Rice had shot 92-82 in the first two rounds of the event. He began his quest for a pro golfing card last month when he shot 83-76 and missed the cut at an event in California.
How hard is golf?
Trust me, Jerry Rice would have to keep playing a lot more competitive rounds to see if he can make it. I think Jerry Rice can make it, if he tries really hard for another 10 years but I don’t think it’s going to happen over just couple Nationwide events.
A lot of people may not realize how hard professional golf is but trust me, I’ve been in the pro golf gutter most of my life, the stakes are a lot higher than any amateur tournament and even higher, if golf is the only thing you know how to do to make a living.
On the other hand, Babe Zaharias was a women’s olympic star who decided to take similar route as Jerry Rice, except she exceeded everyone’s expectations by winning the U.S. Women’s open eventually.
I guess it all boils down to how determined you are no matter how badly you fall. Yes, I have shot a ton of 96s in my life at golf tournaments because I simply couldn’t handle the pressure but if you keep playing, you get used to it and start scoring better eventually.
I just got back from my practice today, here’s a couple swing thoughts I was working on:
1. Making sure to cock my hands more “upwards” because I tend to lay off my clubface at the top.
2. Downswing felt automatic once I got the backswing done correctly.
3. Also, don’t forget to “finish” your backswing before your downswing, otherwise it will lead to a mess of events and club manipulation.
By the way, some of these thoughts my help you might not, I am just writing them down on this blog so I can remember it and go back to it if I start losing it. But it may help you greatly, try them.
Never be afraid to try new moves. If they don’t work, just fall back on your old moves.
I tried some new swing theories I had today and they didn’t work, so I simply fell back to my swing thoughts from the day before.