The first NCCGA New England regional tournament of the Spring 2013 semester took place at Bayberry Hills Golf Course in West Yarmouth, MA. The New Hampshire club golf team walked away with a 23-stroke victory. Providence College finished in second, and Boston College finished in third. Leading the way for New Hampshire was CJ Konkowski. We interview Konkowski about the big victory:
Congrats on the win, CJ! What did you think of the courses this weekend? What did you do particularly well that allowed you to post good numbers?
I thought the courses played very tough with all of the wind and the spring conditions, but I enjoyed the layout. I didn't play particularly well overall, a lot of rust was still in my game and the skills just weren't there yet. I think what allowed me to win was my ability to think my way around the course and manage my game, minimize the mistakes.
How do you practice in between events, and where do you play golf during the semester? How about in the summer?
As for practice, I pride myself in my work ethic. Over the summer I'm at the course every day practicing, and I practice as much as I can during the semester. I try to spend a lot of my time on short game. During the semester we play at Rochester Country Club and over the summer I play and work at Bretwood Golf Course.
What's your background in golf? When did you start playing, why did you begin to take it seriously, career low, holes-in-one, etc.
I played golf throughout middle school and high school but did not begin to take it seriously until the end of my senior year, when I really decided to work on my game and try to improve. I have 2 holes in one, and my career low is an 8-under par 64.
What's in your bag?
I play the Nike VRS Covert driver, Titleist 910F 3 wood, Nickent 3DX 3 hybrid, Nike CCi forged irons, TaylorMade Z TP wedges, and a Scotty Cameron Newport 2.
What's your major, year, plan for the future, etc.
I am a sophomore business administration major, and I have pro aspirations after college.