USD junior golfer Ty Munneke helped lead the golf team throughout their fall season. Munneke shot a 69 in the 2011 Erv Kaiser Invitational in Oxbow, ND.
Cassie Bartlett: What did you dress up as for Halloween?
Ty Munneke: I was a penguin. I live with five other guys and we thought it’d be funny to do something different. One guy was a squirrel, one was Winnie the Pooh, we kind of did an animal theme.
CB: What was your favorite childhood costume?
TM: I was always big into the superheroes. I thought I looked pretty good in my Spider-Man costume. My mom always made sure I had the best one out there.
CB: If you could have one of Spider-Man’s superpowers, which one would you choose?
TM: I would probably choose his ability to climb walls and shoot all of those spider webs.
CB: What is your favorite Halloween candy?
TM: Hands down Reese’s Pieces or Peanut Butter Cups. I bought a bag to give out to trick-or-treaters, but no one came to my house. Now I have a whole bag I have to eat by myself.
CB: How do you feel about all of the Christmas advertisements already?
TM: It is really early for that. I mean, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but I don’t really mind it. I’m always the last one to buy presents anyways.
CB: Are you a good gift-giver?
TM: I am the worst present giver. I usually end up just getting them those $5 DVDs, especially because I’m broke and don’t have a lot of money to spend on presents. Last year I got my dad a Snuggie, but I’m pretty sure he’s never worn it.
CB: Are you excited for it to start snowing?
TM: I live in Minnesota so it’s not the end of the world. I always like to be all bundled up in a lot of layers.
CB: What’s your favorite winter activity?
TM: I really like to be by a fire, either inside or out.
CB: So do you promote people starting fires in the dorms?
TM: No, that would be a negative. I thank God that never happened while I was living in the dorms.
CB: Why are “easy open” food packages never easy to open?
TM: Well they should be easy, but they never are. What I really hate are those hard plastic packages that you have to use scissors to open and then you end up cutting yourself on it. With easy open packages, the food ends up flying everywhere once you pull it open or the ketchup squirts all over you.
CB: How do the “Do not walk on the grass” signs get there?
TM: You know, it’s more like “Please walk on the grass.” I always find myself seeing the sign after I’m already halfway across the lawn so I just keep going.
CB: So do you ignore the signs that say “Keep carts 30 feet from green?”
TM: I’m always cutting corners. Being a golfer, we walk way too much so I always park as close as I can get when I actually get a cart.
CB: Who closes the door when the bus driver gets off?
TM: They must close it and then go out an emergency exit either on the roof or out the back.
CB: How do you feel about girls wearing leggings as pants?
TM: Well, my girlfriend wears them, so it’s fine with me. But they’re pretty tight and revealing. They kind of tempt the male species to look places they probably shouldn’t be.
CB: What’s your feeling on Uggs?
TM: For girls, I think they look nice. But if it’s guys, then we’ve got a problem. I like to wear moccasins in the winter because they’re nice and warm, but that’s it.