Sunday, September 13, 2020

September Update: The end of summer sports

 Well, tennis season is winding down. I've been really happy with how my game continues to evolve. I think I am a much better player now than I was at the end of last season (and my results in matches underscore that statement).

Now that I am in my mid-30s, I'm hopeful I can continue to improve my skills, while maintaining the same level of fitness. Once I hit 40, my goal is to enter Masters-level provincial tennis tournaments and see where I stack up against the top 'old guys' in the province.

Also, I have started to play a lot more golf. Typically, I play twice a year. That's what I've done for the past 15 years. But this year, I've put some focus into actually learning how to play properly and construct a real golf swing. I've played 10 times this year and I can now break 100 on a regulation, 6,000-yard course. 

Bogey golf is my next goal. I am cautiously optimistic that I can reach that goal by the end of next year. I want to play 8-10 times a year going forward. I don't have the time to play more than that and my main athletic focus is still tennis, but I definitely enjoy golf a lot more than I have in the past.

Work-wise, I produced the fourth episode of my Training Ground series. I had the opportunity to interview Master Warrant Officer Norm Penny about his career as a Search and Rescue Technician with the Canadian Forces.

Global News Weekend is going very well. The entire team enjoys working together and we are producing interesting and engaging content. Look out for a very fun Halloween segment that will be coming on Halloween (which actually falls on a show date this year).

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