A Lesson In Humility And To Keep Fighting
I just finished a Champions Tour Pre-Qualifier yesterday and felt like I was on the losing end of a prize fight. This was the first time that I’ve ever felt like tapping out in a tournament. I was out of any contention after the second hole. I had a 3 putt bogey on the first and a 9 on the par 5 second(tee shot hit a tree and went OB, then put the next one in the hazard). The rest of the day wasn’t much better. I had some of the worst lies, bad bounces and bad luck that I’ve ever experienced. It wasn’t all bad. I couldn’t have asked for 2 better playing partners that kept the mood light, refreshing, entertaining and educational. I got a few pointers on the way. I really learned the value of proper preparation and that I have to find the resources to be able to do practice rounds and establish a proper game plan. Without that, I’m doing myself and the game a disservice.I can promise you I won’t be this unprepared again.
I decided to take a few days off to clear the mind and work on some business proposals. I’m still raising money to go to Q-School in November. I have until the 15th of this month and it’s going to be close. I’ll be knocking on a few doors next week. For every 20 no’s, there’s always one yes. Hopefully, my next update will be that my entry is paid and that I’m preparing to go to Texas!!