On top of all that, I also got to spend some really great time away from golf with my family and girlfriend. Alicia flew down from Missouri for the whole week, and both of my older sisters took a little time off work and traveled to Tennessee so that we had the whole family home. Together we all enjoyed rafting in the Great Smokey Mountains, tennis, frisbee, and a lot of quality time just being a happy family. Times like that really take a lot of weight off of my shoulders on the golf course because I know that I am well-loved unconditionally by a lot of people. So to Mom, Dad, Laura, Gina and Jake, Isaac and Abigail, and Alicia I want to say: Thank you all very much for the best birthday week ever!
I am now in Salisbury, North Carolina, getting ready for another good week on the Tarheel Tour. With a healthy attitude and a quiet confidence, I'm feeling very good about my game!
I'll play my second practice round tomorrow and write a pre-tournament post tomorrow evening with course information. It's going to be an exciting week!