Get to Know:

David Cardwell

The Basics:

City of residence: Laguna Niguel
Club: Mission Viejo Country Club
Profession: Lexmark International, Director of North American Distribution Channel
Family: Linda – spouse, Jennifer – daughter (Chicago, three grandchildren), Jillian –daughter (Huntington Beach)
Volunteer and committee involvement: Past President, Board of Directors, Mission Viejo Country Club, Golf Digest Course-Rating Panelist, SCGA Course-rating committee, SCGA Rules & Competitions committee

What you Didn't Know:

A band that David listens to: Eagles
First car: 1957 Chevy Impala
Favorite book: Not really a book, but love to read “Discover” magazine
Guilty-pleasure food: Chocolate Cake
Favorite non-golf item: Fishing gear
Favorite Southland hotspot: Dana Point Harbor
One gadget David can’t live without: Smart Phone
Favorite quote: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde
If David couldn’t do what he does now as a profession...: He would be a mediator
Greatest pride: Seeing how well my kids turned out and how they are passing those values along to their children (I give my wife all of the credit, just proud to have been along for the ride!)
Most-visited website that’s not work-related: Google, in the past I would find myself asking “I wonder what…” and then never got the answer. I still think the same thing, but now just look up the answer.
On volunteering: I have been very blessed. I am just trying to find a way to give something back to the game and to the community.

On the Course:

Has golfed for: I started as a caddie for my Dad at age 8. I started playing golf around the same age. I have played well over 600 rounds of golf with my dad.
What David would like to see more of on the course: Walking
Favorite Tour player: Fred Couples
What part of the game of golf needs to change: Length of a round and affordability
One Rule of Golf David would like to change: Not being able to repair a pitch mark in front of your ball when “through the green”
Importance of junior golf: I have personally seen the impact that the game of golf has on Junior players as people. Getting youngsters involved in the game of golf early teaches them valuable life lessons that will help them in all aspects of their lives.