1.20.2008

Putts and Pats

I drove to Temecula and back tonight to attend my first PGA-sanctioned seminar. It was called "Mastering the Mental Game on the Greens" by Dr. Joe Parent, mental and putting coach to PGA stars such as Vijay Singh and David Toms, as well as celebrities Kenny G and Oscar De La Hoya.

It was two hours chock-full of great advice, techniques, and wonderful anecdotes. I chatted with Dr. Parent for five minutes or so afterwards, picking his brain on the the positive thought process he uses with his clients.

The presentation was very good and somewhat intimate. There were about 30 members of the country club it was at and about 10 of us teaching professionals. I was able to meet some of my fellow pros and they were all seasoned vets, so they were willing to part some wisdom to a newbie like me. I'll definitely be attending more of these things, to not only help build my teaching philosophies, but to network and also try to improve my game as well.

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Man, those Patriots are too good. However, given all the injuries to the Chargers, they really hung in there. The D looked good, it was just the inability to capitalize in the red-zone. You can't beat the best by kicking field goals.

The team (and fans) should be proud of the season. It was rocky at the start but they looked great in the second half of the year. I don't expect too much turnover in the offseason (Goff? Turner? Florence?) and I think we'll see the Bolts back in the AFC Championship game next year.

By the way, I used to not root for Brady and Belichick. I still hate "The Monk" (the grimace, the sweatshirt, the cheating, the no-answers in press conferences, the injury report manipulations, etc.) but damn it, Tom Brady is the man and the Pats are a great team to watch. Hell, they're a great team dynasty PERIOD. Brady could be one of my favorite players if he wasn't banging my girl Gisele, but alas, my heart is too wounded to make such statements.

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The candidate I was originally planning on voting for in the primary has dropped out of the race, causing me to scramble and figure out my new Prez. I'm almost set on my vote. Almost.

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Happy MLK Day tomorrow, except for those of you in Arizona...

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Lyrics of the Week:

"She's moving on without you
The tide breaks
You watch the stars fade
They gather you back to their home
I guess it's better than being alone."

-"Star Mile", Joshua Radin

4 comments:

Adam G Partridge said...

Lets talk it through: who are you considering?
I'll only have a strong reaction if it isn't Romney, Thompson, or Gulliani, so you've been warned.

j.h.k. said...

Obama, Joe. Obama. You know you want to. Give in to it. Trust your feelings.

Adam G Partridge said...

...but don't pay any attention to your brain. Otherwise it would reject the big government, huge tax increase domestic policy, cut and run, give everybody a hug foreign philosophy of Obama.

j.h.k. said...

Vintage Adam.