Finalist: Eric Weaver

Meet the 2010 Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge finalist Eric Weaver.

Released on 3/30/2010

Credits

Starring: Eric Weaver

Transcript

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♫ Out in the West Texas town of El Paso
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♫ I fell in love with a Mexican girl
00:08
(upbeat music)
00:09
Hello, my name is Eric Weaver.
00:11
I am 33 years old.
00:13
And this isn't a joke,
00:14
I really did marry a four foot 11 Mexican girl
00:16
out in El Paso.
00:17
I fell in love.
00:19
I am the choir director at Andress High School
00:21
in El Paso, Texas.
00:22
This is not about me.
00:23
This is the story about my kids
00:25
and what it is they do
00:26
and how they can succeed.
00:28
Their backgrounds are much like mine.
00:30
Two parents at the house,
00:32
but my mother was the only one that worked consistently.
00:34
When you're getting free and reduced lunches at school,
00:37
you know, it tends to be a badge of dishonor
00:40
and for me to tell a kid,
00:41
hey I've really been in your shoes,
00:44
I have a certain amount of credibility.
00:46
I took on that challenge of attempting to grow a choir
00:49
and golf program, two of the most unmanly things possible.
00:53
And if they're busy, they're not out
00:55
getting involved in gang life
00:56
where all of the sudden they're trying to impress
00:58
the wrong people and that's what
00:59
we're trying to eradicate in my golf and choir programs.
01:03
My USGA index is 7.8.
01:06
I'm someone who is the weekend warrior, hacker golfer.
01:12
Not only would this change my life,
01:13
but it would change the lives of all the kids
01:15
at Andress High School.
01:17
I am the example to them
01:19
and I try and live that everyday.
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