DURHAM, N.C. - Senior Julian Suri of the Duke men's golf team recently sat down with GoDuke.com to discuss highlights of his golf career. Suri owns a 73.2 stroke average, including two top-five finishes for the season.
GoDuke.com: What kind of clubs do you play?
Julian Suri: I don’t really like to change a whole lot of stuff, so most of my clubs I have had for a couple of years, which is kind of long considering they always come out with new stuff every six to eight months or so. I play a VR_S Nike driver and three-wood, Nike irons, VR Pro Nike wedges and a Scotty Cameron putter.
GoDuke.com: What kind of pre-round superstitions do you have before tournaments?
JS: I always eat a lot when I am on the course to stay energized. I have an action figure that I keep in my bag, the Silver Surfer. It stems back to when I played in a junior tournament and I went to Burger King before I played, so I have had it for five years now.
GoDuke.com: Is there a shot that sticks out in your mind that you have hit under pressure?
JS: Not especially. Each shot is just as important as the next. Ideally, you like to put yourself under the same sort of pressure with every shot you hit.
GoDuke.com: How many hole-in-ones have you hit?
JS: Five. My last one was my freshman year at a tournament in California. I was playing with a teammate, which is pretty unique. I hit a six-iron, on a hole that was around 200 yards and was a little downhill. I made it and I threw the club up in the air. It was pretty cool, because my teammate was there and our assistant coach was there at the time.
GoDuke.com: What is your go to shot?
JS: I would just say a punch shot. I like to hit a fade; I am pretty comfortable keeping the ball low and knocking it down.
GoDuke.com: What is your favorite club?
JS: I don’t have a favorite, they are all my favorites. They are like my babies, like my kids. You can’t pick a favorite. You have to use them, you have to love them.
GoDuke.com: Do you have a ball mark with any special significance?
JS: I try to mark my ball with a quarter, but if I don’t have one I just use a nickel. It’s not a big deal to me