Thanks to everyone for their support..it was an awesome time.
A huge congrats to Brandon! This is how it went down, Brandon needed a great semi-final round to get from 5th to a tie for 4th, he did it. Then he needed to win a playoff to get into the final nine, he did it. Then he needed to shoot lights out to move from 4th to 2nd, he did it!! I am telling you it was some of the best golf I have ever seen. wow.
I was fortunate to watch Jeremy Craig and Jason VanProyen play during the week and they represented very well. I did not get to watch Jordan Craig play this week, but I think we will be watching him for a long time. Josh Morris also was another NW golfer that took home some 4th place hardware that was very sweet. Chris Fabry took 11th in the Advanced Masters division with more solid NW golf. Steve Mawdsley that beat me for the grandmasters title is a west coast golfer as well. He is west coast of Canada way north on Cortez Island. He is a super guy and a worthy champion. I have also played with Bob Burton from Oregon that won the Legends division and he looks like he could dominate the Legends division for a long time, and he is as nice a person as you could ever meet, congrats Bob.
If you love this sport you would really love a worlds experience, start saving it is worth the trip.
I just wanted to take a second and reflect on the week we spent at AM Worlds in Marion, Ohio. It was a great change of scenery to be at a Major Event as a spectator.
Oregon's own Cody Cornett invited me to caddy for him and I quickly jumped at the opportunity. He played very solid all weekend and finished 22nd despite some hiccups (some due to 'questionable' fairways and pin locations).
Watching each players different style clash on the courses was a great tool in auditing my own game. Shot Selection Errors, Disgruntled Reactions, Emotional Roller Coasters, and Sheer Elation were prevalent all weekend. Watching the great highs and deep lows throughout the rounds put things in perspective for me.
Allowing your emotions to explode over a great shot can be a boost of adrenaline for your round....
On the other hand, a recession of disappointment after an errant shot can 'spiral effect' things out of control. I watched a lot of great up and coming players cloud their own judgments and make rash decisions.
Striving to keep your emotions on an even keel will not only help you shoot lower scores.....But will keep you calm throughout whatever may get thrown back at you.....
These are just some of my thoughts and reflections as I sit in the pouring rain.........Waiting for a break in the weather to go check out the Alternate West Course at The Brent Hambrick Memorial Disc Golf Course.