Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Dakota Dunes Casino Open
After a disappointing final round last week, I'm playing for a bit of redemption tomorrow at the Dakota Dunes Casino Open. The course is unique from the others played on the Canadian Tour because it is a links course. The wind cuts across Saskatoon's open plains and across the course creating challenges at every hole. Yesterday afternoon, a storm flared creating an F3 tornado not far from the course.
The course is long at 7300 yards and despite afternoon showers, should play fast and firm. Massive slopes on the green edges will provide some opportunity for creative shot making. Based on how well I've struck the ball in the past week and a half, I believe this course will suit my game and give me an advantage over a shorter hitter. I should be one player in the minority that is able to reach some of the 600+ yard par 5s in 2 shots.
As always, putting is crucial. I've gone back to my belly putter and made some minor stroke adjustments this week that should give me a chance to hole more putts.
I'm looking forward to another great week and improving my results.