This week it is all about... Alena Sharp

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Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images

Alena Sharp of Canada poses for a portrait at Hamilton Farm Golf Club on May 17, 2011 in Gladstone, New Jersey.


This week is our third “Player of the Week” feature on LPGA.com. Every week throughout 2012, we will spotlight one LPGA player and provide an in depth look into her life -- both on the course and off of it. Keep coming back each day to learn more about Alena Sharp.

 

 

 

FUN FACTS
  • Q: If you had one day to do anything you’d like, what would you be doing? A: A lawyer, taking part in trials, etc.
  • Q: What is your go-to shot under pressure? A: A small cut. It is controllable, it lands soft and I can hit it very easily with my style of swing.
  • My best travel tip is…. Drink plenty of water. Flying really dehydrates you. And make sure you have something to read or a game to play it definitely makes the time go by faster.

 

Alena's Media Buzz

Read the buzz about Sharp winning the Canadian Women’s PGA Championship or being voted 2011 Female Player of the Year by Canadian Golf Journalists.More >>

 

Sharp and focused
Canadian ready for breakout year in 2012

BY NEAL REID

Many players spend the offseason implementing swing changes and wearing out gloves while hitting ball after ball on the driving range.

For Canadian Alena Sharp, this past offseason was all about what was going on between her ears. The seven-year pro took six weeks off to decompress, play some hockey and work on changing her mental approach to the game she loves.

Working with a mental strength coach, Sharp has altered her mentality toward golf and has admittedly eased up on herself. More >>


 

 

2011 STATISTICS
  • STARTS: 17
  • VICTORIES: 0
  • ROUNDS UNDER PAR: 10 of 45: 0.222 (T81)
  • DRIVING ACCURACY: 360 of 519: 0.694 (83)
  • BIRDIES: 119 (T70)
  • SAND SAVES: 13 of 34 (90)
  • TOP 10 FINISHES: 1
  • EARNINGS: $77,982
  • EAGLES: 1 (T83)
  • PUTTS PER GREEN: 1.89 (120)
  • GIR: 444 of 666: 0.667 (T44)
  • DRIVING AVERAGE: 255.2 (27)
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