TMGP: Who got you started into the game of golf?
John: My father was the one who introduced me to golf. He has always been a fierce competitor and from the first time he played golf around age 30 he was hooked. At that time we lived 30 minutes from the nearest course so some days he would drive up and walk 45 holes. When I was 6 he moved us from Thayer, MO to West Plains, MO where the course was and he still lives there today. I was given my first set of clubs at age 6 and started playing tournaments at age 8.