I’ve found the birdie dance photos and the botanizing posts to be a bit blasé, so although there have still been a lot of both, I have not felt any need to document those exploits here.
This was a big month for golf, and I made three birdies in a practice round in Bangkok, before the big tournament in Chonburi. Maybe it was the pressure, maybe it was the street clothes, or perhaps the huge (and loud) galleries — I don’t know.
It was a great month of golf, with just enough birdies to win the right matches, closing out the year with three rounds at three fine courses in Thailand that I hadn’t visited before, and with the exception of a single round early in the month, lots of sunshine.
There is going to be more than the usual amount of golf this month, so I’m breaking the report into two parts.
That birdie on a spectacular day in Bangkok makes a fine opening statement for my upcoming matches.
I’ve heard the rumors, going around in some circles, that perhaps I’ve retired, or gone into seclusion, as various parties have noticed the hiatus in monthly golf reports and associated birdie photos.
If we would only consider my competitive record this month, which consisted of two victories, and zero defeats, this report would be a short one. But the manner in which these victories were won, at two of the most storied courses in Asia, encourages me to describe these matches in more detail.
You may have noticed the short hiatus in my monthly golf reports. An absolute avoidance of competitive matches for two months left me little to write about.
But when I returned to the competitive arena in September, I birdied the first hole and never trailed in a match that was effectively over by the time I made another birdie at the ninth.
After a few disappointing months in which victory escaped me, I’m happy to report that I’ve started a new winning streak. Or perhaps more accurately, after two matches in June, I’m confident that I’ll be undefeated for the forseeable future.