Tuesday, January 31, 2012

PGA National Stroke Play Championship Rd 2

So second round results.... The wind was down a touch but still blowing. You needed to control the flight. The greens on the Ryder are a little softer from the ones on the Wannamaker which makes scoring a little easier.

I shot 70 and climbed from 31st to 10th at 143. Seventy golfers made the cut which was at 151. Bob Sowards leads the event at 138. My tee time tomorrow is 12:15 on the Wannamaker. You can follow the action at www.pgatournaments.com. How about the finish at Torrey Pines last week?

Til tomorrow......


Monday, January 30, 2012

PGA National Stroke Play Championship

Well hello- I know it has been too long! After a nice December rest, the 2012 tournament season has started. This is also the same week as the PGA Show in Orlando, FL. 174 PGA Professionals from around the country come to the PGA Golf Club in Port Saint Lucie, FL to get compete for the title of the PGA National Stroke Play Champion. Last year Frank Bensel claimed the title. It is played on both the Ryder and Wannamaker courses.

I shot 73 on the Wannamaker course which puts me in a tie for 31st in the 174 player field. There are 4 tied for the lead at 68 with three days left including Mark Brown, Bob Sowards, Rod Perry and Sam Arnold.

The wind was blowing up to 20 MPH and three greens were really firm on the Wannamaker making the course play very difficult. With three days left, it is really anybody's ball game. There will be a cut to the low 70 and ties after tomorrow. Check out the complete results at www.pgatournaments.com.

Look for some blogs in the upcoming weeks with the latest tournament results an some cool things happening in 2012. I am totally looking forward to the 2012 season. And for all of my students, I will be back at GlenArbor this Friday. Until tomorrow......get out there and practice.