Every Wednesday during The Home Stretch, The Back 9 discusses all things golf, from tee to green!
We will talk tips, technology and the dive into the golf world with Dan McGinn, Winagamie Golf Course's Head Professional. The Back 9 is hosted by Phil Rothmann.
Name: Dan McGinn
Position: General Manager/Head Golf Professional for Winagamie Golf Course
EDUCATION: BA. from St. Ambrose University (Davenport, IA)
PREVIOUS WORK: Head professional at Muscatine Municipal Golf Course (IA) & 1st Assistant Golf Professional at TPC Deere Run
Home Course: Now, Winagamie Golf Course. Grew up playing Palmer Hills Golf Course in Iowa
DRIVER: Nike VR_S Covert Tour
FAIRWAY: Cobra Long Tom 2-Wood
RESCUE/HYBRIDS: Nike VR_S Covert Tour
IRONS: Nike Pro Combo
WEDGES: Nike VR_S
PUTTER: Taylor Made Kiama Marinello
Personal: I am married to my wife Jodi and have 3 amazing sons. My first and only hole-in-one occurred on the 8th hole at Palmer Hills! I started playing the game of golf when I was 5, played mostly with my father and brother growing up. I love many aspects of golf, I loving being on the course with other people and getting to know them through the game. I enjoy the time spent outdoors on the course and squeezing in a round two by myself.
Name: Phil Rothmann
Position: The Back 9 Host
BACKGROUND: Avid Golfer, I should be a lot better for how much I play.
Home Course: It has to be Reid Municipal. I try and play all around Northeast Wisconsin however, year-in and year-out – I play Reid the most.
DRIVER: Nike VR_S Covert 2.0 Tour
FAIRWAY: Cleveland Launcher
RESCUE/HYBRIDS: Do not play one
IRONS: Taylor Made RocketBladz (3 – PW)
WEDGES: Cleveland 588 RTX (52°, 56°, 60°)
PUTTER: Excalibur Purtech Putter
Personal: I first became interested in the game of golf while watching Ben Crenshaw drop to his knees after winning the 1995 Masters. I played two years right-handed before convincing my dad I was serious about the game and he purchased me a left-handed junior set. I am a natural Lefty and wanted to play from that side of the ball. I played two seasons as a lefty before making my High School Golf Team.
I tend to play an aggressive “go for broke” style that more often than not, ends in disaster. The allure of the game for me is that no matter how well I play; there is always room for improvement. I love the challenges that a golf course presents throughout a round and the decision-making needed to maneuver around the links.
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