Saturday, March 1, 2014

Back to What I Do

This week has been great for me. After not getting into the PGA Tour event in Florida, I traveled up to Hilton Head Island to play on the eGolf Professional Tour at a course called Palmetto Hall. I definitely do not have my "A"-game right now, or anything even close to that, but I got back to my style of play this week, and despite hitting the ball atrociously on a demanding golf course, I put together a couple of decent rounds. I opened with an even-par round of 72 in very rainy conditions, and after starting my second round with a bogey on the easy par-five 10th hole, I played a good round and posted a round-two 69. My final round was thwarted by an absolutely horrific swing and a ridiculous brain cramp which combined to lead to a quadruple bogey on the third hole. I battled hard and managed six birdies in the final round, but was simply too inconsistent to sustain any kind of comeback. I posted a final-round 75. None of those scores are great; and my 15th placd finish in this small-field mini-tour event is certainly nothing to be excited about; and I hit the ball like garbage all week; but I felt some really good stuff going on out there as well. It was really fun to play tournament golf, and I am excited to go build on some of the things I felt on the course.

The first thing I tried to do this week was relax and have fun the whole time on the course. It is no fun making quadruple bogeies or hitting the ball terribly, but I kept my attitude in the right place all week and did smile a lot. I am ready to carry that attitude with me into this week's PGA Tour event in Puerto Rico. Even though I am struggling mightily with my ball-striking, I am going to stay relaxed and trust my short game, putting, and all the hard work I am doing. It is going to be a great week!

I am going to try to get back to some of the things I was thinking about and doing last summer and fall. I am traveling to Puerto Rico on Sunday night, and when I get there on Monday I will have a new plan of action going forward. That new plan will feature a lot of the elements that were a part of my everyday routine last summer. Please come back early next week for some exciting new thoughts. 

Thank you for following me and for offering your support and encouragement. I can tell that most of you are rooting hard for me, and I really appreciate that!

2 comments:

  1. You've probably heard this grip pressure tip before but it sometimes helps. Old Sam Snead used to say that you should hold the club like you had a small bird in your hands; not too tight to hurt it but just firm enough so it can't fly away.

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  2. Omaha Fan Club is behind you 100%!!

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