During this time of year, I am no different than many of you. I like to sit back and reflect on the past year.

Hopefully there are more good moments, than bad. And hopefully, your experiences will allow you head into 2018 on a positive note. Fortunately, that is the case for me.

My 2017 began on a high note. I was given the opportunity to write this golf page, and I have enjoyed every moment of it.

My goal has been to offer interesting stories, while hopefully improving your golf game along the way. It is hard for me to fathom that 12 months have passed since I began this page, and I am still enjoying the challenge of creating new features each week.

I hope you have enjoyed the page, and I look forward to another fantastic year ahead.

The creation of this golf page was just the beginning of a great 2017 for me. In April I had the opportunity to travel to The Masters with a great friend of mine.

Though I had been before, this was his first time. What a great way to celebrate his 60th birthday. We were able to stay at a house near Augusta National with my longtime friend, Rich Beem (2002 PGA Champion).

I’ll never forget entering Augusta National with a drive-up Magnolia Lane. We had the top down on our convertible, and I got a kick out of the patrons staring and trying to figure out who we were.

It was a memory I will always cherish. Getting my 2017 Masters flag signed by eventual champion Sergio Garcia was the icing on the cake.

All pales in comparison, however, to the opportunity I received in July. That month, I was hired as the first women’s golf coach at Cal State Los Angeles. Golf, as you can imagine, is my passion.

The opportunity to coach a college golf team has long been a dream of mine, and this dream was finally realized. I now have the unique pleasure of recruiting, coaching and mentoring amazing young women through their college careers.

My college career was one filled with amazing experiences, and I can’t wait to create these same experiences for my own team.

As I head into 2018, I hope to experience moments equal, or even better, to those I had in 2017. I’m not sure what will happen, but I can’t wait to find out.

For all of you, I wish for you great moments in the coming year.

Let’s keep sharing fun stories, and let’s see if we can get that handicap down.

Happy New Year!

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