Monday, December 7, 2009

Motivation

I seldom need anything extra to motivate me, but since coming up just short at the second stage of Q-school, I've been content to take a little time off and recharge. The great practice I had last week was enough to get my juices flowing again, but the combination of some cold weather and the uncertainty of my upcoming tournament schedule have weakened my motivation for good practice sessions the past few days. I have been able to get out on the golf course to walk a few holes, but highs in the mid-30's and decent winds have shortened my productivity.

I officially signed up for the Egolf Professional Tour (more commonly called the TarHeel Tour) today. I will try to play a fairly full schedule on the TarHeel tour in 2010. This mini-tour plays 18 events and stays in four states, between Savannah, GA, and Charlottesville, VA. Heading into its fourth year, the TarHeel tour is gaining a reputation as being the mini-tour with the best pay-out and the one that plays the best golf courses. Having officially signed up motivates me. The TarHeel tour is not exactly where I want to be, but I'm going to go out there and be the leading money winner on that Tour next year!

Although that might not happen because I might monday qualify for a Nationwide Tour Event early in the year and play well enough in that to stay on the Nationwide Tour for the year! That is a long shot but a definite possibility!

While the weather is bum, I'm still going to keep getting better. I've been working out and running, so I feel good physically. I'm going to be a little bit patient with the weather as I'll be in Missouri for a few more days and then East Tennessee until after Christmas, but I'm sure I'll be able to get out and practice some. After Christmas, I'll be more serious about finding good practice conditions, and I'll get back into full-length practice sessions.

I'm excited for next year. I think I'm going to make something happen. I know that I have to work and keep getting better so that I'll be ready to take advantage of any opportunity that presents itself, but I'm ready and happy to do that!

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