Saturday, July 09, 2011
I was lucky to experience one of my top" bucket list" goals.
One of my favorite sports to watch is the ladies of the LPGA. I am absolutely amazed by how far those gals can hit a golf ball, especially when their drivers are almost as long as they are tall. Well yesterday I got to see it for myself down in Colorado Springs at the U.S. Women's Open.
What an awesome experience!!
I didn't know what to expect, but I was as excited as a little kid on Christmas morning. We got there early because of the chance of rain later in the day. I wanted to see as much as I could just in case it was delayed again, and I wanted to see someone, anyone, who I've watched on tv.
I just saw a commercial where 4 men are in a locker room at a famous golf course, and Tom Watson walks up next to them. Then 2 more pro golfers walk by them on the other side and say "hi". They all just stood there with their jaws dropped. I bet I looked just like that when I saw the gals on the first tee. I couldn't even tell you who they were, but it was awesome!!
We made our way to the back nine, where I saw some of the more familiar names... Paula, Yani, Suzanne, Brittney, Morgan, Angela, etc. Again, my jaw dropped. Shoot, I got excited when I saw the reporter from ESPN. It was like Christmas for me all day long.
Everyone has their own goals and dreams. I have many. I only wish that everyone could experience something as special to them as my day in Colorado Springs was for me.