Sunday, February 10, 2013

Gearing Up!

I know over the last two and a half years I have, for the most part, stayed really positive on this blog.  And during some of my struggles, especially in 2010, I think I was more trying to convince myself that things were improving.  But I can say, without a doubt, that I am the most excited about my game going into this year than I have been at any point in the last three years.  I am already hitting it great and that is only in hitting inside a dome.  I'm keeping it simple with my swing thoughts and working on things that I was doing well when I was playing my best.  I'm as strong as I've ever been, and as mentally prepared as I've ever been.  With my 2 months off due to surgery, I am now as eager to get playing as I've ever been.  And working off my success at the end of the year with a couple of Web.Com appearances, I am truly confident that I will be able to qualify for a few events right off the bat in places like Louisiana, the two in Georgia, and the PGA events in Puerto Rico and Tampa.  So for now, here is my tentative schedule for the next 3 months…

February 16-- I leave Pittsburgh and drive to Atlanta
February 17-19-- I play and practice at some really good Club Corp courses in Atl. area
February 20-- Get to Tampa, where I will be located through March
February 22-24-- Marquette Alumni match, where I will be playing 36 holes each day with other     Marquette alums against the current Marquette team.
February 28-March 5-- I'm hoping to go to Puerto Rico for their Friday Qualifier for 2 spots in the PGA event there and the Monday qualifier for 4 spots.
March 7-10-- Puerto Rico Open (PGA)
March 7-- Pre-Qualifier for Transitions Championship in Tampa
March 11-- Monday Qualifier for Transitions Championship
March 13-14-- Tampa Bay Open, $30,000 purse, alternative if I fail to qualify for Transitions
March 14-17-- Transitions Championship (PGA)
March 18-- Monday Qualifier for Louisiana Open (
March 21-24-- Louisiana Open (
April 7-12-- Canadian Tour Q-School
April 22-- Monday qualifier for Kinderlou Forest (
April 25-28-- Kinderlou Forest (
April 29-- Monday Qualifier at Stadion Classic at UGA (
May 2-5-- Stadion Classic (
May 9-- US Open Local Qualifying at Westmoreland CC
May 14-- US Open Local Qualifying at Grove City CC (one of these two…)