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Contributing Blogger: Eric Moore, participant, The First Tee of Tulsa
Playing at the famous Pebble Beach Golf Links—a golf course where unforgettable shots have been made and a once in a life time opportunity has been created. Playing the course with Corey Pavin and Kirk Triplett (the winner of the tournament) was the greatest and most unbelievable event I could ever ask for in my life and I will most definitely remember it FOREVER. Being able to play this legendary course again was, more than I could ask for and this day as well as this week was the best of my life.
I think I played exceptionally well this week giving the conditions we as players were faced with at Pebble Beach and Del Monte. The legendary courses had very firm greens and thick rough that made it difficult to stick our shots anywhere on the green. All of us were lucky the pacific wind wasn’t howling. I played this fun game golf at Pebble Beach, what more could I ask for?
Core values I used this week were Courtesy, Perseverance, Judgment, and the rest of the simple but very important values. I used Courtesy many times by taking off my hat in buildings, looking people in the eye and shaking hands, and saying yes sir and yes ma’am. I used Perseverance many times as well when I made my up and downs around the greens after I missed them on my approach shots. It was great being able to survive out there at the legendary courses. Judgment was utilized many times today on my approach shots as well as my tee shots. It was very important to make sure I placed my shots because this course is very unforgiving if you miss. I am thankful to have these Core Values installed in me to be able to use in golf and life in the future. They are essential and should be taught all over the world.
I would like to thank Nature Valley for sponsoring this once in a lifetime event. It was more than a dream come true to play with these legends and like I said before, I will never forget this for the rest of my life. Last but not least. I couldn’t have made it here without The First Tee. It has taught me very good people skills and golf skills as well. I thank them very deeply. I also thank everyone who has a made a contribution to where have I gotten today. I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my life.