I Made the Golf Team

Warming Up in the Rain!

Warming Up in the Rain!

First, I want to thank everyone for the awesome support and positive comments over the last couple of days. I am truly grateful to have so many people in my corner as I competed during Wing Playdowns.

To cut to the chase, I made the team. I finished third overall and I will be heading to the Regional Competition in Petawawa in July. Since 1990, this is the 20th time I have made the base team and been given the opportunity to play at the next level of competition. Through the years I have finished first 1 time, third 3 times, and in the top 10, 15 times. I have had a good run so I am hoping to continue my good fortune next month.

Today was a the survival of the fittest. It poured rain all day. I am not talking light showers, but hard rain for most of the round. It was raining so much, I had to remove my hat when putting because the constant stream of water falling on my putter was too distracting. By the 5 hole, I was soaked to the bone. But, as seasoned golfers will tell you, any day in competition is a great day!

Today was my worst round of the tournament. I shot an 87. A smooth 46 front and 41 back. Believe it or not, it was the 4th best score of the day. The final score was not as disturbing as how I got there; the 3 doubles and 2 triples were especially rewarding! When I blow a hole, I do a great job doing it! Take those scores away and I played rather well. I will say that my chipping and putting was not as sharp today. I missed 6 putts under 5 feet. But, that is life on the golf course.

I did, however, take a couple of lessons from today’s round. First, I need more dry towels in my bag. Second, don’t forget your rain pants in the car. Lastly, in the pouring rain, I need to take a bit off my swing. Because of the wet conditions and the fact that I do not wear a glove, my grips were very wet and swing hard did cause some difficulties.

Regardless of my score, I made the team. That was the goal of the tournament.

On a side note, I am being fitted for irons and a new driver tomorrow. I am very excited about that to say the least.

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!


14 thoughts on “I Made the Golf Team

  1. Congrats Jim! That’s great, and sounds like you accepted the conditions and slogged through.

    Golf Life Tip: invest $25 (US) in Foot Joy Rain Gloves. Don’t ever worry about dry towels or your grips again. Next time rain falls during your round – put them in and forget about moisture.

    Glad you take positives away 🙂

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