DGM: Describe the strengths in your game. Do they vary from round to round or is there some part of your game that you always have confidence in?
CL: I would say that driving is the strength of my game. I play a lot of hyzer shots and can throw 400 ft hyzers with pretty good accuracy. My putting is what was holding me back a couple of years ago but it is improving every day. The most improved part of my game is the mental aspects however. I used to think I had to shoot perfect and gun at everything if I wanted to win. This would get me in too much trouble because I would try to do too much every round. I learned to just play smart and play my game and be solid enough to give myself a chance in the next round.
Cale with Discraft President Jim Kenner.
I love the saying that 'you can't win a tourney in the first round, but you can definitely lose one.'
DGM: What are some of your goals for the rest of the 2006 season? Are you looking forward to making a statement at either the USDGC or the Players Cup?
CL: My goals for the rest of the season are just to keep improving. I know now that I can compete with anyone when I am on top of my game. I plan on playing worlds for the first time this year as well as USDGC and players cup and if I could get top ten at each, then I might be satisfied. Right now I have the state championships to look forward to this weekend. I am the defending champion and I would love to get my name on the 26-year-old trophy again.
DGM: Where do you hope to be this time next year? Any plans to travel to more events in 2007?
CL: Well hopefully this time next year I will have graduated from the University of Minnesota. I have about 35 credits left so I should be done by then. I hope that I still will be able to play a lot next year, but I may have to find some "real work". I can't imagine playing any more tournaments than I have this year. One that I would love to play in next year is the European Championships in Finland. I have a lot of distant family there and I am looking forward to being there.
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