2009 Rookies - Question Three

The rookies of the 2009 LPGA Tour are beginning to make a name for themselves. Get to know the rookies as they share their thoughts on a few topics. Check back towards the start of the season to find out more about your favorite rookies as LPGA.com shares some insight into their lives.

How are you going to spend your off-season?
Rookie
Country
Answer
Tania Elosegui
Spain
I really need to disconnect, so I am going to do what I like the most apart from golf which is snow boarding. So my two weeks off are going to be in the snow (one week in Spain in the Pyrenees and the other one in Switzerland). I will spend Christmas day and New Year's Eve at home in San Sebastian, Spain.
Janell Howland
(not a rookie but participated in rookie orientation)
United States
Working out, practicing, and hanging out with my roommates.
M.J. Hur
South Korea
I will spend more time working out, working on my short game, and doing some mental training.
Mindy Kim
United States
I will pretty much be in California on my off-season, just practicing and spending time with my family and friends.
Jeehae Lee
South Korea
I'm spending a couple weeks at home in Korea just relaxing with my family. Then I will begin my off-season training, following my pre-q-school routine.
Stacy Lewis
United States

I will go home and relax, probably take a few weeks off and away from golf, then get back to practicing for the season.

Mika Miyazato
Japan
I will relax in Okinawa, and practice at the academy in Florida.
Anna Nordqvist
Sweden
2008 has been a long year, so I am going to take some time off and then work on different parts of my game to be prepared and ready to go in 2009.
Angela Oh
United States
I believe that practice in off-season is just as important. Right now I'm taking it easy, but when the end of January/February comes around, I'll kick it into drive. :)
Sunny Oh
United States
Even though I've attained my 2009 LPGA Tour card, I still want to progress and be better. My off-season will be filled with many days of working out and getting myself back into condition.
Shiho Oyama
Japan
Have a decent rest and work primarily on my putting and chip shot (short game).
Pornanong Phatlum
Thailand
I like to listen to music, watch movies, chat on the internet, and of course shopping!!!
Samantha Richdale
Canada
I am going to go home and spend time with my family for the holidays. After that, I will basically practice and get ready for the new year.
Jessica Shepley
Canada
I'm going to relax for a couple weeks and spend Christmas with my family before I get back to work in January.
Jiyai Shin
South Korea
I will have fun with friends. I will go to a few cultural events, museums, etc. It's been so long since the last time I've rested.
Nontaya Srisawang
Thailand
Just take some rest and keep practicing hard.
Kim Welch
United States
What "off-season"?? Just kidding. I'll take a few weekends to snow board in Lake Tahoe.

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