I hope everyone is having a great start to 2019! Facebook keeps yelling at me to post something...fact is there’s not been much to post about. We’ve been in Naples since Jan 5th. Tom plays golf most every day; either in a game with friends or fellow Michiganders he’s made friends with, or practicing at Treviso Bay’s practice facility. Having (Associate) status on the Tour means he’s a member at all the TPC courses across the US. It also means that a lot of places will let him play for free when he plays with a member. Fiddler’s Creek (where we’re staying) has been nice enough to let him play anytime for free (and he can bring guests) so that’s been nice too. We’re so thankful for the kindness of the people we’ve met down here...and obviously of our sponsors or we wouldn’t be here.
Two weeks from tomorrow is his first qualifier of the year, in Boca Raton. We’ll be meeting up with his buddy Scott Pieri who has the same status as Tom this year; which will be fun for both of them as they can coordinate where they’re staying & work their contacts to mutual benefit (Scott arranged for a place for Tom to stay while at the qualifier in Boca through one of those contacts). I will also help them to do this a little more cost-effectively. They’ve really developed a great friendship based on the shared desire to be successful at this level. We are thankful for Scott and his friendship for sure!
I’ll start posting again regularly before the Boca qualifier. After that our schedule gets pretty hectic so get ready to see me in your feed again...we’re more than ready to get this show on the road! 🏌🏻♂️ ... See MoreSee Less
Tom's schedule is available to view now...I've added all the Sunbelt Tour events into it, but he's not sure which (if any) he'll be playing in this year. I'll keep updating this as we learn more about the qualifiers (dates/times).
May the Lord be with your spirit. May God's grace be with you. Enjoy family & faith on the Eve our our Lord Jesus' birth. We wish all our friends & family a blessed Christmas Eve & joyful Christmas Day! 🎄 ... See MoreSee Less
Tom got to spend some time with his boss Scott Dieleman yesterday playing TPC Sawgrass with a couple customers. One of the perks of having some status on the tour is having a membership at Sawgrass & playing privileges at all the TPC courses! When we move down to Naples next month he will utilize TPC Treviso Bay as his home course & practice facility. ... See MoreSee Less
Sorry I didn’t make a post yesterday. It was a rough day emotionally for all 3 of us. The stress of what could’ve/should’ve been took it’s toll (mostly on Tom & I - Mike is amazingly positive) and it was difficult to get past. Obviously having been so close to the ultimate goal and then watching it slip away, no matter how hard you try, is devastating - both to experience as a player & to watch as a wife. I will write a blog about these past few weeks & explain in better detail. I think it’s important to let you in on the not-so-great side of our story because after all, I promised to take you all along with us on our journey. It can’t all be hearts & roses, there are thorns in there too. The next couple of months will be a bit of a break for Tom. We’ll be back in Michigan for the holidays from Dec 17-Jan 5 and then we’ll come back to FL (Naples) where will stay until the end of March. The Sr Tour events will start up again in February so he’ll have some time to practice & work through some swing issues he’s having during that time. Thanks for your well wishes & support...it means more than you know. #teamwerk ... See MoreSee Less
Hang in there Leslie and Tom. And make sure to call us when you get to Florida. You can come up to the Hideaway for a round. The best is yet to come!
Where in Naples?
Congratulations Team Werk! Long road is better than no road!
I am still very proud of you and your accomplishments don't ever stop trying. Love you guys
you may not havepreached your goal yet, but it is still attainable.
Many fall, some get up. I’m willing to bet Tom always gets up.
Sorry that you guys didn't make the top 5. But what a nice run it was. Keep the faith. I'm sure Tom keeps learning new things out there which in itself is exciting . Loved following you online. Have a nice holiday 😁
Proud of you Tommy and Boogs!!! Learn and grow.
Our hearts are full of pride for the effort and difficulty that you have gone through these last few weeks. The positive is no ground was lost and we know you will make that end dream come true. Love you friends...🤩
You said it Mo👍 Keep on keepin' on you guys❣️❣️❣️
Always here for you!
Congratulations on making it through Q School. See you when you come back
The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up!!!
Tom, we are all so proud of you. Keep grinding, you’ll get there.
I was watching online !!! Love y’all
Keep your chin up Tom Werkmeister keep at it your a great player!!!
One step at a time. Never give up. Good things are coming your way. Would love to see you guys when your in tow
In a time that I was at one of life’s low moments, a wise man told me “Everything will be fine in the end. If it isn’t fine now, you are not at the end”. I found/find that statement to be extremely hope-filled. Keep up the hard work and dividends will be paid.
Love you guys!!!!
It’s gonna happen, patience is key. Happy holidays.
