This is my journey. There have been so many times that I’ve read about or seen a top golf course on TV and said to myself, “I need to play that someday”. I’ve been in countless conversations with guys that have teed it up at an elite top-ranked club and I’ve said, “That one is on my bucket list”. It’s time to start that bucket list now.
Full disclosure: I was quite inspired by the story of John Sabino and his completion of playing the Top 100 golf courses in the world. After obsessively reading his fantastic blog posts and re-reading his book How to Play the World’s Most Exclusive Golf Clubs I decided that I’d be a fool not embark on a similar quest. Am I pursuing playing the Top 100 golf courses in the world? No. (Well, not yet). I’m assembling small bucket lists of other top golf courses that I can stop talking about and start playing now. Why waste any more time? Golf is an experience, and I’m ready to experience more of it.
Ok, so if you have stumbled upon this blog you are either 1) a golf fanatic or 2) a concerned personal friend or family member of mine. Those of you that know me understand that next to my wife and son, golf is my next biggest passion. I’ve had an obsession for the game for a very long time. It’s not just playing the game of golf, but rather experiencing ALL of golf is what I constantly crave. The excitement of booking a tee time at a highly ranked course. Researching the holes weeks in advance to develop a strategy. Waking up at all hours to get ready. Feeling the adrenaline rush of addressing that first tee shot, and I could go on, and on, and on.
I’m starting by tackling Golf Digest’s Best Golf Courses in Michigan and Indiana (2015-2016 Rankings). It’s going to take a lot of time and work to put this together because so many of those clubs are private, but nonetheless, this is my journey. Along the way as I play other top courses across the country I plan to share those experiences as well.
My journey is to play better golf. My quest is to do that on better golf courses. And my commitment to this blog is to capture my experience and share it with others. Welcome to Experience.Golf.