Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017 Summary

Here we are at the finish line of another trip around the sun.  Time to recap golf, poker, and travel from this year.

I added ten new golf courses to the played list.  I got a chance to play in Orlando, Charleston, Knoxville, Guatemala, and locally around DC.  I played at least once every month.  I think it added up to over 30 rounds.  Most scores were in the 80s with few in the 90s.  The handicap sits at 14.  Breaking 80 will still be the goal in 2018.

Moving on to poker.  I played 120 hours and won less than $15 per hour.  The hourly was around $25 earlier in the year but I couldn't sustain it.  I also played in four tournaments and didn't cash any.  In two of them, I had a nice stack and a potential to make the money.  I played aggressively but the cards didn't go my way.

At the end of last year, I said that tournaments are more fun and that I'll play more of them this year.  I played two in 2016, so technically I did play more this year 😃.  Going into 2018, the goal is to play 150 hours and 10 tournaments.

Moving on to travel and vacations.  Typically, every summer I go to Europe for vacation.  I didn't cross the Atlantic this year.  Instead, my parents came to see their first grandchild (my brother's).  I did go to Puerto Rico, where the lady and I got engaged.  We also went to Guatemala for a wedding.  And to top it all off, I went to Mexico City with a buddy.  It was an adventure exploring one of the biggest cities in the western hemisphere.

The Angel of Independence in Mexico City

Thank you for reading and have a Happy New Year!


  1. Sounds like you had a pretty sweet 2017-- golf, travel and poker for the win! Best of luck in 2018!

    1. Thank you and I also wish you a great year!