Today I picked up another 2nd place finish on the GOLFslinger.com Tour, marking my second of the week. I made 8 birdies en route to a -5, 67 at The Fountain Country Club South Course in Lake Worth, Florida. I’ve been discussing lately some erratic golf swings and the need to scramble around the course to remain competitive. Yesterday, I spent the morning hitting 9 irons with a towel stretched across my chest and anchored under my arms. This drill helps maintain the connection between the arms and body through the swing and after my first swings on the range this morning, I knew that connection was very strong.
Between the 6th and 13th hole, I ran off 6 birdies. I must admit, it’s been a while since I’ve felt a rush of adrenaline that strong. It might have gotten the better of me on the 14th tee shot, which found a hazard and left me two shots worse off than when I began the hole. That’s something I need to relearn how to better manage, but that excitement can be powerful when properly harnessed. I went on to follow-up the unfortunate double bogey with a birdie on the next hole, and three narrowly-missed birdies on the last three for tap in pars. This round had the potential to yield a very low number and this week has been a big step forward for me. I’ve had five straight top-10 finishes in the past few weeks and two second place finishes this week alone, one came about through a lost playoff.
This coming week, I’ll be playing in a two-day event at PGA National Estates. I’m working towards regaining my status on PGA Tour Canada this year, with Q-School in early April. The PGA Tour purchased the Canadian Tour and it is now under their umbrella. With five web.com Tour cards up for grabs on PGA Tour Canada, the opportunity this year has never been better!