Well, the title to the
article on our website says it all.
We struggled and the
conditions were miserable. I don't know if
miserable is actually the word for it,
though. Laughable is more suited for this
situation. All four years of my college golf
career we have played in terrible weather,
so you sort of just get used to it. As a
freshman, I would whine and complain that we
were playing in bad conditions, but you
quickly realize that you are going to play
in any weather imaginable...or unimaginable.
I have never once seen any one of our
tournaments get cancelled. We will just
simply have delay and go out despite the
miserable, muddy, wet conditions. That's
just how it goes, it's college golf. Deal
with it. There is no use in complaining,
everyone plays in the same conditions and if
its 32 degrees for you, it's the same for
every other player. You just have to grind
and play your best despite the conditions.
Let it be known, out of any
sport played here, we play in the worst
Well, the course is fun.
It's a great layout and I'd love to play it
in the summer when the Bermuda fairways grow
in. I would LOVE it. But, they aren't fully
grown yet and with the precipitation we have
had in the past few weeks, the fairways were
more mud than anything. Oh, well. I aimed
for the rough all day, as we were "lift,
clean and place" through the green. I hit
the ball ok, just didn't score well. I am
having a hard time focusing on the golf
course, that's a fact.
Oh yeah, we played in
snowfall for about seven holes in Kentucky!
Matthew Wellman, our stud
freshman, has stepped his game up
considerably and gives us some solid
firepower at the three spot. This kid is
going to do big things in this game. He's a
hard worker and has the mindset to go low.
He reminds me a lot of myself, in my younger
Kendallville, Indiana to
meet our new "conference mates" and play
some beautiful courses. These courses were
probably the most fun and the some of the
nicest courses I've played in my college
career. It was awesome. They were
challenging and for this time of year,
amazingly groomed. I struggled a whole
boatload on the second day. The first day
was ho-hum, just didn't do anything right.
No putts have been falling this year for me
and that's tough to deal with.
The teams in our "new"
conference seem actually very fun. I had one
of the "funnest" groups I've ever played
with on the first day. We all just gelled
and were able to be loose and make jokes
together and generally have fun. That is
another great thing about college golf that
I will miss - the relationships. I've made
many friends through this game, guys that I
talk to on a daily basis, from different
This weekend holds the
juggernaut that is Malone. We are headed up
to Tannenhauf for my last hurrah there.
Hopefully the weather breaks and we get some
Next MONDAY and TUESDAY! We
host our annual Cougar Invitational at
Chapel Hill Golf Course. So come out and
Until next time...