Winter is finally setting in. I'm still playing but the tournament season is done for 2012. It had been more than 20 years since I had played in tournaments. Bowling Green Open in 1994 and not much has changed.
I played in 7 events this year and finished at the bottom or dead last in my division 6 times. The only exception was the Battlefield Open in Richmond where I finished 12th out of 26 players in intermediate. That was a bid day for me. It was the first time I had ever finished in the prizes in a PDGA sanctioned event. My prize? Three Crystal Z Buzzzes.
My worst tournament had to have been the last two. In Advanced Masters at the Winchester IFO I was had a terrible first round but the second round was going much better and with 2 holes left I was beating my morning round by 5 strokes. Unfortunately for me I had a 6 & 4 to finished the round and finished with the exact same score. I finished last and the kicker was a real nice guy who has been only playing for about a year and in his first tournament finished ahead of me because of the end of the round blow up.
The exact same thing happened again last weekend at the Fall Colors at Newport News DGC. I had an average morning round (I was still in last place) But my afternoon round was going so much better until with 4 holes left I decided to fuck it all up and finish with the same score as my morning round and put a choke hold on that last position.
I have decided that next year I am going to be in the Advanced Grand Masters division and will be semi-retired from tournaments and play in local tournamnets only. I can finish last locally. I don't need to drive 150-200 miles to finish last anymore.
On a better note I finished my latest dye last night. I have been wanting to do this one for a long time...