Unchartered Territory

Unchartered territori

“It’s not about how hard you can hit, but how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward” – Rocky.

And with the risk of being way too poetic, golf has sure knocked me down a bit this season. Every week you watch on TV, you mostly get to see the top-20 or so, and it’s easy to forget that more than half of the field go home without a paycheck. It is something I have never really had to worry about, but this year has been different. I have had a stretch of a few months now that I have simply just played bad golf for the most part. Missing that many cuts in a row is a completely new experience for me and it has been more than frustrating.

Last week in Grand Rapids, was the first time in a very long time that I actually felt in control of the clubface and able to hit the shots I wanted. It felt like I actually knew what I was doing which was refreshing to say the least. In the end, I still made some dumb mistakes and came up one shot short, which is no fun, but at least it feels like I am finally getting somewhere. While I haven’t put it all together completely yet, I know that it’s going to come together soon.

It has been a very humbling experience on the LPGA but also an extremely good experience. As a rookie there are so many new things to get used to, and I am pretty sure everyone agrees that it by far is the hardest year on tour. Other than being hard on the golf game, it has actually been the most fun year in my professional career by far. My caddy Nicolas who I met back in March through mutual friends, has been incredible to travel with and have on the bag. Even this far in the season we are still learning from each other and trying to improve as a team, but he always makes me laugh and feel at ease whatever the situation and I am very thankful to have him by my side down the fairways (and occasionally the rough, but let’s not talk about that).

While this blog is a little saga about the hardships of a rookie year on the LPGA, the positives by far outweighs the negatives. I also want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the continued support. If you are reading this and tired of hearing about missed cuts, I can assure you that I am even more tired of missing the cuts ;) But the words of encouragements everywhere on social media, really means a lot to me, even if I don’t get to respond to them all.

I have three more tournaments left of the regular season and going to work very hard to be fully prepared for them, and just keep moving forward.