His game may be weak, but only on the course...
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Josh Ives a.k.a. Josh
How do you define a great shot? Is it driving the green on a par 4 or coming within inches of ending your boss's ability to reproduce? Josh Ives, our Golfer of the Week couldn't decide either! Check out the full interview and enjoy!

How old are you and what's your occupation?
I'm 31 and I manage global financial services accounts for KnowledgePlanet, which provides software and services for all aspects of corporate learning.

When did you start playing golf and what's your handicap?
I've been playing "seriously" for about 12-18 months now. My current handicap is right at 28... that is so much worse when you actually have to type it.

How often do you play?
As often as possible, this season I'd like to try to get 1-2 rounds in a week to really improve my score. Previously I was probably play once every 2-3 weeks.

Tell me about a great shot you've made.
The definition of "great" could vary a bit here... I can go with a great golf shot that I had last summer at Deer Valley where I drove the green on hole 13 (par 4). Or I can go with something more along the lines of when I came inches from smashing my boss in the nuts off a fairway shot (he was about 50 yards in front of me and to the left). Both of those shots were "great" but for very different reasons.

What is your best golf memory?
I have a lot of great memories from different rounds and for different reasons, some obviously from rounds that just went very well (for my level of play at the time) and then some that are far more related to comradeship on the course. A few of those are amusing, like the time a few college buddies and I were out and one of us spotted a snake near the the tee box which caused a rather feminine like wail to come out of him as he danced ever so daintily away (Bill D'abbene I left your name out to avoid embarrassing you, because that's the kind of guy I am). I also have very fond memories of the round I played with 2 friends the day of my 30th birthday after which we enjoyed a few drinks at the Iberian Lounge in the Hotel Hershey prior to heading back to my home where my wife had many other friends gathered for a surprise party.

What is your "home" course?
Home course seems to be Range End this year as it is VERY close to my office and the price isn't bad either. I do also like Deer Valley, quite a bit and tend to play it frequently as well.

What ball do you play?
Lately I'm playing Titleist HVC Tour SF. Why? because that's what they sell at Costco, I do happen to like them as well.

Clubs?
I have Square 2 Irons which I am fairly happy with although I would like to move up to a more forgiving set of TaylorMade in the near future. Driver is a King Cobra and putter is actually a Loisville Mallet made of Cherry, I like it with the exception of the alignment system (or lack thereof). I'd kind of like to pick up an Odyssey with the 2 ball system for allignment at somepoint.

Favorite pro?
I have to say John Daly as I play with him all the time.

Favorite course you've played?
In Central PA my favorite course as of yet is Harrisburg Country Club, especially in the fall, great course, and some fantastic views. I do like Wrendale as well although I think it's a bit overpriced.

Dream course you've yet to play?
The one where the fairways and greens are always under my ball.

Best round ever- and what course?
I'd have to say Deer Valley and I think I shot a 96 which for me last summer was great. I'm hoping by the end of this summer 96 is in my normal range.

What is one aspect of your golf game you would like to improve on in the next year?
Definitely 100 yards in, I'm working on some things already that are making a difference I'm also considering a 60 degree wedge as I have a tendency to hit my high irons and PW fairly long despite the fact that I have no problem getting the ball up and sticking the landing. I'd say putting but that's coming along already especially considering how many times I get to do it in a round.

Tell me a story.
One time at band camp.. Once my grandmother's house was going to get auctioned off because of back taxes, so even though I was a hockey player (although I couldn't skate) I became a golfer, at first things didn't go well but then I got sponsored by subway and made some money and won a gold jacket, got the girl, saved grandma's house and learned some valuable life lessons. The End.

Hmm.. Sounds SO familiar...

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[ comments ]
volleyhart says:
I was witness to the feminine wail ... it involved some kind of high-stepping dance, as well, quite spectacular. JDH
3/30/07
 
jdaly says:
Be sure to look for his "Live Scoring" action on the Home Page, this afternoon at ~2:30 EDT.
3/30/07
 
muhrich says:
I hear he puts from the rough.
3/30/07
 
volleyhart says:
Muhrich ... that's true too.
4/1/07
 
Kickntrue says:
For those in the dark... www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=putts+fr
4/1/07
 
Josh says:
I don't know how many times I have to tell muhrich and volleyhart that despite what they fantasize about some things just aren't they way they wish they were....
4/2/07
 
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