Andrew Cheng was born and raised in Florida. Although he has been surrounded by golf courses his whole life, he has only been golfing for the past year and a half. Cheng came to the realization that he would have to become accustomed to golf since he will soon be entering the business world as an accountant. He said golfing would likely be a big part of client meetings and being familiar with the sport could help his business. Aside from golfing in his work environment, Cheng said he also uses it as leisure to relieve stress from classes.
Since he started learning the ins and outs of golf, he has enjoyed playing and now plays on a regular basis, weather providing. When the courses are open, Cheng plays a minimum of three full rounds a semester and practices at the driving range more times than he can count. He explained that golfing at Penn State and Florida could be very different.
“[At Penn State], your muscles are tighter because of the cold, your hands go numb, and the ball bounces differently on a cold ground.”
Although he has been practicing for a while, Cheng joked that his handicap is about +15 on a good day.