Life on Tour so Far
So if you asked me how life was on tour so far there would be many things to say. With two LPGA events and & seven Symetra events under my belt, the very first thing that comes to mind is “I’m loving it”. I really am enjoying it. I love the travel. I have always been a planner, so the planning everything that comes with being on tour hasn’t been too bad, even though I am trying to balance two tours. I am not saying it is easy, but it gets done.
Also, I am enjoying the friendships that are being made, meeting and staying with many host families, as well as seeing new cities. Both tours do such a good job with giving us opportunities to get involved with community outreach and I love being a part of those activities when possible.
I love the preparation that goes into getting ready for a tournament and with that I am learning a lot. Just to name a few things, I am learning just how competitive it is out here and that there really is no room for mistakes out here. Also I am learning to fight for every shot; it just may make a difference come Friday or even Sunday. Lastly, I am learning that you must stay in the present to enjoy what you are doing and not get ahead of yourself as what is to come, especially when you are going on your 5th or 6th week on the road. You can wear yourself out thinking about it.
Matthew 6:25-34 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
So with that, what is hard out here? The eating out gets to me. I love to cook and have never been one to eat out, even in college it was only a Friday night or Saturday night thing. You all know how golf works; you wake up, eat, play some golf and eat, eat again, and wake up and do it all over again many days in a row. That gets hard.
Finally, the cost of everything hasn’t quite settled with me yet. It is expensive out here. Without the support of my family, many friends, and supporters from home and across the south, it would not be possible for me to be out here. I really am very thankful for all of my supporters, because all those things that I said as to why “I am loving it” are because of them. They are all giving me the opportunity to be here and experience a golf season like no other. If it is another person who has made it easier for me to be out here it is my boyfriend, Marco. He is out here caddying for me right now and has helped me with it all, the travel, planning, golf, laundry, chef, training, taking care of me when I am sick….you name it. He even gets to put up with me when golf doesn’t go so well. So, I have to give him the credit he deserves. The days that it may be hard, he reminds me of why we are blessed and lucky to be out here for my 2013 rookie season. I wouldn’t change it for anything.
This is the first year for the event.
Will Inbee Park defend her title?