LPGA.com caught up with Na Yeon Choi for a quick Q&A. Choi talks about her off-season and she stayed in shape during her time off.
LPGA: How much time did you take off from golf and what did you do?
Choi: I took three weeks off from golf and I took the first vacation of my life. It was the first time I went on an airplane without my golf clubs! I went to Bali for five days and Tokyo for five days. I practiced my swimming in Bali and in Tokyo I went to a hot spring. I had a fun time relaxing and not thinking about golf.
LPGA: Describe the best and worst of 2011?
Choi: The best part of 2011 was winning the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia. I got a lot of confidence from that win. The icing on the cake was that it was the 100th win by a Korean on the LPGA tour. I am very proud of that. The worst part of 2011 was missing the cut at the U.S. Women's Open. I prepared well for that week but I was very disappointed with the result.
LPGA: What part of your game did you work the most on during the off season?
Choi: I didn't really focus on one part of my game. I focused on improving everything!
LPGA: Did you set some goals for 2012?
Choi: I have some general goals for 2012. I want to stay positive and have more fun on the golf course. I also want to try to stay healthy and keep injury-free. I feel I'm ready to learn more in 2012!
LPGA: How did you keep in shape during the off-season?
Choi: I did a lot of cardio work in the off-season. After six tournaments in a row last season, I started to feel tired and I had some problems focusing on the golf course. My trainer and I decided to work more on my cardio so I would have more energy on the golf course. I feel better now and I think I am in better shape.