Coming out of high school, I could guarantee I was a lot like many other junior golfers, an above average high school player who just did not have that edge to play at the Division 1 level. I still wanted to be competitive with golf though, as well as go to a large school.
Flash forward 2 years and I am a sophomore at Virginia Tech, NCCGA Regional Coordinator, Vice President of the Club Golf team, but more importantly a Srixon Golf Ambassador. Over this past winter, I paid Travis and the Nextgengolf team a visit at their office in Boston. After talking about the Colonial region and other logistical items for a while, they hit me with the idea that they were discussing having RC’s become ambassadors for Srixon Golf and Cleveland.
I jumped on this opportunity, mostly because I needed a new golf bag (mine was broken). I already had solid clubs and I was a little skeptical of what I was going to get as part of being an Ambassador. Ever since I joined club golf and became an RC as a freshman, I have been the biggest proponent of club golf. I love what NCCGA and Nextgengolf golf do as an organization for college students who can’t play college golf at the varsity level.
The clubs came in and after I struck that first tight draw 6-iron, it gave me a similar feeling that I got when Malcolm Butler intercepted Russell Wilson at the 1-yard line to win the Super Bowl (editor's note: Ryan Walker is a Massachusetts native and Patriots fan). I knew that these clubs were for me.
One part of my game that I struggled with was my ability to hit a 3-wood or hybrid consistently. I got these clubs and I am now very confident standing on the tee that if I need to get in the fairway, this 3-wood will do that job without fail. These Srixon golf clubs paired with the Srixon ball, have made my switch to better a lot easier, and more importantly, fun.