Get to Know:

Dr. Tom Lindgren, Immediate Past President

The Basics:

Name: Thomas Lindgren, M.D.

City of residence: Indian Wells and San Diego

Club: The Palms Golf Club and San Diego Country Club

Profession: Physician and Surgeon, retired

Family: My wife

Volunteer and committee involvement: Pacific Coast Golf Association Board of Trustees, USGA Mid-Amateur Championship Committee member, SCGA Foundation Scholarship Committee member, past Board member of the California Seniors’ Golf Association and Palm Springs Desert Senior Golf Association

What you Didn't Know:

Music that Tom listens to: Live opera performances throughout the U.S.

First car: 1957 Volkswagen Beetle

Guilty-pleasure food: Dark chocolate

Favorite Southland hotspot: Searsucker Restaurant in San Diego's Gaslamp district

Favorite quote: “I never learn anything when I am doing the talking.” (Warren Buffet)

If Tom couldn’t do what he did as a profession, he would be an: Artist

Greatest pride: My marriage

On the Course:

Has golfed since: The age of 10. A nice gift from my father.

What Tom would like to see more of on the course: More walking and faster pace of play, which go hand in hand.

Favorite Tour player: Rickie Fowler, because he plays fast and fearlessly.

What part of the game of golf needs to change: More flexibility in the dress code to reflect the style and tastes of all generations of golfers.

Importance of junior golf: I'd tell juniors to get some of your friends involved playing with you. Golf is a game of friendships.