Feeling confident in my game, having the splash of color in my socks with stone trousers and sky blue shirt, I was ready to play yesterday at the Philly PGA Drexel Morgan & Co. Championship.
Alas, I played poorly, had a bad handle on my nerves, made some early mistakes that cost me and struggled with the greens all day. I’ve said before, if you don’t play a lot of tournaments on a consistent basis, “tournament golf” is just….different. The Section did Live Scoring all day, had a digital leaderboard up and there were galleries! That’s a pretty cool thing, having people watching your group. I thank the members from Indian Valley CC that came down for the day. I apprecite the several that walked with my group for a few holes. I’m happy I didn’t hit anybody!
The Philly Section PGA has a shed load of great players, and all of them were there yesterday.
I’m just proud of myself for qualifying to get a chance to compete for the Championship. I question myself every time after an event where I play poorly and wonder why I do it. I guess the simple answers are twofold: One, I love to compete. And two, if i didn’t think that there was a very slight chance, on a day where I would play fairly flawless golf and got the putter working that I could win…I wouldn’t do it. I still think there is that little spark somewhere that could ignite. So, I’ll keep trying as long as I can tee it up!