Height: 5 foot 9 inches
Weight: 155 pounds
- 2014 Speedgolf World Champion
- 2013 Speedgolf World Championships – Runner-up
- Captain Stanford Golf team
- 3-hour Boston Marathon
How did you first get involved in speedgolf?
I saw the 2012 World Championships on TV and thought that was the perfect sport for me.
What clubs do you have in your bag?
Driver, 6-iron, 9-iron, SW (54-degree), putter
Why did you pick out those particular clubs?
I like my driver more than my 3-wood; I use a 6-iron for the longer par 3s and 2nd shot on par 5’s; good golf scores require a good short game – you have to have a putter and SW at the very least, and a 9-iron is the usual club on the second shot of the par 4’s.
With that few of clubs, there of course would be shots that are between full swing distances. How do you like to play those?
I like to swing hard and leave the ball a few yards short when possible. If I am going to be more than 10 yards short, I will go with the longer club and take 3/4 swing.
What do you do to work on your fitness?
I run 3-4 days a week, and I do some high intensity body weight training (pull-ups, push-ups, burpees, hill repeats). I also play ice hockey in the winters.
From left to right, 2-time Speedgolf World Champion Rob Hogan, New Zealand Olympic miler and speedgolfer Nick Willis, top-ranked speedgolfer and former collegiate runner Mack McLain, and Eri Crum go out for a run on the golf course.
Based on what you’ve learned from speedgolf, what advice or drills that you could give the regular golfer for them to apply to their normal golf game?
Go with your gut. Don’t over-analyze shots.
Anything else you want to say or add?
Read the rest of what Eri has to say about Speedgolf in the May 2017 Monthly Handicap Improver here: