Monday, December 1, 2014

Kemmer Update - Year in Europe

2009 Stanford Golf graduate, Dodge Kemmer, has been playing some great golf over in Europe the past few years.  Dodge has been splitting time between the European Tour and Challenge Tour, traveling all over the globe in the process.  Here is what Dodge had to say about this past year in Europe: 

"The end of yet another busy season: I played 25 tournaments in 21 countries, including 7 I had never been to (Turkey, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Azerbaijan, Norway, Finland, and China), and took over 80 flights which traveled over 160,000 miles. When I wasn't traveling, I was playing golf. 

Of the 25 tournaments, 19 were on the Challenge Tour, 4 were on the European Tour (two counted as both), and two were in Asia.  My best finish on the Challenge Tour was tied-5th in Kenya, and recorded another top 15 in Northern Ireland (tied-12th) and finished 88th on the order of merit on the Challenge Tour.  I shot in the 60's 17 times with my best round a 65 (6-under).  I saw significant improvement in my greens hit in regulation (12.30 GIR/round) and my putting (47% from 6 to 12 feet). 

I managed to earn status on the Challenge Tour for next season, which I hope to complement with privileges on the Asian Tour, in similar fashion to my 2013 season.  I am excited that I can confidently assert that I have made or am making significant and critical adjustments and improvements to my game and approach that will give me the best chance of success in 2015.  Namely, my mental game and attitude both on and off the course, and my ability to identify the causes of poor shots on the golf course and adjust accordingly within seconds -- rather than days.

Finally, I'm planning a return to regular updates on Facebook and Twitter.  

Thank you to everyone back home for your support. I enjoy hearing from you and knowing that you believe in me!

Have a wonderful holiday season and I'll be back at it in January."

Dodge was a member of the 2007 Stanford NCAA Championship as well as the 2008 NCAA runner-up teams. We wish him warm thoughts as we watch him compete on TV in the often times colder climates!