Trying to get better one shot at a time

  • GIR: 41%
  • Putts/Hole: 1.90

My Golfer Profile

Playing Since


Home Location

New York City



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I was born in the Soviet Union and at that time golf was a distant activity for the entire country. We only saw golf in Hollywood movies or in video games if you were lucky to get your hands on any. I remember one time my friends and I invented our own version of mini golf by playing on the street between our apartment buildings. We used a dried out dirt patch where we played soccer and carved out a hole about the same size as the actual golf hole. None of us knew any dimensions and it was a pure guess - this is before you could Google stuff. For the ball, we used a solid metal ball bearing about the same size as a ping pong ball.  And for the putters, we just used thin wooden planks from a pallet. I remember you had to hit that metal ball very hard to get it rolling towards the hole - that was fun.

When I came to the states, I grabbed my first golf club in 1999 at a driving range in Madison CT. I was launching those drives and had lots of fun. This is how I got into golf and developed a dream to be good one day and be able to compete. At that time Tiger was upcoming which made the enthusiasm even stronger although I did not pick it up until later in 2005. I played almost every day from 2005-2007 and was breaking 80s but then stopped when I moved to NYC for my first office job. The dream was placed on hold until recently, 2016 when I picked it back up thanks to my supporting wife, my buddy and the summer Olympics in Rio that inspired me to get back into it.

Fast forward to today, I am struggling to break the 80s consistently but on the right track. The equipment, the technology, and information on the internet make it possible today to get better faster so I am hoping I can be in low 70s very soon. Cheers

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Player Idol

Tiger Woods

Home Course

Galloping Hill Golf Course

Club Affiliations


PGA Affiliation


Golf Leagues

The Weekenders, NJ


  • US AM Tour
  • Amateurs Player Tour




Tee Choice


Ride or Walk


Style of Play

Safer Side

Start Time

No Preference




Water, Coco Water


Bananas, Peanuts, Cookies


Running, Hockey

My biggest dream is to be able to play par golf or better and soon be able to pass PAT so I can teach golf in the future.

Not much to brag about here yet.

Improve posture. Increase swing speed while maintaing shot accuracy. Sink more putts.

Be able to keep the ball on the fairway off the tee consistently.

None at this time

  • No hero shots
  • Center of the green
  • Keep it in the middle of the fairway
  • Do not leave birdie putts short


10,000 Hours

Progress: 2.388%

Total: 238 Hours 45 Minutes

18 Holes

  • Rounds: 46
  • Lowest: 75
  • Last: 7/17/2022
  • GIR: 41%
  • Puts/hole: 1.90

9 Holes

  • Rounds: 14
  • Lowest: 39
  • Last: 8/18/2021
  • GIR: 40%
  • Puts/hole: 1.92


  • Courses played: 43
  • Holes in one: 0



TP5 Yellow





Cool Shot



Clubs In My Bag

Club Fitter

Club Champions, PGA Tour Super Store


Callaway Fusion 14



  • #1
    PING G410 Driver 10.5* Stiff 75g Tour
  • #2
    Titleist Ti2 15* 70g Stiff Smoke
  • #3
    PING G410 Hybrid 19* Stiff Alta
  • #4
    PING i500 5 Iron KBS Tour-V Steel
  • #5
    PING i500 6 Iron KBS Tour-V Steel
  • #6
    PING i500 7 Iron KBS Tour-V Steel
  • #7
    PING i500 8 Iron KBS Tour-V Steel
  • #8
    PING i500 9 Iron KBS Tour-V Steel
  • #9
    PING i500 W KBS Tour-V Steel 45*.13
  • #10
    Titleist Vokey Sm7 F Grind 52*.8
  • #11
    PING Glide WS 54*.14
  • #12
    Cleveland 60 Sand Wedge
  • #13
    Cleveland CBX Full Face 64*.10
  • #14
    Ping Heppler Tomcat 14 WINN Grip

Cart: CUBE 3

Bag: Callaway Fusion 14

Swing Stats

Average Driver Swing Speed

110 mph

Average Driver Distance

260 yards

Putting Stroke Type

Straight/Slight Arch

5-iron Distance Average

195 yards

7-iron Distance Average

175 yards

9-iron Distance Average

155 yards

Swing Videos

Driver Swing

Iron Swing

Favorite Courses


Half Moon Bay CA


Bethpage Black NY


Willow Creek Mt. Sinai NY


Grand Bahia Mexico


Tradition Wallingford, CT


Wild Turkey NJ


Architects NJ


Willow Creek NY

Never Played Dream Courses


Pebble Beach Golf Links, CA


Whistling Straits Golf Course, WI


Cap Cana Golf Club, DR


TPC Sawgrass, FL


Coeur D'Alene Resort Golf Course, ID


The Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, UAE


El Camaleón Mayakoba, Mexico


TPC Sugarloaf, GA


TPC Colorado, CO

Trophy Wall

Trophy 1


Richter Park 1st Place

Trophy 2


Cherry Creek Woods 1st Place

Trophy 3


West Point 1st Place

Trophy 4


Wild Turkey 1st Place