First Round Complete!
Finally, the first round of golf has been played this year. Our annual Good Friday Golf was started back in 1978 with my dad and his buddies and has now grown to roughly 24 players playing on this day. This was the first time I had ever played in it and it was a blast! Played out at King’s Links in Ladner, BC and it was apparently, “The nicest day [they’ve] ever had for Good Friday Golf.” All that fun aside though, my game could use some tweaks. Luckily, I figured out how to hit my driver consistently straight (with a fade) and long. The key, and I don’t know if other people are struggling and need a suggestion, but to me, I’ve always looked at my club head before I start my swing. This time though, I looked at the ball before I started my swing and for some reason, it made the world of difference! The rest of my game though, went down the drain. Shanked my irons, came up short with my short game, barely got out of the beach, and couldn’t read a putt to save bogey. All and all though, at the end of the day, it was very enjoyable and I can’t wait to play again next year for my second year in a row.
Week Five’s Work
This week’s work, unlike the other week’s work, had less of a load. This is mainly because my school work at BCIT has increased sufficiently! Two of our most important projects are coming due next week and it is a mass amount of work to say the least. I’ll explain further in the next paragraph. This week though, I wrote up two blogs, finished an events calendar for one of our partnered courses and worked on my sales pitch for CK Golf Solutions new app, Go Play Golf. Actually one of the guys playing today was using it; granted I told him to download it, but he loved it and said it was so much easier than having to fiddle around for the card and pencil. The beautiful thing about working with Jeff and Tara is that, they understand the pressure that I have with all this work, and understand how important it is for my school work to be completed with the care and effort that I put into doing work with them. They help my time management by giving me projects ahead of time and by allowing my schedule to stay flexible with everything that is going on with school and the internship. Could not have asked for a better company to be working with.
Well it has finally come down to it. It’s getting to the home stretch of school and the projects are coming due. BCIT, unlike other post secondaries, goes till the end of May so the wrath continues. Our two biggest projects of the year, Internet Marketing website audit and Directed Studies work, are coming due next week. To give a perspective on the scale of work that has been put into this, we have been working on the DS work since the start of the second semester this year and will come out to be roughly a 125 page marketing plan. Internet Marketing on the other hand, we could only do so much of it as time went on because the parts we had to do, wasn’t taught yet in class; thus, we had to wait till a certain class to progress in the assignment. The Internet Marketing assignment, by the way, will be approximately 30 pages; not as much DS, clearly, but is just as time consuming. All this said, we still have about another 4 projects also in the works that are coming due the beginning of May. One day though, I’ll be walking across that stage, graduating, and after it’s all over, I’ll feel so relieved knowing that I got this amazing learning and am ready to do work full-time. I’ll miss the social aspect of BCIT for sure, seeing as it’s more social than most other post secondary schools, but the work…that will be the one thing that I will not miss at all!
Weekly Golf Quote
“He’s on his final hole. He’s about 455 yards away, he’s gonna hit about a 2 iron, I think.” – Carl Spackler, Caddy Shack