Sunday, October 24, 2010

Safely arrived in Florida

We arrived in Florida late Wednesday night and although I haven't played an event yet,  it didn't take long for me to learn the meaning of the "tour grind".

On our journey down to Florida we made several pit stops.  We first stopped in Hartford, CT and watched a Kent girls varsity soccer game.  My wife Charlotte attended high school there and played soccer and hockey for them.  Also while in Connecticut, I took the opportunity to visit the course Arnold Palmer got his first American PGA Tour win (Whethersfield Country Club).

We then headed to the mountains of West Virginia! In West Virgina I got caught up with two of my college teammates and played a couple rounds of golf at some great courses.  We stayed with my college coaches parents; they provided us with tremendous hospitality and it was great getting caught up.

Our next stop along the way was in Myrtle Beach.  We stayed there for 5 days and got a feel of the area we will be living come Spring time.  I played a few courses that I have events at next summer and I cant wait to get back and play them again.  I also got another chance to catch up with two other college teammates and play a round of golf with them.  Next destination, FLORIDA!

We are still trying to get settled in down here and we have been staying with Peter Campbell the past couple of nights until we find something that is convenient and affordable.  I played some golf with Peter and he has been very good to me by giving me advice and helping me prepare for life as a golf professional.  My first event is tomorrow at Hunters Creek.  I tee off at 9am and I am looking forward to getting the ball rolling and start cashing some checks!

To check out the results I will have a link posted under the "Schedule" tab.

Thanks again for all the support!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

$11,000 raised at fundraiser

I raised just over $11,000 towards my expenses last Friday at the fundraiser golf tournament that Glen Lovat hosted for me.  The day was a great success which had 25 teams of 4 come out and support me following my dream.  I spent the day on number 7 tee hitting tee shots for groups and personally thanked every golfer for coming out and supporting me.  It was a great chance to practice hitting drivers and I got to help everyone reach the par 5 in two shots! Gojko and Zdravka were very generous on this day as they donated all the monies raised.  Without there help I wouldn't be able to get things started and take care of some of my initial expenses such as membership fee, entry fees, and conforming equipment.  The support from all of the staff and members has been tremendous and it just keeps growing and growing.

Thank you to everyone that came out to show their support and help me kick start my funding!