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Posted: June 26, 2009
Adam tees off at Bethpage Black.
I hope this blog finds everyone well. Sorry it's taken me a few days to post an entry this week. I was pretty exhausted after the US Open. It was an interesting 5 days in Farmingdale. A lot of starts and stops and also long days. I sat in my hotel room for most the day on Thursday watching the television coverage and also the rain come down outside my window! It made for a long day so I was anxious to get started on Friday morning. I felt good after my first round and was striking the ball as well as I have for quite some time. It gave me a confidence boost which is exactly what I needed to start my second round less than 90 minutes later. I was able to play 11 holes in my second round before they called play due to darkness. Needless to say it was an exhausting way to start the tournament but I was pleased with my performance so I had some momentum going into Saturday.
On Saturday we had an early tee time to finish our second round. I had a decent day but was feeling pretty tired so I went back to the hotel and got a little rest before we were called back out to start our third round around 5:30pm. We got a couple of holes in before the rain was back in full force and once again play was called for the night. The US Open is always an interesting major and this year's weather made it even more interesting than usual!! More rain than I think I've ever even seen at The Open Championship! The USGA was faced with several challenges and for the most part got the course ready as best they could given the circumstances. I know the spectators were muddy from head to toe so thanks to everyone that came out and weathered the storm so to speak! Congratulations to Lucas on a great victory.
I'm in Europe for the next few weeks. I'm spending some time with my Mum and it's been great since I don't get to see her very often. I'm also going to play in an exhibition match in Sweden against Henrik Stenson on Monday for charity. I'll let you know how it goes next week!
I also want to announce our winners for our US Open/Open Championship Trivia Contest from our June/July Clubhouse Newsletter.
1st place: Patsy Mangan 2nd Place: Crystal Barnett 3rd Place: Michelle Marshall 4th Place: Tony Evans 5th Place: Katie Smith
Congratulations to all the winners! Thanks to everyone that participated and be sure to sign up in the clubhouse section of my website to receive our newsletter! We will have more contests in the future so it's a fun way to share your golf knowledge and win some prizes.
Shifting gears, I was saddened to hear about the two separate auto accidents that occured this past week involving family of two golfers. My thoughts and prayers go out to Chris Smith who lost his wife, Beth Smith, in a tragic automobile accident in Indiana. My thoughts are also with Skip Kendall who lost his mother in a separate car accident last week. Life is so very fragile and my thoughts are with both families during this difficult time.
Until next time, take care. -Adam