This is a difficult post for me, as I lost my dear friend Bob Blomberg yesterday at 2:00 pm. I have such great memories of this great and wonderful man, the talented golfer, the great and compassionate human, and the giving friend. Bob and I were best ball partners for 15 years in the 80’s and 90’s and I was blessed to have such a great partner. Together we won many two man events, including two NCGA 2 Man championships at Spyglass Hill.
Today with heavy heart, I competed in the final round of the NCGA Master at Spyglass, and thought of Bob throughout the round. I dedicated this event, and memory to him, especially on the 18th hole. Back in the day, I did not like the 18th tee shot, and Bob always accused me of wanting to hit first, with no pressure. I usually blew it way right, knowing that Bob would stripe a vintage Blomberg draw down the middle of this tight driving hole. Today on the 18th hole, I thought of him, and hit a Blomberg draw down the middle, leaving only 115 yards to the pin. Bob was a fierce competitor, and won I believe 6 times in the prestigious Alameda Commuters amateur.
My day on the glass was not perfect, it was mainly survival. I did not have my best stuff today, but through my come back, I have learned to grind out my rounds again. These two courses played very short with the tees we play, but still you needed to hit the shots, and make the putts.
I could go into great detail about my round, but at this point I would rather reflect on my good friend Bob Blomberg, and think of his life, what he meant to me, and what he meant to all those that he met.
This game of amateur golf is more about the guys you meet, the friendships you forge, and the impact these people make on your life. It’s truly not about winning trophies and medals, those are meaningless in the big picture. I have been lucky to have met the amazing individuals that I have met through golf, and for that I will be eternally thankful to this great game!!!
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