Lookout Valley Unum Specialist
Corey Hughes may not have mastered the language of 2-year-olds.
But he sure knows what his son is talking about when he says something like, "Dawf Dubs."
The translation is "golf clubs" and means young Lincoln wants to go out in the front yard and play golf with his father, who has been closer to professionals than most who practice at the local public courses.
Hughes interned at the GolfChannel for three months in 2002. He was a production intern for "Golf Central," which is that network's equivalent of "SportsCenter."
"I've got autographed gloves from all of the big names framed in my man-cave," Hughes said. "Tiger signed one of his gloves and gave it to me. I also got Arnold [Palmer], Jack [Nicklaus] and Gary [Player]."
Hughes also spent time working at Nevada Bob's Golf and then part-time at Golf Headquarters until Lincoln came into the world.
Now Corey beats balls at lunch when he has a chance and can still scoot around Brainerd or Moccasin Bend with an 18-hole score below 80, and sometimes threatening 70.
But working in Orlando, Fla., for a few months came with some benefits.
"You'd finish a show and Arnie would be in the next studio over, getting ready for the next show," Hughes said. "It was pretty cool."