A friend sent me a link to the Business Mirror’s Golf Section and said I should check it out. I did that, and found a picture of myself above a report about Nutrant’s Best Practices seminar, where I spoke about a continuous improvement system for turfgrass.
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.
How should I phrase this? In December, I was less undefeated than I would have liked. In fact, I was less undefeated than at any time in recent memory. In fact, in singles matches I may have been completely defeated.
It has been pointed out from many corners that I have been making a lot of birdie dances recently. I’ll personally take a lot of the credit for that, but I also want to share with you a new philosophy that is helping me to make incredible breakthroughs in my golf and in my turfgrass work.
My record this month was four wins in four matches. I’m undefeated in the first quarter of 2011. In fact, I’m undefeated since early November of last year. And perhaps I am feeling a little bit of pressure, because I fell behind in each of my matches before storming back for decisive victories.
I have traveled to six countries this month, getting on an airplane once every 54 hours (on average) and staying at hotels from the waterfront at Kota Kinabalu to the noisome streets of Kowloon and to a surprisingly quiet Kanda last week.
I flew nine times in the past six days, from Bangok to Saigon to Dalat, then from Dalat to Saigan to Bangkok, from Bangkok to Brunei to Kota Kinabalu, then from Kota Kinabalu to Brunei to Manila, and finally back to Bangkok.