Thursday, November 14, 2013

Patrick Rodgers - Postcard from the practice tee!

Hello from the Farm,

Now is an exciting time to be a part of Stanford golf. The fall season has come to a conclusion and the offseason is upon us. Personally, I view this time period as extremely enjoyable, productive, and essential to future success. Although we don’t have any team competition days between now and our trip to Hawaii in February, we are all more motivated than ever to work on our game and improve.

There are a lot of us on the team that are taking the next few months to compete individually to stay sharp for the spring season. Thanksgiving and Winter Break both have plenty of opportunity to compete against the top players in the world in various offseason events. As individuals, we can take the many lessons learned from the fall season and try to improve in those areas and then go test it in competition. These offseason events are really crucial to being ready to play in February and being better not rusty on our trip to Hawaii.

Personally, I will be competing next week in the Callaway Invitational at Pebble Beach, a fun offseason event with an obviously outstanding venue. I am thrilled to be able to compete at Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, and Del Monte and see how I have improved over the last month of hard work here on the farm.

Lastly, I cannot imagine a better place to spend the winter. Not only is the weather ideal for playing golf and getting better, but our facilities provide every opportunity to isolate your weaknesses and groove your strengths. Our resources such as Trackman, the guidance and assistance of our coaches and trainers and access to golf courses in the area truly provide the greatest opportunity to be the best golfer you can be. I feel so fortunate to be able to spend another winter here at Stanford and I think we are all excited for the limitless possibilities of the spring season.

Go Card!

Patrick Rodgers