Thursday, December 13, 2007
Dodge Kemmer's most memorable fall
My third fall season has flown by, much like the first two, but this was undoubtedly the most memorable. We kicked off the season by flying to Japan and playing in the Topy Cup collegiate tournament there. While our performance in the tournament did not meet our standards, the rest of the trip was unforgettable. From eating more McDonalds than I ever have here (ask Coach) to climbing the Tokyo tower and seeing downtown Tokyo for 20 miles every way to watching the bullet train fly past at 150mph only 15 feet away from us, Japan captured the distinction of my favorite college trip.
The rest of the season was no less surreal. In Palm Springs we stayed at every 8-65 year old guys’ dream house, equipped with bowling alleys and theatres to watch football, and in Orlando we spent two hours at Tiger’s house wondering how his 3rd Claret Jug didn’t fall off his mantle because it was too full of trophies.
While we played well nearly every tournament, we couldn’t figure out a way to bring home a victory. Two 2nd place finishes have made us that much more hungry—we know we have the ability to dominate college golf, and I believe it is only a matter of time.