CGA Express

MAR 2019

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Q. Please tell us about your golf game these days. What's on your mind? A. My golf has never been better, I get to play less and mostly confine my golf to a handful of tournaments. I believe sometimes less is more and I find during these 3-4 day tournaments I get a good swing thought or two and stick to them. The results have been good for me so far. I plan to play in a few tournaments in 2019 and hope to improve on my "tournament round management'. I will say that as I have grown older and survived a medical issue six years ago I have lost some of my distance which at first bothered me, but now I have accepted my limitations and changed the way I view my shots during a round. Certainly had to adjust my sight lines. I have gotten older but my eyes and imagination sometimes forget my age and reflect my skills when I was in my 30's and 40's. Especially off the tee where I need to carry my ball a certain distance, ego overrides reality more times than I care to admit but I am growing in my acceptance of my distance capabilities. Q. Please tell us a little bit about yourself - life outside of golf. A. I am a recovering drug addict and alcoholic currently completing my Masters in Addiction Counseling and Co-Occurring disorders from the Hazelden Betty Ford School of Addiction Studies. I am sober now for six years and have decided to spend my life working with alcoholics and drug addicts. I have started non-profit called Chloe's Place and am using my golf connections to find men and women coming out of treatment affordable safe housing and employment in the golf industry where possible. Especially the maintenance crews. Big thanks to Doug Thompson of Hyland Golf Club in Pinehurst for giving some of my guys a chance to work at Hyland. We call this program "The Mulligan Program". I recently married Tayloe Compton and we live in Southern Pines. Q. What would you never leave home without? A. Never leave home without my golf clubs, never know when the opportunity to play might present itself. Q. Where do you play most of your golf? A. I am not currently a member at a particular club but living in Pinehurst I am lucky to play some fabulous tracks. Love Mid-Pines and Pine Needles, Hyland Golf Club and The Dormie Club. Coolest place to be after golf is the upstairs bar at Pine Needles, no question. Great Cheeseburgers (Bell Burger). Q. Who's your coach? A. No official coach but I trust Doug Thompson (Hyland Golf Club) to take a look at my swing when I am getting ready to play a tournament. He is a very good teacher and has played lots of golf with me. Q. What music's on your playlist before a round? A. I listen to two radio stations online before golf or before anything I do. WUIN The Penguin in Wilmington, NC, and WMVY on Martha's Vineyard. Great stations both of them. Eclectic mix of music. Q. What clubs are in the bag? A. In my bag: Driver-Taylor Made R-11S; 3-wood Taylor Made Aero Burner 3HL; Hybrid Titleist 915 H-2; Irons Taylor Made R BladeZ 3-PW; Wedges Calloway Mack Daddy PM Grind 52 and 56 degree; Putter Taylor Made Ghost Spider S. Catching Up With… Macon Moye L ook high on the leaderboard at Senior CGA Events this past year and you'd often see Macon Moye's name. The plus-two handicap was victorious in the North Carolina Senior Amateur Championship, and finished a healthy 4th in the Carolinas Senior Amateur Championship. Macon is well recognized around Charlotte and Southern Pines, and has recently turned his energy towards leadership with an innovative and meaningful new charitable effort, Chloe's Place. PROFILE

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