Get to Know:
Name: Lynne D. Haraway
City of Residence: Northridge
Club: Porter Valley CC
Profession: Retired, former VP of Duty Free Shoppers, Principal VP of Aviation Business Development at Bechtel and VP of Aviation Business Development at Parsons
Family: Husband: Mike, retired Battalion Chief, LAFD; 2 children: Jennifer and Jeff; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter and Tank, the dog
What you Didn't Know:
A band that Lynne listens to: OneRepublic, The Traveling Wilburys and Toby Keith
First car: Pontiac Lemans
Favorite book: To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Guilty-pleasure food: Ice cream, cheesecake and potato chips
Favorite non-golf item: He isn't an item, but rather my best friend, Tank, my English Golden Retriever
Favorite Southland hotspot: The beach
One gadget that you can't live without: iPhone and Mac laptop
Favorite quote: "Measure twice; Cut once."
If you couldn't do what you do now as a profession, you would: Be a lawyer
Greatest pride: My greatest work accomplishment is that I worked very hard and was recognized by my peers and co-workers for my accomplishments. I traveled the world while working and learned to work with many nationalities to form international teams for airport projects.
Most-visited website that's not work-related: Amazon
On volunteering: I love it. I especially love watching the young kids play golf. They are so graceful, polite, willing to compete even if nervous. I love seeing the parents encourage their kids without intimidation and be there for them when they need the support. It is a fabulous sport to gain confidence yet be humbled; learn to be polite to others, yet remain competitive; work hard at something and still love the game. I also like volunteering to be a part of something bigger than myself. I love getting to meet people, make an event successful and know I did the best I could to help.
On the Course:
Has golfed for: I golfed for many business events. It helped me immensely in my business- especially when my job was in a primarily male-dominated industry. I started to golf when I was younger with my parents and it brought us closer together. My dad used to make me go find golf balls on hole No. 2 if my drive went out of bounds into the corn field that ran alongside the course. He'd say, "Meet me on the green!"
What you would like to see more of on the course: More women and no smoking
Favorite Tour player: Patrick Reed - I love his fierceness and undeniable ability to play well under pressure. He was my hero in the last Ryder Cup.
What part of the game of golf needs to change: That men always get better tee times
One Rule of Golf that you would like to change: The penalty stroke for accidentally moving the ball in the slightest manner