Will Collin Morikawa Even Recognize His Childhood Golf Course?

No compares to the one you grew up on. Young PGA trip star Collin Morikawa takes us to his on this edition of Swing Ideas, provided by TaylorMade .

Now a PGA TOUR winning pro on Group TaylorMade, Morikawa shows us his roots at the Chevy Chase Nation Club in Glendale, California, simply north of downtown Los Angeles.

It's the first time he's played there in a couple of years. So while strolling the fairways, Collin's also taking a stroll down memory lane.

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  1. If I ever become good enough at golf, I wanna go back to my first course and see how I play and feel. Definitely something interesting to think about

    1. I’m now a low handicap player and have regularly played the first course I learned on and lemme tell you it is sooo much easier and shorter than I remember it

    2. pi314159pipipi the first hole I played 5 years ago is a 187-yard par 3, miraculously I made birdie hitting a 3H off the tee. I now play off 7 and hit a 7-iron, although I haven’t made birdie in a while… 😂

  2. The first time I saw Colin play at Sage Valley in the junior invitational, I knew that he was a special player.

  3. What’s amazing to me is how well spoken and articulate he is, for someone who hasn’t been in the spotlight for very long. I have plenty of friends his age that are amazing guys off the camera, but put a camera around them and they freeze up. Colin will have a very good career not getting caught up in everything.

  4. It’s hard to say anyone will be like Tiger, but Collin is already really, really good. If he continues to play this well he’s a future HOF’er.

  5. Man I had the total opposite experience. Dad had a membership at a club when I was young. Grew up playing there. One day I got my license, first car and was able to go whenever I wanted. First day showed up, they wouldn’t let me through the front gate. Didn’t believe me who I was, gave em the member info and everything. Finally get through. Get to the course and go to put my bag on a cart. Sorry no one under 18 allowed. WTF? Im in high school, Im a scratch golfer, all I do is practice and play. Literally not a troublemaking kid at all. Finally we meet with the pro and member director, they wont budge on it. My dad resigns his membership on the spot. Tells em to get F’d that its ridiculous a perfectly good kid just wants to get better at golf can’t come use the facility. I’d been going there for years, and the second I can go by myself they change the rules. I was so mad cuz all I wanted was a place to practice, I loved to practice like 3-4 hours a day until it got dark. Wish that never happened I loved that place

  6. This guy’s about to win a major!
    Edit: He got it
    Edit 2: Less than a year later, he’s done it again!

    1. I used to get breakfast burritos from this place when we were in La Canada. But we didn’t play Chevy Chase, we played Oakmont and La Canada, and my pro was at Annandale. Wish he had gone to SC like most of us, but we still can support a Berzerkeley Bear. Congrats on the Claret Jug Collin!!

  7. Literally 60 yards behind Cameron Champ and didnt let it faze him!
    That leaderboard was chocked full of bombers and he didnt give af.
    Go Collin!

  8. You can tell both are good/humble guys who enjoy each others company. Wish this duo many more wins in the future.

  9. The best swing in the world don’t mean a damn thing, if you don’t have the confidence to go with it. This guy has it in spades.

  10. “Rarely did we say it was ‘a good shot or a bad shot’, but rather,what did we learn from it”

    That ladies and gents, is the difference. Never waste your experiences.

    1. That’s what separates the elite from the rest of the pack. They don’t let their emotions get too high or too low, they learn from every shot and are only focused on the next hole/shot. That was my favorite clip of the video

  11. You can tell morikawa just loves the game, he’s always smiling. Don’t see that too often on tour

  12. This was my introduction to Collin, don’t know what it was but I kept researching this guy and had a suspicion he was ‘my guy’. Evidently ever since I’ve been putting £10 bets on him every time I see his name on that starters sheet!

    Congrats Collin and thank you for being an absolutely stand up guy and a huge golf stud.

  13. “Taught me to control my shots”. Well he took that lesson on board at Sandwich. And non-level fairways.

  14. I used to get breakfast burritos from this place when we were in La Canada. But we didn’t play Chevy Chase, we played Oakmont and La Canada, and my pro was at Annandale. Wish he had gone to SC like most of us, but we still can support a Berzerkeley Bear. Congrats on the Claret Jug Collin!!

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