Get to Know:
Tom Reul, Treasurer
Name: Tom Reul
City of residence: Upland
Club: Briarwood Golf Club
Profession: Retired business executive
Family: Wife: Cynthia; Son: Michael; Daughter: Allison
Volunteer and committee involvement: Learning Ally provides volunteer-recorded textbooks and other learning materials for K-Graduate School learners needing assistance, with the primary audience being dyslexic and blind students.
What you Didn't Know:
A musician that Robin listens to: What do Mozart, Coltrane, Duane Allman and Keb Mo have in common?
First car: 1957 Chevy Station Wagon
Favorite authors: Hampton Sides and Lawrence Wright for engaging and informative non-fiction; James Lee Burke, John Sandford and Lee Child for entertaining fiction storytelling.
Guilty-pleasure food: Chili
Favorite non-golf item: Collection of Street and Smith’s baseball yearbooks dating back to 1968
Favorite Southland hotspot: Concerts at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica
One gadget Robin can’t live without: Quad Torch Cigar Lighter
Favorite quote: “This above all, to thine own self be true and it must follow, as the night the day, that thou canst not then be false to any man.” -Polonius, Hamlet. “May you build a ladder to the stars and climb on every rung, may you stay forever young.” -Bob Dylan
If Tom couldn’t do what he does now as a profession, he would be a: Journalist
Greatest pride: The family and friends who would sacrifice anything and everything for each other and whose intertwined spirits constantly enrich and inspire.
Most-visited website that’s not work-related: Vox.com
On volunteering: In my case many things have started whimsically but I have stayed with them because of the astounding and humbling character of the people you meet when you are engaged in good work.
On the Course:
Has golfed for: 47 Years
What Tom would like to see more of on the course: Players who slow down and enjoy themselves a little more, golf is no fun unless it takes at least six hours to play 18.
Favorite Tour player: Brendan Steele, Go Highlanders!
What part of the game of golf needs to change: Recruitment, encouragement and participation of non-traditional groups of players
What Tom would tell juniors to interest them in the game of golf: Swing as hard as you can and we will figure the rest out later.