I am grateful to have grown-up in a supportive family who created a solid emotional base for me to approach the world in a positive, proactive way. My father, Peter Haime, was the Golf Professional at a golf club, helping me to shape my golf abilities and give me access to a fundamental way of playing. My mother, Dawn, worked at the club and was the one who shaped the foundation of our family. I played all sports, but the eventual shift to focusing on golf was natural. By the time I was 17, I was showing promise and building a reputation as a national player. My dream from an early age was to play NCAA athletics – and I reached that dream accepting a full athletic scholarship to Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
With a degree and some successes in college athletics, the next step was professional golf.
It was a fast start in professional golf finishing as medallist in the player’s tour school to gain a playing card for various professional tours around the world (Australia, Asia, South Africa, Europe, Canada and the US). Having to consistently address an injury in the final year and failing to produce consistent enough results, in my final year in professional golf, I failed to qualify to gain a card for the U.S. PGA Tour School. Sadly, my golf career was over – as was a large piece of what I did since I was 10 years old – competing and trying to improve in a competitive environment.