God. Damnit. Let
me just share the video so I can get on with the
I know that no one
believes that was luck, but since I'm always
frightfully honest here, I at least know someone
reading will believe me: that was luck. I don't
practice that course. I never play it alone. I
may have played it once, twice since the last major?
And I don't always win when I play. In fact
Jimmy came by a couple weeks ago and he played me, and
beat me by 5 strokes. The truth is and always has been
that it's a pretty straight forward course. There's
not a lot of "tricks" to it. Play it 3 or 4 times
and you know all the bells and whistles and it really
just comes down to patience.
I JUST SAID THIS in the last
Yet somehow, even
though I started poorly (seriously that shot in
the sand had me quite nervous), I hit ANOTHER
pyramid eagle (I had done it once before the Memorial
EVER... and now I've done it twice in the
finals!!?!??) and I mark the course record of 7 under
in the back 9? Everything just happened to fall. It
really was luck. I mean, that birdie on The Pipe
Hole? Steven's reaction says it all:
He knew these were
insanely lucky. And by this point I was already
bummed. I don't want to win by 10 strokes. FUCK.
Hey, let's make a course in your back yard, and then
invite people over to beat them 4 times a year and
then build a MONUMENT TO YOURSELF
ON THE COURSE showing how good you
Intention. I knew how hard it was to be consistent on
the course, so I built that plaque feeling fortunate
I was even on it once! And if I intend to make
this a legitimate charity event and have people
interested in playing? They can't feel that it's
somehow rigged. Grrrrr.
During the game
the guys were like "you need to not play." "you need
to have a handicap." and the dad in me is
saying "HELL NO. When someone beats me, they want
to know it's LEGIT. Not that you played left-handed or
you sat out. THAT to me is cheating. And what kills
me? Is the last couple rounds I had played
before today I got PAR. Or (-1). SEVEN UNDER??
And I parred the first 4 holes so you're telling
me in 14 holes I went (-11)?!?! For crying out
I somehow need to
find REAL golfers. The sad thing is, J. Nelson Watts
actually is a real golfer, and came in that
Shot a (-4) which
would've tied him for the 2nd best qualifying score -
and then he HAD TO LEAVE before the Finals.
UGGGGGGGGGGGGGH. That would've been a great
Finals. In fact, now that I think of it? I only
need 3 other badasses and this won't be an issue. Hell
even just having JT last time made it close.
I know, I'm overanalyzing this, but I'm in danger
of the entire thing imploding if it's seen as some
VANITY day for Adam to give himself trophies. PLEASE,
LEGITIMATELY, BEAT ME.
Now, the other
awesomeness of the day was Talya finally putting
together two halves of a round and getting into the
Final Four. Often she would be (-3) going into Hole 8
and she would double or triple bogey. This time? She
birdied it in her first game and sat at #2 all day
without ever having to play again. Soooooooooooooo
proud of her! And in fact, could've easily
gotten 2nd place had it not been for the two meltdowns
on the pyramid hole and her dreaded Hole 8. But hey,
she got in and she'll be on the board.
Jimmy also melted
down as you saw and man, that Plinko decision was
brutal. He went from a (-4) to (E) in 2 holes.
What a disaster. He'll be back on Labor Day and I
fully expect he'll perform better. Here's all the
stats from the day:
I wish I could be
happy at how well I played, it was just horrible
timing. If it had been against someone else playing
well, then whoopee, but when you're lapping the field
it leaves a bad taste in everyone's mouth... unless of
course the course has credibility, which GolfKon
doesn't, so yeah... bad taste.
So, the goal in
the next two months: FIND SERIOUS GOLFERS...
and of course get the specifics of the charity nailed
down and get sponsors. Though I have to say,
without a core of strong players or a major turnout
(40+)? No one is gonna sponsor something that no one
is going to watch on video later. And trust me, no one
will watch 4 videos a year of me inviting people to my
house and beating the shit out of them.