The Great Northwest

19 May

Chambers Bay Golf Course. University Place, WA. Yes, I played here..

The Home Course. Dupont, WA. I played here too

In the summer of 2010 I qualified for the U.S. Amateur, the biggest amateur golf tournament in the world. It was played in Washington at Chambers Bay Golf Course. It is located right on the Puget Sound and will be the site of the 2015 U.S. Open.  When I played it the president of the United States Golf Association said “Right now this is the hardest course in the world.” The second round of the tournament was held on The Home Course in Dupont, WA.

I didn’t play college golf at the time and probably 70 percent of the field were collegiate golfers. I was probably the only college student in field not on a college team. My brother, Joey, caddied for me and it was an unbelievable experience. Playing with some of the best players in the country on one of the best courses in the country, it doesn’t get much better than that for a guy like me.

Anyways I hope even if you’re not a golfer you can appreciate the awesomeness of courses like this. Golf has taken me all over the country and Washington was one of the best and most beautiful areas I’ve been to. Awesome restaurants and amazing scenery with all the mountains and bays. Oh, great golf courses too!

me and my bro

different background


Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Uncategorized


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3 responses to “The Great Northwest

  1. matthewschaible

    May 21, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    This is a cool post. I like that you included some pictures of you and your brother, and of the course itself (Which is beautiful). In class, Louis talked about how adding pictures you took helps develop the relationship between blogger and reader, and you seem to be following on his advice, hopefully we see more in the future! I’m going to try and add some pictures to my blog in upcoming posts as well.
    In related news, I’m jealous you got to escape to Washington for a round of golf! It’s also really cool that you qualified for the US Amateur. Just out of curiosity – what is your handicap, pretty low I would imagine!

    • malessi12

      May 22, 2012 at 1:06 pm

      haha well it goes back and forth between +1 and 0

  2. SofiaB

    May 23, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Wow, the pictures are amazing! Its probably better to be there in person. And congratulations on your accomplishments. I am not a big golf fan but its definitely interesting to read your experience with the sport.


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