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Spotlight: Chris Marsho

Hailing from Grinnell, Chris Marsho ’14 is a co-captain of the men’s golf team. He is the second  of three Marshos to play golf for the Pioneers, along with Peter ’12 and Thomas ’17. 

Photo by Tela Ebersole.
Photo by Tela Ebersole.

How is the season going so far?

We just had a trip to Arizona, which was fun. It’s always nice to hang out with the team, get to know the first-years a little better and get closer with the upperclassmen as well during spring break. Practice is starting, as well. It’s sort of hard when it’s cold out, but we’re starting to get back into the swing of things—dusting off the cobwebs and getting the rust off.

Why is golf your favorite sport?

Partly because I’ve been playing it the longest, so it’s sort of second nature, [but] also because the team is so awesome. I really like the guys on the squad. I’ve gotten to know them pretty well—as I said, on the Tucson trip and in my four years as a golfer.

What is it like getting to play with both your brothers in Grinnell?

It’s fun. My older brother paved the path in figuring out what it’s like to transition from our house to college golf. High school to college golf is a big transition. I learned just through playing with him in high school what the transition is like, so I sort of knew what to expect when coming to college. I looked up to him big time as a golfer and now the tables have turned and I’m trying to teach my little brother how to golf. It’s a really great way to get closer to people and that’s true for my brothers as well. I’ve definitely gotten to know my brothers a lot better through playing and just being on the course with them.

What’s your favorite class that you’ve taken at Grinnell?

Fungal Biology was my favorite course that I took, with Kathy Jacobson. I did a MAP with Kathy, actually, earlier this year. I didn’t think it was something I would be interested in, but I ended up really enjoying the course. We got to go to CERA and collect fungi. I just really enjoyed learning about something I knew nothing about—it was fun!

What’s your favorite Grill snack?

I really enjoy Trolli eggs, because it feels like it should be a hard candy but it’s not and then it’s chewy and it’s delicious.

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