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Adam Gee: Euro Tour:

It's all a bit ka-putt

Plenty of practice in store ahead of Rome return

Adam Gee: Euro Tour Posted 11th October 2010 view comments

Another MC, this time by two shots, in Toulouse.

I feel like I got a little screwed by the draw this week. I had what amounted to two late tee times, what with having to play at 1000 and 1400.

When I teed off the wind was howling both times so I had no respite from it. That's the luck of the draw sadly and it wasn't the reason why I was sat in Toulouse airport on Saturday night waiting for a flight to take me back home.

Head up: Adam put himself in good positions from tee to green in Toulouse

Head up: Adam put himself in good positions from tee to green in Toulouse

A miserable year continues.

Grinding

But as frustrating as it is and as annoyed as I get I still feel like I'm improving and am working towards something better.

As I think back about my round there were a few moments I let myself down and a couple of shots that I would re-think and re-play but for the most part I put the ball in decent positions, I didn't lose my head and I kept grinding.

I drew a group of ladies who didn't speak a word of English, so again the A-Level French was called into action. Which was a good job as they proceeded to fire questions at me from the moment we met to the moment we shook hands!

Adam Gee
Quotes of the week

Truth be told I putted like a fool. I was too aggressive and I wasn't comfortable with my stroke. I had 36 putts on Friday, and that tells its own tale.

Combine that with an ugly treble bogey in round one and the reason that I ended up heading home was very clear.

The frustrating thing is that these are all things that can easily be fixed and I just have to keep trying hard to put them right and keep working on bringing it all together.

Earnings

My reward for another weekend off was a pro-am on Saturday morning on the other course at the resort in France.

This was a bit of a touch really as it paid 250 Euros and would at least be enough to at least cover my hotel bill for the week.

It would appear that with the few company days I played last week, my earnings may actually be in pro-ams and not prize money!

I drew a group of ladies who didn't speak a word of English, so again the A-Level French was called into action. Which was a good job as they proceeded to fire questions at me from the moment we met to the moment we shook hands!

I may not have made the best first impression as on the first hole, a par 4, I drove it into a greenside bunker, pitched out to a foot and a half and promptly missed my birdie putt, costing them a shot in the competition! Very loud tutting and a very French "oh la la" was all I heard.

It got a little better as I managed to make a few birdies and be on hand to hi-5 when it was necessary, but the highlight didn't come from me but from Joelle.

Stroke

Flat out Sunday the best she would hit her driver 130 yards max. But she would always plod along and get a score that counted.

On the one par 5 on the course she hit three ploddy golf shots to within 100 yards of the green (it was a very short course) and then proceeded to hole out with her fourth shot with a 5 wood for a birdie net albatross!

I thought the poor woman was going to have a stroke she jumped up and down so much. If you thought the European Ryder Cup team got excited, they ain't got nothing on our Joelle!!!

I spent the pro-am searching for something in my putting. I tried any thought that used to feel good, I racked my brains thinking of old putting tips and I tried to copy good putters.

Eventually I think I found something, and as is the way with this game, straight after a disappointment I have got something to be excited about and was eager to get home and go play to practice it!

I fly to Rome on Monday and it all begins again. There is no rest when you're struggling.

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James English says...

Hi Adam, love reading your stories, I recently started counting my putts and was amazed a how many I was taking, I am a 18 handicapper and I take anywhere between 35-45 putts per round, I reckon my handicap would reduce to about 12 if I could be consistent, but I really do find alot of it is down to trying to hard and reading too much break. Good luck in Rome.

Posted 16:10 11th October 2010

Barry Macmanus says...

Hi Adam, I really enjoy reading your stories from the tour. Ive got my fingers crossed that good result is just around the corner for you. Good luck in Rome

Posted 13:50 11th October 2010

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