I started playing golf as a kid but quit at 17 because I was heavily involved with other sports specially triathlon where I tried to run a professional career. Later I moved to running and finally adventure racing.
After 23 years I completed the circle back to golf and worked my way down to a 3,5 handicap. The plans are to become a scratch player before my 50s what I admit will require a solid effort.
With my father I learned the joy of playing new courses, since Brazil is so big with around 100 golf courses, traveling was always part of the package. I have played more than 50 courses in Brazil and many more abroad so still have a lot of new gems to discover.
Being involved in different sports gives me a good perspective on the post Tiger era where the new generation of golfers and their ridiculous length are forcing golf courses architects to rethink their new courses and adapt their old ones. The changes made in the 17th tee of the Old Course is a good example of that and shows the difficulties involved in bringing a classic to the modern age of golf.
In 2016 Brazil was in the spotlight because Rio hosted the first Olympic golf tournament of the century. My formation as an engineer should provide a lot of information about the venues and I hope to help our readers navigate our country and discover the other good courses out here.