Snapping Turtle

Seeing this guy only added to my misery this month (June 1, 2013)

You probably read that headline and thought I was talking about the Royals (maybe) but I'm going with my current golf game right now.

Ugh - this is a frsutrating time. At the beginning of the month, I was ripping my driver and accurate too. Played with Jeffrey Parson and was outdriving him by more than my normal amount. Significantly more. And it was a cold couple of days, too.

Then I joined a men's league out at Auburn Hills and for some reason my driver didn't come to the back half of May. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong but I'm hitting them high and right and that's very uncommon for me.

But the irons are still there, I'm confident that when I hit the fairway, I'm locked in to the green. Then I can't putt. I asked my friend Rob what he thought (because he is smarter than I) and he didn't have an answer. Asked my Dad what he thought, even though he can't see my swings. His answer was the best I'd heard: "Golf's hard, sometimes."

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Former Shocker goflers Zach Potter and Cameron Bishop are battling on the Adams Pro Golf Tour right now but just two weeks ago, they advanced through local qualifying for the US Open to sectionals in Dallas.

Along with Dustin Garza, another former Shocker, they will try and get through to the US Open at Merion Country Club outside Philadelphia. Just some names to see running down the field at Lakewood Country Club: Former PGA Tour winner Scott Verplank, former British Open champ Justin Leonard, Rich Beem and current wunderkind Jordan Spieth. Potter will actually be teeing off with Verplank - how's that for being in the moment?

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MacDonald Golf Park celebrated it's 100th anniversary this week.

The golf course is a Wichita institution and it's great that it's been able to survive after Wichita Country Club moved to their current location after World War II.

The course celebrated it's centennial anniversary by offering green fees for $19.13 including a cart (what a deal!)

But it's a great course, with really nice mature trees that make some of the tighter narrow holes, much more narrow. Read my review of it here:

http://www.kwch.com/sports/kwch-gm-sports-grants-golf-blog-macdonald-golf-park-20130425,0,6136139.story

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Tiger is struggling at Jack's house outside Dublin, Ohio.

He is the defending champion of the Memorial Tournament where last year, he added to his impressive resume of iconic shots by nailing a flop shot on the 16th green in the final round.

He is 10 shots back of leader Bill Haas at 1-over par but he said he isn't that frustrated with his rounds (I'd love to be NOT frustrated after rounds of 71-74...).

But everyone is looking at Rory McIlory who finally got things back on track on Friday for a 4-under round through 14 (ended short for darkness). He posted a 78 on Thursday, his worst opening round score of his short professional career.

Rory will get it back in order, I think we need to remember he is only 23-years old. Plenty of time for him to be the great golfer we all assume he will be.

Watch him make the cut on KWCH all weekend after 2 p.m.