I thought I would talk a little bit about the last few tournaments I've played in. So here it goes! I played in the Navistar LPGA Classic in Montgomery, Alabama, and I'm not going to lie - it was a bit of a struggle and a very frustrating week. I hit my driver the best I have hit it in a very long time and I was stoked for that because some of the tee shots were a bit tight. My irons were pretty good and I hit a lot of greens. My putter was the one giving me grief. I just could not get it going on any of the days and I was bummed out a little - well maybe a lot, - because all my putts would either burn the edge or just hang on the edge. But after the round, I would go inside and have some of the amazing desserts they had and I felt better. So, it was a disappointing week, but the golf course was awesome and the people and volunteers were so nice. Gotta love that Southern charm! Oh, and the tee markers were really cute, too, with all the different kinds of trucks and other motor vehicles. I even took a picture with one!
The next week we played in my neck of the woods (sorta) in Danville, California. I'm from about an hour and half from there, so it felt really nice being in Northern California. I had good vibes for the week, but my putter was still cold, so the good vibes didn't do me any good. But the cool thing about the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge was that I was the Rookie Spotlight of the week and it was a lot of fun. I got interviewed on one of the greens and was asked lots of random questions. I liked how the questions weren't only about golf, and I got to talk about myself outside of golf. The interview aired during play on Friday and I guess Golf Channel showed some shots of me during my round. I got texts and Facebook messages saying that they saw me on a par 3 saying "thin to win!" I wish they hadn't shown that shot but, oh well, it got a few laughs I guess. Anyways, my rounds were again a bit frustrating. I drove the ball even better than the last week, my irons were even better, but again my putter left me hanging. It wasn't until the middle of my third round that I started putting better. I changed my set up just a tiny bit and then my putts started rolling in. The next hole I rolled in my 8-footer for eagle and it was much better from then on. The next day was much cooler and a bit rainy, and my two-under jumped me up a bunch of spots to T33. So I guess it was a pretty good ending to my two week stretch of not putting that great.
After that, I went straight to my new (kinda - I've been there for over a year) home in Arizona to play in the Arizona Women's Open. It was a nice tournament to play in since it's local and we got to ride in carts and use range finders. It's nice just to have a chance to play in something. A handful of LPGA players were there, so there was some good competition. Funny thing was that my putter came back to life. I guess that's what happens when you relax, huh? Oh well, it was a fun event to play in and I got third place. After that, I took a break from golf for a week and it was very refreshing. Did some of this and some of that, but I will talk about that in my next blog =)
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