• Golf

    Charity Scramble

    Monday afternoon i participated in my first charity golf scramble event for the New Hope Grief Charity group. On of our business partners John Matlock is a board member and invited me to come out for a good cause (and to do a little networking). The event was held at the Recreation Park Golf Course in Long Beach, a course i’m quite familiar with. This was the first time that i played in a scramble format which is a best ball format. Our team was comprised of myself, Matlock and two of his friends with a range of skills that worked out quite well in this format. I was a little…

  • Golf

    Friday Golf

    I don’t remember the last time i took a day off that didn’t involve some sort of trip. With Alice having her 6 month doctor visit, and Joy and I needing our yearly dental check up it was a good day to take off for both of us. Joy was kind enough to let me miss this doctor’s visit so that i could get an early round of golf with cousin Pish at Dad Miller in Anaheim. It must have been at least 10 years since the last time i played there, and since then a few things changed. The biggest is that Tiger Woods bought the area where the…

  • Annual COC Golf Tournament,  Golf

    9th Annual COC Golf Tournament

    There was much discussion this year about the 9th Annual COC Golf Tournament because i was spearheading the campaign to move it away from Palm Springs to the more temperate climate of San Diego. There was a moment where Brock made a convincing movement back to the desert but I decided that I can’t do the heat and i was happy we did head south. It was especially good since there were fires burning up the hills of Banning which would have made the air even worse. Friday the other guys took off around noon, while i had to finish up work before heading out to San Diego after traffic died…

  • Friends,  Golf

    Birthday golf for CJ

    Saturday i got back onto the golf course for the first time this year. It was my basketball friend CJ’s birthday and he gathered some people for a round of golf at Long Beach Recreational course. They day was perfect with little wind, and the course not that crowded. My swing is still all over the place, and a barely pulled off a 99 by shooting an eight on the 18th hole. After the round we gathered with the rest of the friends at Echizen in Cypress for lots of Tuna, and Sake. He’s goes often enough where the owner/chef came out from behind the grill and started doing very large…

  • Golf,  Restaurants

    Labor Day Activities

    Since Labor Day is on a Monday and Hospitals are never closed Joy had to go into work for the morning which meant i had some free time to go play a round of golf with some of my basketball teammates. We booked a 7am tee time at Whittier Narrows which is an interesting setup where its 3 different 9 holes which you can basically make your own 18 hole course. Due to the lack of consistant play i’ve developed a hook to my drive and is very inconsistant which i’m not very happy about, since it used to be the only thing i could rely on. Ended up shooting…

  • Annual COC Golf Tournament,  Golf

    8th Annual COC Golf Tournament

    The 8th Annual COC Golf Tournament occurred this past weekend, back once again for another 36 holes of golf at the La Quinta Resort & Club.  We avoided having to rush there Saturday morning by spending the night, which meant an extra night of hanging out and drinking which probably wasn’t the best idea for myself, but it did create some memorable non-golf moments for the weekend. We booked a tee time at the Greg Norman course on Saturday morning and the Jack Nicklaus on Sunday.  We were lucky enough to escape the 110+ degree weather from the previous weeks, but the temperature was still in the low triple digits. The two…

  • Chapters,  Golf

    Golfing down the river again

    The one thing i like about foursquare that it’ll notify you when you haven’t been to a certain place for a long period of time so it was interesting to see that its been a year since the last time i played at Riverview in Santa Ana. CJ my basketball teammate is an avid golfer and we’ve been trying for a few weekends now to meet up for a round and finally got together this weekend. Along with our other teammate Steve we went out on course for a 9:15 tee time with gray skies, but thankfully not much wind. I started off the day well with a couple bogeys…

  • Annual COC Golf Tournament,  Golf

    Two days in the desert

    The 7th annual Classic Cerritos Gold Tournament was changed a bit this year to become a two day event for 36 holes of golf, with a day of skins, and another of team play, with the total score of both days to win the trophy. Our tournament this year was being held at the La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Desert. We got a pretty good deal for the four of us where we ended up paying about $116 each for two days of golf and a Hotel Villa Room. Considering that we normally have to pay somewhere around $40-50 just for one round of golf this seemed like…

  • Chapters,  Golf

    On Course

    Joy has lots of studying to do for her licensing exam, so Sunday morning i had some free time to do what i wanted. I made plans to play my first round of golf of the year with Brock at River View in Santa Ana. We started our round at 7am, and made quick work of the ever changing course. The long game was great, and while getting to the greens came pretty easy, getting it in the hole from there was the issue. It wasn’t that i was leaving them short, they just weren’t falling in. I ended up going 20 over par for the round, stopped concentrating at…

  • Annual COC Golf Tournament,  Golf

    Champion of the CoC

    The 7th annual CoC golf tournament was held this weekend at Indian Wells Celebrity golf course in Palm Springs. The tournament got off to a late start due to some bad directions and so we ended up starting an hour later and had to endure a few extra degrees of heat as the round went through the afternoon which hit triple digits. It was close throughout with no one having more than a 2 shot lead through out the round, although in the end it shouldn’t have been so close. I some how went into the 18th hole with a one shot lead over Roland and a two shot lead…

  • Chapters,  Golf

    SF Warm Up

    As the original plan for our trip up to SF was for Joy to run the SF Marathon, i took the opportunity to play a round of golf with my favorite uncle. He promptly picked me up at my sister’s house at 10am and got to Hiddenbrooke in Vallejo with plenty of time to hit hit some balls at the range and grab a snack. The course was challenging yet fun, with lots of varying terrain and elevation changes. My uncle’s game is very consistent with drives that hit the fairway, and a good recovery skills around the green. He was beating me by two strokes after the front nine,…

  • Chapters,  Golf

    6:36am call time

    With Joy having to do wedding stuff with her girl friends, i got a few guys together for an early round of golf at Birchhills in Brea. Jimmy, Brock, Brian and I got 18 holes on an executive length course in before 11am. I started off the round pretty well with a few pars in a row, but once my body woke up and realized what it was doing it was pretty down hill from there. I sandwiched a bunch of bogeys and doubles between a few pars so i don’t know really how i felt my game played, but the course had some long par 3s that just didn’t…