Panama City Beach, FL---From a stellar prep career to two years of junior college golf, and two years at Florida State, Mosley alum Chase Seiffert now feels ready for a shot at making it big in professional golf.
"You know it was a great time and Florida State really prepared me, I feel like, for the next level, professional golf. And the coaches there do such a good job of transferring players into the professional level."
And in fact Chase's already had a serious taste of pro golf, getting a sponsor's exemption for the PGA Tour's St. Jude Classic last week, playing in a field that included the likes of Phil Mickelson.
Chase just missing the cut, and a check of at least ten grand, by a single stroke.
"And to start out on the highest stage in my professional career, and to be able to hit good shots both days, coming down the stretch is going to help me out in the long run, for sure. My confidence level is really high right now. I'm hitting the ball well, and I played well at the PGA Tour event. It just came down to a few putts here and there to keep me from making the cut. My confidence level is really high and that's the key to golf, you have to believe in yourself and what you can do."
So playing that Tour event helped Chase believe in his game, and it helped him focus on what parts of his game need to be sharpened.
"Needs work? Putting. I've always been a reall good putter and believed in my putting stroke. Just need to make a few more ten to twelve footers. And actually this week, my driver let me down a little bit and that's usually one of my strengths. So I'm just gonna fine tune that a little bit and get ready for Monday."
Chase talking about the qualifier for the Web-dot-com Tour's Rex Hospital Open next week in Raleigh.
He'll take a shot at several Monday qualifiers for that Tour and the Hooter's Tour in the next several weeks while honing his game for PGA Tour Q-school in the fall.