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Bobby Barber of the Course

Borger's Bobby Barber is one of the area's top amateur golfers. But he doesn't get to spend all his time on the golf course, while he's in Borger he is a team leader at Chevron Phillips Chemical Company in Borger.

Barber is one of the top golfers in the 2008 tournament of champions, and he credits his life off the course for some of his recent success.

"I think it has to do with the balance in my life now. My new job has helped. it probably has calmed me. I deal with a lot of frustration at work at times just from performance of the equipment. I've learned to let that roll off my back, and i think that's helped me out here on the golf course," said Barber.

Barber moved to Borger at a young age and has lived there ever since. He started playing golf at 2 years old, and at one point played in the U.S. Amateurs. He played all over the state, but says the competition he sees in the Panhandle is as good as he's ever seen.

Like most golfers, Barber doesn't get to hit the course as often as he would like. But in 2008 Barber is making the most of every opportunity he gets to play.

"I consider this my second job. I don't get to play as much as I'd like, but i just love it. My wife understands it, so we're happy."

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