Hey there, Josh Payton here, the face behind the Golf Sizzle website.
Golf Sizzle was created because I just love golf. Everything about it.
I grew up in a small town in Wisconsin, and as a youngster, I was fortunate enough to live right down the road from a small course.
This course was not posh and was not a real attraction in the area. While the area is renowned for its’ golf, this place was not part of the reason why.
However… It was perfect for me and my buddies growing up. It was about 1/4 mile down the road and we would strap our clubs to our backs and ride our BMX bikes there to spend the days.
We would have a blast just being out there hitting balls, playing games, talking trash.. Then at the turn, we would always get grilled cheese in the clubhouse, and the old guy working in there just loved to shoot the breeze with us.
It was a great time in my life, and it was the beginning of a long and loving journey with the game of golf.
In my 20s and 30s is when I started to take the game seriously. I had memberships at a few local courses and was playing 4-5 times a week, oftentimes more than 36 holes. That is when the real improvements began.
I remember the first time I broke 80. I called everyone. Haha.
But it started a fire in me… The feeling was so good that I wanted to be hanging out in the 70s all the time!
It led me to research, practice, watching.. you name it I was taking it in. Plus Tiger was in his prime so golf was just so dang exciting!
Today, I am still loving the game as much as ever, but being a dad to 3 awesome kids and a husband has cut into my golf time some, but it’s all good. I still find time to get out, I am working on having my wife learn to play while talking about giving it a shot with my kids.
I am still shooting in the 70’s regularly. It’s weird because I don’t play as much as I used to. I think once you learn about the game and how to play it, how to handle your emotions, and how to avoid big numbers it just stays with you. Of course, some physical abilities decline but so far I have been able to make it work, utilizing some of the great golf workout programs out there.
In the end, I created this site because it just keeps me plugged into the game even when I am not able to be playing on a daily basis.
I hope you enjoy the content on the site and always feel free to reach out any time!