Get To Know Your Pro: 10 Questions with Shaun Barnes, PGA Professional

This week we are putting Shaun Barnes on the hot seat with our 10 question format.

ShaunBarnes_1000_2Shaun Barnes is a PGA Professional at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento, CA.

Shaun first started playing golf when he was 10 years old, playing with his father and brother. Shaun and his brother played at Haggin Oaks in the junior golf program in the early 1980’s but he never took the game too seriously until 10 years later while earning an A.S. degree in Physical Therapy at Loma Linda University.

Shaun decided to switch careers around 2000.  He attended the Professional Golfers Career College in Temecula, CA where he earned a specialized Associates Degree in golf management and graduated Valedictorian.

All right, Shaun let’s get to it. Here’s the 10 questions I have for you, today.

B: If golf had a walkup song to the 1st tee, like in baseball, what would be yours and why?

S: This is the toughest question on here.

B: We can come back to it, if you’d like.

S: Yes, let’s come back to it.

B: First golf club you ever bought?

S: Ping Zing Beryllium Copper Putter

B: Who taught you how to golf?

S: Dad

B: How many pairs of golf shoes do you own?

S: Oh, let’s see (starts counting under breath, and on fingers)…. 6 no 7.

B: Lowest round ever shot?

S: 69 at Temecula Creek Inn.

B: What is your least favorite thing to do on a golf course?

S: Wait.

B: Favorite Golfers? 

S: Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Seve Ballesteros.

B: Who influenced you the most?

S: Biggest influence?  Seve Ballesteros. How he played the game. He played differently from other golfers at the time.

B: Favorite Course to Play?

S: Pacific Dunes at Bandon Dunes in  Bandon, OR.

B: Who’s swing would you like to have and why?

S: Adam Scott.

B: Why?

S: It’s powerful, efficient and simple motion.

B: Favorite club in your bag?

S: Putter, Driver and 58 degree Ping Glide Eye Sole Wedge.

B:If you weren’t a golf professional, what would you be doing for a living?

S: Helicopter Pilot.

B: Ok, back to the first question.  If golf had a walkup song to the 1st tee, like in baseball, what would be yours and why?

S: Queen B by Puscifer. Want to hear it?

B: Sure.

S: (scrolling through phone, song starts to play)… It’s good, right?

B: Great choice.

Thanks, Shaun!

Below you’ll find a bonus tip from Shaun for chipping onto the green:

Interested in booking a lesson with Shaun?

Take a one hour lesson with Shaun Barnes, between now and July 17 and receive 10% on Travis Mathew products.

Call the Haggin Oaks Golf Concierge at 916-808-2531 to book, today!

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