This week was my second ADT tournament for the year. After a successful tournament first up I have spent the past 3 weeks at home mixing up my time working on my game, doing a couple of shifts at PowerGolf and spending some quality time with the family.
I came back to Malaysia still full of confidence after my win and I was eager to compete again. The weeks venue was Kelab Golf Rhamen Putra, a well established course about 30mins out of KL.
Arriving very early Monday morning (3:30am) I had organised a light day of practice with 9 holes to finish. On Tuesday I got stuck into it properly, a practice session followed by my final look at the 18holes. My swing over Monday/Tuesday didn’t feel great and I was struggling to find a good rhythm, however I was very happy with my game plan and I was confident I could take advantage of the course. Whilst it wasn’t a overly long layout there was a premium for hitting the ball in the fairway, it was rather difficult to get the ball close from the rough.
Unfortunately hitting fairways is something that I struggled with across the 2 days, only hiting 7 of 28….this made it extremely difficult for me to create any real opportunities. In the end I shot rounds of 75 (+3) & 72 (E) to MC. Really disappointed to have this result this week as I was looking to keep my momentum going…but I never felt comfortable with my game.
As bad as my swing felt for the 2 days I know its not that far away and I was happy with the way I hung in there on day 2 after getting off to a horrible start (+4after 5 holes). Over the last few months in particular I have been able to limit the damage done on days that I feel off, this is a great sign as I am now managing myself on course much better and not shooting myself out of the tournaments.
About to fly back to Sydney now where I will arrive back about 8pm, head home for a few hours sleep then jump in the car first thing tomorrow morning and drive to Canberra for the Ricky Stuart Foundation Charity Pro Am. Will drive back Tuesday morning for the first round of the Sydney Invitational which is played from Tuesday-Thursday at NSW GC, St Michaels GC and The Lakes GC…..looking forward to a great week of golf and posting some solid scores!