Name: Keenan F. Barber
City of residence: Rancho Mirage
Club: Mission Hills Country Club
Profession: Cardiologist, retired
Family: Wife Carol, eight grandchildren and pet schnauzer, Desty
Volunteer and committee involvement: Boards of SCGA Foundation and The First Tee of the Coachella Valley
Music that Keenan listens to: Miles Davis, especially his album Someday My Prince Will Come
First car: Used 1954 Buick
Favorite book: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Guilty-pleasure food: Stone Crabs accompanied by a glass of Guiness Stout
Favorite non-golf item: Questar telescope for viewing the moon, rings of Saturn and moons of Jupiter
Favorite Southland hotspot: (wife) Carol’s kitchen--quiet and serving healthy, delicious food
One gadget Keenan can't live without: Swiss Army knife--the tiny scissors are quite versatile
Favorite quote: “A decent provision for the poor is the true test of humanity” (Samuel Johnson)
If Keenan couldn't do what he did as a profession, he'd have: Taught English in a public high school
Greatest pride: My sons and my wife for their attitude of acceptance and generosity toward others
Most-visited website that's not work-related: Rancho Mirage Library website
On volunteering: I like the satisfaction of being part of organizations that serve others. The relationships one develops are what this life is about.
Has golfed for: 56 years
What Keenan would like to see more of on the course: More walking--after 18 holes you’ve had your exercise for the day
Favorite Tour player: Rickie Fowler--He’s passionate, aggressive and fearless
What part of the game of golf needs to change: Perhaps we need more executive and nine-hole courses that are visually appealing, but less demanding to entice players who want to spend two hours or less to play “a round."
Any Rules of Golf that Keenan would like to change?: No. The rules and decisions are many, but I’d encourage golfers to read the definitions at the front of the rule book. Knowledge of these definitions will answer many questions that arise during a round.
One thing Keenan would tell juniors just getting into the game: “Here’s a club and a ball. Let’s have at it….”