Sunday, February 19, 2012

Quick Summary from Tournament Week #1

I did not finish the year's first Egolf event with the weekend performance for which I was looking. I followed my disappointing third-round 77 with a final-round 75 that didn't look much better on paper. My final total of 4-over-par 292 for the tournament left me in a tie for 45th place. That is definitely not what I had in mind at the beginning of the week, but there is plenty about which to be excited. I will go into more detail about that in another post very soon, but for now I will just say that my comfort level on the course was quite good for the first event of the year and that I am very pleased with the way I hit the ball this week minus the third round. I am taking away from this event way more positive things than negative, and all-in-all, I would say it was a good first outing of the year.

I am pumped about the week that I had as well. I completed all of my process goals for the week, and really feel like I settled into a nice tournament routine very quickly. I have to iron out some kinks with my fitness work as I did have to count an extremely light "walk-jog" workout as a running day before Thursday's second round, but I am quite pleased with the fact that I maintained a solid workout schedule without interfering with my tournament play whatsoever. In terms of my practice, I feel like my process goals kept me on track very well this week. I had focused practice sessions before and/or after rounds, and with the exception of one poor session on Friday evening, I avoided my tendency to waste hours pounding balls aimlessly on the driving range. My short game and putting both seemed a bit off at times this week, so I am happy to say that I did good work on both areas late in the week. I feel like I managed my time fairly well for the first tournament of the year and am looking forward to using this week as a building block for my year.

Here's some great news: I don't have to wait long for redemption from my less than stellar weekend performance at Palmetto Hall. I will be staying in the Hilton Head Island area for the second Egolf tournament of the year this week at nearby Oldfield Golf Club. I will play a practice round Monday at the tournament's co-host, Chechessee Golf Club, and look forward to starting another great week. My game is ready to perform better, and I am pumped to get going. Keep it here for news from tournament week #2! Thank you for following!

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