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My Year in Golf, 2016: Kevin Casey

As 2016 relax, members of the Golfweek staff members analyze their year in golf. Up next: Kevin Casey.

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

I’m going to cut finest to the chase. A specific week at Augusta National in April protruded 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 business or property homes of Augusta and any who discuss they do not are phonies. I started playing golf when I was 7 and have really in truth been yearning for that possibility for 16 years– it’s certainly appeared a variety of times in between myself and my dad, similarly a dedicated golf fan.

I was hoping it would take place some day, nevertheless not at 23 years of ages, and I absolutely didn’t think I would be covering amongst the most waited for golf competitors worldwide by that age. It took location, and I’ll be totally grateful for that.

You’ve certainly described the very best place if you pick a little insight into particularly what it’s like for a media member going to the Masters for the exceptionally actually extremely very first time. My exceptionally really 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, picked to get as much as Augusta as rapidly as possible for no other part than to soak whatever in. That exposed a sleep declined night, a half-hour flight to Brentley’s house at 1 a.m. to park my vehicle 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 centers well prior to twelve midday.

It needs to have the lack of rest. We were at the Masters.

From there, the remainder of the week passed quickly definitely, 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 just me, nevertheless I’ve seen the trees through the screen and figured the course was rather usually restricted. It remains in locations, nevertheless there are lots of locations where it sort of appear like you’re in a considerable pasture.
My favored put on the entire Augusta business or industrial or property residential or commercial property home was honestly not on the 18-hole course where they play the Masters. Yes, it was even more fantastic than Amen Corner. I lowered 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 rapidly utilized land with the sun spraying down.
Anyways, it in fact took me a long time to find them, at first going to concessions (because that’s where the beer is) nevertheless no dice. Not especially existing shot-by-shot as Spieth shockingly lost the Masters, nevertheless I honestly enjoyed doing this just 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 impressive, 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 worries the genuine action, I do not need to state extreme on either last, thought about that if you focused, they were both fantastic. The Oregon males’s win had the cooler environment, I think, just due to the reality that there was your house crowd there slowly cheering on and rushing the green at the end. Washington girls’s accomplishment was more surreal, considering the marvel hole-outs the Huskies dealt with 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 total fulfillment. 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 great deals of others I went to this year that I was delighted in cover and completely happy in. When I went on the highway and even when I didn’t in 2016, it was an exceptional year. When 2017 hits, I think we made fantastic strides at Golfweek.com this year and will make far more quickly.

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

There were various others I went to this year that I mored than happy to cover and totally 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 certainly appeared a range of times in between myself and my dad, also a dedicated golf fan.

When I went on the street and even when I didn’t in 2016, it was a great year. When I went on the highway and even when I didn’t in 2016, it was an extraordinary year.

When I went on the road and even when I didn’t in 2016, it was an exceptional year. It was a great year when I went on the highway and even when I didn’t in 2016.

It was an exceptional 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 happy to cover and totally pleased in. When I went on the street and even when I didn’t in 2016, it was an outstanding year. It was a great year when I went on the highway 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.

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