My preparation for tour school went according to plan, I prepared as best I could in the way that I felt would give me the best chance at becoming a member of the Ladies European Tour. I arrived out with 2 full days of practice ahead, allowing time to play the South Course and the North Course. I played well in practice, with the help of my Caddy Greg Stansfield on the bag.
I was quite nervous starting off the first round, I knew this was a great opportunity and I wanted to grab it with both hands. I hit some great shots, however my putting wasn’t as good as it had been in the past few months. A first round +7 on the South Course set me with a tough task ahead.
After the round I spent some time on the putting green, trying to free up my stroke, taking my mind off trying to hole the putts.
A second day +7 on the North course didn’t help much either, I was slightly frustrated as I felt I was playing much better than the score suggests, however as we all know it is not HOW, but HOW MANY at the end of the day.
I was becoming better at simply playing the game as the tournament progressed, I wasn’t trying to steer my shots, or try not to miss, as many of us do. I was simply playing the game.
My Final round of -2 on the North Course was more like what I had expected of myself. Some may think it is too little too late, but I gained confidence that will no doubt help me though life and my career.
Life doesn’t always work out the way we expect, so I have to deal with this. I love to play golf, so not securing my full playing status on the European Tour will not stop me playing the game. I will simply be playing in different countries and golf courses and enjoying the game I love.
I arrived back into Dublin on Saturday around midnight, and I was excited to get to play the fabulous Co.Louth (Baltray) golf course on Sunday morning pictured above. Life goes on!