I’m leaving for another trip tomorrow, Sunday August 10. It may be my longest one of the year, possibly playing six events consecutively, but I’m not certain I’ll get in each of the last three and even if I do I may take a week off since four to five tournaments in a row usually is my max. The European Tour notifies players three weeks in advance of entry or status on the reserve list so I’ve already been told that I’m in the fields for the first three events. As I said, though, I don’t know about the last three. They offer larger purses so likely they’ll be a little harder to get in.
Anyway, here’s a list of the tournaments for this trip:
August 14 – 17 Denmark Open in Aslborg, Denmark
August 21 – 24 Czech Masters in Prague, Czech Republic
August 28 – 31 Italian Open in Torino, Italy
September 4 – 7 Omega European Masters in Cans Montans, Switzerland
September 11 – 14 KLM Open in Zandvoort, The Netherlands
September 18 – 21 ISPA Handa Wales Open in City of Newport, Wales
If I don’t gain entry into one or more of the last three tournaments or if I find playing all six a little much (causing me to get stale) I’ll head to the states. Coming back here to familiar surroundings allows me to rest a little easier and prepare for the next trip a little better but on this outing I’ll just have to see how things develop. Hopefully I’ll get in all six events and be able to play them.
I enjoyed the past two weeks in Virginia Beach and Bluffton, SC. I was able to get some time with my swing coach, Todd Anderson, and as usual he helped. Fortunately, I didn’t have as many issues as I’ve had after trips in the past so it appears I’m getting better at making adjustments on my own. After visiting with Todd I then put in good work and trained hard at Berkeley Hall.
I’ll miss my friends and family here but I’m very much looking forward to competing over the next several weeks. I hope you’re enjoying the summer and doing well. All the best, Brinson