Leading up to the BMW Championship, we will get to know some of the people who will not be inside the ropes come tournament week, but play an integral role in the daily operations of Conway Farms Golf Club. Meet Christopher Garrity.
What is your profession?
Managing Director, Merrill Lynch
What made you want to become a member at Conway Farms?
I wanted to become a member of Conway Farms because it is a great golf course, there are no tee times and it is a walking only course. It is really a unique place.
What is your favorite hole on the course?
My favorite hole on the course is the 15th. It is a short par 4 with a lot of risk/reward. When the tees are up it can be a drivable par 4 but it is protected by three rivet bunkers and the water. I think this hole will be an exciting hole to watch during the BMW Championship.
Who are you looking forward to seeing most at the BMW Championship?
I am looking forward to seeing Luke Donald play the course as a professional. When he was younger he played the course as an amateur. Now he returns as one of the top professionals in the world. Both he and the course have grown a lot over the years.
Are you attending any social events planned around the event that weekend?
The social events have already started and I look forward to attending many over the course of the week.
What is your favorite memory at Conway Farms?
My favorite memories of Conway Farms are the championships played on the course. These include the U.S. Mid Am, U.S. Boys Jr., Western Am, NCAA Championship, Big-10 Championship and now the BMW Championship. Conway Farms was once a farm field. Nobody remembers a farm field, but, if a battle is fought on that farm, it becomes hallowed ground. In the golf world Conway Farms has become a battlefield. There are many beautiful golf courses but it's the competition that will make Conway Farms stand apart and be remembered.