Thursday, January 15, 2009

Golf Channel Amateur Tour


Golf season is happily almost upon us, which means The Golf Channel Amateur Tour starts very soon. February to be exact. I have been playing a lot in the off season and feel my game is finally coming around, so I decided to start playing from the men’s tees. If your remember from my GCAT National Championship post I said that distance on the holes was one thing that I was not use to. The holes were so long in Florida and it was hard to get on the green for the par fives in regulation. This year I am not completely sure where I will be playing from because the Directors of the GCAT have canceled my Sacramento Tour or at least removed our tour director, which in my opinion is complete BS. Phillip was/is an awesome tour director who was/is very organized, brought in outside sponsorships, and there were at least 40-50 participants at each tournament. It was a great tour and the members have spoken out about it, so we will see what will happen. However, they opened a San Jose Tour, which is a lot close to my home which will be really nice. I have no idea who the tour director is and where I will be playing, let alone which tees I will be playing from. Nonetheless, I want to come out to the tour playing some really good golf and I want to show the new members that woman can play golf. Some men forget that, which really bothers me. The saying that women are slower than men is over. I have played behind many foursomes of men with my family and they take longer than we do! Anyway, I hope everyone is have a great off season and stay tuned for upcoming fashion for 2009!

5 comments:

Cash said...

Andrea,
Hang in there. The Birmingham tour is also getting anew director. I've made contact with some folks at TGC, and there are a lot of changes underway in an effort to make the tour even better. I hope they are right - but we can only wait and see. Glad to hear that you are making progress with your game - good luck this year (I included you on my "Wishes for Golf in 2009 post a few weeks back....)

Matt Spence said...

It seems as though the Golf Channel is really pushing the "Amateur Tour", and I hope it really catches on. I have never participated in one before, but I'm going to try to play a few events this year.

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Jeff said...

Andrea, I am from the Bay Area and love golf, however I go to school on the east coast and want to try the Amateur tour out of DC. I am really looking forward to it. I will be back to the east bay for spring break and play some good old california courses before embarking on the DC tour. Just wanted to say Hi, it seems like we have a great deal in common.

Andrea said...

If you love golf and a bit of competition then you will really like the GCAT! You meet a lot of cool people, have a lot of fun, and learn where your weaknesses are. Let me know how it goes.

Cheers!