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My Year in Golf, 2016: Kevin Casey

As 2016 loosen up, members of the Golfweek workers evaluate their year in golf. Up next: Kevin Casey.

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My extremely first total year at Golfweek stays in the books, and yeah, there were some memories.

I’m going to cut perfect to the chase. A specific week at Augusta National in April stood out as the clear winner for my 2016.

Yes, the Masters * hint flowery music with smooth Jim Nantz voiceover *. Every golf fan dreams about being on the properties of Augusta and any who state they do not are phonies. I started playing golf when I was 7 and have in fact been yearning for that opportunity for 16 years– it’s certainly shown up a variety of times in between myself and my dad, similarly a dedicated golf lover.

I was hoping it would happen some day, nevertheless not at 23 years of ages, and I absolutely didn’t think I would be covering one of the most anticipated golf competitors on earth by that age. It took location, and I’ll be permanently grateful for that.

You’ve certainly pertained to the very best area if you prefer a little insight into precisely what it’s like for a media member going to the Masters for the extremely very first time. My extremely first day at Augusta was the Sunday prior to the action, and it was a total day.

Myself and colleague Brentley Romine, also a first-timer at the Masters, selected to get as much as Augusta as rapidly as possible for no other element than to soak whatever in. That showed a sleep denied night, a half-hour flight to Brentley’s house at 1 a.m. to park my car for the week, and after that a location in the tourist’s seat while he drove 6 hours through the wee morning hours so we may reach the facilities well prior to twelve midday.

It should have the lack of rest. We were at the Masters.

From there, the remainder of the week passed quickly obviously, nevertheless every minute was sustaining. And I specify that without even seeing the whole course!
Some other observations from a Masters beginner:

Perhaps it’s merely me, nevertheless I’ve seen the trees through the screen and figured the course was rather generally restricted. It remains in locations, nevertheless there are lots of locations where it sort of seems like you’re in a huge pasture.
My favored location on the entire Augusta business or property home was honestly not on the 18-hole course where they play the Masters. Yes, it was much more incredible than Amen Corner. I decreased there Wednesday to take a look at out the Par-3 Contest and it’s difficult to describe how cool it is to look down at those 2 holes, surrounded by water with fans hugging every inch of easily offered land with the sun spraying down.
Anyways, it in reality took me a long time to find them, at first going to concessions (because that’s where the beer is) nevertheless no dice. Not specifically existing shot-by-shot as Spieth shockingly lost the Masters, nevertheless I honestly got a kick out of doing this just as much. Whatever you’re doing on the facilities on Masters Sunday at Augusta National, you’re on the facilities at Augusta National on Masters Sunday.

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The Masters experience was most memorable, nevertheless there was definitely more to my year. I went to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., for 2 weeks which was a blast.

When it comes to the genuine action, I do not need to state excessive on either last, given that if you focused, they were both remarkable. The Oregon males’s win had the cooler atmosphere, I think, merely due to the reality that there was your house crowd there progressively cheering on and rushing the green at the end. Washington women’s accomplishment was more surreal, thinking of the marvel hole-outs the Huskies managed to win all of it.

And this is how the match ended: UCLA’s Bronte Law, the finest player in college golf, holes a putt to win a crucial point and screams in satisfaction. Basically 30 seconds in the future about 100 yards away, Washington freshman Sarah Rhee containers a greenside bunker shot to basically seal the Huskies win and move them to the finals.

There were many others I went to this year that I was thrilled to cover and entirely pleased in. When I went on the road and even when I didn’t in 2016, it was a great year. When 2017 hits, I think we made fantastic strides at Golfweek.com this year and will make many more quickly.

I started playing golf when I was 7 and have really been yearning for that opportunity for 16 years– it’s certainly shown up many times in between myself and my daddy, also an enthusiastic golf gamer.

There were many others I went to this year that I was delighted to cover and entirely pleased in. It was a great year when I went on the street and even when I didn’t in 2016.

I started playing golf when I was 7 and have really been yearning for that possibility for 16 years– it’s absolutely turned up a number of times in between myself and my dad, similarly a dedicated golf lover.

There were various others I went to this year that I was thrilled to cover and entirely thrilled in. It was a wonderful year when I went on the road and even when I didn’t in 2016. There were many others I went to this year that I was delighted to cover and totally happy in. It was an excellent year when I went on the highway and even when I didn’t in 2016.

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