Just got back from two weeks on the road first at the Belgian International Amateur Championship and then at the German International Amateur Championship. Played some good golf at Royal Antwerp Golf Club but the rounds were broken up by too many bogeys and dropped shots. My game was solid off the tee and the Putter was solid for the first three rounds. Overall, mostly happy with my performance and the T35 finish. This made me excited and positive for the German International at Golf Club Neuhof near Frankfurt.
I started the tournament with a solid round but sadly gave away two shots on the last two. The course has water hazards and out of bounds on almost every hole and requires accurate irons off of most tees. The whole week my tee shots were very good. Sadly, my approaches were not nearly good enough to give me many birdie chances. This meant my short game and putting needed to step up big time. For most part I was extremely happy with that part of my game. It was simply not good enough to contend however, as I was constantly fighting and putting myself in difficult spots. This was very unusual as my iron game is one of my main strengths.
I'm very glad to see my putting and short game improve and I'm positive that I will get my iron game back with some good practice over the next 10 days before playing at the Swiss International Amateur Championship at Golf Club Domaine Imperial near Geneva.
Thanks for all the support!
After a solid start to the season here in Switzerland at the Omnium Suisse my tournament schedule was packed with national events. I played in four tournaments over the past three and a half weeks with the Championnat National, the Championnat Suisse Orientale, the Memorial Olivier Barras, and the Innerschweizer Meisterschaften. My golf has been very solid as I finished in the top ten on every occasion. First, I shot rounds of 73 and 71 at the National Championship in Hittnau before losing in the Matchplay. The following week I had a good showing at the tight course in Niederbuhren where I finished T9 in a field made up of professionals and amateurs. The highlight of the past few weeks came at the Memorial however, as I managed to finish T10 in a very good field of pros and amateurs. Another solid tournament just ended with the Innerschweizer Meisterschaft where I tied for fourth. As my long game got continually better and more consistent I started to struggle on the greens the last few rounds. Now it's time to take a few days off and then focus on getting the putter going for the upcoming tournaments.
I will be leaving for Belgium this Saturday and playing the Belgian and German International Amateur Championships the following two weeks. I'm very excited about my game and hopeful for some good finishes in some very strong fields. Thanks for all the support and stay tuned!
In this section I post updates about my practice, tournaments, travelling and other thoughts. I hope to be able to bring you my journey a little closer and give you some insights into my life.