Canadian Swing Ends Abruptly

After a solid Monday qualifying performance to earn a spot in this week’s Syncrude Boreal Open on PGA Tour Canada, I made the five hour drive to Fort McMurray from Edmonton. The Fort McMurray Golf Course is the most narrow course on Tour, a thickly tree and shrub-lined course, where one wayward swing will result…

Another Shot at a Paycheck

After a disappointing end to last week’s PGA Tour Canada Dakota Dunes Casino Open, I was back on the Monday qualifying trail for this week’s event. This week’s PGA Tour Canada event is played in Fort McMurray, home to the Canadian Oil sands and sponsored by Syncrude. I teed it up this morning very confident…

Narrow Miss in Saskatoon

With another day of perfect conditions at Dakota Dunes Golf Links, the second round was a shootout. I played a solid round from tee to green, but my putting held me back this week. I shot -3, 69 in the second round for a -5 total for the two days. I made two pars on…

Dakota Dunes Open Round 1

The 7300 yard Dakota Dunes Golf Links was burned today by the scotching play of PGA Tour Canada players. With little wind and accessible pin placements, every hole could be birdied. I had a terrible warm up session on the range prior to the round and set out to build some momentum and gain confidence….

Warrior Finish in PGA Tour Canada Qualifier

After two unsuccessful attempts to Monday qualify for events on PGA Tour Canada this summer, I was determined to be a back 9 warrior today and finish strong.  In the past two Monday qualifiers, I’ve had very poor finishes that cost me a spot in the event. At Willows Golf and Country Club, I teed…

62 at Edmonton Country Club

In preparation for next week’s ATB Financial Classic in Calgary, I found my mojo at Edmonton Country Club. A hot putter and sharp iron play led to a -9, 62 on the nearly 7,000 yard par 71.

Good Trip Spoiled

Simply put, I put too much pressure on myself today. A recurring theme in my golf career. I’ve been playing relaxed, care-free golf and playing very well. Today was the first time my game has had any heat on it in over a month and I got burned. I made 5 bogies in my final…

PGA Tour Canada Qualifying

PGA Tour Canada opens their season in Victoria, British Columbia for the Times Colonist Open this week. I have competed in this tournament twice before and this week, I will have to earn my spot through Monday qualifying. I’ll be playing my practice round this afternoon at Gorge Valley CC where tomorrow’s qualifier takes place….

US Open Qualifying

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…

12th Place Finish in Golfslinger.com Major

The Golfslinger.com Tour hosted a “Major” at Abacoa Golf Course in Jupiter, FL over the past two days with the winner taking home a cool $10,000. I’ve been battling a couple minor injuries in the past two weeks and my shotmaking has deteriorated. I was determined to find a golf swing that kept me in…

Continuing the Quest

Since my last post, I’ve played two events, one at Champions Club in Stuart, Florida and another at Fountains Country Club West Course in Lake Worth, Florida. Last week at the Champions Club, I found myself within striking distance with two holes left playing with a 4 year veteran on the Web.com Tour. A par-birdie…

3rd Place at PGA Estates 2-Day

PGA National is home to the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic where this year, Michael Thompson put on a short game clinic en route to victory. Down the road, PGA National owns a course called The Estates, which hosted a Golfslinger.com Tour 2-day event over the past two days. The normally player-friendly, par 72 Estates course…