I studied by the side of Phil Masturzo, a great sport photographer, and the two of us studied under James Gordon; a legendary photojournalist and professor at Bowling Green State University. Golf may not be the most exciting sport to cover; my daughter plays, so I found myself in the role of father and team photographer. Kate Schmuck, an exchange student from Munich, played some excellent golf for Lafayette Jefferson in the fall of 2016. The coach told Schmuck the team needed a birdie on one of her last hole. On the 16th hole I was ready for the moment Schmuck did exactly what Coach Hatter asked, I made one of the best sports images of my career and one that professor Gordon and my friend Phil would be pleased with, of the low action sport of golf.
My son is a student at Butler University, I hadn’t photographed basketball since my days as a stringer for the Associated Press. I took a turn on the baseline to keep the old skills sharpened.