Jeff Briggs

Member Since:
August 2018

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"A good walk spoiled is better than no walk at all."

65 years old
Thousand Oaks

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Jeff Briggs's Golf Statistics

Index: 5
Average Score: 80
Available to Play Golf: Weekdays Only
Cart Preference: Will Ride or Walk
Temperament: Serious Golfer
Smokes (while golfing): No
Plays in Tournaments: No

Jeff Briggs's Favorites

Golfer: Mark O’Meara
Golf Course: Mission Hills Gary Player

Where Jeff Briggs Plays Golf

Los Angeles County; Riverside County; Palm Springs Area; Orange County; San Diego County; Ventura County; Santa Barbara County; Las Vegas Area; Phoenix Area; Bellingham/Northwest

What's in Jeff Briggs's Golf Bag

Taylor Made Spyder putter
Callaway 58
Vokey 54
Callaway Apex A48, P46, 9-5
Taylor Made M3 4 hybrid, 5 metal, 3 metal, driver

Last Updated: October 16, 2021

More about Jeff Briggs

I have a photo of myself with a club in hand at age 2, as my Dad was (and at 94 remains) an accomplished amateur golfer. My first lesson was from a pro in England at age 7, where my Dad was the only “Yank” member and club champion the two years we lived there. (They still have an annual mixed foursomes tournament named for him at that club.) We were Navy, moved a LOT, and I first started playing regularly one summer after high school, in Hawaii. I dabbled here and there while in school in my ancestral home of St. Paul, Minnesota, got married, moved to LA to pursue a career in law, had kids, and basically played only a couple times a year with my Dad because I just had no time. In 2002 the kids were gone in college and one Sunday I decided to take my father in law, mourning the loss of his wife, out to the Reagan Library in Simi. While scouting I saw an ad in the Times for Lost Canyons, so on a whim I threw a couple old clubs in the trunk and off we went to check that out after the Library visit. It was a beautiful February Sunday afternoon about 2 pm at Lost Canyons, and there was virtually nobody playing either of the two courses, which at that time were still pretty new and in spectacular condition. The range was empty and they gave me a free bucket of balls to hit. I was back the next weekend and the bug bit me hard. It was a drive from Hollywood but not bad, and like a private club with no tee time issues and two beautiful and challenging courses. Have played very regularly ever since. After Lost Canyons closed (worst run golf facility in history), I took my handicap to Industry Hills and then Angeles National, but I like to play all over and love to walk if possible and love to practice. Finally beat my Dad a couple years ago, but he can still play and still can beat me on occasion from the forward tees. He used to live next door to Mark O’Meara, and Mark got my Dad and Mom to the Masters a few years after he won there, he is a great guy. I Moved to Thousand Oaks just before the pandemic hit (so very thankful to be out of LA city and County), am now learning about the local courses and just moved my handicap to the GK Club because I still like to play all over. Golf Development Center on Tierra Rejada Road in Moorpark is minutes away and a terrific practice facility, I usually go there before going to where I will play on a given day, even if at Tierra Rejada which has a good range. I love 3 day trips to the desert to play, and we have friends in Scottsdale and I love playing there as well. I usually go out to play as a single, often just hook up with random others, and I can count on three fingers the number of golfers with whom I wish I hadn’t been paired. In my experience, Golf is much more likely to bring out the best in people you meet, and so I am glad to see so many more people playing these days—we could use more endeavors that bring out one’s best. I have fulfilled two golf dreams: Playing with my Dad in Ireland and at Bandon Dunes. I may never have an ace, but those Ireland and Bandon trips make up for that many times over. Also stood on the range once with Mark and Tiger for an hour, and that was pretty special, too. Johnny G is my hero for what he (and everyone who participates) has created here at GK. Watch your top knot and keep it in the short grass, my friends.

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