The I’m Not Kicking the Bucket Bucket List

Torrey PinesI’ve had a golf course Bucket List for 15 years… and over the past year, amazingly enough,  I’ve played all top four courses on it.  God, pay no attention to this, I’m not ready to kick the bucket.

Rebecca said, “Do you want to go to San Diego to play one of your bucket list courses, Torrey Pines?”  Actually, what she said was, “I have a conference in San Diego.”  Interesting how my hearing can do that sometimes.

So, off to San Diego I went to play Torrey… er, I mean keep Rebecca company on her trip.  Unbelievably, her conference was at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines!  Helloooooo serendipity.

I played 5 rounds in 3 days and it was even more beautiful than I’d dreamed:  the Pacific Ocean, seaside cliffs and most of all, the pines.   Torrey Pines are the rarest pine species in the United States (they’re endangered), and the only place they grow is La Jolla.

And speaking of serendipity, one day I was paired with a gentleman named Dr. Alwin.  As happy as I was to be playing Torrey Pines, I was lamenting to him how hard it is to get out on one of my other Bucket List courses, The Dinah Shore Course at Mission Hills.    He replied, “I’m a member there.”


To be continued…




  1. Lori November 10, 2015 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    Oh sure, leave me hanging . . . Can’t wait until the next installment!

  2. Tina November 10, 2015 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    can’t wait to hear more…. 🙂

  3. Lori November 10, 2015 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    Oh sure, leave me hanging! Can’t wait until the next installment!

  4. martha November 10, 2015 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    Cute and entertaining, as always. Thanks Patty

  5. Margaret November 10, 2015 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    Can’t wait for the next installment….!

  6. Stacy Doerler-Antonucci November 18, 2015 at 9:03 am - Reply

    Glad you had the chance to play in San Diego. Can’t wait to hear what happens next. I just like be reading your blog. ?

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