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Monday, August 30, 2010

Fundraiser Tournament October 1st

Article in The News

Ray Burns of The News (New Glasgow) has just published a great article on me in today's paper.  It is helping spread the word around Pictou County about my future plans.  To check out the article, click here: "Teeing it up"

Monday, August 23, 2010

Glen Lovat Club Championship


Gojko presenting me with the Club Championship trophy.

This past weekend during the Glen Lovat Club Championship I played some of the best golf in my career.  I fired rounds of 65-68 and finished 11 under par to win the tournament.  I am very happy with my performance over the weekend, I have had a lot of great rounds in tournaments but have never been able to follow them up with another great round until this weekend. My 65 on Saturday set a new competitive course record by 3 strokes. I beat my previous record of 68 which I shot in the 2006 club championship.

This weekend was very important to me because it was my last tournament as an amateur.  My goal for the tournament was to finish 10 under par or better.  My total of 133 (-11) was my personal best by 5 strokes. I feel very confident in my game right now and I am ready to take it to the next level.  I will spend the next 7 weeks fine tuning everything and getting all of my plans finalized before heading south.

The golf course was in absolutely amazing shape and I have never seen the greens roll as good as they did on weekend.  All of the staff and volunteers at Glen Lovat are great people and take great pride in their work which helped make this past weekend the most successful Club Championship in the history of Glen Lovat.  They had a total of 119 players participate in the Men's, Woman's, Senior, and Junior Club Championships.  Congratulations to Owners Gojko and Zdravka for having the new clubhouse open on Saturday morning which was a great touch to kick off the weekend.  The clubhouse is absolutely beautiful and If you get a chance it is definitely worth dropping by to have a nice cold beverage and enjoy the view from the new clubhouse!

Also Zdravka told me this morning they are going to have a fundraiser Scramble before I go away to raise money to help me pay for my expenses on the mini tours.  I will let everyone know as soon as a date is finalized and I have all the tournament details.

Thanks for all the support!

Brian

Friday, August 20, 2010

Amherst Open Champion!!

Over the past 2 days I was playing in the Amherst Open at Amherst Golf Club. I shot rounds of 74-71 (+3) to win the tournament by one stroke. Both days I struggled to hit my approach shots close but my putter saved me numerous times and I didn't miss a putt under 5 feet both days. The greens were the toughest greens I have played all summer, they were very fast and undulating with some very tough pin locations. I played very solid in round two minus 3 hiccups on holes 10, 11, and a double bogey on 18. I managed to make a charge with birdies on holes 13, 14, and 15 to put myself in a position to win the tournament. I have been building off all of my tournaments this summer and after every tournament I sit down and take all the positives out of my play. I have really learned the value of picking out the positives to help grow my confidence.

I feel my game is starting to shape up more and more every tournament I play in and I have finally got my competitive edge back! August has been a good month so far with 2 wins and a runner up finish! I will keep the momentum going this weekend as I play in the Glen Lovat Club Championship.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Summer 2010 Tournament Update

So far this summer I got off to a slow start but my game is starting to come around now and I have had some good finishes lately. Below is a list of my results this summer:

•Runner Up at the Oakfield Invitational. Scores: 70-73 (-1)
•Stanhope Open Amateur Champion. Scores: 67-75 (-2)
•Runner-up at the PEI Amateur Championship. Scores: 68-76 (E)
•NSGA Family Classic Champions. 63-67 (-14) Modified Pinehurst Format.
•14th place finish at Nova Scotia Amateur Championship. Scores: 74-77-74-79 (+16)

On Wednesday and Thursday I will be playing in the Amherst Open. It is a Pro-Am event so it should be a good field and lots of competition.

This weekend I will be playing in club championship at Glen Lovat.

Introduction

Welcome to my blog! I have created this blog to help my friends and supporters follow me on my road to the PGA Tour. I will do my best to keep everyone updated with tournament results, travel schedule, sponsorships/backing, and anything else interesting I come across on my journey. Stay tuned for summer 2010 tournament results.