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My Year in Golf, 2016: Kevin Casey

As 2016 chill out, members of the Golfweek employees examine their year in golf. Up next: Kevin Casey.

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My very first overall year at Golfweek remains in the books, and yeah, there were some memories.

I’m going to cut best to the chase. A particular week at Augusta National in April stuck 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 residential or commercial properties of Augusta and any who mention they do not are phonies. I began playing golf when I was 7 and have actually in reality been yearning for that chance for 16 years– it’s definitely appeared a range of times in between myself and my father, likewise a devoted golf fan.

I was hoping it would occur some day, however not at 23 years of ages, and I definitely didn’t believe I would be covering among the most awaited golf rivals in the world by that age. It took area, and I’ll be completely grateful for that.

You’ve definitely referred to the best location if you choose a little insight into specifically what it’s like for a media member going to the Masters for the incredibly really very first time. My incredibly very first day at Augusta was the Sunday prior to the action, and it was an overall day.

Myself and coworker Brentley Romine, likewise a first-timer at the Masters, chosen to get as much as Augusta as quickly as possible for no other component than to soak whatever in. That revealed a sleep rejected night, a half-hour flight to Brentley’s home at 1 a.m. to park my automobile for the week, and after that a place in the traveler’s seat while he drove 6 hours through the wee early morning hours so we might reach the centers well prior to twelve midday.

It must have the absence of rest. We were at the Masters.

From there, the rest of the week passed rapidly certainly, nonetheless every minute was sustaining. And I define that without even seeing the entire course!
Some other observations from a Masters novice:

Possibly it’s simply me, however I’ve seen the trees through the screen and figured the course was rather normally limited. It stays in areas, nonetheless there are great deals of places where it sort of looks like you’re in a substantial pasture.
My preferred place on the whole Augusta company or residential or commercial property house was truthfully not on the 18-hole course where they play the Masters. Yes, it was far more amazing than Amen Corner. I reduced there Wednesday to have a look at out the Par-3 Contest and it’s tough to explain how cool it is to look down at those 2 holes, surrounded by water with fans hugging every inch of quickly used land with the sun spraying down.
Anyways, it in truth took me a very long time to discover them, initially going to concessions (since that’s where the beer is) however no dice. Not particularly existing shot-by-shot as Spieth shockingly lost the Masters, however I truthfully took pleasure in doing this simply as much. Whatever you’re doing on the centers on Masters Sunday at Augusta National, you’re on the centers at Augusta National on Masters Sunday.

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

When it concerns the real action, I do not require to state extreme on either last, considered that if you focused, they were both amazing. The Oregon males’s win had the cooler environment, I believe, simply due to the truth that there was your home crowd there gradually cheering on and hurrying the green at the end. Washington ladies’s achievement was more surreal, thinking about the marvel hole-outs the Huskies handled to win all of it.

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

There were lots of others I went to this year that I was enjoyed cover and totally delighted in. It was an excellent year when I went on the roadway and even when I didn’t in 2016. When 2017 hits, I believe we made great strides at Golfweek.com this year and will make much more rapidly.

I began playing golf when I was 7 and have actually truly been yearning for that chance for 16 years– it’s definitely appeared often times in between myself and my daddy, likewise a passionate golf player.

There were numerous others I went to this year that I was happy to cover and completely happy in. When I went on the street and even when I didn’t in 2016, it was a terrific year.

I began playing golf when I was 7 and have actually been yearning for that possibility for 16 years– it’s definitely shown up a variety of times in between myself and my father, likewise a devoted golf fan.

It was a fantastic year when I went on the roadway and even when I didn’t in 2016. It was an exceptional year when I went on the highway and even when I didn’t in 2016.

There were numerous others I went to this year that I was delighted to cover and completely happy in. When I went on the roadway and even when I didn’t in 2016, it was an excellent year. It was a fantastic year when I went on the roadway and even when I didn’t in 2016. There were lots of others I went to this year that I was thrilled to cover and completely delighted in. It was an outstanding year when I went on the highway and even when I didn’t in 2016.

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