Followed online all 4 days
Was like I was there,but very stressed
Play like a champ babe
That is who u r
GO TEAM WERK
TEAM WERK MAKES
LUV U GUYS
Enjoy the time off
See u in Michigan in a few weeks
So the report is 3 bad shots cost him 4 strokes...but all-in-all Mike is very pleased with his ball-striking. Honestly, I’m such a wreck after having to stay home today & watch online that I really don’t feel like posting anything else. My ulcer is back & I’m tired.
Lots of Werk left to do. 9:50am tee time tomorrow #teamwerk ... See MoreSee Less
Once again, the score you see online does NOT tell the story of what happened out there. Tom’s swing problem reared it’s ugly head again. He has a drill he needs to practice EVERY day & before EVERY round until he gets past this particular glitch. Today he did not do that drill before his round (trusted he had it under control). In his words, he had the mid-iron swing yips. However, he hit his driver well (barely) missed 2 fairways, hit his chips & pitches great & putted pretty good. All these things made for a stressful round, full of scrambling to keep what ground he’d gained. It was cold (by Florida standards) 49 degrees, windy and the greens were running about 12’s. All this made for a great day for Tom to have swing issues - because he’s so good at playing in challenging conditions - his “poor play” in those conditions equates to another’s good play in those same conditions. I hope that makes sense. Anyway, that’s how you move up 10 positions when you’re not playing your best. 😉 10:54am tee time - much Werk to be done. #teamwerk ... See MoreSee Less
My point was his score looked good on paper...it was not so watching it. He did well to scramble his way to a good score.
Seems like he's doing just fine to me.....positive vibes!
I just read this and thought he shot a million. Checked the scores and he did great. Get it done Tom
Tied for 8th is a good position to be in... couple good rounds now and he'll be there!
Grinding is what you do best...you can do this🤩
I was worried to look at the leaderboard after reading the first part of the message. I looked and was very happy! Keep grinding team!!
I think he played great! Keep up the great Work!
Never let up! Hope conditions stay "Michigan Favorable"!
Nice outcome Tom
Keep positive and play your game. In great position. Go Team Werkmeister
Buddy you should be proud of yourself for grinding it out and pulling out this number. Cuz you know you can do much better so when your bad days are like this man your good days are going to shine very bright. Keep it up one more day! Go get them
We're excited! Go Tom! PMA. Positive mental attitude
Never be satisfied, grind away!!!
Stay on the grind bud, keep it up!
Keep it going Tom! You’re doing awesome!
Great playing and great position Tom
Lots of folks back home in Michigan trying to Will your putts in the hole from afar. Have a great day out there
Tom played great today other than the 3 holes that cost him the strokes he gave back. The conditions were not easy; wind & FAST greens (probably 11.5 to 12). With the wind, 18 played super tough, even the pro-shop said that was probably the hardest hole today. Unfortunately that was also his worst swing of the day & in those conditions, an unforgiving, tough hole goes from bogey to double. Tee time tomorrow is 10:21am...lots of Werk to do. #teamwerk ... See MoreSee Less
Good practice round today. Although Tom is struggling with some swing issues right now, he & Mike were able to work through some things that helped a great deal. He’ll need to work on those “fixes” some more during tomorrow’s practice round and hopefully will find a comfort zone to take him into Tuesday’s first round and through the rest of the week.
Tuesday’s tee time is 9:14am off #1. I am going to try to get there in time to watch him on the back 9 on Tuesday & I’ll go out for the all 18 on Friday (I’m working this week). They shuffle pairings according to score after Tuesday’s round.
Top 5 finishers this week walk away with full status for next year. If it’s the same as last year, finishing 6-30 will earn conditional status (which is what Tom has this past year).
During the last half of Friday’s round...Tom struggled. After the round he & Mike went to the range where they discovered Tom’s ball position had crept way forward in his stance...which leads to him having to slide forward to try to get to the ball, which then leads to all kinds of directional issues. It’s always something easy...it’s just a matter of figuring out what it is. Part of the learning process between player & caddy is the caddy knowing when & if he should make mid-round suggestions. They came to an agreement during this last round that ball position is something Tom needs to be aware of when & if he gets out of position again in the midst of a round. Developing a comfortable-ness with where the ball needs to be (he’s always played it forward) comes with practice. Thankfully he has friends down here who are able to provide him a place to do just that. ... See MoreSee Less
It was a little scary at the end...but this piece of paper is all we needed! We’re off to TPC Tampa a week from Sunday. I am SO glad this week is over! Time to enjoy a nice relaxing evening out with a very handsome man & his caddy 🥰 ... See MoreSee Less