I don’t go searching for new golf blogs to read. I leave that kind of research up to fellow bloggers like the big cats over at EatGolf and Hooked on Golf Blog and then I jump on the bandwagons I like. And I don’t put every blog I’ve checked out in my links list; I just put the ones I read frequently enough to subscribe to their feeds. I might start a more encompassing list of golf blogs and other golf sites, but that remains to be seen.
Today I’m adding a link to a relatively new golf blog called Luke Swilor’s Road to the Tour. Luke is a professional golfer playing in the mini-tours, trying to make it to the big show. To me, it is just riveting. I love getting the inside look at what it’s like on this path. And it’s got drama, too. I guess it’s leading up to Q-school at the end of the year and I have every confidence that he’ll make it. I’ll definitely be rooting for him.
I wish there was a female equivalent of this blog. I can’t seem to find any straight forward information on what that path even looks like or where the entry is. From what I can tell, there are nowhere near the number of “mini-tours” for women as there are for men. I suspect it would be a whole different ballgame trying to stay in the black since the purses are so disparate. Plus, I don’t even know where a person has to start as far as qualifying or going to golf school or anything. I bet there are some men who would like that kind of information from Luke. What did you do to get where you are now? What were the steps you had to take? Maybe I’ll have to create the female version.
Anyway, I wish I could say my blog was also subtitled “Road to the Tour.” Maybe I’ll call it
The Much (much) Longer Road to the (other) Tour.
Maybe I should get to be a scratch golfer before I worry about that. But a girl’s gotta have goals, right? Hey Luke – how about a friendly wager – a race to the tour? Since I just started golfing a little more than a year ago, how many years handicap will you give me? Next post.