Venue : Broken Hill Golf and Country Club - 8th hole - 184m
November 2009 - whilst enjoying parental leave from my full time job - 9 months after the birth of my first child ( a son) golf was high on my priority list. Having won the Holden scramble regional final in the September and getting as much practice as possible before the champ ship final in Queensland a couple weeks later.
Playing a ProV1 - number 6 with my sons initials on the alignment stamp for luck .... Stood on the elevated tee and told my playing partner, also a member of my scramble team - about my wedding day in May 2006 and the fact we had our wedding photos in the creek running thru this hole and therefore it was my favourite hole of all the courses I've played.
I remember to this day - looking down at my ball feeling content - hitting the ball and seeing it fly towards the green and right at the stick - disappointed that I didn't actually see the ball roll into the cup however we raced down the hill and couldn't see the ball on the green - adrenaline pumping thinking just may-be - onto the green and looking down - you bloody ripper as I see the initials of my son looking up at me..... Turned a poor round into the best of my life... To this point that is .... I think my golf is ahead of me - simply for the fact I'm looking forward to being able to play golf with my 2 sons.
I play with a mate regularly and I think his Dad must have the best feeling of any golfer - he has 3 sons(not that sons are better then daughters but this is the facts) and he can play in a 4 ball with his 3 adult sons. They all enjoy the game and are pretty blood good as well at one stage the 3 boys had a combined handicap of 4 and Dad plays off 9 !!!
The photo I have uploaded if of my son Oliver (3) wearing my team Titleist hat. Hopefully he'll want to wear it on the track with his old man one day.