Hi everyone... Like my screen name suggests, my name is Dennis Miller, the same as the comedien on television, but I had the name first and he's never paid me a royalty.
I'm 64 and have been playing nearly 60 years. I grew up in Louisville, Ky, lived in Jamaica for a number of years and have been in Miami about 34 years now. I'm a retired synagogue Youth Director and Executive Director who now works part time running the pro shop a golf course. I was briefly the Assistant Pro at Hunting Creek Country Club in Prospect, Kentucky right after college, (University of Louisville 1972), but I had stars in my eyes about doing that and was smart enough for once to get out of it and be a simple businessman.
I'm married, have 2 kids and 3 grandkids. My grandkids live on the course at Eagle Ridge in Gilroy, California and I'm thrilled the two oldest grandkids are taking golf lessons. I play about once a week most of the time, but I'm pushing to play more now because it's the time of year here in Miami when it's not as hot as the surface of the sun.
The course where I work is called Killian Greens in southwest Miami. It's unusual in that it's sort of a British style layout with rolling, bumpy fairways, some crazy little pot bunkers and the condition of the course determined a lot by Mother Nature. It takes more local knowledge to play it well than any course around here and thus, is wildly popular or wildly disliked depending how well you learn it.
My other interests are playing guitar, mostly acoustic, cooking and to some extent, gardening. I try to keep my yard looking good because my neighbors all have incredible green thumbs. I, on the other hand, could kill a plastic plant. I threaten to till my garden with a 7 iron and sometimes the plants behave. It's an eternal challenge.