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Doug Field a.k.a. doug815
What better way to announce the winner of the World Am Giveaway than by featuring him as the SkyCaddie Golfer of the Week!?! Congratulations to Doug for winning a trip to the World Am and I am look forward to meeting him in Myrtle Beach next month.

How old are you and what's your occupation?
I am 48 years old and I am a Fiscal Officer for the Secretary of State of Illinois.

When did you start playing golf and what's your handicap?
I started playing golf in 1991 and my current handicap index 4.7.

How often do you play?
About 3 or 4 times a week. More whenever possible!

Tell me about a great shot you've made.
August 3, 2010. I was playing at Edgewood Golf Club, I was on the par 5, 5th hole. My tee shot left me 200 yards out. I hit a 4 iron that bounced short and ran up onto the green. When my group arrived to the green we all looked for the ball. No one found it. I went by the hole and there it was staring at me! A double eagle!

What is your best golf memory?
August 14, 1999. 3rd round 1999 PGA Championship, Medinah Country Club. My father went with me and we walked around the course and watched several players. It was special because my sister lived near there for several years and we passed the course all the time. It was such a nice day with him. He introduced to me to the game of golf.

What is your "home" course?
Edgewood Golf Club in Auburn, Illinois

What ball do you play?
Titleist Pro V1x

Clubs?
Drivers: Titleist 909D2
Fairway Woods: Titleist 909 F2
Irons: Titleist Forged 704.CB
Wedges: Titleist Vokey 200 Series Chrome Spin Milled
Putters: Ping Redwood Zing
Putters: Odyssey White Hot XG 2-Ball SRT

Favorite pro?
I know I won't be the first to say this but I have to lean toward Phil Mickelson, the way he plays the game and the balance he has to his life off the course. I was eating dinner the afternoon he sank the winning putt at the Masters in 2004. I recall jumping up when Jim Nantz said "Is it his time" and the ball disappeared. I had been to Augusta National for the Par 3 contest earlier in the week.

Favorite course you've played?
The Dooks, and Bundoran Golf Club. They are links courses located in Ireland.

I was provided an insight to an entirely different approach on how the game of golf is played. When I played these courses there was approximately a 3 club wind blowing . I learned very quickly how to hit punch shots and rolling balls onto the greens in lieu of the target golf. I didn’t play very well but it is something I will always remember and any chance that is available to me I would play again in a heartbeat.

Dream course you've yet to play?
I actually have 2. The first being Medinah #3 and the second being Augusta National.

Best round ever- and what course?
69; Twice Bunn Golf Course and Lincoln Greens Golf Course, Springfield, Illinois.

What is one aspect of your golf game you would like to improve on in the next year?
Putting. I’m pretty streaky. I think this is the aspect of my game which has provided me with the most frustration. I was given a wonderful compliment from a friend who said "Doug if you could putt better you would be dangerous!" I always chuckle when I recall that statement.

Give me an example of a time your SkyCaddie saved you a stroke?
I was playing in a Chicago District Golf Association Qualifying Tournament and had not played the course prior to the tournament in El Paso, Illinois. The hole (12th hole if memory serves) is dog leg left. The fairway ran out into a hazard at the dog leg. If I had not looked at my Skycaddie SGX for a layup position, I would have more than likely taken too much club and hit the ball through the fairway into the hazard and potentially ran up a large number.

Tell me a story.
My first trip to Ireland, I was able to play The Dooks, and the Killarney Golf and Fishing Club. The round at the Dooks was something I will always remember. When we teed off the wind was blowing at about 3 clubs. The course is located on Dingle Bay and by the time we reached the 5th hole, the group had experienced rain, mist, clouds, sun and the constant wind. The course is the one of the oldest in Ireland and it was a true links course and something I had never experienced before in my life. One of the guys in our group hit a ball maybe 5 feet off the fairway into the rough and we walked around for 10 minutes and never found the ball. We reached the 18th hole and hitting into the teeth of the wind. I hit a strong 3 wood off the tee, hit it again and was still 100 yards out. I hit a 7 iron as well as I could and made it to the center of the green. When I found the ball on the green I just shook my head, chuckled. If I recall I shot in the upper 80’s that day and lost about 4 or 5 balls. I would play again anytime. Hopefully better!

Thanks!

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doug815 says:
Doug this is your sister :). I am SOOOOO proud of you!!!!!
7/29/11
 
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