29 Oct '14, 7pm

Meet Mike Pickett, a golf club pro who also creates pumpkin masterpieces

Meet Mike Pickett, a golf club pro who also creates pumpkin masterpieces

Mike Pickett says he's always been good at reading greens. That same keen eye has helped the golf pro in his side business -- where he expertly wields a knife instead of a putter. Pickett, the Director of Golf at the private Stonewater Golf Club in Highland Heights, Ohio, has gained notoriety in recent years for his stunning pumpkin carvings. So much so that he has extra time off during the fall written into his contract and he's set up a website to start selling his Halloween creations called "Illuminated Carves." Here are his takes on Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods: See? We told you they were good. So how did it all start? A friendly competition. Related: Our Halloween costume suggestions "I've always been artistic and Halloween is my favorite time of year. I was in a contest with a friend and he was beating me. And then I found out how to carve a face," Pickett said. The...

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