I did this last year and I had so much fun doing it I am going to do it again in 2020. It is looking like 2020 will be an even better year than 2019. For those that are new here is a little back ground on me.
A little bit about who I am. I grew up in western Pennsylvania playing a shorter course in the small town of Kane (Kane Country Club). This is a shorter (6000 yds) course but very tight and small greens. It was a great place to learn the game and grow up. I was lucky enough to play good golf in high school and earned a scholarship to play at St. Bonaventure University. I went on to have a very nice carrier there ( https://gobonnies.sbu.edu/sports/m-golf/2016-17/files/Golf_Career_Scoring.pdf ). I still hold the records for most wins (5) and lowest year scoring average at 73.0. From there I failed horribly at trying to play professional golf. I went out on my own didn't have a support team, slept in my car and never made a cut. I went back home with my tail between my legs and started over. I didn't play events for a few years as I was trying to find the fun in the game again and with help from my wife (she plays too) it has become a lot of fun again. I know I will never play on tour, but it is fun to try and play in these events. A fun note, I have 2 course records (60 at Urbana CC tie with Steve Stricker and Dylan Meyer & 61 at Kane Country Club) but I do not have any hole in ones.
I am looking to come into the 2020 golf season stronger and bigger than 2019. I started the season at right around 170lbs. The lightest I had been in over 20 years. This was not good for the golf game and I quickly realized that with a poor start to the season. By the mid summer I was back up around 180lbs and playing much better golf. I am going to start the Super Speed program next week and hopefully that combined with some more strength training I will be ready for a great 2020. Below is a list of events I have already confirmed (with the wife ) I plan to play in.
2020 Tournament Schedule
April 30 - CDGA Mid Amateur Qualifier
May 11 - US Open Qualifier
May 18 - 20 - CDGA Mid Amateur Championship
May 23 & 24 - Lincoln Elks Memorial Day Tournament*
May 28 - CDGA Amateur Qualifier
June 6 & 7 - Naughtin Open*
June 11 - IL State Am Qualifier*
June 20 & 21 - University of Illinois Open
June 22 - 25 - CDGA Amateur Championship
July 18 & 19 - UCC Club Championship*
July 21 - 23 - Illinois State Amateur Championship
July 25 & 26 - Twin Cities Championship*
August 11 - Illinois Mid Amateur Qualifier
Aug 12 - US Mid Amateur Qualifier
Aug 24 & 25 - Illinois Mid Amateur Championship
(These are subject to change and dates may be added especially 4 ball events. * denotes events we have won in the past)
In my bag for 2020 will be updated in April and look for more of the same as the @GolfSub70 irons and fairway woods will be in the bag for sure. Right now if this does not change and we play every round (stroke play round) possible it will be 25 tournament rounds in 2020. I am looking forward to another great year!