Looking into 2012

Looking ahead to 2012

The past year has been a great one with many rewards and now it is time to look ahead to the new year and the many experiences it will bring

2011 was for me an amazing year full of new experiences and for the most part very good golf. I started the year leading my conference (Mountain West Conference), playing my senior season for UNLV. I was able to maintain my lead and won the Mountain West Conference Championship after 6 top-10 finishes in 6 tournaments. Because of my game I got many recognitions that I am proud of, among them Mountain West Conference Player of the Year, UNLV Female Scholar Athlete of the Year, and a nomination for NCAA Women of the Year. I was extremely happy to finish my four years at UNLV in that manner, but also in May 2011 I graduated with a marketing degree, which was very important to me.

With my graduation from UNLV I enjoyed a very busy summer full of international tournaments back in Europe. One of the most memorable was the victory at the Vagliano Trophy, where I was invited to play for the continental Europe against Great Britain and Ireland. Once the summer came to an end, I took the trip back to the US on my new sports Visa. Here, I made my way through the first stage of the LPGA Qualifier.

Then I turned to a new page of my life, with the title of professional golfer next to my name. Despite not making it all the way to the LPGA tour this time around it has been a very rewarding time as a professional so far. I won in just my fourth tournament as a pro and shot my personal low of 64 (-8) on the Cactus Tour in Arizona. I have also learned the ways of travel and managing my own time in a way previously unknown to me. However, I still have a lot to learn and I am very excited about playing my first full season in 2012 on the Symetra Tour (previously called the LPGA Futures Tour). This year also hold further big changes with me moving to Maryland in the beginning of March, so I have a lot to look forward to.

This holiday, I have spent some time away from golf with my family, and it has been great with a little break. But already, my fingers are starting to itch to get back to it. I am returning to the US in a few days and then I can look forward to 10 days of intense practice in Florida with the Danish National Team, which should be the perfect kick start to the season. Many new interesting things lie ahead of me and I am excited to get started.

I hope everyone has enjoyed the holidays and I wish you all a very happy New Year!