Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fall in motion!

Dear Friends of Stanford Men's Golf,

The season is underway and we are off to the races...

The team has just returned from our first event at Olympia Fields and the first day of fall quarter classes was yesterday. Everyone is getting settled in and adjusting to new routines. My new Assistant Coach Phil Rowe also started last Friday so there is much to be excited about.

Pre-Season rankings are out and the Cardinal have placed well ... #2 in the Golf Coaches Poll, and #5 in GolfWeek. These polls are hard to judge but neat to see the team recognized for their potential.

The team wasn't happy with the result at Olympia Fields (t-9) but there seems to be plenty of positives to glean from the competition. Attitudes were all positive, the course was a true US Open test, and the vibe is good looking forward to the next event. I must say it was odd not being there personally with the team and just watching on Golfstat. What a stressful experience for the coach! Now I know how the must parents feel! We are expecting our second child any day now and thus being in Chicago for the start of potential labor was not a great idea on the home front! Rob Grube, one of our all time greats, was gracious enough to take the reigns for the trip and help the guys out as their coach for the tournament. Rob is a great role model for the boys with approach, knowledge, and work ethic in his own professional career. Thanks Rob for your help!

Next on the docket is the Stadium Course at PGA West and the Prestige. We always look forward to getting down to the desert and compliments of Pete Dye the Stadium Course is one of the all time great tests of golf. Eager to see how the team fares. I would encourage everyone that is reading this to consider coming down yourselves and making a weekend out of the Prestige. The LaQuinta Resort and PGA West take great care of us and they have also created a package rate for any of our "groupies" for discounts in golf, goodies, and resort fees. Click on the image below for more info.
La Quinta Promotion -- click to enlarge

Finally, if you haven't received the information yet, the date has been set for the Cardinal Classic. We will have our team day on November 12th at the Stanford Golf Course. We hope you can make it out as the day has turned into a vital resource for the team and our endeavors. Always a fun day!!!

Thanks for following the team and for all of your support! Until next time!!!

Go Cardinal!