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... the journey of a hacker making his way through tournaments with the Golfweek Amateur Tour in the hopes of bringing home some hardware.

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Another Course Checked Off the Bucket List - Harbour Town Golf Links

It's been a different kind of year for me, in regards to golf.  Just about a year ago... I found out that the job I'd had for over 7 years was going away.  With it... a decent salary and a very, very flexible schedule would be going away too.  Luckily, I had made a great friend through golf who immediately offered me an opportunity.  It was going to come with a steep learning curve and, early on... a sizable decrease in pay... but it was a job.   With those changes came some choices.  I decid
 

More peaks and valleys than a heartbeat readout...

Today was a nice day.  One of the nicest days in the last few months in terms of both temperature and lack of precipitation.  Because of that, I had to find a way to get out to the course.  I had played in a tournament on Saturday and a few things 'clicked' with me, so I was excited to get back out and see if I could put it together on the course rather than imagining it while taking slow motion swings in my living room.   Anyway... there was a ton of promise early on.  Tee shots were solid..

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Realizing What's Typical vs. What's an Anomaly

Let's just put it out there.  I'm a 14+ handicap.  With that in mind, it's not all that often that I go home from a round of golf feeling like it's just a matter of time until I 'put it all together' and post something around even par for a round.  In September, during a shotgun tournament, I played the front nine of a course in even par... and the back nine in +9.  But... like I said, it was a shotgun event and the front nine was somewhere around the middle portion of my round.  It was nice to

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Quieting the Golf Geek

For as long as I've played this game (going on 24 years now), every year, there comes a point where my inner golf geek gets pent up and needs to get out.  When I say my inner golf geek, I'd guess that many of you who visit sites like TST know what I'm talking about.  He's the part of me that just obsesses over the game.  He forces me to think about golf from the time I wake up until the time I finally fall asleep for the night... and even then, there are times I dream about it.   When I lived

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The Ocean Course at Kiawah - Like a 10 Round Fight

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to have my wife tell me to go ahead and book a trip to Kiawah Island to play in a Golfweek Amateur Tour event there.  Her only stipulation was that I needed to rend a 2 bedroom villa on the resort so her and the kids could come with me and enjoy some time at the beach.   Sold!!! I booked the trip only 9 days before the tournament, so I spent the next 9 days doing nothing but thinking about it all.  I did my homework on the courses we were going to be pla

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6/25/16 & 6/26/16 - Charlotte Area Golfweek Amateur Tour - The Club at Irish Creek (Kannapolis, NC)

I've been playing tournaments in some form or fashion for a number of years.  Some have been full handicap... others have been 80% handicap... some match-play... some stableford... and some have been flighted, like what the Golfweek Amatuer Tour does.  I enjoy that format because it makes me have to work for it.  My index, right now is an even 16.  This puts me right near the middle of the C Flight index scale.  That means that a good round won't be enough for me to win... I'll need a great roun

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6/13/2016 - Charlotte Area Golfweek Amateur Tour - River Run Country Club (Davidson, NC)

Starting last year, I began keeping a blog of the majority of my rounds.  I'd kept it on Blogger, but it got very little (if any) traffic.  I figure, as this is my online golf home, I'd just begin keeping it here instead.  Below is the entry from my latest tournament (and my first ever tournament win) play on Monday, 6/13/2016.   Scorecard Link - 6/13/2016  Game Golf Link - 6/13/2016 Nearly 23 years... that's how long I've been playing this game.  I have no idea on the nu

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