Today’s Daily Golfer profile is Barb Blankenship from Columbia, Missouri. Barb has many fond memories on the course that she shared with us and even gave some great advice for those looking to take up the game.
TMGP: Can you describe your best moment or day on the golf course?
Barb: Any day that I am on the golf course is the best day. When I can make pars and birdies, it makes it even better. Whenever, I have the opportunity to play golf with my son is my best day on the course because I remember back when my dad and I use to play.
TMGP: Do you take lessons and have a regular teacher? Describe what you do to fix things when needed. Go to a teacher? Work things out yourself?
Barb: I do not take lessons regularly but when I do need a little tune up I call upon Brett Bieske the GM/Pro at Columbia Country Club to get me back on the right track.
TMGP: What/who got you started into the game of golf?
Barb: My Dad got me started in golf when I was a teenager. I won’t ever forget the mornings we would tee off at 6:30am…..ugh…..I think that is why to this day I enjoy playing golf with my son because of the bonding you develop playing golf, even if’s a bad day on the course. It’s always good when you share the experience with a child.
TMGP: Do you have a regular “game” with friends?
Barb: Do I have a regular game. The ladies at CCC always have a tee time on Sat. and Sunday and I join in when I can. In the summer, I participate in a lot of different events which prevents me from being there regularly but I try to go when I can.
TMGP: What’s your best score? Number and what was it to par?
Barb: I can’t pull up a particular round at the moment but I have had several at par and 2 under par. The bad part about a good round is you get thinking about it and always mess it up. That’s the beauty about golf……The good and the frustration……
TMGP: What’s the most beautiful/scenic course you’ve ever played?
Barb: I have played a lot of courses in my lifetime and is difficult to pick a particular course but I will say as Stephany Powell did the course at the Landings in Savannah, Georgia during the USGA Women’s Team Event was very Good. I will have to share, there was a Par 3 there that was over the water with the spectator grandstand right behind, that I will never forget. I’ve always wanted to make sure that I got over the water each day. I always took too much club and ended up by the stands but always made par from there with the spectators cheering, what FUN!
TMGP: Have you ever met or played with a current or former PGA Tour player?
Barb: I have never played with any PGA players but would love too.
Barb: I know that it’s not a question that you’ve asked, but I must say that golf is a game ALL should get involved with. You end up meeting and making lifetime friends. Over the years I have met so many people and these friends are for a lifetime…