March 8, 2007
Question: What is your favorite overall golf course and why?
Von Borsig: Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. is my favorite golf course. Not only is it a good golf course, rated No. 8 in the country, but I worked there for two years and played the course nearly everyday. The course is not visually spectacular, it is impossibly hard. It makes you think so much that it really helps your game. I also have so many good memories on every hole. Every time I play the course I will look at a bunker or a green and recall some cool memory from a previous round.
Question: What is your favorite single golf hole and why?
Von Borsig: My favorite hole is the 7th hole at Farmington Country Club here in town. It is a 510-yard par five. It is way downhill off the tee with a creek about 300 yards from the tee. I always have fun trying to see If I can carry it, it is the perfect measuring stick. As you can see, it is just a fun hole from tee to green. The chance for any score form three to a seven is possible so it really keeps you excited.
Question: What is your favorite club in your bag?
Von Borsig: My putter, it's the money maker
Question: If you could play with any professional, who would it be?
Von Borsig: Adam Scott because he is the classiest dresser on tour and has lots of style, I feel I could learn a thing or two.
Question: What is one golf rule you would like to change?
Von Borsig: Out of Bounds. I feel it goes against the core rule of golf. Play the ball as it lies, someone's living room should just make that more interesting.
Question: What is your favorite shot to hit?
Von Borsig: The flop shot, because it mixes the speed of the full swing with the finesse of the short game, its a real gamer's shot with some added excitement if you can put a little spin on it.
Question: What do you love most about UVa and why?
Von Borsig: The weight room, because our trainer Shad is probably the funniest person ever and its where you get jacked.
Question: What is your favorite food that you rarely eat?
Von Borsig: Lobster, its healthy and tasty but a little expensive for my budget
Question: What is your favorite movie line?
Von Borsig: Wedding Crashers: "You need to lock it up." It has so many real life uses.
Question: Most people would be surprised that I....
Von Borsig: hate cell phones
Question: If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be?
Von Borsig: Probably Rick Ross, he is a big time rapper from Miami and it seems like he lives quite the lifestyle. I would'nt mind checking it out.
Question: What class would you like to teach?
Von Borsig: Sports Psychology, I think I know a thing or too, I can quote every Bob Rotella (our sports psychologist) book word for word. I am in love with that kind of stuff.
Question: If you could create your own major what would it be?
Note: This question refers to an academic major, but give Von Borsig credit for truly thinking like a golfer.
Von Borsig: Match Play event at Pine Valley Golf Club in N.J. It's the number one course in the world and it is so secluded and private that it would make the coolest venue ever. It is historically a match play course since it has held the Walker Cup years back too. The course is so hard it really lends itself to some good risk/reward show downs.
Question: What is your lucky number?
Von Borsig: 13
Question: What is your greatest fear?
Von Borsig: Food poisoning
Question: If you could travel back in time, what era would you visit?
Von Borsig: I would go way back to check out the dinosaurs. We hear about all the other stuff way too much in school
Question: The one condiment I can't live without...
Von Borsig: Honey Mustard. In High school I use to drink it straight out of the bottle and I would put it on anything I ate.
Question: My favorite toy as a kid was ...
Von Borsig: Mini Ferrari car. I always liked cars. I went to my first auto show when I was five.
Question: Which actor/actress would you pick to play you in a movie?
Von Borsig: Vin Diesel, the guy is tough so nobody would mess with him. Who said you can't use a little dramatic license.
Question: The most exotic place I ever visited:
Von Borsig: St. Johns Island in the U.S. Virgin Islands. No cruises or planes go there. You must take a ferry and the whole island is national park. It was the clearest water I have ever seen. No pollution whatsoever.
Question: My favorite museum...
Von Borsig: The Jack Nicklaus Museum in Columbus, Ohio. They have golf gloves in there from when he was eight years old. You can't find that any where. Plus, before I went there, I never really knew much about the man who is the best golfer in the history of the sport.
Question: Best non-athletic talent...
Von Borsig: Memory, I could tell you every shot I hit in every tournament I have played in the last 5 years.