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Monday, April 13, 2009

Some Favorite Things

I am big fan of lists. I make lists of, among other things, things to do, golf courses played, things to learn about, places to go, books to read and books read. Today, I have prepared a list of some of my favorite things:

Golf Course Architects:

Allister Mackensie -- Tom Doak
Tom Fasio -- Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
Desmond Muirhead -- David Kidd

Cameras Canon and Nikon


Golf ball dropping in the cup
The swish of a basketball through the net
Insults from my friends

Cities San Francisco, Palm Desert, London and Rome


Chicken grilling on the barbeque
Cut lawn
My wife’s neck

Things to Do

Golf with my wife
Golf with my friends
Taking photos
Surfing the Web


Delicate Arch
Standing on the 15th, 16th, and 17th tees of Cypress Point Golf Club
The Spanish Steps in Rome
Full Moon
The view of the Ironwood South Course from the Clubhouse Patio
Standing on the 18th tee of Ironwood South Course
My wife's smile

Church Buildings

Notre Dame in Montreal
Westminster Abbey in London
St. Francis of Assisi in La Quinta, CA

Piano Bar

Redwood Room at the Cliff Hotel in San Francisco

I would enjoy hearing from you about some of your favorite things. Click on the Comment button and give some of your favorite things.


  1. I don't know how to enter and find your latest comments.

    Paul Murphy

  2. Of all your favorite things to do, nothing can compare to Saturday Night in Tiger Stadium. Its an experience that everyone should have at least once on their lifetime