Well I have had a good break for a couple of weeks after playing some Pro Ams in and around Brisbane. It was a much needed break after a fairly full year of travel and play. My body was screaming out for a break and it just so happened that the school holidays matched perfectly so not only did I get to have a break, but my kids got some valuable Daddy time and Rach got a good break too. I put my clubs in the garage and despite my desire to get them out during the second week, I was strong enough to resist the urge and stick out the break.
I managed however to do a fair bit of training during my break, alot of running and cycling including a few climbs up Mt Cootha on the bike. I am really enjoying my training at the moment particularly the bike although sadly that is about to come to an end when I head away in just over a weeks time.
My schedule is fairly hectic over the coming months and you can check it out in the 2011 Schedule up above in the categories. I will however give you a quick rundown now of what's happening. It all kicks off in Perth in a couple of weeks with the WA PGA and then is followed the week after with the WA Open. From there it is the exciting red eye flight from Perth to Sydney followed by a drive to Wollongong for the NSW PGA before heading home for a week. After that week back in Brissy I head north up to Japan for Stage 3 of Q School for the 2012 season. Although my year wasn't what I wanted in Japan this year, I still gained valuable experience on the tour up there this year and the real goal now is to get that 2nd yr up there so that I can benefit from this year.
After that I am back to Brissy for pre qualifying for the Aus PGA and should I get in I will play at Coolum that week. If not I will have the week in Brissy to practice and prepare for the following week which will either be in Japan at Final Stage Q School or in New Zealand for the NZ Open. After that it is home for the week before heading to Melbourne for a pre Q for the Aussie Masters. Successful then great and I play the Aussie Masters, otherwise I will probably stay in Melbourne and prepare for the Final stage of Aussie Q school before heading home on the 22nd of Dec for Christmas...!!
So as you can see it was vital that I took the break as this is going to be a fairly hectic time. I am really looking forward to it and am priming myself for a great couple of months on the Tour!! I will be blogging so don't forget to check in. You can also find me on twitter for more up to date info on what I am up to and what I am thinking!! Just search for Matt
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