I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Amanda and I just stayed here in Raleigh and went over to my parents house. They invited Kent and Laurie, my in-laws, over for Thanksgiving, so everyone was there and got to see baby Hughes. My grandparents made their way over as well and we started grazing around 5. It was a delicious Thanksgiving and I fulfilled my yearly quota of eating turkey. I think that it is a perfect once a year kind of meat. It is incredibly dry and after about the fiftieth chew it starts to get a little chalky. Brute.
It has been pretty chilly here lately. I really like it when it gets cold because it just puts me in the mood for the holiday season. I love building fires and wearing all my winter clothes and turning up the Christmas music. I can only handle the cold for so long though. If it could be cold for one month that would be perfect. Like, right when December ends it went right back to Summer that would be so tight. Little heart to heart there.
Friday and Saturday of last week I participated in my first CGF Retreat. College Golf Fellowship is a ministry that witnesses to college golfers. I had the best time getting to know all the guys down in Pinehurst. We played Mid Pines and Pine Needles, which are two Donald Ross design courses that I have not played in forever, especially Mid Pines. Ben Martin and myself were the two PGA Tour pros that hosted the event. We shared our testimony and story of how we got to where we are. Other professionals like Cameron Tringale, Webb Simpson, Ben Crane, Zach Johnson, Jonathan Byrd, and Scott Stallings are some others that have retreats. Hundreds of kids from all over the world get a chance to play golf with PGA Tour players and hear the gospel. It was really great and I am looking forward to hosting another one in the future.
Amanda and I are just hanging out and getting everything ready for Christmas around here. We are also getting all our expenses together over the past year and that is starting to be quite the task. So brute. I put the tree up today and went out to the course to hit a few balls. You have to take advantage of the days where it gets into the fifties because the weather changes so quickly around here. The game actually felt pretty good. Made a few putts and drove the ball beautifully. That is something that I have not done since July. I have been planning on playing in a NGA Tour Carolina Winter Series event in Myrtle Beach, SC, sometime over the offseason just to stay sharp. I will keep you guys updated when that happens. Since it is the offseason Amanda and I will not be posting as regularly. We are excited to announce that Hadscorner.com will be a sponsor of ours again next year on the PGA Tour. We are getting everything together and organized for next year regarding sponsorships so we will keep you updated on that as well. It is certainly a lot harder with baby Hughes crying, eating, and pooping every hour! Haha.