Hi everyone…my how time flies by!!
I cannot believe we just finished up our last event in Albany, New York. Another year on the Duramed FUTURES Tour has come and gone. Unfortunately, this year did not go as well as I had hoped. I definitely learned an important lesson this past week in Albany, though. I was playing a lot better than my score, however I knew I was going to be close to the cut line with only a few holes left. I birdied 17 to get back to three over for the day - four over total with one hole to play. The cut was at one over the day before, so my dad and I figured if I had a chance of making the cut, I probably needed to birdie the last hole. I knocked my second shot to about 30 feet and thinking in my head that I needed to make the putt or else I wouldn't make the cut, I gave it a chance but knocked it five feet past the hole leaving myself a tester. Well sadly to say, I three-putted the last hole and missed the cut by one stroke. So the moral of the story is…never assume anything and remember that every shot can make a difference. I made a huge mental mistake and that's something I have got to start minimizing in my rounds. Guess I should have kept to that rule…keep it in that three foot circle because three-putting is just wasting strokes. It was tough ending the year like that, but I guess when they say that sometimes you have to learn a lesson the hard way, that's what they mean. However, missing the cut gave my parents and I plenty of time to get back home, so we made a stop at Niagara Falls since my mom had never been there before. It was neat to get to see that again, especially since it was my mom's first time. We made it back safely, and now all I can do is wait and see if I get into any LPGA events before the season is up.
On a more fun note, I played night golf a few weeks ago for the first time ever. Now that was an experience. I didn't know what to expect, but I thought it would be a little easier than it was. The hardest part was trying to see where to drive the golf cart and to make sure we didn't run into anything because our cart didn't have headlights. I played with my boyfriend, my cousin, and some of their friends. That completed a six-some and we were only given eight glowing golf balls for nine holes. Needless to say, we lost a few of them so we had to be sneaky and go on a mission to get other glowing golf balls out on the course. The group in front of us didn't need all eight of their balls anyway =) Hey, at least I didn't hurt myself walking on the course in the dark…however, there were definitely some close calls.
Well hope everyone's enjoyed keeping up with the tour, and again, we all really appreciate the support and know we couldn't do it without you. Thanks again, and hopefully I will be playing in one or two LPGA events here in the next couple of months! Take Care!
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