Lipsky answers fans questions! #AskLipsky

Thu 23 Jul 2015

Lipsky answers fans questions! #AskLipsky

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Crans Montana, Switzerland, July 23: Here are David Lipsky’s replies to some of your questions on social media. #AskLipsky
1. Coming from mixed parentage, how has this positively impacted your life growing up as a kid and golfer? Have you had anything funny asked of your nationality previously? (Kang Sung-chung, Korea)
Obviously looking like a Korean and having Lipsky as my last name has always been a raised question but it’s been positive. I’ve been through two different cultures and I’ve come to appreciate the different aspects of both. I think it has helped me to develop as a person.
2. What do you recall from your first Asian Tour victory in Cambodia and how special was it to have Nick Faldo on the greenside watching? (Max Brenner, Hong Kong)
The thing I remember most was the chip during the playoff. It was one of the most memorable shots I have ever hit. To have Sir Nick Faldo coming up to me after that and telling me that he caught that and knew the winner was going to be me was just special for a first win.
3. What did the win at the Omega European Masters do for your game and career? (Lee Wilson, England)
It just gives me the confidence to compete against some of the best players in the world. I’ve played alright since then and I’ve played in bigger tournaments as well. It has done wonders to my career.
4. What’s your favorite golf course and which is the toughest for you to get a good score? (Mohamed Kulal, Kuala Lumpur)
My favourite golf course is probably the Los Angeles Country Club. It’s where I am from and it’s a course that I’ve always played growing up. I’ve a lot of memories there. In terms of golf courses that are hard, I think it is the Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore. It’s one of the hardest golf courses that I’ve ever played especially in the wind.
5. How do you prepare mentally when playing a tournament? (Mohamed Jiban, Bangladesh)
I just try to stay relaxed and try not to put too much pressure on myself. I just try to enjoy the moment and enjoy every tournament.
6. Why do you choose to become a golfer? (Mark, Singapore)
I had a few options after graduating from university. I just had a huge passion for the game and it’s something that I couldn’t stop myself from doing. I had the opportunities to do other things but at the end of the day, golf is what I love and what I want to do.