Thursday, September 30, 2010
After some of my best days of practice all year, along with a 67 in one of the practice rounds, the tournament was washed out due to rain. Unreal. I signed up for the Nationwide Monday qualifier in Chattanooga, which is on October 4. I'm playing at the longer of the two courses for the qualifier, so that is usually a good fit for my game. Hitting the road tomorrow.
Monday, September 27, 2010
I've been having some trouble with this website as of late, getting alot of Service Unavailable alerts, but I seem to have gotten it fixed. I'm a little behind, but about two weeks ago I played in the Sts. John and Paul golf outing. That's the church I go to. We played out at Cranberry Highlands. The highlight of the day might have been when Father Mac, who I was playing with, poured in a 20-footer for birdie and out of sure excitement jumped as high as he could in celebration. It was legendary. We shot 57, but that was no good. It came in fourth or fifth, but we had a blast out there. I rode with Dr. Manley during the round, and we had a lot of fun talking about Pine-Richland, golf, and Neil Walker's success on the Pirates.
I was home for about a week after that and just finished up an eGolf event last week in Kannapolis, NC. I'm continuing to make progress with the swing. I shot a 64 out at Treesdale when I was home, and shot a pair of even-par 72's, which failed to make the cut. So I'm feeling better about the game, and it's coming around at the right time.
Again I hit the road and headed to the coast where I'm now gearing up for another eGolf event at St. James Plantation. The tournament starts Wednesday and we're playing a tough course. It's going to come down to driving the ball in play, which I didn't do well the last time I played here in March. But it's a new day and I'm definitely playing better. Q-School is around the corner, and I couldn't ask for it to come at a better time.
I'm stopping at Reynolds Plantation to check out my swing and some equipment at the TaylorMade Kingdom on October 8th. I haven't been there yet, and it should be a fun experience. They have my swing saved on their MAT system, from when I was at the Kingdom in Carlsbad, CA, and it's from before the US Am last year when I was really striking the ball well, so it will be good to compare my swing then to now and see if anything sticks out.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Played well today over at Sewickley in severely blustering winds. Shot an even par 72, which is more like a 68 out there for me, considering I never score very well out there. The greens are so difficult and fast that I don't ever make many putts on their greens. Course is in awesome shape though. I'm really hitting it well... FINALLY! And I'm stroking it well too. I officially received my Q-School assignment and will be playing First Stage at the Club at Irish Creek near Charlotte. I played an eGolf event there and the course suits my game well. Looking forward to a few more days of practice to get what I'm working on turned into habit.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
I've spent the last couple days getting some really good practice in. I had a really good lesson today with Joe B at Treesdale and really feel confident in what we had me working on. I was hitting it absolutely tremendously and am looking forward to continuing to work on what we had me doing. For those who can try to visualize this, we had me working to feel like my thumbs were underneath the club at the top of the swing, in essence trying to get the face to open and square a little more. It gets me in a much stronger and confident position at the top where I can then attack the ball from. I'm rolling it great on the greens, and I'm really looking forward to the next few weeks to see just how good I'm about to start playing. My next tournament is an eGolf event in a little less than 2 weeks.
Shout out to the Pine-Richland golf team who have gotten off to a solid 5-0 start after a most recent victory out at Treesdale over section rival Butler. They've got a solid team and Coach Torso is poised to lead them to another section title. Go Rams!