Summer Grind 3

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Summer Grind 3

It has been hot in Dallas, TX this summer and so has the grind. Looking back two summers ago I was playing solid golf leading up to the Texas Open, and last year I was ready to “retire” from golf and find a job. 

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Golf and Wedding Planning

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Golf and Wedding Planning

The past six months have been golf filled, just undocumented. I first want to thank my fiancee for agreeing to take this life long journey with me. I proposed back in December of 2017, and we have been planning ever since. It has been very exciting and exorbitant.

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Advocates Tour

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Advocates Tour

The major news I have for 2018 is that I will be wearing my first logo on my golf shirts. I acquired a deal with the Advocates Pro Golf Tour to play in all of their events and represent them in all other golf related events. I’m excited to be able to advocate for minority golf. It’s such a huge deal in professional golf with the lack of minorities on the PGA Tour, the Advocates Pro Golf Tour wants to push that forward.

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Summer Grind 2

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Summer Grind 2

The grind doesn’t stop. During the summer I seem get more things done, maybe it’s because of the extra hours on daylight. My day mostly consists of waking up early, going to the gym, and either playing golf, working with The First Tee Dallas, or doing things to grow my business and brand.

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Growing & Learning

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Growing & Learning

I am growing and learning right now. I’m continuing to keep my head high and reach for the stars. With God, influential people and positive people in my life, and always being willing to help somebody else along the way I know that anything is possible.

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Tour Qualifiers

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Tour Qualifiers

Looking back now I see how you can’t let external factors influence what you are doing, but that is something you have to mentally prepare for before you even tee the ball up to start.

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Trusting His Plan

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Trusting His Plan

I went from missing three cuts in a row to winning twice in two months....Having faith, setting goals, and working a schedule has really helped me continue to work through all the obstacles and setbacks...I’m happy in this moment with those victories. It makes me feel like God is seeing all the hard work I am putting in and blessing me for it. Thank you God.

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Missed Cuts

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Missed Cuts

When it comes down to it golf is hard, but I have made the choice to play this game professionally. So, no matter the results, I have to keep faith that God is orchestrating all of this and that my time will come.

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Q-School: PGA Tour LA

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Q-School: PGA Tour LA

I always hear stories about guys that miss getting status on the PGA Tour by 1 shot, I’m one of those guys now. It is an interesting how I got there. Over the past three years I’ve done 4 different PGA Sanctioned Qualifying Schools. To further explain, a PGA Sanctioned tour is any tour that feeds into the PGA Tour through ranking or money earned. You have PGA Canada, PGA China, PGA Latin America, and Web.com Tour that fall under this umbrella. I have done all four now, but PGA Latin America is the closest I have been to receiving status as a PGA Tour member.

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The Business Plan

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The Business Plan

I’m still looking for a couple more investors to reach my full amount of $60, 000, but I’m excited I can get started with my tournament schedule for next year. My ultimate goal is still to win on the PGA Tour. I know I can do it, I have it planned out now. I just had to write it down.

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Qualifying School 2016

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Qualifying School 2016

he path to the PGA Tour is most often accomplished through the Web.com Tour. Formerly known as the Nationwide Tour, Buy.com Tour, Nike Tour, and Hogan Tour back in the early 90’s.  The difference between the PGA Tour and Web.com Tour is the prize money.

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Summer Grind

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Summer Grind

Currently, I am working on my game with Dan Brown (swing coach in Memphis) and Pat O'Brian (putting coach in Dallas). I could tell you guys a whole post on what Pat and I have been working on to improve my putting. Putting and driving accuracy are the two areas I want to improve the most on my game right now.Currently, I am working on my game with Dan Brown (swing coach in Memphis) and Pat O'Brian (putting coach in Dallas). I could tell you guys a whole post on what Pat and I have been working on to improve my putting. Putting and driving accuracy are the two areas I want to improve the most on my game right now.

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The Lone Star State of mind

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The Lone Star State of mind

I have officially moved to Dallas, TX. I have been here for a little over two weeks now, and my experience has been amazing, so far. Upon arrival I immediately got plugged in with The First Tee of Greater Dallas.

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Life on the C-list still feels like an "A"

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Life on the C-list still feels like an "A"

I was recognized a lot walking around from being on the last season of Big Break. I like to tell my friends I was a C-List golf celebrity this week. Subsequently, people wanted to share new ideas with me and demonstrate their products as well.

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Nín hăo (Hello)

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Nín hăo (Hello)

Chinese culture is very interesting to me. A couple things that I've noticed is that they eat very healthy here and if they do eat fast food the portions are very small and they they don't have much respect for standing in lines...

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Next stop: China

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Next stop: China

I am going to Kunming to earn full status on the PGA China tour through qualifying school for this season...out of roughly 110 players, 15 of them get full status (exempt into all twelve tournaments) and the next 20 players get conditional status (exemptions in to varied tournaments).

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5 Goals for 2016

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5 Goals for 2016

Happy New Year and hello everybody. This is my first journal entry, hopefully many more to come. I am writing these journals so you guys can get a view into my everyday life and to work on my writing skills. Don’t criticize my writing yet, let me get a few journals in first.

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Fellowship Christian Athletes Sports Camp

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Fellowship Christian Athletes Sports Camp

 

I was honored to be given the opportunity to volunteer my time and efforts towards Fellowship Christian Athletes (FCA) this summer. June 2014, FCA help at sports camp in Kutztown, PA with 14 different sports and more than 600 high school, middle school, and youth athletes. I was among 1 of the 4 coaches that assisted with golf. 

It was an amazing experience getting to watch this group of young people improve in their sport and faith. The week long camp provided athletes with outstanding instruction, skill development, and intense competition to prepare the camper for future athletic competition. 

Working alongside PGA member Bob Kraymer, Steve Whittenburg, and Craig Weber, we were able to improve the campers golf skill dramatically and their faith. It was really special watching the light bulb go off in the athletes head whether it was pertaining to something new they learned in their sport or faith. I look forward to going back next year.

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