Asia Pacific Classic

FAE9B686-0D18-41AF-8B25-7A4F3586481DA quick trip up to Zhengzhou in China last week for the inaugural Asia Pacific Classic. A co-sanctioned event with the Asian Tour.

After a 3 week break back in Melbourne, I was keen to get back into tournament golf and play at the familiar St. Andrews course, one hour east of Zhengzhou city in central China.

It ended up being a pretty quiet week in terms of momentum on course and results. Having contended in all of my last 3 events going into the final day I missed that feeling of being near the lead. I finished in a Tie for 43rd.

I did however have some moments of brilliance with some long iron shots into par 3 and par 5’s. My scores of 72,70,74,72 signified my feeling of a quiet week in which I never really got anything going. I traded 13 birdies with as many bogies and never got more than 2 under or 2 over during any round.

Moving on from China I had planned on traveling to Europe for two weeks to play Challenge Tour events in the Czech Republic and Switzerland. Unfortunately my entry into the Czech event came up just a handful of spots short of gaining a start through my category so I decided not to fly over to Europe to wait around as a reserve.

I’ll have the next month or so with little to no events. The Tour in a China has also just announced an unplanned 3-4 month break until September. Thankfully I have tour cards on 3 other tours for 2018 so I will head home and plan out the middle of the year.

I will also use this time to continue the improvements on my fitness and movement work with my golf swing. I’ll also get a chance to fine tune some equipment issues and look to come back to tournament golf in late June.

I hope everyone reading is getting plenty of activity and golf themselves.

Until next time, take care and thanks for reading.

Mat

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