After a few weeks back home I find myself back in Japan for this weeks event and unfortunately unless I win, possibly my last of the year due to my poor re-ranking.
My few weeks at home have been productive on the practice front and also the tournament front. I put more hours into my putting than I ever have before. Converting to left handed has been a sizeable challenge and nothing short of hours on the putting green were required. I managed to do that the first two weeks at home before heading nth to play a Sunshine Tour event in Yeppoon.
It was a four round pro am event at the Capricorn Resort, the biggest event on tour. Playing pro am events isn't easy sometimes as you can get tough groups. Last week however I was blessed. The first two days I was paired with a couple of cracking ladies from Mackay and as is often the case with golf, they knew a good friend of mine from Mackay. That broke the ice immediately and we went on to have a great time and form some friendships that will last forever. That's something I love about golf, you can make seriously good friends that even if you don't see each other for a couple of years, the next time you catch up is like time had never passed. Those two made the week into a fantastic, fun week, just watching two people live the sport and want to get better was awesome to see!!
My golf was solid too after a slow start being 3 over through my first 3 holes of the event. I managed to scramble my way back to 8 under for the 4 days but most importantly only missed 1 putt under 6 foot for the whole event. That is a massive improvement and something to encourage me to spend more hours on the putting green.
This weeks course is a beauty. Great condition as always up here and a good variety of shapes off the tee. The greens are the defence for the course and they certainly are that. To say that they have some serious undulations would be an understatement. Some of the slopes would excite Kelly Slater if he was lying on his board at the bottom of them! Trying to negotiate them will be the key this week although if you can master your iron play it will certainly make the putting much easier.
I am once again looking forward to the week and looking forward to playing well and scoring well. Check back in to see how my week unfolds!!