Throughout the course of the 2010-2011 season,
MVNU senior Jay Ruffner will write a weekly blog about what is
happening with the team.
Green for the Final Time" (posted on
Well, what is there to say?!
The last three tournaments of my college
career were miserable.
Our invitational. Rained out in the second
Malone Invitational. Same thing.
Cedarville Invitational. Rained out, both
I have never, that I can remember, had a
tournament cancelled in my college career.
It happened though, three tournaments in a
row. I was shocked. I have grown very
accustomed to playing in the worst
conditions possible and as many times as
we've hoped for a tournament to get
cancelled because the weather was terrible,
it never has.
When Coach told me that Malone's tournament
was cancelled the second day I said "Yea,
ok". He then tried to reassure me that the
tournament was actually cancelled but I
didn't believe him. It was only after I
spoke to Coach Hyland, from Malone, myself,
that I actually believed the tournament was
What a miserable season. I haven't had a
season as bad as this in four years,
Anyways, let's move on to my collegiate
grand finale, conference.
My play was certainly a big disappointment.
I had been playing very well and practicing
very well coming into the tournament and
thought I was going to tear it up. I didn't.
That's golf, though, somedays you have it
and you may have "it" for a week or two
weeks and it can be gone the next. Just like
that, it's a fickle game.
I had a good time in the final 27 holes. I
got paired with two players that I am very
familiar with, one being a very good friend
of mine and the other, a guy I've played
with about 40 times in college. It was nice
to go out in a fun, relaxed environment,
playing with people I enjoyed being around.
It's been quite a career.
I can't say what my future plans are as far
as golf goes. I'd like to think that one day
I could be on TV playing, I'd like to think
I can work hard enough to get to that point.
We'll see, I'm going to work at it for the
next few years, hitting it pretty hard
daily. I've planned 6 - 8 hours of practice
a day for my summer schedule. I'd like to
see if I've got potential at the next level.
I love this game and have worked so hard at
it for the past 11 years of my life and
while I'm not even close to where I want to
be, I feel it would be a mistake not to try
to do something at the next level. I feel as
if I owe it to myself and all the people
that have supported me throughout the years.
I had a great, fun, awesome career at MVNU.
It was a blast. Of course there were times
that I despised being out playing in the
weather that Ohio brings us but all in all,
as I look back I don't regret a thing. I
wish I would have played better, practiced
harder and made more of a mark. Oh well, I
had fun and that's what this should be, fun.
It's a game after all.
Thank you to anyone and everyone who reads
my blog and supports MVNU Golf and MVNU
It's been a fun ride!
Complete "On the Green with Jay Ruffner"