I played in the U.S. Golf Teachers Cup October 7,8 in Tunica Mississippi
at Tunica National Golf & Country Club. Seventy Teaching Professionals
from the World Golf Teachers Federation attended the 18th annual event
and I beat them all with a 78,69 two day total 147, 4 shots clear of
Day one was just survival with 70 km winds, cold temperatures and
lighting fast bermuda greens made scoring low almost impossible.
As you can see from the picture below, if you were not straight off the tee
you were dropping another ball. The lowest score of the day was 75 by
Bruce Sims from Texas.
I started in 6th place and teed off in the second last group on day 2. The
weather again was cold and windy. The round started off well as I birdied
2 of the first 3 holes and finished off the front with a birdie on the 9th to
be 3 under on the first nine with only 11 putts.
The back nine started off very similar with a birdie on 11 to go 4 under
but a bad club selection off the tee on 12 led to the first bogey of the day.
I made par on the next 3 holes before I put the tournament away on the
16th hole par 5. A driver down the middle leaving 184 yards down wind,
selecting a 7 iron and hitting it to the centre of the green leaving a 20
foot eagle putt. A simple 2 putt birdie with the last two holes going par,
bogey gave me the championship. I am the fourth Canadian to ever
win the event. I will defend my title in Las Vegas next year at
Boulder Creek Golf & Country Club
I would also like to thank my wife Sharon for all her encouragement and
support over the past 5 years while I worked on my game.
I would also like to thank Mark and Sue Trowman (owners of The
Bluffs Golf Club) for all their support as well.