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Who is Darryn?

by on December 31st, 2009

Hey everyone. I figured as my first post I should do a little introduction to who I am, and why I write on this blog.  I can’t really remember the first time I played golf. I’ve been playing since I was little. My dad was, and still is, an avid golfer, so I guess I have him to blame for all of this.  The golf genes don’t stop there, as his dad (my grandfather), was also a golf nut.

Not only were they golf-aholics, but they were also pretty damn good. I remember being told about how during his younger days, my grandfather would play with Gary Player (I’m from South Africa FYI), and beat him!  He decided not to go professional, as you can guess.

As a result of those genes I have only ever had 2 or 3 formal golf lessons (if I remember correctly).  And those were only within the last 10-15 years (I’m 29 now).  So most of my “talent” (note the quotation marks) comes naturally.

Over the last 3 years I haven’t been able to play as much golf as I would’ve liked. In 2006 I was in a car accident, and suffered some back and neck injuries, and had to take over a year off the golf course. This past summer in 2009 was the first full summer I’ve played since then, and for the most part my back held up pretty well.  I’m looking forward to next summer and playing even more (and maybe if we’re brave enough a few winter rounds). Thanks for reading the blog!

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