The beautiful Admiral’s Cove Country Club in Jupiter, FL was the site of my US Open qualifier. The course is set along the South Florida inter coastal waterway and features long holes packed with character and massive greens. The top 5 scores from the day would advance to the final stage of qualifying.
I battled poor iron play all day that required deft touch around the greens to keep me in contention. A score of 71 left me tied for 6th and just outside the qualifying number. I was then in a 9 man playoff for 2 alternate spots. In the 9 man playoff was former US Am champ and current PGA Tour player Hank Kuehne. I missed a 12 footer for birdie on the first playoff hole and was eliminated from the playoff. This was yet another event where I needed to save one shot somewhere to qualify.
Since that event, I’ve been working hard on my iron play with The Golf Swing Shirt, a fantastic new product endorsed by Padraig Harrington. My iron play has become really sharp through a more connected and compact swing. I hit 17 greens in regulation and posted 67 yesterday on Frenchman’s Reserve, an Arnold Palmer design in South Florida. The timing is perfect as next week, I leave for the first PGA Tour Canada event in Vicoria, British Columbia.
With direct spots to the web.com Tour available on PGA Tour Canada, I’m looking forward to getting back on the road and playing my best golf yet!