This year, the PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com World Amateur has been following three golfers as they pair up with top golf instructors from across the country to improve their game leading up to the World Am. Those golfers – Jaime Costanzo and Jason Miller, each taught by Michael Breed; and Gene Chiarella, paired with Allen Terrell of the Dustin Johnson Golf School – checked in with us on the eve of competition, sharing their thoughts on what theyr anticipating heading into Round 1.
I’m feeling pretty good about myself. The lessons changed a lot of stuff that I was doing wrong.
Really excited, got here yesterday. Played a round yesterday.
Friday, we arrived. That would be the 16th.
Yep. We’ve been playing all week.
I haven’t played any of them (of the courses assigned to his flight). I haven’t played any of that. We have Prestwick.
I love Pete Dye courses. I don’t know what it is, the way that he sets courses up. My eye … I just, it fits me. And I’m not afraid …
A lot of people get messed up because he throws you weird angles, but I love it. I’ve heard nothing but good stuff about that. So that should be a good … I think we start there tomorrow.
Crow Creek, ever since they redid their greens, I haven’t played them in a while, but I think they made it a more challenging course and I’m looking forward to it. I love their greens, and that’s why I want to … I just like the course.
I’ve got Diamondback. I’ve never played it before. I have River Hills, (which) I’ve never played before. Legends-Heathland, I’ve played. That’s probably one of my favorites out of the Legends courses. And I have Willbrook, and I never played Willbrook. So I’ve got three courses that I’ve never played. So I’m always up for that challenge. I love new courses!
But I’m curious to see that what Allen did for me, if it’s going to work, and it puts me in a different light in the standings versus last year.