Jan. 25, 2012
CSU’s Spinzig’s passion for golf runs in the family
Q&A with Rams golfer
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Christina Spinzig is a sophomore business administration major from Evergreen, Colo. She carries a 3.55 grade-point average. Recently, she sat down with CSURams.com.
How did you get interested in golf?
I got interested in golf because of my family. From my parents to grandparents, everyone in my family plays. So playing golf was just a part of our family’s tradition.
How do you prepare yourself for competition?
To prepare for competition I work on parts of my game that were not strong in previous competitions. I also focus strongly on my short game, such as putting and chipping.
What are your goals for the remainder of the season?
My goals for the remainder of the season are to help get our team to the NCAA regional tournament. Individually, I am working to lower my scoring average and becoming more consistent so that I can help our team advance to the regional tournament.
What was your favorite course to play this fall? Why?
My favorite course this fall was The Club at Old Hawthorne in Missouri. I really enjoyed the layout of the course and it was fun to play. It reminded me of some of my favorite courses, including Flying Horse in Colorado Springs, and Kansas City National Golf Course in Kansas City.
What has been your greatest golf memory?
My greatest golf memory comes from one of the high-school state championships when I played in the final group. That was the first time I realized that I wanted to further my golf career and really take the sport to the next level in a serious way.
Who has had the biggest influence in your life? Why?
My Grandma Sally had the biggest influence on my life. She was the best golfer of our family. She herself played college golf and always believed in me and helped me get to where I am today.
Besides golf, what is your favorite activity or hobby?
My favorite activity other than golf is hanging out with friends. Whether it’s going and playing basketball or going shopping. Hanging out with friends is always fun.
What was your first job?
My first job was a cashier at The Sports Authority.
Why did you choose to come to CSU?
My dad was a Ram in college and CSU has always been one of my favorite schools. When I got a chance to play golf here, it was the perfect situation. Fort Collins is also one of the best places in Colorado!
What is your favorite thing about being a Ram?
My favorite thing about being a Ram is that I’m always proud to be a CSU Ram! I would rather be a Ram over a Buff or Cowgirl any day!
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In 10 years I see myself having a successful job and likely living in a city somewhere, hopefully Denver or the West Coast. But I will definitely still be playing competitive golf throughout the summers. I may even try to become a high-school coach, too.
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