I met Ryan the first year I moved to Phoenix and we became great friends. There hasn’t been a week where he didn’t spend a day or 2 on the course. Ryan started swinging a club when he was 18 and hasn’t stopped. He picked up the sport because he enjoyed playing with his pops and bonding with him. Today, he enjoys playing and tries to take money off of people. Who doesn’t place bets at the tee box?!
What do you usually wear when you golf?
RB: My go to attire on the golf course is TravisMathew and G/Fore. I like the polos and shorts TravisMathew makes because they are light weight and comfortable.
I also love this hat company called Melin. Their hats the best because they hold up better to sweat. I’ve been buying more G/Fore polos these days because their fun playful prints and patterns. I have this skulls cross bones polo I wear all the time because it’s playful and fun.
As for how I dress, I hardly ever tuck my shirt in. I’m more comfortable leaving my shirts untucked; it hides my gut (haha). Just my thing. I know many private courses expect you to tuck your shirts in. When I golf in Mexico, I usually tee off barefoot. I do prefer to golf in polo shirts and shorts. I only wear pants when the weather is cooler. When I do wear slacks, I love Lululemon pants because that are very comfortable and stretchy.
What brands do you like to wear when you golf?
RB: Mainly the ones I mentioned above:
What are 5 things you can find in your golf bag (that you can’t tee off without)?
RB: Ball marker – One Dollar Sacajawea Coin
Rubber rattle snake – I use it to scare people – it’s awesome!
Small bottle of vodka
What brand and style of golf shoes do you love to wear?
RB: I always wear G/Fore shoes. I have 2 pairs I rotate between. One is a black camo pair (my favorite). The other is a white pair with skull and crossbones on them.
What are the golf courses you frequent?
RB: Prescott – StoneRidge
Phoenix – Quintero Golf Club – I golf here a lot.
I also like Troon North and Rancho Manana – both are in Scottsdale.
What courses are on you bucket list?
St Andrews – where golf began
What pro golfer do you like their oncourse style the most?
RB: Rickie Fowler – Wish he played better but absolutely love the bright colors he sports, his style and his attitude. He seems like a cool dude.
What is one golf tip that improved your golf game?
RB: Keep your damn head down!
What is your go to drink while on the course?
RB: If it’s not a beer – then I’ll do a vodka lemonade – especially summertime.
What is your must play AZ course for out of towners?
RB: It’s tough because all depends how good you are. If you truly want a challenge – go to Quintero golf course – it has a ton of elevation change such as hitting balls up hills. If you aren’t good (and decide to try this course) bring a lot of balls and look out for rattle snakes.
If you want a really fun course, I highly suggest We-Ko-Pa . Troon North is always a good one as well.