It's been a couple weeks since last time, so it's about time for a new rookie blog.
I spent a couple weeks practicing back home in Phoenix before playing in Morelia, Mexico. I still have my base in Phoenix since my school days at Arizona State, and I just love it out there. The weather has been perfect in Phoenix, so I have enjoyed it a lot. It was very nice to have a few weeks to settle down and just enjoy being "home" before I was going to hit the road for a few weeks.
Two weeks ago, the LPGA Tour made its stop in Morelia, Mexico. I had such a good time! It was a fun golf course where you really had to think your way around the course. It was soooooo much counting as far as yardages and elevation etc., and since I did my yardages by myself that week, I am pretty impressed that I didn't count wrong once. Maybe those extra math courses in high school did some good after all…
Overall, I had so much fun in Mexico and it was a great learning experience. Being a rookie is an exciting time, since I realized there are endless things to learn about the tour and the lifestyle as a professional golfer. It is a lot of fun to meet other players and get to know the LPGA staff better. I promised myself I am going to be a little bit more on top of my rookie hours these next few weeks - which is another great opportunity to gain experience. We'll see how I do with that...
One of the best moments from Mexico, though, was walking up to the 18th green the last day in front of thousands of people - probably the most I have ever played in front of. While I was waiting to putt, the final group with Lorena finished up the 16th hole at the green close to ours. It gave me goose bumps to stand there while the Mexicans were cheerlig like crazy when Lorena made her birdie putt. It is incredible what Lorena has done for Mexico.
The not-so-fun part was the days after the tournament ended. I got sick the last day in Mexico, but fortunately the doctors told me early that it was a regular flu and not the swine flue, which was relieveing news. I did have a rough week though with a lot of fever, bodyaches, and headaches, but it is all good now.
I now look forward to a few days of practice at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia, before I head back to Switzerland and Europe next week for the Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open. I'm excited! : )
All the best, and I'll check back soon again.
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