Interview

"Once I hit the ball in the air that day, I was hooked."

When did you start playing golf and why?

... I started playing in 1997. My friend Tim Gavin asked me one day if I wanted to golf. I thought it sounded boring, but what the hell. We went to a local pitch and putt by my house and played. Once I hit the ball in the air that day, I was hooked. 

 

Best trick on and off the green

... On the green: short game. Off the green: hardflips 

 

Favorite home golf course?

… Roosevelt. It's a 9 hole executive course in Griffith Park. It's where I really learned the game and it's still challenging even for a crusty municipal course. 

 

Golf is…

... Fun

 

Looking forward to KING of GREENS 2015 because…

… it means I've actually golfed twice this month. I've been so busy lately that I only golf once every 2 months 

 

Best things to do in Berlin?

... Hang at Civilist with the crew, eat skateboard pizza down the street from there and drink at Odessa

 

Best memories  of KING of GREENS 2014 (if you have participated)?

... First timer

 

Any message to the KING of GREENS Teams (Snow, Ski, Surf, Skate)?

... Hit em straight!

Portrait


Skate

Eric Koston

FULL NAME

Eric Koston

 

DATE OF BIRTH

April 29th, 1975

 

COUNTRY

USA

 

YOUR SPORT & DISCIPLINE

Skate

 

LATEST CAREER HIGHLIGHT 2014/2015

…Having my 2nd Nike pro model come out as a golf shoe also

 

BEST MOMENT OF YOUR CAREER

... Some of those gold medals were cool, but I'd have to say today is because of the fact that I'm still doing what I love as a "career". 

 

SPONSORS

...Nike SB, Girl, Oakley, Spitfire, Supreme, Skullcandy