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