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Get to Know:

Peter Jensen

The Basics:

City of residence: Pasadena, CA

Club: Annandale Golf Club

Profession: CPA, retired

Family: Wife, Mary Ann, daughters, Kelly (Fremont, CA) and Holly (Boulder, CO) and five grandchildren

What you Didn't Know:

First car: 1953 Chevy

Favorite book: Any good book on American history

Guilty-pleasure food: Ice cream

Favorite non-golf item: Clocks

One gadget Peter can’t live without: iPhone

Favorite quote: Most people don’t recognize opportunities, because they come disguised as hard work.

Greatest pride: Seeing my children grow into responsible adults with a strong set of values

On the Course:

Has golfed for: Fifty years, since college, but never well. Made a commitment to learn to play the game properly when I retired.

What Peter would like to see more of on the course: Fast play. There is no reason a round of golf cannot be played under 4 hours.

Favorite Tour player: Tiger Woods – regardless of what you might think of him, his presence on the course is captivating.

What part of the game of golf needs to change: I’d like to see courses less watered and manicured, and play the course as you find it.

One Rule of Golf Peter would like to change: Importance of junior golf: It’s critical to the future of the game, but more important, it is a great learning experience for juniors, including playing by the rules and all that goes with that.