Until 1998, Mary was a sworn anti-golfer. In her world, the only thing golf was good for was to provide
nap background music on Sunday afternoons. After meeting and falling in love with a man who grew
up in the bag room of a country club and then marrying into his golf-centric family in 2001, she learned
to play within her abilities. Her father-in-law, a 35 year teaching pro, gave her valuable swing advice
early in her marriage, “Darlin’ even I cannot teach you to hit the long ball. You let the boys get you to
the green and you put it in for the money.” She became a deadly part of scramble and best ball family
grudge matches with her putting and a gift to get out of any greenside bunker and land the ball next to
the hole.

In 2007, her beloved father-in-law passed away followed within a year by her husband in 2008. That
fall, while on a trip home to Northern Michigan, her father, a 15 handicapper, asked if she would like to
go ride around the golf course with him, her uncle and one of her brothers. It was on this outing, Mary
decided to hit try to hit a ball off the tee with her uncle’s driver. The ball sailed about 100 yards down
the center of the fairway and she was bitten by the golf bug.

Since then, Mary has played golf all over the United States including courses that host PGA and LPGA
events. She has gone from a 35 handicap to a 20.4 handicap and drives the golf ball an average of 180
yards. Her favorite clubs in her bag are her Callaway RazrX 3 hybrid, her Mizuno MX-200 6i and 8i, and
her Bridgestone WestCoast 56* wedge. She is a self-admitted putter slut with eight in her collection
and is always looking to add a blingy flat stick to the family. She is currently gaming a SeeMore si-3 with
a pink head cover but sometimes putts with a 30 year old Acushnet Bullseye to keep her skills sharp.
Besides her father and father-in-law, her golf heroes are Babe Zaharias, Walter Hagen, Arnold Palmer,
Tom Watson, and Davis Love III.

When not on the golf course or driving range at her home club, Mary can be found in the kitchen baking
up a storm of bread, cinnamon rolls, and cookies to share with her golfing buddies. She is a mom to a
cranky 15 year old ex-tom cat named “LB”, who shares her love of putting and watching golf on TV.

Mary is a seasoned blogger from her work on www.breadchick.com, which she founded in 2004. She recently retired the Breadchick blog from any further posting but all the delicious content can still be found there.