My business partner came to Las Vegas for business meetings and we decided to go to Top Golf for their public grand opening. I went with Joey, Luis, Dongki, Kevin, Mark, Luke, and Owen. It was a lot of fun and I was able to negotiate a deal with the head sales concierge for a reservation in their chairman’s cabana, which had a pool, bar, and several couches so that we could play over steak, sushi, and drinks. It really got me into the golf mood.
So I organized a round at Reflections Bay for date night with my wife, Amber, and we played the back 9 holes of the course, which was exciting because last time I only played the front 9 holes, and I wanted to share the beautiful lake views with her. On hole 9, I hurt my shoulder while tee-ing off and swinging. I finished, but the pain was sharp for a week and I decided to take off the whole week from golf and just recover from my injury until the paid dissipated.
A week later, I organized a practice training session with Kevin and we had a great time practicing on the range and then on the chipping green where I practiced chipping. My aim and distance really got refined as I haven’t recently spent a lot of time practicing this and it definitely helped me later. He gave me a lot of tips and I did a lot of small chips, but my shoulder pain returned again so I needed to take additional time off for another week to recover because the pain was pretty bad.
During a family trip to Utah, I went to the River Bend Golf Course with Amber and her side of the family to play 9 holes. I was concerned that my shoulder wasn’t fully recovered about 1.5 weeks, but I decided to be a team player and pushed through and I played without any warm-up and without any pain. It was a beautiful place to practice with huge mountains in the backdrop and perfect weather, which made it all very fun and picturesque.
For the next couple weeks, I focused on building a business product and even had to do part of it in Los Angeles and in Hawaii even though I was to be in Los Angeles mostly for a wedding and in Hawaii as a vacation with my wife (and also a chance to go to the Maui Wine and Food Festival – and join friends who were on their honey-moon). However, I did organize a trip to go play golf as it is a weekly date day activity for me.
Therefore, we went to a golf course that Dongki recommended Amber and I play in Kapalua called the Plantation Course, which was a course close to the Ritz Carlton in Maui. We completed 18 holes and it was quite a workout, but a lot of fun. We both had average scores and had some good shots. There was also the benefit of being at a golf course with an awesome restaurant called the Plantation House, which had a great view of the ocean and amazing food.
When I returned to Las Vegas, I hired a video-grapher friend named John to go around the front 9 of the CGCC and I made a video to promote my training course that I sold to students of my company. It was fun sharing golf and also doing an educational series of video clips at the start and finish of each hole through an executive round of golf. I have noticeably much stronger drive, especially in regards to distance, and I could tell because several of my shots went much further than I have ever seen before.
Random stat: I am averaging 9 holes of play in the 50-54 range and 18 holes in the 100-108 range.