You guys may have noticed that I recently added a link on my Blog Roll to Phil Bundy’s Quest.
My new golf blog friend Phil gets a chance today to say a big Hello! to all of you and we both hope you’ll click thru and visit his blog and if you have a golf blog or golf related website, we hope you’ll link to his blog.
Phil and his little partner that you see in the photo are ‘good people’, as we say here in the country, so please help promote Phil and his quest and we’ll both send good thoughts your way!
Hello, Travelling Golfers!
I thank Mike Sigers for recently introducing me to you on Travelling Golfer.
On January 1, I embarked on a quest to achieve my dream of playing on the PGA Tour.
I fell in love with the game of golf at age nine when participating in my first junior golf clinic in 1975. As a junior golfer, I won my state high school championship by a record margin.
In college, I was a member of the 1986 NCAA Championship golf team at Wake Forest University.
On the way to turning pro, life got in the way. My father died, and I returned home to be with my mother and family. Next, I earned an MBA and started the long process of building a company. Then came marriage, family, and home.
A few years ago on my 40th birthday, I took my toddler Charlie to the golf course. Watching his joy as he ran across the fairway, he provided the inspiration to renew my childhood dream of playing professional golf against the world’s best players.
Over the past couple of years and after nearly two decades away from competitive golf, I began preparing by working on my game and playing in mini tour events. Making progress, I won two small events on the National Golf Tour.
Now at age 43, I will play in open qualifiers on the PGA Tour and, hopefully, the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament in the fall.
For me, my effort is not about winning major championships but about learning the answer to the question, “Can I make it on the Tour?”
In 2009, I will learn the answer to that question.
I am sharing my journey through my blog. I am also utilizing social media networks, and I have been overwhelmed by the interest and support of many people. Like in real life, golfers online are gracious and friendly.
Please take a moment to visit my blog and reach out to me on Twitter or Facebook.