Kupelian’s professional writing career has reached into every aspect of the golf industry, from competition to equipment and golf courses. Kupelian is a student of all those areas. His favorite area? Tough call, but it would be the golfers who play game at all levels. It makes no difference whether it’s the PGA Tour, LPGA, European Tour or amateur golf. Call him multi-talented. He underwent quadruple-bypass surgery in May 2017 but was never concerned about the outcome. His surgeon and close friend is a low-handicapper who made a hole-in-one at Oakland Hills with Hal Sutton watching a week before the 2004 Ryder Cup. Sutton’s comment: “What are you doing next week?” Vartan was never concerned about the doctor’s nerve or hand-eye coordination. Born in Germany, Kupelian has been a Michigan Man through all of his formal education. He attended Highland Park High School, where he lettered in basketball for one of the top prep programs in the nation. He also played high school golf but not very well and didn’t really focus on golf until after establishing his writing career. He’s a graduate of Wayne State University in downtown Detroit. Kupelian attended college as a commuter, and those early-morning and late night-bus rides were valuable learning tools into people and life.