Saturday, December 8

Lexus Day 3: Pebble Beach!

Neil Sagebiel (yours truly) on the par-5 18th hole at Pebble Beach.


Editor’s note: I’m at Pebble Beach for the 2012 Lexus Champions for Charity as a guest of Lexus. This is another installment in an ongoing series.

Caddie Mike and me.
“YOU CAN BREATHE NOW, NEIL.” That was our caddie, Mike, talking after I hit my first tee shot at Pebble Beach this morning. First-tee jitters are normal. This was far different, though. THIS WAS PEBBLE! And not only that, this first swing of the day was on the famed 18th along the Pacific Ocean, our beginning hole in the shotgun start.

I led off and just silently prayed I could stay steady enough over the ball to put it somewhere in the fairway. And I did. A lifetime golf quest was fulfilled today. A bucket-list item was crossed off the list.

It was a gorgeous day at Pebble Beach. It’s sensory overload, admittedly overwhelming—in a good way, of course! I tried to take it all in and also play some respectable golf. I mostly gave up on the latter goal fairly early and focused more on reveling in the experience, taking in the breathtaking views and enjoying the golf holes that were so familiar to me after seeing them year after year on television.

Many thanks to Nancy, Steve and Shawn, my playing partners from Lexus. I’ll always remember the sunny December day I played Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Nancy Hubbell of Lexus, my terrific golf partner and new friend.

6 comments :

Brian Kuehn said...

So happy the weather cooperated as the views & experince on the course are made even better when you have sunshine.

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The Armchair Golfer said...

The weather was outstanding. We were very fortunate in so many ways.

Howard Gluckman said...

I'm glad you had a good day for your round at Pebble. Wow! starting at 18 must have been awesome. Did you get to play it a second time at the end :-)
I'm sure you have many great memories from the day.

The Armchair Golfer said...

Howard: I did get to play 18 a second time! Wonderful memories, absolutely.

Oneunder said...

Thanks for the Pebble posts, they were great fun. Starting on 18 ! I'm not sure I could have pulled the trigger.