Hey everybody! Welcome to the Nationwide edition of this blog. As you may or may not know, I qualified this year by shooting a 71 at Woodmore on May 8th to grasp one of two spots available to PGA Professionals in our Mid-Atlantic Section. It was helpful to have a plan "B" with a sponsor's exemption to fall back on but that really was even more motivation to make it on my own. It's been a rough couple of weeks as I lost my step-father to Leukemia on May 6th at the age of 83. Roger will be missed dearly and will be memorialized this Saturday the 30th in his home town of Hershey, Pa. In honor of Roger Ingold I was able to get Callaway to put his initials on a new staff bag I will put into play for the week ensuring his presence every step of the way.
Ok, so the table is set for next week. There is some unfinished business to attend to as last year's debacle shooting 89! yes 89! the first day lead to a great turn around of 72 on the second day and obviously missed the weekend cut by a bundle. I'm setting the bar a little higher this year and not looking to just make the cut, oh no, I really want to make some noise and get the crowds roaring like Augusta, well sort of like Augusta. I doubt we will have the kind of patrons they bring to the Masters in April but with the Golf Channel's presence this year maybe they will draw a few more people. Monday I'm playing in one of the Pro-Ams being held that week so that will serve as a practice round, not that I need to see the course any more but definitely need the reps. Tuesday will be another practice round this time with a fellow PGA member and the other gentleman who shot 71, Brendon Post. Wednesday will most likely be a day of rest or maybe just short game stuff. I hope everyone has a chance to come out and watch the action and see this great golf course as I'm looking for a fast start and big finish! "I'm all in." DL