Farewell to 2012
Well, readers, I'm going to get some rest in the middle of a lot of hard work the next couple of weeks, so this will be my last post of 2012. It's been fun writing for you and covering the widest range of topics ever, I think. I hope I've enlightened your thoughts about golf clubs, playing the game and whatever other nerves I might have struck from time to time.
I was talked into writing a twice-weekly blog by a dear friend and fan way back in 2007, and the "library" now contains well over 500 articles about nearly everything golf-y. Some of those that date back to the early days are still getting responses as new readers stumble across them. The most "nerve-striking" posts were my treatises on blades vs. cavity-back irons. But I've struck out a few times with you as well. Sorry about that.
I sometimes worry about what I'm going to write about each Tuesday and Friday morning, but then the news or a question from one of you or a SCOR customer just clicks, and off I go. Sometime my inspiration comes from my own struggles and triumphs. I'm pretty much a range rat, and love to go out and spend a couple of hours hitting hundreds of balls, just to see what happens when I do this or that. Those sessions always equip me with plenty of content ideas.
Writing this blog and reading your comments has been one of the great experiences of my golf career. It keeps me connected to what you guys are really thinking about and what you want to know. This fascinating game offers us all plenty to take away from each round, each month and each year.
As I reflect on 2012 and think about where this company, my life and my golf game are going in 2013, I count my blessings to be able to make my living in this game that I love so dearly. And that I'm the head of a team of golf-passionate, hard-working professionals that are excited about completely changing the way golfers look at their sets of clubs, particularly their scoring tools.
SCOR4161 precision scoring clubs have earned a base of loyal devotees with our radical challenge to the way wedges have been designed and built the past 50 years. Because they simply work better.
We've asked tough questions about why wedges haven't really changed in all those years, when the way we play the game has totally evolved from finesse to power. Of the hundreds of golf clubs I've designed over the past 25 years, this one is the most game-changing. This one is the most gratifying, as it has the potential to do to our scoring range performance what titanium did to our driving and hybrids did to our long range shotmaking.
A big claim? For sure. But we get proof and feedback every day that SCOR4161 delivers.
So, as I look back on 2012, I see lots of good and bad. But I have my health, am blessed to be leading a major change in the way we all build out our sets of clubs, and make a living around a game that I love dearly. Wow.
Merry Christmas to you all. May 2013 be filled with long drives, more fairways and the best scoring range performance of your life.
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Matt McGee says:
Thanks, Terry! Your columns, and the comments that follow them, are a pleasure. Merry Christmas.
Thank you Terry. They are awesome, keep them coming. Been thru Eidolon days as well as launch of SCOR. Truly amazing. Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you, and looking forward to 2013.
Terry - I look forward to your columns, even when I am only 90% in agreement. Thanks for your contributions and Merry Christmas.
Thank you for producing a regular source for discussion. Best of fortune for 2013.
Tim Horan says:
Merry Christmas to you and yours Terry and to all the Oobers out there have a good one and see you all on Oobgolf next year.
Happy Christmas from the UK.
From your unofficial (Eidolon) advocate.
Terry, Others, thanks for keeping it going through thick and thin. Like a round of golf, you're sure to get unexpected results, but you finish anyway.
Though I have yet to finish reading Golf In The Kingdom, there are a number of gems yet to unearth; here's particularly reassuring one: "We are all one golfer!" At first it seemed a bit silly and metaphysical. But, he talked about the fact that as we play we maintain and repair our shared course by replacing divots, replacing the flag, fixing ball marks, and keep some semblance of etiquette, respect and common rules. We also contribute to each other's games through observation, teaching, cursing, etc. Especially in a forum like this, as rocky it can be at times, we keep coming back for the right reasons - and thank you Terry for allowing for this shared journey.
And as we were reminded Friday, we're all one larger community, and our shared course can see severe damage, left to us to repair, fixing not just our own ball mark, but many others.
Matt F says:
Terry, Thank you for your writing, even when it's about something I don't "get". Looking forward to reading more in the new year. Merry Christmas to you, your family and staff.
Terry, your columns are a "must-read" for me every Tuesday/Friday. Thanks for all the thought provoking insights and tips on better play. Happy Holidays and look forward to your 2013 words of wisdom!
joe jones says:
Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday and a Happy New Year to one and all.
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