Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Post Prestige and On to Cabo!

Andale !!! This is the best word I can describe the last few weeks for the guys! We have been busy and going strong.

The 15th Annual Prestige at PGA West at the Nicklaus Tournament Course was a huge success on many fronts! Friday we head to Los Cabos MX to boot … fast and furious for the Card.

The hospitality by Scott and Susan McNealy family during the Prestige along with the great Cardinal get-together hosted by Gary and Pat Ray were off the charts during the week. GM Chad Johnson and his staff at PGA West could not have been more accommodating as well and a huge thanks to all for making the event a memorable one.

The guys started a bit slow but came roaring back the final round and fun to see where that momentum will take us in the coming weeks. It is so much fun to be on the course with the team when we are having a day like that. The "mojo" as it is called was really high and everyone was having a blast! It was also special to have the entire roster on the trip (8 Cardinal strong), to be there to compete together and build camaraderie and team spirit. All the guys have been working hard and making progress. A special tip of the cap to Maverick McNealy for his third win of the year, final round 64, and for being named Golfweek's "Player of the Week" nationally. Great stuff!

We also were able to enjoy some really special times with the Dads of the team leading un the the Prestige during our second annual Stanford Golf Father / Son Showdown. 8 out of 10 Dads were able to make the trip to LaQuinta and good times were had by all. Thanks to all the Mom's and wives as well for letting this happen during Valentines Day! We are all very lucky to have their support too. Coach Brockington and his Dad Tom collected the traveling trophy in good fashion. It didn't hurt the cause when Graham birdied the last 6 holes of The Hideaway's Clive Course to put the final nails in the coffin. Well done Brockingtons! Patrick Rodgers and his Dad Charlie were saddened to split with such a majestic trophy but the much like the Stanley Cup … the show much go on.

Looking ahead, We have had a quick week on campus with a few quality practices planned before heading to the Querencia Collegiate in Los Cabos Mexico hosted by Arkansas and Houston. In March, things calm down a bit with winter quarter finals and then our event, The Goodwin at Stanford. 24 teams from all around the country will be competing and sun-up to sun-down action around the Stanford links, March 26-28. We hope you can make it.

Exciting times ahead for the young but talented Cardinal squad! Thanks for your support.

Coach Ray