A couple weeks ago, my girlfriend and I made our way to the bookstore before we went to go see “Last Vegas.” While she was browsing through books, I helped myself over to the magazine section and started flipping through the various golf publications they had in stock. I found myself reading the articles about countless beautiful courses all over the world.
When the time came, we went to the theater and began watching the film. I won’t spoil it, but the idea of the movie is four eldery lifelong friends meet up in Las Vegas for a bachelor party. Throughout the movie you learn about each character’s past and the things they regret not being able to do in their lifetime. As I watched the move, I found myself thinking, “Man there’s a whole lot I want to do before I get too old.”
I woke up the following morning and decided that it was too cold and windy to hit the course, so I might as well get my practice virtually and popped in EA Sports’ Tiger Woods 2014. I decided to play a round at TPC Scottsdale. When I reached the 16th hole, Jim Nantz talked about the legend behind it. As I was playing the hole I found myself saying out loud, “Man, I really wanna sit in with that crowd one day.” Then it hit me. I need to write out my own Golf Bucket List!
Here’s an abridged look at what I’ve come up with and would like to cross off my list before I run out of range balls down the road:
1. Hit a hole in one.
4. Break 80.
8. Go to all four major championships.
12. Have an Arnold Palmer with Arnold Palmer.
14. Play several different golf trails (particularly Robert Jones Trail in Alabama).
15. Chug a beer with John Daly.
22. Go to the WM Phoenix Open and sit in the 16th Stadium seats.
23. Break 70.
24. Play golf with Bill Murray.
26. Meet Jack Nicklaus, create a Jack Nicklaus drink and start a beverage product rivalry between Jack and Arnold.
28. Make my girlfriend/wife play a full round of golf with me. (Sorry Steph.)
30. Go on a golf vacation adventure with my dad.
This is just the beginning. There are plenty more I’ll add in the future. Although some of my items seem extremely unlikely to occur, I can still entertain myself with the idea that it might actually come true. Besides, half the fun of a Bucket List is creating it. Completing it would be the icing on the cake.
So, what are you waiting for? What’s on your Golf Bucket List and have you completed a task that you would like to share?
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