Breaking America with Rachel Connor - Daytona was a ball
13 Apr 2010 - 09:05:44
I had a great week at the Daytona Beach Invitational. As a member of the Duramed Futures Tour Player Promo Team I have decided to commit myself to everything that the Tour asks me to do, so that may mean, one week giving coaching sessions to young golfers and the next taking part in a photo shoot to promote the Tour.
No two weeks will be the same, it gives me the opportunity to get to know more of the tour players and I have a chance to give something back to the game and the Tour too.
When I arrived in Daytona I was informed that I had been chosen along with a few other players to attend the Daytona Cubs Baseball Game but not only that, I was going to be making the first pitch of the game!
I also took part in a photo shoot which was great fun - take a look at the picture on the blog for evidence!
My first round of two-over-over par 74 left me some work to do to make the cut but my second round of two-under-par 70, which included an eagle on the last hole secured my place to play on the final day.
I was beginning to feel that my game was coming into shape but my final round didn't quite go to plan and I posted a miserable 78 to finish the tournament at six over par.
Nevertheless, I do feel that my game is back on track - my putting was much better this week. Last night I drove back home to Bradenton and today I will be heading back to the IMG Academy and my coaches Gary and Larry to prepare for my next two events in Texas.
April 23 - 25 Historic Brownsville Open
Rancho Viejo, Texas
April 30 - May 2 Texas Hill Country Classic
San Antonio, Texas
On May 3rd I will then be flying back to the UK to spend a little time with my family and friends - I hope to catch up with everyone who follows my progress during that time. Whilst I'm at home I will be playing in the 72 Hole Charity Challenge on May 14th at Crompton & Royton Golf Club with my brother Scott in aid of Dr Kershaw's Hospice, Link 4 Pink and the Skin Deep Foundation - so watch this space for more information.
Until next time, Rachel