Since I couldn't play in it, I decided to stop by the VPO this weekend in Arlington,TX. I heard Avery Jenkins would be there and knew the names of some other great players that would be there so I figured it would be a good chance to be a spectator for a change, and maybe see a friend or two.
I found a spot to watch a few holes form a good vantage point and sat down to watch. card after card came by and I saw some great throws as well as some not so good ones,haha. What slowly sank in is the feeling that I should have been out there playing and it got quite depressing.
I mean some of these guys are just amazing to watch. and it made me think about the problems with my own game more than anything.
you know.. you watch a throw and think.." I made that same shot last week", or something, but them my mind follows as to why they are great players and I cant even win a local mini. for me I'm pretty sure it's consistency and putting.
and then I think it's mostly mental and then I just go off on all sorts of tangents and before I know it I want to go play golf! which isn't a bad thing.
I guess I need to keep playing Minis and see what happens. and maybe next year I'll be in a better position financially to play some more tournaments.
oh yeah, I also felt bad because some guy let a beer can fall out of his bag , and then he just walked off and I had to pick it up after another group came by and in my mind I thought they were thinking " oh look, some drunk spectator, at least he's picking up his can "
that and it still seems like I am an outsider to my locals. I see the same people all the time and no one seems to talk to me. maybe I need to be more vocal? heck, I joined my local club and twice gave them my info and never received a phone call or email. do I have bad breath? haha :)
anyways, I don't think I'll just be a "spectator" anymore, if I cant play I'm not gonna show up and watch.
I hope McCabe wins it. go DD !!!