A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Daniel Reardon currently serves as co-CEO and trustee of the Otto Bremer Trust in St. Paul, Minnesota. Outside of his professional responsibilities at the Otto Bremer Trust, which includes service on the Bremer Financial Corporation Board of Directors, Daniel Reardon enjoys playing golf.
In the sport of golf, players attempt to hit a golf ball into a small hole using a club, in the fewest number of strokes possible. Although traced back to China’s Song Dynasty, the game was first played in its modern form in the fifteenth century, utilizing sticks. Today, players have a number of options when it comes to golf clubs. In addition to standard clubs such as drivers, irons, and putters, hybrid clubs are available.
Hybrid clubs are versatile options that combine qualities of other clubs, such as the flat face of an iron and the hard composition of a fairway wood. Moreover, these clubs are often easier to use and can replace several clubs in a golfer’s repertoire. Hybrids typically replace some of the longer iron clubs, which are more difficult to maneuver properly.
As a co-CEO of the Otto Bremer Trust, Daniel Reardon directly manages the Trust’s investments, including in the Bremer Financial Corporation, a bank holding company that Otto Bremer established in 1943. Aside from fulfilling his professional obligations, Daniel Reardon enjoys golf and several other hobbies.
Playing a great game of golf is more possible when you can pitch efficiently. Certain tips taken into account when pitching during a game of golf can help. When there are no obstacles around and all you see is green, make sure to use your pitching wedge. A gap wedge can be beneficial if you need to carry a sprinkler head or something similar. When the obstacles get larger or if the hole is closer to you than normal, grab your lob or sand wedge.
Once you have the wedge you want, strike the ball with the appropriate loft, ranging from 46 to 48 degrees for a pitching wedge to 58 to 60 degrees for a lob wedge. Try going for the ball forward and center while in your stance when you pitch. Ensure that your clubface is pointing a bit to the right of the target, but make sure to keep your shoulders, hips, and feet aligned the entire time.