So now that the Byron Nelson is over, I’m not going home. Ohhhh no. I’m on the 2nd half of this big HOG World Tour leg, the Mesquite Amateur tournament in Mesquite, Nevada.
Today (Monday) is a prep day and day where the media types like myself, play a practice round at a one of the tournament courses. After that round we’ll be off to a demo day where we’ll be hitting clubs from a bunch of manufacturers in the 100 degree Nevada desert heat. I learned my lesson last week at the Byron, and I’ll be hydrated.
The tournament is a three day event, with the fourth day championship round contested by the top four in each division. I really hope I make the top four in my division, but with 550 players the odds are not that high. I’m a 4.1 handicap and if I’m competing against 16’s, well I’d be toast. In talking to the tournament director of this Am, they do take seriously sandbagging but I’m still giving up a ton of shots. Time will tell and I plan on trying to play very conservative and consistent. No big numbers. I know I’ll make some bogeys and some doubles too. But if I can par the hell out of it and throw in a few birdies as well you never know.
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