Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Joseph Bramlett - Winter Quarter

The winter quarter has gotten off to a great start for our team. We came back from winter break and went straight into workouts and then began qualifying on January 21st. Our team went to Hawaii and successfully defended our title from last year. We went winless in the fall, but fortunately the guys got rid of that burden and we proved to ourselves that we have everything we had last year in our National Championship Year. We have all been itching to start the spring season and we are ready to keep this momentum going all the way to Purdue.

We have acknowledged as a team what we need to work on and everyone has certain things that they can do to help the team as a whole. Individually we still have a lot of things to work on, but we have gained a lot of experience from the start of the year. I think it is huge for us that everyone on our team knows what it feels like to win and we will definitely be using that as motivation for the rest of the year.

Personally I have some work to do to get myself in shape to help the team in terms of golf. I injured my wrist earlier in the quarter during workouts and have been going to therapy and allowing my wrist time to heal so that I can hopefully get back on the course. Its hard to say how long it will take but hopefully I'll be back soon.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Rob Grube on Winter Break

The winter break ushered in a welcome break from traveling and time for reflection on the fall season. Most teams would have been pleased with our fall season. After two seconds, some very good play from freshman Sihwan Kim, and a ninth place ranking, most teams would have said -- good start. Not us. Upon reflection, we were dissapointed with our fall season and itching to get back on the right course in the spring. We remain committed to winning every tournament, being ranked number one, and winning a national championship. With our deep pool of talent, anything less would be underachieving.

Our first tournament in Hawaii was the start for which we were looking. We won the tournament against some very highly ranked teams like ASU, Georgia Tech, and USC. Our second round displayed our immense talent and depth. We shot 17 under, the lowest team round by eight for the tournament.

Looking forward, our task remains translating our talent into results. In order to do this, we are focusing our attention in the weight room, on the driving range, and on the course to achieve these goals. If we work harder than anyother team, then I am convinced we will see our goals become a reality -- like we did last year.

Should be a great spring!