- 9:21 AM, Thursday,
October 29th, 2018:
- Well, I'm not sure
how this video will turn out since it clearly won't be
done until probably Thanksgiving, but I do know
it will house some epic moments. One of which I will
have to wax poetic about for several paragraphs. To
those reading this, you get to see it all right
- So, yes as much as
I adore Michael O'Keefe and how gracious he was
with his time, the putt my daughter pulled off on Hole
6 is still blowing my mind. I've watched it 20 times.
I've searched through so many videos of so many years
and so many tournaments... it's the longest birdie
putt on 6 we've ever had.
- Think about that
for a second. My newly turned 6 year-old daughter just
hit the longest birdie putt on 6 on record.
I can't believe it. Now, as a golfer, I do
understand it's luck. The irony of golf is the
sophomore slump will KILL YA. You get
WORSE before you get better because your head
gets in the way. Once you actually THINK about
that putt? You will miss it. She just hit it perfectly
because she barely thought about it...
she's an amazing prodigy and will be in the LPGA soon.
LMAO. Who knows. But I'll say this, she is proud of
that shot. As I've mentioned in other entries, her
shyness and anxiety is legendary - but there's a part
of me that believes that THIS GAME holds
several keys to overcoming that. There's a zen to golf
that is unlike most sports: it's you and the ball.
Period. Nothing else matters, the other player doesn't
matter, it's your fundamentals and your concentration
and as long as you can find that center? You can play.
- Cameron is WAY
more competitive and truth be told? Far better at the
mechanics. Just watch how he lines up a shot. But he's
also extremely aggressive, impatient and succombs to
emotion. Vienna might actually have an edge here. Time
will tell, but they both actually care about doing
well so that's exciting for the future. Now, they
scored (+14) and (+11) so they're nowhere near
actually competing but if they decide to practice and
really try? They can get better and
- Now, Mr. O'Keefe.
Whew. Man I cannot say enough about how much
I like this dude. After the interview
I drove him downtown and we talked about
life/politics, etc. He has an incredible energy about
him and I could talk to him for hours. I'm more than
bummed he lives on the other side of the country
because I have a feeling after comparing a few
life journeys we'd appreciate each other's company
about far more than minigolf.
- I'm not 100% sure
I'm completely ready to jump back into all those
GolfKon videos in 2019 however. They take so much work
and no one wants to watch minigolf. I mean...
they just don't. It makes no difference how well it's
put together. But I will most certainly try and
find ways to raise money next year and it's 100%
because Michael is just a great guy and I feel
like I have a unique opportunity to help.
- That's really what
it's all about in the end...