I’ve reached out to a few of my golf contacts in the last month to let them know my byline will no longer be appearing in the Daily Times, at least not as a full-time staff member.
I am hoping to keep T Mac Tees Off going. I’ve been in touch with some of the local golf websites and I’m hoping to maybe link to the golf blog off their websites. We’ll see how that goes.
One thing that greatly disappoints me is not getting to chronicle the exploits of this talented group of Class of 2019 and Class of 2020 boys that are just starting to make their mark in the pages of the Daily Times. But I am hoping to keep tabs on Kevin Smith, Case Hummer, Jake Calamaro, Peter Garno, John Updike, Andrew Curran, Michael and Jacob Zeng, Matt Civitella, David Colleran, Blake Stephano, Joseph Morganti -- did I forget anybody, very likey yes – with posts on this blog.
At least I did get a chance to watch Brynn Walker close out her incredible scholastic career by winning a second straight PIAA Class AAA girls individual title and leading Radnor to the PIAA Class AAA boys team title.
And well, I have to keep an eye on that U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball in the spring at Streamsong in Florida when Walker and her pal Madelein Herr, the District One champion from Council Rock North, make another run in an event in which they nearly stole the show in reaching the semifinals last year at Bandon Dunes. And I’m on that record as saying the pair of Michael McDermott and Jeff Osberg have a chance to make some noise that same week in May in the men’s Four-Ball at Winged Foot.
And it’s only 205 days until the U.S. Women’s Amateur tees off at Rolling Green. You get the picture. There’s a lot going on in golf this year, which is a very good reason to keep this blog going.
When I was first asked to do a golf blog, I wasn’t sure there would be enough content to make it worthwhile. Turned out that was never a problem.