Q-and-A with Lindsay Richards

Nov. 15, 2005

What were your job responsibilities when you served as an intern at the US Open Golf Championship last summer?
“My first priority was dealing with client services. I was responsible for making sure the corporate clients had everything they needed and were happy at all times. However during tournament week, when things tended to get a little crazy everyone on staff was really good about lending a hand, I got to experience work with our operations crew and player registration. I had a wonderful time this summer – it was truly a wonderful experience.”

Do you like to play golf and/or do you enjoy watching golf?
“I have never been much of a golfer, however during my stay in Pinehurst I was given the opportunity to play course #2 following the championship. I can say this; I am a lot more appreciative of the game now than I was before.”

What is your favorite Denzel Washington movie?
“That’s a tough one, but if I had to choose I would have to say either John Q. or Man on Fire.”

What was it like to watch your brother play in a game on ESPN last year?
“It was almost surreal. Jason and I have grown up watching college basketball. Whether on TV or at the gym our dad would always be sure to point out learning opportunities. When you’re little you have a tendency to place college athletes on a pedestal as a dream that you hope to reach one day. Jason and I would always imitate our favorite players. It sounds cliché, but I remember the first time I saw Jay play on ESPN. I was in our locker room and I started jumping up and down screaming at the TV as tears filled my eyes. I am so proud of my little brother, who is safe to say now isn’t so little anymore. As a senior in college, I have a new favorite athlete; my brother. Way to go Jay!”

What makes “March Madness” so special?
“You’re guaranteed something entertaining is on TV. There is always a game on – a buzzer beater or huge upset. If I had it my way, I wouldn’t leave the family room except to use the bathroom or eat… oh wait, I already do that.”

What is something few people know about you?
“I have torn my ACL three times, just kidding. I was a guest on the Rosie O’Donell Show. During my senior year of high school when I attended the McDonald’s All-American game, we presented Rosie with an honorary game ball, I was lucky enough to be the team’s spokesperson. And no, surprisingly, I wasn’t nervous at all!”