Why are we the luckiest players in amateur golf in the world?
Simple, we get to play events like the NCGA FOUR BALL at Spyglass Hill. The course was amazing, in perfect condition, and for us to be able to play 3 days of best ball, is quite a treat. My usual partner Darryl Donovan was unable to play this year so I recruited amateur legend Jim Knoll (2 time NCGA Senior of the year). Despite Jim being a spry 60 years old, I can tell you he can flat out play this game. If someone offered us fifteen under par over three days we would have signed up on the spot. But Mike Stieler and Danny Paniccia played just a little better and fired a three day total of -16 and got us by one shot.
Our final round had some late fireworks, with an eagle 3 on the par 5 14th and closing birdies on 17 and 18, but still we came up one short. Playing with Jim was a great experience for me, and almost ended in victory.