Since this is my first article for the Inter-Mountain, I thought I would give you a brief history of how I made a career out of a game I so passionately love. Growing up in a golfing family, I was exposed to golf at an early age. I remember well in my younger years heading to the golf course with my father and my uncle as they would play their weekend foursome game with two other family friends. As I watched my uncle hit iron shots with pin-point precision, and my father sinking putts from everywhere on the green, I was hooked. At the age of seven, I had my first real set of irons, a Ben Hogan junior set. We would go to the local par-3 courses and I would imagine myself putting for birdie to win the Masters. Memories I still cherish to this day. I continued to be a student of the game and more importantly, studying the swing. My first golf book was Hogan's "Five Fundamentals of Golf" - an "Oprah" must-read for those who want to play the game.