Monday, April 26, 2010

Sittin' in Wendy's

So I'm sitting in Wendy's... who knew they had wireless?! Just finished up my Nationwide Monday qualifying and played pretty well. I made 8 birdies and shot a 4 under 68, but out here that's just no good. Tough living, but I certainly could've shot lower. My first hole of the day, the tenth, was probably the most difficult driving hole on the course and I blocked my 2iron into a lake. I had to drop on the next tee box and made double bogey. I then proceeded to make 4 birdies in a row and a couple bogeys to finish the side at even. I was able to muster 4 more tweeters on the front, and had a 10 footer on my 16th hole, but just read it wrong. I'm playing really well (see 8 birdies). Just need to clean up the card and keep the bad shots in play. I've got an eGolf event now starting Wednesday in Charlotte. One of the courses used is The Palisades, site of my 11th Collegiate victory, so I know how to play out there and will have the positive waves going. Still have about a 4 hour drive ahead of me... you know you've been traveling alot when 4 hours seems like a bike ride to your buddy's house, haha oh well.

Live Long and Drive it Longer

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Headed to Callaway Gardens

6 birdies was the positive I was able to take from the last Nationwide monday qualifier, but two doubles were costly. I shot a one-under 71 and missed out by four. Too bad too, because Kinderlou Forest really sets up well for me. Anyhow, I'm now headed to Callaway Gardens for some practice and then I'll be headed to Athens, Ga for another Nationwide Monday qualifier.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Next Up

Well, last week certainly didn't go quite as I had planned. After shooting a 31 on the front nine in the practice round, the day before the tournament, I proceeded to shoot one of my worst rounds in a while in some difficult conditions. Some unfortunate breaks didn't help the cause, but some poor shots did the same. Anyhow, I missed the cut last week and have been in Hilton Head for the last few days. Again, it feels like things continue to progress and come together. I'm continuing to practice hard and keep my head up. Next on my schedule is a Nationwide Monday qualifier in Valdosta, Georgia. The course that the tournament is on for the week sets up great for me, and it's where I successfully made it through 1st Stage, so if I can just get through the Monday, I know I'll be able to compete and will have a good chance of playing my way into the next week's event.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Practice Rounds

A pair of great practice round days. I really struck the ball well today, so much so that at one point I said to Peter Malnati, "It's really a shame I'm not in a Tour event this week." to which he agreed. Hopefully this will translate directly to some good scores. I think I'm one or two hot putting rounds away from making some noise. Really excited. I tee off at 1250 tomorrow. I'll let you all know how it goes, or you can follow along. eGolf Website.

One humorous story from today... the first hole at the founders club is probably right around 390 yards. It was downwind today and a bit narrow by the green, but Peter and I both decide to hit Driver. He hits a good one down the middle, and then I crush one on the same line. About 40 yards short of the green the cartpath crosses the fairway. Knowing the path is there, and with my ball in mid-air and picking up my tee, I half-jokingly yell, "Hit the path and go on the green!" My ball then hits the path and goes onto the green pin high 20 feet. We both laugh at the lucky break. I then proceed to pour the putt in dead center for an eagle two. As we leave the green Peter says, "If you hadn't called that in mid-air it would've been totally bogus." Fair enough... but I did.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

New Sponsor: Chrislynn Energy Services

Those of you who see me playing in tournaments this year will now see Chrislynn Energy Services printed on my left chest. They have graciously decided to sponsor me for the remainder of the year. I'm very excited about this development and look forward to representing a company that truly makes a difference in the "Going Green" movement. The people who I've been in contact with from the company are some truly great individuals and I want to thank them for their support. Find out more about who they are by checking out their website!

I'm leaving Hilton Head tomorrow for an eGolf Tour event in Southport, NC. Playing some practice rounds on Monday and Tuesday with Mizzou alum Peter Malnati. We played together a few times in college. About as nice a kid as you can find... two peas in a pod I guess. haha, I'll have some updates throughout the week. Until then, may you all be blessed with many birdies.