Mark Baldwin '06 | Aug. 26, 2013 | Notre Dame Men's Golf
Below is a featured blog post from former Notre Dame men's golfer Mark Baldwin ('06), who recently won the Manchester Open in Manchester, Conn. on Aug. 5 for his sixth career professional victory.
Since graduating from Notre Dame in 2006, I've stepped on the first tee of professional golf tournaments all around the world; the sweltering hot professional mini-tours of the deep south, the pressure-packed PGA Tour Q-School tournament in California, Malaysian tee boxes serving as beds for Kimono Dragons, and on South Korean courses surrounded by cheering members of the Korean Mafia. Unlike job interviews in the real world, my Notre Dame degree doesn't offer any edge on that first tee box. At Notre Dame, you had the team and the Fighting Irish to back you up. The professional players I'm competing against now don't particularly care where I went to school. The only degree that matters is the extent to which one believes in one's golf ability.