My first year as a professional golfer is in the books. My season ended two weeks ago in Daytona Beach at the Final Stage of LPGA Q-School. Although I gave it a good run, I did not come away with an LPGA card for 2014. I shot 71-71-73-76-74, finishing T-65th out of 153 women and five shots away from earning a partial LPGA card.
Thanks to the help of a new team of coaches, I made great progress in my game before I arrived in Florida. Both my swing and my mental approach saw drastic improvements, and my scores the first three rounds reflected this work. Had I had more time to work on these changes, I believe I would have finished the tournament as strong as I started. This is nothing to regret or lament. Rather, the improvements that I saw only made me excited for what is to come in the 2014 Symetra Tour season. I cannot wait to see where my game will be after a full year of work with these coaches.
The upcoming off-season will be an important time for me. A wonderful holiday break in Boise has given me a nice reminder of what seasons look like, but I am excited to return to the eternal sunshine of Arizona. I plan to put in as much effort as possible in the next eight weeks so that I will be ready to show it all off when I tee it up in the first Symetra event of the year on February 21st. Not only will I be working hard in the next few months, but I will be working smart under the guidance of my new instructors- and I believe this will be the difference maker.
It is amazing to think that just one year ago I was collecting my degree in Lincoln. Thank you all for your support and encouragement all year long! Cheers to another year of adventure ahead.
Finally, what is a Dec post without some sort of list to sum everything up? To make this year's end official, here are a few of my favorite things: