Door County Golfer Profile: Jim Schipper

Age: 68

Occupation: Retired Engineer

Home Course: I’ve been playing at Cherry Hills since 1986.

Handicap: My best was when I was an eight.

Best 18-hole score: 75

Years playing: 46

Golf Accomplishments: Club Champion at three courses: Qui-Qui-Oc, IdleWild and Cherry Hills

Hole-in-ones: Five and my wife June has one.

Where did you (and your wife) make your hole-in-ones? All at Cherry Hills. Two on hole 8, two on hole 12 and two on hole 18. I’ve hit the pin and been close on number 2 but haven’t gotten one yet.

What’s the secret? Years of practice

You helped build Crystal Lake Golf Course in Sheboygan County, explain that: A partner and I built the course from scratch in the early ‘70s. When I was there it was a 9-hole course; they have since added 9 more holes. After the course was built I worked in the Pro Shop.

Favorite Golfer: Jack Nicklaus

What’s in the bag? King Kobra irons, TaylorMade 3 and 7 woods, Bulls Eye Putter.

Strengths: Chipping

Weaknesses: Putting

Golf Tip to Share: Don’t try to kill the ball. The ball is already dead.

When not Playing Golf, Jim can be found: At home or in the woods.