i’ve been really lax about updating this site, and I apologize. It’s been a pretty busy 2013 both for work and golf and I have not made the time to do this blog service. Let’s change that.
Since the last post I, not unlike Tiger and Rory have lost in the first round of the E-Club Match Play, really poor playing and it seemed that it would be who could execute first. Unfortunately, it wasn’t me.. Neither of us tore up the course, but my opponent made a couple of good shots coming down the stretch when he needed to and took the match 2 & 1.
I also missed out on qualifying for the 2-Man Best Ball, with my partner Rene Villacana by letting him down at the Indian Valley qualifier. I also missed out at the e-Club Net Amateur by 2 stokes. The Double Bogey 5 on the the par 3 3rd, our last hole at Chardonnay being the difference, although it was not evident at the time. Played ok, shot 86 Gross, 74 Net, but just not quite good enough to be one of the top 6. Rene, on the other hand, was on fire and was low Gross 66. Really Great playing and was fun to watch as his cart partner.
Joined the Golf Channel Am Tour at the recommendation of Peter Kuzma-Rodevad and have had a blast. First event was a 2nd place at Stone Tree in Novato, shot 92 on a course i had only seen once, and if I hadn’t blown up by taking a 12 on the 14th, i would have won my flight. Also took an 11 at Presidio and but shot 40 on the back 9 with a 15′ birdie on 18 to win that tourney by a single stroke over the current Order of Merit leader. Great courses, lots of nice folks as playing partners and mostly good golf. Season has had it’s ups and downs, a first – two 2nds and two 3rds, most recently at Pacific Grove this past weekend. Shot a back nine 38 with a birdie on 12 & a chip in for another on 18 to take the 3rd place prize. Still leading the Summer Order of Merit for the Senior Sarazen flight.
The 2 Day Bay Area Tour Championship will be held at the fabulous Silverado Resort on Aug 17 & 18. The Sacramento Tour Championship is being contested at the Rancho Murieta Country Club on Aug. 24 & 25. I am entered in both of these events. Will let you know how I fare after these Am Tour events.