Monday, June 21, 2010
Got off to a decent start today at the Fuhrer with rounds of 69 and 72 for a 1 over par total. I'm in 6th, and 6 shots back of John Aber who is leading, but we still have 36 to play. I like where I'm at and started rolling the putter nicely towards the end of my second round today and am looking forward to taking another crack at the Field Club tomorrow. I tee off at 10 am with Rob McClellan off the first tee.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
After a month of fantastic putting and poor ball striking, this week wound up being a total reversal. I shot 69 the first round of this week's eGolf event and didn't make anything over 6 feet. In today's round I was 2 under thru 16 and basically right on the number to make the cut. Again I hadn't made a putt all day, and had just missed a 3 footer for birdie a couple holes prior. Two bad tee balls with irons on the last two holes put me in jail and led to back to back bogies to finish my round, an even par 71. What a poor taste to have in my mouth after a good ball striking week. I'm now going to miss the cut by 1 or 2, which is a shame since I really felt like I played a lot better this week. It was just very strange as I never felt comfortable on the greens. Anyhow, there were definitely many positives from this week from a ball striking standpoint and I'm now focused on the Frank Fuhrer Invitational. It's a really special event and I'm so excited to be playing in it. I've got Doug Stadler on the bag, who carried for me during my 2 State Opens and state Amateur victories. He was also on the bag last year at Q-School. I'm paired with John Aber from Allegheny CC, and I'm looking forward to playing with him. We tee off at 9:03 off of the first tee on Monday. So Pittsburgh Field Club look out!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
I've had some very productive time at home these past 10 days now. 2 sessions with Joe B have me hitting the ball fantastically again. I played pretty well last time out but had a couple hiccups. The bad shots just weren't playable. But now I've regrouped and am driving to North Carolina tomorrow for another eGolf Tour event in Salisbury. I'm ready to go make some birdies. My putting has been solid for some time now, and if the ball striking is as good as I anticipate it will be, this could really be a special week. One thing that I am looking forward to, is the following week, when I will be playing in the Frank Fuhrer Invitational at the Pittsburgh Field Club. Mr. Fuhrer has graciously given me a spot in his tournament, which has been a truly special event in the Pittsburgh area for years now. Joe Boros and I played a practice round out there yesterday, and my length gives me a distinct advantage out there. I switched back to my r7 driver this week. I've been hitting my R9 SuperTri well and really far, but the misses with my r7 are much less errant, and I can afford to sacrifice 20 yds to hit some extra fairways.
Any song suggestions for the upcoming car rides? I've been through my iPod a few times now. I'll listen to just about anything short of country and heavy metal. Hope everyone is having a great summer and excited for some World Cup. Hup, Holland Hup!