Tuesday, September 8, 2015

My empty nest

The greatest gift you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
-Nishan Panwar

We decided to choose a hike along the Lands End Trail. It was only a couple of weeks before Fall semester started and I thought some quiet time together would be nice before he left. We talked about everything and nothing... Then I let him walk ahead of me and captured this shot. I could feel the lump in my throat as I watched him trudge along the path. I believe no parent is ever quite ready when their children go. For there is nothing more precious to a mother than her children. 

Friday, September 4, 2015

Your easy spectator's guide to The Open Championship

It's September! Where did the time go?  It's been months since my last post.  I have been traveling quite a bit and enjoying every minute of it. So no complaints here.

Sharing with you my article on the 2015 British Open.  Find in the September issue of Impact Golf & Lifestyle magazine.  Available in your favorite newstand and bookstores in Metro Manila.

Saturday, July 18, 2015


It's day two of the The Open Championship. I sat on the grandstand of the 17th hole today at St. Andrews.  Matt Kuchar (-3), Phil Mickelson (-3) and Henrik Stenson (-2) were approaching.  Matt ended in the bunker and blasted it out near the grandstand to end up with triple bogey.  It was too painful to watch.  Even Tom Watson said that in all the years he had played St. Andrews, it was the first time he played with the pin placement on hole 17th being where it was. Matt Kuchar is one of the nicest tour players and I have been rooting for him.  He ended the round with even par.  The projected cut is +1 and I am hoping Matt is in and able to bounce back this weekend.


Friday, July 17, 2015

Tom Watson our Hats Off to you!

After 40 years and five victories at The Open we take our hats off to Tom Watson who will play his last open Championship this year.  We were fortunate and blessed to be in an exclusive gathering to honor Tom Watson at The 2015 Open Championship in St. Andrews (Thank you very much to Ogie Alcasid​ and Master card).  The last time I watched the Open Championship was at the Royal St George's where I saw Tom Watson make a hole in one in 2010. It was such a treat to hear Tom share his most memorable experiences at The Open.  When asked what would be his dream 4-some - he said that it actually would be a 5-some.  Tom would have wanted to play with his father, his brother and son and his mentor Stan Thirsk who passed away last month.  With his eyes teary he bid all of us a farewell.  It may be your last appearance at The Open Tom, but you will always be remembered. Our Hats off to you!

Getting Tom Watson's autograph at The Open Championship 2015

Watch Mastercard's tribute to Tom Watson here:


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

"I'm not done yet" - Tiger Woods

"I'm not 40 yet. I know some of you guys think I'm buried. But I'm still here in front of you. I'm not done yet." Tiger Woods - at the Press Conference in The Open Championship144th.
We watched tiger at the range practice his long game and then at the pitch and putt area to hone his short game. Then we followed him as he began his round with Matt Kuchar. Some say it's over for Tiger Woods, others say he can still win another major. One thing for sure is when you watch him up close you know that he still has that passion, that desire, that competitive drive to win.