I thought my big run of playing golf was over until I remembered that I have a 54 hole event coming up in 3 weeks. I have played in this event for years and I am looking forward to it again. It will be my last big event before the end of the season as things will start to wind down because fall is upon us. Having just returned for a quick golf trip (articles to follow) I have about 10 days to prepare.
I am heading to the Ontario Regional Golf Competition which starts on 19 September. Most teams will consist of 5 male and 2 female players from Wings around the province of Ontario. I won this event, in 2009, on the same track and plan to use the same strategy.
As a reminder, the Ontario Golf Regionals, played at the Petawawa, Ontario, is a three-day stroke-play event with several competitions in one. First, there is the overall team competition. Each day, the lowest 5 scores of the seven players are counted to determine the total score for the Wing on that day. (For those who think that the female scores do not count, think again; they are usually used a couple of times during the tournament) After three days of competition, your total team score from the three days will be calculated and the lowest team score wins the event and crowned Ontario Regional Team Champions. They receive a pennant which is proudly displayed at their home Unit.
I hit many 3 woods off the tee and kept the ball in play. The reason for this is that Petawawa is a tight course and course management is an absolute must! To prepare for this event, I plan to use many 3-woods of my home course and hit to yardage (specifically 100 yards) more often. I do not have much time to prepare, but I am confident I am ready.
Do you have any tournaments coming up in the near future? If so, how are you preparing?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!
Written by Jim Burton from The Grateful Golfer blog.