I am very sorry for taking so long to write my third rookie blog! Hopefully what you learn from me today will make the long wait worth it.
In case those of you who didn’t know, my season had a very significant turning point after summer. The beginning of my season was full of struggles. My game was ok, but I had a hard time managing my tournament preparation. One of the main things was the traveling. I have been playing both tours – LPGA and Ladies European Tour - and with all that traveling, I never allowed my body and mind to rest. The weeks off I had to crash at a friends house or at a hotel by myself. It has been hard to get used to having no home base, and a place to practice consistently.
After the U.S. Women's Open I spoke with my agents and family and decided to make a big change in my life. I needed to commit to the LPGA tour, find a home base in the States and find a coach based in my same state, preferably same city.
Finding a coach was the toughest for me. I have always worked with the same coach (based in Spain) since I started to play golf, and it is not that I don’t work with him any longer. He will still be my coach and an important part of my team; however, the distance made our coach-player relationship very difficult. After a few months of searching, my prayers were answered. I found the PERFECT match for me. We worked hard on all aspects of my game, and I went out there and made my last four cuts. Not only that, but I was in contention for the lead in Arkansas. It felt good, it felt real, and it felt more like the player I've always known I was.
For the first time during this season, I got to the tournaments rested, relaxed and confident because I knew I had worked hard on the things I needed to work on. I was ready! I played pretty good golf in my last few tournaments, but most importantly, I'm learning to take positive things from all situations, and I'm growing stronger every week.
So right after Alabama, I flew down to West Palm Beach. My new home!! I am rooming with not only an amazing player but a super cool person. We couldn’t be more happy with our new apartment. It took us a few days to furnish it but it turned out fantastic.
With all these changes, I feel that I finally have a strong foundation to build from, and am excited to work toward becoming the very best I can be. This is only the very beginning. I am thrilled to go practice, I know what I have to do, who I have to call when I am not feeling right about my game, and where I have to go when I want to disconnect from golf: my new home!
Thank you to my fans and to the LPGA fans for all your support, and if you're interested in keeping up with me along my journey, follow me at facebook.com/BelenMozo!
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