Monday, January 13, 2014

Day of Firsts

Sunday was a day of 'firsts' for me:
  • It was my first tournament in the Golf Channel Am Tour.
  • It was the first time I played at the Raven Golf Club at Verrado.
  • It was the first time I hit myself with my own golf ball so hard that it created a bruise.
Yes, you heard me right.  I hit myself with my own ball during play so hard that it stung, and I now have a bruise to show off my golf skills.  It hit me in my chest just right of my right collar bone.  I was playing out of a desert lie and the ball hit a rock, came directly back at me and "SMACK", it surprised me more than anything but that's just the way the day went for me.  That wasn't the first embarrassing thing.

Welcome to the Golf Channel Pro Am Tour!!!  I got my name called out on the first tee, "Welcome to the first tee...Seth Williams from Chandler, Arizona!"  It was really cool, and surreal and then I proceeded to top the ball into the desert.  My second ball, I pulled left into the desert left of the fairway.  I ended up with a 10 on the first hole, not a Snowman but a Bo Derek...a stick and stone.

Needless to say, I ended up last in my flight, which is called the 'Hogan flight'.  Ben Hogan would roll around in his grave if he knew I was in a flight named after him after the way I played.  :)