Kayla Mortellaro: Rookie Blog Two

Kayla Mortellaro
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Kayla Mortellaro putts on the green during Round One of the LPGA 2013 Kia Classic at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California.

As a rookie trying to find a routine that works is imperative. Usually a typical week includes getting to the tournament site by Monday to play 9 or 18 holes that afternoon.

On Tuesday, depending on the time zone change I will either get up early to play 18 holes or sleep in to get out by mid-morning for 18 holes. Tuesday afternoon includes putting and chipping practice to gain a better feel for the speeds of the greens.

Wednesday morning I get up early to play 9 holes and have the rest of the afternoon to hit a few balls for tempo and spend most of the time chipping and putting.

Obviously, Thursday and Friday are the first two rounds of the tournament and hopefully all of my preparation work during the week along with good execution means I am playing on Saturday and Sunday.

The main challenge with finding a good routine is working around lots of activities that are required functions for the week and flight schedules to get to where I want to go and when. Each week gets easier and I am happy to have this opportunity to play on the LPGA.

Topics: Rookie Blog, Mortellaro, Kayla

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