Taking A Little Time Off During The Fall Series

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Posted by Dexter Francois | Posted in | Posted on Monday, October 17, 2011

I'mmmmmm baaaaaaack!!! With the onset of the Fall Series on the PGA Tour, I decided to follow in the footsteps of some of the upper tier professional golfers by taking some time off. This is the time of year when the games best take a month or so to recharge their batteries. Which sounded like a good idea to me.

Some players are fighting for their playing cards. Some are trying to get into the top 30 on the money list, which nets them an automatic invite to The Masters. Some, like Webb Simpson, are trying to win as much money as possible. Not that he's greedy. Quite the opposite. He is in a tight race with Luke Donald for the title of Top Money Earning on tour. For those who have secured their cards for the 2012 season, this is a time to catch up with family and friends. The PGA Tour schedule is very hectic and juggling both worlds can get kind of dicey.

My wife and I celebrated our 6th month together on the day I wrote my last post. Since then and now, we were able to spend some quality time together. Both of our schedules had become so busy. We were finally able to relax for the first time since the wedding day.

We took a trip to Las Vegas. Sensory Overload! I'm not much of a gambler, but there was enough sites and sounds to keep me occupied and up all night. I saw The Beatles, Love, my first Cirque De Soleil show. That was spectacular. Looking forward to seeing a few more. We also caught up with some friends we hadn't had a chance to hang out with in a while.

My clubs have been collecting dust during this time off. I'll probably get out at the beginning of next week. I'm anxious to see what kind of shape my game will be in. Currently, I am sitting at a 10.0 on the handicap index and my goal is to get down to single digits before the end of 2011. I'm a little apprehensive because if I am rusty, it will effect my handicap negatively.

I'm hoping that muscle memory will take over and I will be able to pick up from where I left off. Either way, it will be good to get back on the course. This is the time of year when most of the courses in the Phoenix area do their over-seeding. So in reality, I timed my little hiatus perfectly. My favorite courses should be just about ready for play.

Lastly, I'd like to thank those of you who have been following my progress. The Facebook fan page for this blog is nearing the 1000 mark and I m getting good feedback from others who are trying hard to improve as well. Hears to strong finish to 2011 which sets us up for more success in 2012. Have a great round and always hit your target.

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Comments (4)

  1. October 21, 2011 at 5:17 AM

    I'm definitely willing Luke Donald to win, but then I'm English, so I guess I'm a little biased! Still, it's been a long old season and both he and Simpson have played consistently throughout. They must be dying for a break. At least they get rewarded when they finish with a nice big cheque - unlike us mere mortals ;) although sounds like you had a lovely time in Vegas. Thanks for keeping us updated!

    Heather @ Leaderboard Golf

  2. October 26, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Either of those checks would be nice to receive. I'm a fan of Luke Donald. He's not the longest hitter off the tee, but once he gets those irons in his hands, he's unbelievable. The charge he made during the last round in Orlando was amazing.

    Vegas was great. Next time I'm bringing my clubs. There are a lot of nice courses in the area, one of which is right off the strip at the Wynn Hotel.

    Thanks for stopping by Heather. All the best to you.

  3. February 12, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    I remember when I watch the golfer professional they are great players. I always want to watch their match - play. They are impressive. :D

  4. July 3, 2016 at 11:26 PM

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