April 9, 2013
The question for the Seminole women’s golfers during the month of April is What’s In Your Golf Bag – the first golfer featured by Seminoles.com is freshman Lydia Gumm who is enjoying her first spring as a student athlete at Florida State.
What is your favorite club and why?
My favorite club is my 60 degree wedge because I love to chip.
You can carry 14 clubs in your bag. What is your system for how you fill your bag with different types of clubs?
I have a putter, four wedges, five irons, two hybrids, a three wood and a driver.
What type of ball do you use (more carry, less spin, etc.) and how do you mark them for each round?
I use a Titleist Pro V1 and mark it with a red line and two crosses by the Titleist logo.
Does the mark have any significant meaning? How long have you been marking your golf balls that way?
I use it because when I look at the crosses it reminds me God will give me strength no matter what. I’ve marked my ball that way since I was 9 years old.
What have you put on the outside of your bag as decorations?
I have a pink ribbon on the outside of my golf bag for my 7th grade teacher who has survived breast cancer.
Do you carry anything inside of your bag for good luck? How long have you carried that particular item?
I have a Lincoln Trail Country Club coin in my bag for good luck. The ladies group gave it to me right before I left for FSU. That’s the course where I grew up, and it reminds me to never forget where I came from. I will keep it in my bag these next 4 years.
Where did you get it? Who did you get it from?
The ladies group gave it to me right before I left for FSU. That’s the course where I grew up, and it reminds me to never forget where I came from. I will keep it in my bag these next 4 years.
How long have you been playing with the set of clubs that are in your bag right now?
I’ve been playing with the clubs in my bag for 3 years.
How do you mark your golf balls on the green? Do you carry a specific coin? Marker?
I mark my ball with whatever coin I can find first in my bag.
What is your career low round score? Where and when did you achieve it?
My career low round is 61. I shot this in the Kentucky Invitational tournament two years in a row, 2010 and 2011.
Do you have any career holes-in-one?
I have had 5 career hole in ones.
What is your most memorable shot?
My most memorable shot is hitting out the water in the 2009 KY State Am and somehow getting it on the green to force a playoff.
What is your most favorite course?
My favorite golf course is Lincoln Trail Country Club in Vine Grove, Kentucky.