy next door.
7/8/11
 
Darth Fader says:
Your welcome.
7/8/11
 
askarzy says:
Interesting, my father also sells antiques on ebay.
7/8/11
 
mattshaver says:
i love brock park too. i'd play it more often, but it's almost an hour from my house.
7/11/11
 
darragh100 says:
I am only 10 and i love golf and i have an taylormade r11 3wood it is too big i am thinking of getting a new shaft will that affect the club please reply darragh100
7/12/11
 
CeeBee says:
Another great pick. TeT, you should be playing every day man. Check the screen every nite. Box em up and ship em out. FORE!!!
1/16/12
 
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