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Kip Puterbaugh

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2017 Starts with a Bang

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The new year has just started and we have two players already shoot 59!  First Justin Thomas at the Sony Open in Hawaii, then Adam Hadwin at the CareerBuilders in Palm Springs.  I have been a Justin Thomas fan since he first appeared on the tour.  How can you not be for the player that pound for pound is the longest on the PGA Tour.  Well, he wins the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, the SBS Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, and then the Sony Classic also in Hawaii.  That is 3 out of 5 PGA Tour Events.  It is nice to have another young player in the mix and I really enjoyed Jordan Spieth and Daniel Burgers reaction to Justin making the putt for 59!

Next on the schedule is to watch how Tiger Woods does at Torrey Pines this week?

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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It is 10 days till Christmas and the year 2016 is right around the corner.  I hope that you all have a Great Christmas and Santa brings you the opportunity to play a lot of golf for 2016.  If you make the decision that you want to play “better golf”, we hope that you will visit us at The Aviara Golf Academy.  We are celebrating our 25th Anniversary, and it doesn’t seem possible that we have been here that long.  As for the state of the game and my wishes for the year of golf ahead of us, here is my wish list.  I hope that Jordan Spieth wins another Major.  I would also like Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy win a major.  That leaves one major open that either Jason Day, Henrik Stenson, Lee Westwood, Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka or Dustin Johnson will win.  Check back with me in a year and see how I did!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Reflecting on 2015

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As the 2015 PGA Tour season begins its version of the playoffs with the FedEx Cup, it is the perfect time to reflect on how great a year it has been for golf. A changing of the guard is definitely taking place, with Jordan Spieth leading the pack of new guys on the scene.  He is followed closely by Jason Day and Rickie Fowler. It was unfortunate that Rory McIlroy was hurt, but obviously he is a fantastic player and ready to challenge Jordan for World #1 honors. Golf as a sport would be hard pressed to ask for a better combination of great players and nicer people.  There are others that have proven they have the potential to break through next year. Brooks Koepka, Patrick Rodgers, Justin Thomas and Tony Finau all had great years. I can’t wait for 2016 to start.

But 2015 is still not over. I personally like the golf season being extended by the FedEx. So here is a question; If Jason Day wins the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup that would give him: 4 wins, one Major, one Major one stroke back, and another where his great play was stalled by vertigo. Should he be considered Player of the Year over Jordan. I would say no, but am curious as to what some others might think?