2011 – Some of My Favorite Things

2011 was another good year for me, but with 2010 consisting of a wedding, a trip to Europe and a club championship it was going to be tough for 2011 to seem extraordinary. While not as eventful as 2010, 2011 was marked with a move to a new house. Time will tell what 2012 will bring.

As I look back on 2011 here are some of my favorite things from the past year. It is not as extensive as my 3 (yes 3) 2010 favorites things lists, but still capture what caught my attention in 2011.

Favorite golf courses played in 2011:

  1. Greyhawk Predator – How can the course I shot a 71 one at not be my favorite course of 2011.
  2. Smuggler’s Glen
  3. Club de Golf Fraser Edmundston
Favorite Golf Moments of 2011:
  1. Shooting a -1 71 at Greyhawk Predator in June. 
  2. Shooting a 78 and taking 6 points to help the Metcalfe Men’s Intersectional Team finish 2nd at OVGA intersectionals.
  3. Finishing 5th in B flight at 2011 Smuggler’s Glen Shootout. 
Favorite Movies of 2011:
  1. Moneyball (2011 release)
  2. Adjustment Bureau (2011 release)
  3. Limitless (2011 release)

* Honorable mentions for a couple of movies that came out in 2010, but I only saw them in 2011 – The Fighter, Barney’s Version, and The Company Men.

Favorite Books of 2011 (non of these came out in 2011):

  1. Douglas Coupland – Player One (2010 Release)
  2. Chuck Palahniuk – Survivor (1999 Release)
  3. Bob Probert’s Autobiography – Tough Guy, My Life on the Edge (2010 Release)
Favorite TV Shows of 2011:
  1. The Killing – AMC
  2. Revenge – ABC
  3. Modern Family – ABC
Favorite Songs of the Year:
  1. Wilco – I Might (Released 2011)
  2. Adele – Someone like you (Released 2011)
  3. The National – England (Release 2010)
Favorite Websites of the Year:
  1. Twitter – 2nd year in a row that is my go to website for everything from golf talk to political news.
  2. Flagstick.com – Great website for everything golf in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. The only thing it is missing is a forum.
  3. Ottawagolf.com – While the site overall leaves much to be desired, their forum is the best in the city to talk golf.
Favorite Apps of the Year:
  1. Golf Digest App for IPad – Very interactive, really brings the magazine to life.
  2. Evernote for IPhone and IPad – A great way to make and store quick notes across multiple platforms
  3. NHL Games Center for IPhone and IPad – I don’t get to watch a lot of hockey games, but I can follow all of them on Game Center. 
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