My team and I had an awesome time at the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional National Championship Titleist and FootJoy Pro Am! We took advantage of all that Chateau Élan Resort and Winery, in Braselton, GA, had to offer, including; golf, wine, great restaurants, and the spa! We were relaxed and ready to compete to win!!
Our first hole was a par 5 where we missed a six foot birdie putt. Yes, all five of us missed it in the scramble format. Feeling like we gave a stroke to the field, we got even more determined and made seven birdies in the next 9 holes!
The excitement of every birdie had our team beaming with confidence. Although we had seven more birdie opportunities in the last eight holes, only one dropped! It was disappointing to watch so many putts roll past the hole, or hit the cup just to ride the rim and stay on the putting surface or stop just short. We finished with a score of 64, just one shot out of winning a prize.
The lesson to learn here .... practice putting! The two most important parts of putting are distance and direction. I noticed that many times we left the ball short of the hole or we just didn't get the ball rolling on the intended line. It's important in a scramble format to be aggressive when putting to give yourself a chance to make the putt, especially when your team has one ball close to the hole. To get the ball to start on the intended line, practice putting between 2 sticks or clubs laying parallel on each side of your putting line. You will get immediate feedback on the direction of your stroke and putt. My plan is to spend more time practicing throughout the upcoming year to improve my putting.
I love my team and we have committed to compete in next years Pro Am at Reunion Resort in Orlando! We have the potential to win but more importantly, we have the guarantee of having a fantastic time at the event!Be Postive - Live Positive - Golf-Positive! http://golfpositive.com
Team "Golf Positive" - Beth, Michelle, Debbie, Jen, Kathy