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Monday, February 25, 2013

Wildwood Open Recap

I collected my first paycheck of the year this weekend at the Wildwood Open! I shot rounds of 73-71 (E) to finish tied for 26th in the 94 player field. It was a great weekend as I played some of my best golf since I arrived down here. I hit the ball extremely well and was very happy with the outcome as I received a check for $200. It might not be much, but it's a check!

Thanks to my little gallery for following me both days and cheering me on! I had some great support from my pro-am partners on Friday as well as a couple Nova Scotians!

My next event is the Lakewood Ranch Open on March 7-10.

To see results from the weekend click HERE.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Sara Bay Recap

Sara Bay Country Club sure showed it's teeth today with tough pin locations, firm greens, and gusting winds. Less than half the field today broke 80, and not a single player broke par. Two players shot even par and the guy I played with ended up winning in a playoff. I on the other hand did not fair out to well. I got off to a
bad start and as I tried to recover I just could not convert birdies and had a few hiccups along the way.

I will spend the next few days practicing hard and playing a few courses to work on my thought process for the Wildwood Open this weekend.

See results from today HERE.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Waterlefe Round 2 Recap

I struggled with my all around game and battling the high winds did not make it any easier. I did however take a lot of positives from the event. In the first round I made 7 birdies and shot an under par round in only my third competitive round. Not bad for having only been down here two weeks. When I came down here in 2010, it took me 11 tournament rounds to break par. So looking at things from that perspective, I am happy with my weekend and things are only going to continue to progress. When q-school rolls around I will be in fine shape to give myself a chance to qualify.

I had a couple familiar faces greet me on the first tee yesterday and it was great to see their support!

Check out the leaderboard HERE.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Waterlefe Round 1 Recap

I Played a good round of golf today. I shot 70 (-2) and I am tied for 6th heading into the final round tomorrow. I made 7 birdies on the day which was a huge confidence boost and I am looking forward to playing well again tomorrow. 

Here are my stats from today for a few of you numbers people. 
Fairways hit: 11/14
Greens in regulation: 10/18
Putts: 28

Check out the leaderboard HERE.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Laurel Oak Recap

I played my first event on the West Florida Golf Tour today and it was a rough one but I came out with a lot of positives and confidence. I shot 78 (+6) and finished T35 of 59 players. The course played tough today as 69 was low and the wind and tough pin locations made if difficult to score well and easy to make bogeys. I hit the ball very well off the tee today hitting 11/14 fairways and probably averaged over 325 yards, so I gained a lot of confidence with my driver. My round ended on a positive note as I played the last five holes 2 under par, and narrowly missed two other birdie chances.

My next event will be this Friday and Saturday as I play my first 36 hole event of the year.

To see leaderboard from today click here.


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Forest Lake Recap

I got my first competitive round of the year out of the way yesterday and it got off to a great start as I birdied my first hole. But after making bogies on 2, 4, 10 and 13, and no other birdies on the day, I finished with a 3 over par 75 and tied for 13th place out of 24 players, three shots out of the money. The day was a grind as I only hit 8 greens in regulation and 6 of 14 fairways. I was forced me to grind out pars all day. Overall the day was good for me as I got back into the competitive environment and now I know what I need to focus my practice on for the next few days.

For those Big Break fans out there, I played with final four contestant Chan Song on Friday. He is a great guy and only ate grass on the first tee, not every shot like on the show!

I will be playing another one day event on Monday in Sarasota, FL.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

It's Birdie Time!

After a solid week of relentless practicing, I am ready to get into action. I will play my first tournament tomorrow at Forest Lake Golf Club. It is just a small event on the Moonlight Golf Tour but it is competition and that is what I need right now. I will probably play another one-day moonlight event next week before playing my first 36 hole event on the West Florida Tour next weekend. I am extremely happy with how fast my game is coming together. My biggest struggle so far is distance control, but after about three hours of doing distance control drills yesterday, I feel confident I will be able to compete tomorrow.

I will post results on here tomorrow night so check back to see how the first battle ends up!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Arrived in Florida

We safely arrived in Florida Wednesday night after four days, 2098 miles, and barely any screaming kids in the back seat! After spending yesterday getting settled in and all set up, I am ready to start practicing today. I hope to start playing events in mid-February, but that will depend how I feel my game is shaping up. There is no point in entering events and wasting money if my short game is not sharp enough to compete. After a good week or two of practice and playing I should be ready to start collecting cheques!

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