i’m a GAP Guy
Name: Joe Saracino
Club: Northampton Valley CC
Residence: Holland, Pa.
Occupation: Insurance Agent
How long have you played golf? I started playing
golf after I turned 50. I needed something to replace playing softball and running my son back and forth to hockey practices and games. I play at least
twice a week during the season, plus a 9-hole league at Northampton Valley.
What do you enjoy most about golf? The most enjoyable part is the
game itself. But also, the people that I have met are incredible. I wish I had
started earlier in my life.
What’s your most memorable golf moment? Getting on the 17th green
at TPC Sawgrass.
What’s the craziest moment you’ve witnessed on a golf course? The
craziest moment is every round I play because the game just drives me crazy.
Best score? 82
Favorite courses? I enjoy a lot of courses: The Doral (Golf Resort & Spa),
TPC Sawgrass, Jasna Polana and Pebble Beach.
Favorite golfer? It has to be Tiger. He was one of the reasons I was motivated
to get into this game. I also like Fred Couples and his ease about the game.
If it weren't for golf, I… would probably just spend more time with my
awesome grandchildren. But I would also go crazy without being able to play
this awesome game. I love it.
i’m a GAP Gal
Name: Judy Owens
Club: Waynesborough CC
Residence: Paoli, Pa.
Occupation: Retired teacher and high school
basketball, lacrosse coach
How long have you played golf? I have played golf for 44 years. My
father was a scratch golfer at Riverton (Country Club) and introduced me to
the game. Today, I play three to four times a week during the season.
What do you enjoy most about golf? I enjoy playing lots of different
courses, meeting new people and playing Women’s Golf Association of
Philadelphia Matches and tournaments.
What’s your most memorable golf moment? Having my first hole-in-one in the final round of my club championship.
What’s the craziest moment you’ve witnessed on a golf course?
Taking my neighbor out on the course for her first round of golf
ever, and she had a hole-in-one. She then told the (golf)
pro that “It was only that short little hole.”
Best score? 72 at Caso De Campo in the Dominican
Favorite courses? Pacific Dunes and Ballybunion
Favorite golfer? Fred Couples
If it weren't for golf, I… would probably have to re-learn
how to play bridge.
“I’m a GAP Guy, I’m a GAP Gal” is a new feature that spotlights one male and one female golfer belonging to a Member Club. To recommend a Guy or Gal candidate,
e-mail Tony Regina, Assistant Communications Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to include the candidate’s name, e-mail address and phone number.