Monthly Archives: January 2014

Pro-Am at Torrey Pines

Yesterday brought me a unique opportunity to caddy at the Sycuan Pro-Am at Torrey Pines.  The golf course is in fantastic condition and will be a challenge for the PGA tour professionals this week.

I played the North Course 2 years ago on the Monday following the tournament and it was one of the most challenging courses I have ever played.  The South Course this week will be a true test.  Rough is pushing three inches and I’m sure by the weekend it will be even higher.

The greens were the true challenge, I have never seen greens this firm and fast.  On multiple occasions our players hit uphill putts that came back to them and wouldn’t stop neat the hole.  Pin positions will dictate the tournament and players who can keep the ball in the fairway and make a few putts will have a chance to win.

20140120_130610Torrey Pines South Course – #3

Our professional, Chesson Hadley, was a nice young man and a great player.  It was his first time on the course.  Chesson won the 2013 Tour Championship and should have a very good career on the tour.

Great day out on the course and gave me a unique and up close view of a great golf course.



The New Year and Expectations

Each year I start off with noble and very aggressive goals, most of which I don’t reach or require far to many resources.  This year is going to be different.  I’m not going to focus on the outcome, I’m going to spend my time on the process and how I am going to get there.

My overall goal is to work on my golf game and lower my average score, but I’ve created multiple small and achievable checkpoints that will help me improve my game.  I typically shoot around 75 but have those rather rough days.  I’m working on a swing change and didn’t play well the other day….not well at all.

Checkpoints for the year

  1. Practice 156 times (45 balls and 10 min of short game)
  2. Workout 260 times (5 days per week)
  3. Play 30 rounds of golf
  4. Compete in 6 tournaments


My focus is on the process and journey I take to improve my game, I want to enjoy myself along the way.  I know I can achieve each of these goals and they are all realistic for me.  All of my checkpoints are broken down into monthly and weekly goals with a sheet for me to keep track.  I’ll check back monthly and make sure I’m holding myself to the journey.