After a week in Thailand I found myself back in Taipei, this time I planned on getting out on course. The venue was the Linkou Golf Club just outside the main city, and it would prove to be a good test of golf.

This tournament was originally scheduled to be played earlier in the year, however due to unforeseen circumstances the greens were not in a playable condition, a few months later they were still not at their best but they had come along way. After a couple of looks at the course I had come up with a good game plan. This week patience was going to play a big factor, with the greens only running 7.5-8, lots of grain in them and a few leftover patches from the disease it was going to be hard to hold putts….but it’s the same for everyone.

Wasn’t completely happy with how I was swinging it during the practice days and found that I was a long way off my ‘A’ game but still felt I was good enough to compete and be in the mix.

As the week progressed I found my game slipping further and further away from where I was wanting it to go but I hung in there and grinded my backside off every shot. I must say it is probably the least comfortable I have been over the ball for sometime. Whilst it definitely wasn’t the week I was hoping for with my ball striking I was very happy with the way I was able to hang in for the 4 days and make the best possible score I could.

Ended up shooting scores of – 71 (-1) 68(-4) 75 (+3) & 73 (+1) to finish T-46th

Currently at the airport on my way to this week’s tournament in Malaysia. Looking to finish this stretch of events with a bang!

Thanks to the Yeangder Group and Charming Hotels for their sponsorship of last week’s tournament, both companies are heavily involved in golf in Taiwan and I look forward to coming back and competing later in the year.


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