I didn’t play my best in Denmark, Czech Republic and Italy and I missed the cuts there but I found some things during my final round in Italy. I started with a couple of bogies but finished at two under. I’m going to build on that as I move forward. There are ups and downs in competitive golf, and I’m learning that it takes a good bit of experience to hang consistently with the top players. The only way to get the experience, though, is to keep fighting – and I’m doing that. Anyway, I’m back in the U.S. this week and then next Sunday, September 7 I’m off to Amsterdam and then Wales.
I continue to enjoy the competition and personal experiences. Downtown Turin had a couple of amazing churches and awesome older buildings that were restored and it was hard to believe the number of ice cream (gelato) shops (literally, one in five people walking around downtown Turin is eating ice cream). Prague became my favorite place, though. There’s so much to see there in terms of museums and sights and overall the people and city are so welcoming. It’s one of the few places I’ve been a tourist and didn’t feel like one.
It’s interesting how the European countries embrace golf. The sport is clearly growing throughout the region and people want to learn more about it but really soccer rules in Europe. Many of the countries came to a grinding halt during the World Cup. It feels good, though, to be part of a process making an inroad with another sport.
I hope all is well and you’re getting geared up for football season here in the U.S. All the best, Brinson