Last week I played in the Ocala Open which is one of the bigger mini-tour events in central Florida. I did not have a great showing and shot rounds of 75-74 to miss the cut by 4 strokes. The first round I played very solid for 16 holes and just had two really bad ones. However this round did mark a record for me, longest round of golf I've ever played, six hour and twenty minutes. The second round was a bit faster as we finished right on six hours. I got out of the gates fast in round two with birdies on 2 and 3, but it was hard to keep things going as every time I made a birdie, by the time I hit my next shot, I forgot I had birdied the last hole. It was a good mental test as we had to constantly regain focus and be patient throughout both rounds.
I will not be playing any more events on my schedule until qualifying school April 9-12 in California. They just announced today that the field is full at 312 players. Only 40 players will get status so I will need to play well to get my card.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
I played the Lakewood Ranch Open Just over a week ago now and had a very positive event. It was a 72 hole event and I shot rounds of 69-75 to finish at Even Par and miss the cut by two strokes. I played very solid golf both days just didn't have the bounces and didn't have the putts falling. This was my second event in a row where I shot even par through 36 holes. This is a sure sign things are coming together.
I had great Pictou County hospitality this week as well as a cheering section and a great caddie. Thanks for everyone coming out to show their support!
Monday, March 4, 2013
PGA TOUR Canada qualifying school is just over a month away and my game is starting to come around very nicely. I have four events left on my schedule to finish my tune-up before qualifying school. I am looking to get sponsors for three of those events. As a sponsor, I am looking for someone to cover my entry fee for the event. The entry fees for the remaining events are $270, $340, and $650. Without sponsors for these events I will be unable to play in any more events leading up to qualifying school.
If you are interested in helping me cover or contribute to any of these entry fees, please call 407-460-3169, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Host Course: Chandler Hills Golf Club
Location: Ocala, FL
$12,000 to winner
Entry: $650 **Sponsored by Family**
2013 King of the Lake Open
Host Course: Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
Location: Dade City, FL
Daytona Beach Open
Host Course: Daytona Beach Golf Club
Location: Daytona Beach, FL