After the the first two days where I didn't take my chances the weekend for me was much the same although I had far less chances and more struggles. The photo tells the story really with my ball striking not really making the high standards I set myself in that regard. There was still some quality but I just hit a few too many shots off line and around Tina Golf Club you can't afford to be off the short grass. For me that happened a little too much this week. Today in the final round I did drive the ball a lot better and after my big session from the photo above after the 3rd round, I at least move in the next week of practice with Dunhill to follow with a good positive outlook.
Tina beat me up and spat me out this year and despite making the cut this week I was well below my best. The reality is however that some weeks you just won't be at your best. The eternal challenge however is to find a way to still get the job done when you aren't at your best. I believe that is the way forward for everyone playing the game, be better when you are bad, make your bad shots be better and then capitalise on your good days and weeks with good results. You may only have 3-4 great weeks a year but it's about turning your average weeks into consistently making cuts and churning onwards. I guess I have done that this week.
Tina and the people here have once again turned on a spectacular week and made it so welcoming to be back. We certainly hope they can host an event here again next year. For me it's time to head home and spend some time with Rach and the kids this week before hitting the plane again on Friday night bound for Scotland and St Andrews for the Dunhill Links Championships.
Oh and for the record, it's all tied up at the top of the leaderboard with Adam Blyth and Jake McLeod with 7 to play. .....