I got a little lazy towards the end of 2017 and ignored my blog here. But that being said, it was a brutal rollercoaster of some close calls in some major events. I had four major events were I lead or was tied for the lead with two holes or less. And in the British Senior Open, I had a two shot lead with nine holes to go for the Silver Medal, and an exemption into the 2018 event at St. Andrews.
But probably the one that hurt the most was not the birdie, eagle finish by Tony Padilla to get me by one shot in the NCGA Senior Amateur at Poppy Hills, it was the 2017 Crump Cup, playing in the finals against my pal John McClure, I had two putts to win the event on the 18th hole, and failed miserably.
So instead of dwelling on those blown finishes, I choose to look forward and do everything in my power to finish stronger in all my events in 2018. So why did I blow so many chances to make 2017 an epic golfing year? I think the answer is quite simple:
Even after winning many events in my life, it still is VERY hard to close out W’s in big events.
So what the remedy for 2018
My plan for 2018 is to SIGNIFICANTLY improve this Blog, and to provide you with more helpful suggestions on how to train, practice, and improve your overall game. I will have more detailed suggestions on Face On putting with more putter reviews.
And lastly, I want to share with you one magical day that was spent at Pebble Beach in early December, the day started by first receiving from the NCGA the “Senior” Player of the Year Award, while my beloved best ball partner Jason Anthony received the NCGA Player of the Year award, followed by a round of golf at Cypress Point on a perfect day in December on the coast.
I took photos of Cypress until my iPhone ran out of power, so perhaps you will recognize a few of these photos taken at Cypress Point.
Playing Cypress Point should be on every golfers bucket list. The only challenge is you need to play with a member, which only about 240 exist worldwide))