Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Keri the Driving Force Behind Her Man Chris

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Keri the Driving Force Behind Her Man Chris

Article excerpt

TO make it on to the European Tour, it is fair to say you have to be relatively golf-obsessed.

US college graduate Chris Paisley has the grace to admit it was the sport which helped him win the heart of his ex-cheerleader fiance Keri Drish.

They will marry in Daytona Beach, Florida, in a year's time - unless Paisley qualifies for the 2014 Masters.

They met when they were students at the University of Tennessee.

Paisley said: "Keri used to help me with my homework, I think I can confess at this distance in time she contributed quite a lot to my major!

"We were friends for quite a while but then I wanted to move things up a level, so I asked Keri if she would like to watch me play a tournament in her home town Johnson City.

"I won and that gave me the courage to ask her out on a date and luckily it has all gone well."

When Paisley eventually proposed, it was in a log cabin in Tennessee. Drish, at 26 a year younger than Paisley, is a maths teacher who was a cheerleader for the university basketball and American football squads in Tennessee. …

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