My dad, sister and a close family friend came down this weekend for the Waste Management Open. Last year I went with just my sister and it was so much fun! So we convinced them to come down for it this year as well. The weather was perfect and it was good to have them all in town for a bit! They don’t allow you to take any cameras in…so excuse the grainy iphone photos.
I used to play varsity golf in high school and ever since then my dad and I have really enjoyed going out to play together; It’s always fun to watch with him as well. my dad used to tell me that golf was such an important sport because, “you don’t go out and play basketball with your colleagues.” He used to go out and play golf with my grandfather and it makes me really happy that he can carry on that tradition with me. I someday hope to be able to go out and play with my daughters or sons as well. Plus, it was so much fun to see some of the most talented golfers in their element (my dad and I kind of freaked out when we encountered Phil Mickelson, but he’s a super nice guy).
Anyways, even though this is not your typical golf tournament, it’s super fun if you go with the right people. We ended up heading in pretty early on the second day and left right before all the craziness began. I heard that over 200,000 people were in attendance on saturday… that’s insane!!
Everyone is already back home, but my dad comes out again soon for the rest of the month! He’s trying decide if he might want to get a place here in Arizona. Nonetheless, it makes me happy to have him here.