A quick update to let you know this week in Le Vaudreuil, France I shot four under (72,68,74,67) to finish tied 17th. I played well with my best stuff coming today as I dealt with tough, windy conditions and moved up the leaderboard 32 places.
I’m headed back to the states tomorrow. It has been a long but fun run of tournaments. I’ve been in foreign countries 11 of the past 12 weeks playing in eight events as well as the British Open qualifier. I need a little rest and, as always, I’ll put time into ironing out some things in my game.
I’ll keep you posted on when and where I play next. There are a couple of Challenge Tour events coming up in August. I’ll also compete the first week in September in Moscow. I just heard the European Tour gave me an invitation to play one of their events that week. Excited about the opportunity!
After my round today my caddie, Brett, and I drove a couple hours south to Paris and we were able to see a bit of the final stage of the Tour de France, which was an absolute blast! It has been a great day! Hope you are well. All the best, Brinson
PS: A couple of pictures are attached from the tournament last week in Spain.
I wanted to pass along a quick update. I didn't get in the tournament in
Slovakia last week but I competed the past four days in the Challenge Tour
event in the Canary Islands at La Gomera, Spain. I shot 15 under
(65,70,64,70) and tied for fifth.
I started the last round today playing in the final group five behind the
leader. I was three back thru 13 and on 14 I had a 12-foot birdied putt and
the leader, Rhys Davies, had a ten-footer for par. If I could've made mine
and he missed his I'd have made up two shots and been only one back with
four to play. Mine lipped out and Rhys' dropped, though, and Rhys went on
All aspects of my game felt good this week and I played well. It's
especially heartening since I've worked hard and made some significant
swing and putting changes that now are coming together. It's just so
important out here competing week after week to develop a swing where the
upper and lower body as well as the arms are fully synced up, and of course
gaining competitive experience is also very valuable.
My caddy and I just got off a ferry and tomorrow we'll fly to the next
event in Le Vaudreuil, France.
I and the other players stayed this week at the Jardin Tecina Resort. They
gave us a good rate and really it's a wonderful place with spring-time
temperatures year round, all rooms having views of the Atlantic Ocean and
buffet meals that rival The Homestead. The golf course also is
well-constructed with views of the Ocean on each hole and some really tough
ones (lots of drop offs to hazards and out-of-bounds immediately behind the
greens). Overall, it was a great week with a very good finish.
I hope all is going well with you. All the best, Brinson
I shot four over 71,67,76,74 this week at the Challenge Tour event in Bad Griesbach, Germany finishing 58th. It was a bit up and down. I made enough birdies – 15 – but I had more bogies than I wanted and at the end of each of the final two rounds I made triple-bogey on #18. I guess that hole didn’t fit my eye.
I missed a practice round in Germany because, on Tuesday, I played the final-stage qualifier for the British Open at Woburn (a great course) in Milton Keynes, England. I shot one under for the 36 holes and finished tied for 14th out of 78 players but it was three shots short of making the top three necessary to advance to St. Andrews.
My caddy and I just drove over to Senica, Slovakia for the next Challenge Tour event this week. I’m not in the field yet but, hopefully, my number will qualify me tomorrow or Tuesday. I should definitely get in the following two events in the Canary Islands and LeVaudreuil, France. For the most part, my game feels good but so far it hasn’t translated into scoring low consistently.
Hope you had a good holiday weekend and all is well! All the best, Brinson