Get to Know:
Dr. Tom Lindgren, Immediate Past President
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.