I'm just sitting here in the hotel about 30 minutes prior to us leaving for the course to prepare for our first competitive round of the season, my eighth at Carleton (hard to believe). Our players have worked hard this summer and this first week of preseason practices, and hopefully we can go out and perform this afternoon.
I went over to the course earlier today to drop off the donation box for our Patriot Golf Day fund-raiser and teams were already making the turn. This is one of the largest events we'll play in all year, and eight nationally ranked teams (including the Knights) are in the field. We played Wild Ridge Golf Club, the course we'll play on Sunday, yesterday and checked out Mill Run afterward, and I think we have a pretty good idea of what we need to do to be successful this weekend.
With that said, it's golf and anything can happen. It's not like Tiger or Annika go out and win everything, and I can't think of another sport where you might play really well and not have the score to show for it, and you might play really poorly, yet still end up with a decent score. What we've tried to preach to our players is to stay even emotionally throughout the rounds and the season. If we are to play with the consistency we need to be successful, we'll need to adhere to that thought.
We hope everyone is enjoying this final weekend of summer, and we'll check back tonight.