Monday, April 20th, 2009
The tournament in Louisiana was definitely a unique week! So many good things happened along with so many new experiences. It was a week I won’t forget for a long time, which is fine by me! So I will start this week’s blog with how the golf game was. The most frustrating thing that can happen in a golf game, is working on your swing for so long and finally feeling comfortable only to revert back to your old habits. And that’s exactly what I did. I feel like I am working on all the right things. However, my flaws I have been trying to correct, seemed to have crept back up on me this week. Even though I posted one round under par, it was not very pretty. The results of my shots were very unpredictable so it made it difficult for me to score this weekend. But, the positive thing is, I kept it together through all the rain delays and huge puddles that became lakes out on the golf course. It was a week to be patient and learn how to relax with all that was going on. All in all, I learned some things about how to keep it together on the course and not give up, because good things can happen.
Aside from the golf, I had a great opportunity to play in the pro am again with some of my good friends of the University of Lafayette football team. I was thrilled they requested me again to play and they definitely made my day. In between the jokes and the laughs, we actually played some good golf and doubled our under par score from last year. So I want to say thank you to Gerald, Ricky, Tim, and the new edition, Kevin. I always love coming back to Lafayette and seeing some familiar, friendly faces.
So speaking of friendly faces, I felt like one of the luckiest players out on tour this week by getting set up with one of the best housing hosts yet! And David, if you’re reading this, that’s a great honor because I have stayed with so many great and wonderful people since I’ve started on tour 8 years ago. My stay at his home really made me feel comfortable and very relaxed. What I valued most and will take with me is how friendly and welcoming you, your family, and your friends were. I can only hope when I settle in my own home one day with my family and friends, I will be as lucky to have what you have.
I also have never had a cheering section on the course so small but with so much presence! Three loyal supporters of the Futures Tour, David, Kristi, and Theresa were out there all three days cheering on not only me but other players. When they weren’t picking blackberries or cracking horrible jokes, they were clapping or chatting it up with the players. I hope they had just as good a time watching as I did having them out there! You guys definitely added a great, wacky twist to the week. I am also going to need to starve myself for a week after all their huge and interesting meals. However, I do consider myself fortunate that I wasn’t around long enough to try the turtle soup. I think they were kidding about that, but I still left there being unsure about it, ha ha. And I can’t forget about my awesome caddy, Robb! Who knows what would have happened if you weren’t out there caddying for me on Friday. Again, my thanks to the Hebert family and their friends. Whether you like it or not, I will be talking about my great time I had in Lafayette, LA. I couldn’t have asked for anything more. You guys are awesome!
I will be taking the next couple Futures events off to finish up my employment in West Palm and to move out of my apartment. But, I will be raring to go in Kansas next month! Keep checking back each week, because even though my tournament schedule is light for a little while, great things will still be happening!