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Ryan Rees a.k.a. Ryan Rees
How do you make a positive out of a not so great situation? If you're our Golfer of the Week Ryan Rees- you take an injury that slows work, and turn it into golf 3-5 times a week. Plus- he owns and built the company, he deserves it!

How old are you and what's your occupation?
I am 51 and have been playing for 44 yrs, (that is since age 7, for those who don't wish to do the math). And have recently been able to reassert myself into the game I have always loved. MY occupation (owner operator of an expediter company), has kept me very busy. Due to a physical problem that is going limit and ultimately eliminate my being able continue to drive any of my trucks myself, I will be compensated in the ability to play much more golf.

What is your handicap?
My handicap right now as a result of the restructuring of my game is in the 20's ( right now around 23), but I intend work at it till I have reduced that by half.

How often do you play?
I now play about 3-5 times a week, this is suprising as I am now bone on bone in both knees and hips as well as having a deteriated 5th lumber vertibrae. It has caused my to completely alter my style swing and learn to play within myself. Up until now I have been unable to play much over the last 10 yrs or so.

How did you get your start?
I started playing at the early age due to my father, who cut down a 7 iron and put anew grip on it and gave it to me. I was allowed to play down the fairway as my father and his friends played their game. They would each take time to instruct me on the proper stance and swing, till I was able to hit the ball regularly in a clean and smooth stroke. My dad rewarded my efforts with a set of clubs that fit both Mom and I and it took off from there.

What is your best golf memory?
I think my best memory in the sport would be the summer that my dad, my brother and I played on 4 man team in a league from our work at that time. I was the A Flight ( lowest handicap) on the team, MY brother (Steve) was the B Flight man and My Dad (Wayne) was the C Flight man, so we played all season in the league together as a team, It was great. By the way our D-Flight man was a close friend of the family and made it alll the more special, we may not have won, but it was great time.

What is your "home" course?
Albany Golf Club is my home course ( multi year winner of the Area's Finest Award, including this year's) and I love playing this course. It is a wonderful challaenge and the owner (Stan Richards) is a friend as is the rest of the staff. Great people, great course.

Tell me about a great shot you've made.
I would have to say my best shot was any one of three strokes on # 3 at AGC. I played a slice down the right side of the dog-leg right par 5 and was able to possition my self for a hybred 3 iron to the green that put my about 15 feet from fole pin high with a 2 and a half to 3 degree cross hill putt. It went dead center of the cup, giving me my first eagle in 10 yrs. I was very excited.

What ball do you play?
My favorite ball right now is the Nike Power Soft, amazing feel and control.

I don't at this time have very good clubs, but I am giving real consideration to a set to Taylor Made r7 Woods and a set of adams irons all customed to me (I need a half inch over standard as am 6'3" tall and have long legs. I am hoping that I will be in a place to make that move by next year.

Favorite pro?
I have liked Tiger since he first began playing in the open as an non pro. I like how he has inspired many more people to pick up the game, many who would not have thought it cool or something for them, are now enjoying the game and I think it is great.

Favorite course you've played?
My favorite non-home course would have to be the one TN named Cobbly Nob. Only played once there years ago, but what challenge the 15th hole is a par 3 from atop high hill to a green on top of another high hill, you hit the green or take 10, because valley between was so deep there was no way to get a ball up onto the green from there, it would just roll back down to you.
I think the park is Cobbly Nob- the course is actually Bent Creek. I could be wrong, but that's how I found it online. Someone help me if I'm wrong.

Dream course you've yet to play?
I think I would like to play Sawgrass, if I ever could it would be great. I have only played it in a simulator, but was really thrilled with that experience as it was, I can only imagine what it would be like to play the real thing.

What is one aspect of your golf game you would like to improve on in the next year?
I hope to inprove my short game by next year and be on more greens in regulation.


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