Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 Summary

Today's post will be a summary of 2016.

Let's start with the most positive topic: golf.  2016 will be remembered as an enjoyable year of golf.  I'm not sure how many rounds I played but it is safe to set the over/under at 30.  The scores were decent and on average I played to a 15 handicap.  I got to play at some nice venues and they weren't that expensive.

And just when I thought the season was over, the golf gods delivered a late December present.  A 65 degree day with no wind.  I called up my buddy and we teed it up one more time.  I played in short sleeves.  The course we played is closing down in January for a three month renovation.  As you can see in the photo, all the bunkers have been emptied.  Both of us had to chip over the sand-less bunker.  I saved a par and won the match!

Switching gears, let's talk poker.  2016 will be remember as the year that made me realize tournaments are more fun than cash games.  Cash games at the beginning of the year went well because I ran good.  In the second half of the year, my run-good returned to normal.  I played tired and loose.  I paid off players when it was clear their draws got there.  As a rec player, I'd like to play 10 to 20 tournaments per year and the rest cash games.

That brings us to the last topic of 2016, this blog.  I started the blog because I enjoy writing.  I wanted to share poker hands and get feedback.  And I wanted to write-down some of the memorable trips/moments.  This was my first try at blogging and it went OK.  I'm undecided if I'll continuing in 2017.

Thank you for reading and have a Happy New Year!