We all have our dream professions. Whether it’s a police man or fireman, a musician, maybe even a sports writer or maybe it’s to become a professional golfer. These dreams can change and evolve as we age and as certain events may happen in our life. This is about a man named Daniel Obremski, who saw part on his ongoing dream come to fruition.
Daniel Obremski is a Pittsburgh guy, currently residing in Greensburg. He started playing the game of golf at the age of 14, two weeks before golf tryouts. Naturally he made the team. The game intrigued him. It was also a challenge and that’s what motivated Daniel to continue working toward his goal. He continued to progress and had to make a decision, golf or baseball.
He decided to stick with golf and attended a golf academy. Success continued to follow as he received a scholarship from Coastal Carolina after becoming the IJGA Player of the Year. While at Coastal Carolina, Dan was able to make more progress with his game. That brings us to present day, where Dan was able to break through by qualifying for the 2013 Greenbrier Classic.
I had the opportunity to ask Dan what his feeling was of knowing he was going to play in his first PGA event.
“The feeling of playing in my first event was just complete excitement, having seen myself there then being there just makes it so much fun knowing that you are among one of the best in the world that week.”
Dan Obremski finally gets to step up to the tee on #1 at the Greenbrier Classic, his first ever PGA Tour event. I asked what was going through his mind,
“Nothing different went through my mind, just through my routine and trying to hit the shot I envision.” I know personally it would feel like there was a golf ball in my throat, I couldn’t imagine even pulling the club back with all those people watching.”
Dan played his first two rounds with Doug Labelle and Cameron Percy. Unfortunately, Dan did not make the cut, shooting a 73 on Thursday and a 71 on Friday. His first emotion was disappointment.
“I could have managed the course better and made up a couple strokes so easily in my mind.”
Dan knows he can pull positives from the experience and move forward, knowing he is going to have to learn from every round and every tournament.
Dan Obremski wants to be the best at everything he does. He knows he is not the best yet. Like I mentioned above Dan loves the challenge. He loves the way golf tests his skill and character. He is going to take his experiences from playing at Greenbrier and, as he put it, “take them forward as ammunition to reaching my goals.”
Next up for Dan is trying to put together the finances to compete for the rest of the year, preparing himself for Q School, and having job security on the Web.com or PGA Tour next year. It’s a process he is hoping to indulge in fully.
I personally want to thank Dan for taking the time to answer some questions and allow me to write this story about him. We, as a city, celebrate our local athletes and he is no different. I’m not saying this because I was lucky enough to write this but I suggest everyone keep an eye on Dan. He is driven. He has a loving family and loving friends as a strong support group.
If you would like to help Daniel Obremski achieve his dream, got to www.gofundme.com to make a donation.
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