Saturday, June 1, 2013

Putting Drill

Hi Everyone,
I came across this great drill that Paula Creamer uses to help with her putting. I have a GC Am Tour (Golf Channel Amateur Tour) Tournament tomorrow and I was just poking around the Golf Digest website trying to find some tips in preparation for tomorrow. I know most preparation should be done on the driving range or at the golf course, but work has taken up all of my time. Sadly my golf game has suffered immensely and I am just doing some "last minute studying" to remind me of the basics before my tournament tomorrow. Thankfully I have played in about 90% of the tournaments so far this year on the GC Am Tour and have been in the top half of my flight in most of them, but, my goal every year is to get 3 wins so I can qualify for Nationals which will be in La Quinta, CA this year. My lack of practice time has made this quite a bit harder for me. We have about 6 tournaments left so I am not too worried about it, but keep your fingers crossed for me! I hope everyone had a great memorial day weekend and all of you took a moment to remember the brave men, women, and service animals that gave their lives to make our so great. Enjoy the tutorial and wish me luck at my tournament!

                     Paula Creamer's Putting Drill

Monday, November 26, 2012

Golf Digest Video from Paula Creamer

Hi everyone,
I know I haven't written anything in a long time and I do plan to, but sadly golf has been put on the back burner. I did play this year on the Golf Channel Am Tour and I did win this year! I was very excited about the win and I really hope I can find more time in the coming months and next year to really focus on my game. I am happily down to a 14 index again which is very exciting. I was also at the point where I was consistently shooting in the high 80's. Finally! But, work kind of got in the way and it was hard for me to get out during the week and just practice. I haven't played for about four months now and I really do miss it. I do promise to get back into writing blog posts about my golf adventures, but I hope this awesome video posted by Golf Digest about Paula Creamer's tips on how to play different shots with your hybrid will do until then. Enjoy!

                 Click here to read the full article!
                 Click here to see the video!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

I love Paula Creamer so I had to post this video of her giving driving tips at the LPGA Tournament in Mobile. Enjoy!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Golf Channel Am Tour - National Championship Round 1

Wow what a tough first day. I had some great playing partners today, but for some reason I just couldn’t really get anything going. I played at St. Johns Golf and Country Club located between St. Augustine and Jacksonville, FL. The day started off with an early morning adventure and when I mean early I mean early. I got up at 4:00am to be ready and waiting for my friends by the car at 5:15am. We drove to the golf course and had a great breakfast and when 7am rolled around we made our way to the driving range and got ready for our round. Coming into nationals I wasn’t that confident with my driver and I worked with the new head pro at my club on keeping my lower body stable at impact and making sure I rotate my upper body through the shot. I only had a few hours to practice the drills he taught me, but it seemed like I wouldn’t have a problem once I got to Florida.

Today I had about 45 min to warm-up, so I mainly stayed on the range and worked on my swing. I didn’t know which game would show up today, so I didn’t expect much from my round, but I didn’t expect to shoot 102. I only hit 5 or 6 fairways, had 7 holes where I 3 putted, and some how I hit my 3 wood further than my driver. There was a point where all I could do was just laugh at my game. I made so many stupid mistakes today that it just became comical. After my round I had lunch with a group of friends and then hit the range for an hour and worked on my putting for about 30 min. I drove back to the hotel emotionally exhausted from the round, but thankfully hanging out with friends and one mojito later made it all go away.

Every night during nationals there is a player’s party where are the tour players meet up and you can view everyone’s scores and just moan and groan about your round. While I was there I overheard a few people talking about auditions for the next Golf Channel Am Tour commercial which made me really excited. Every time I watch those commercials I always get so angry because they never show women! There are a ton of women who play on the tour, granted not as many as men, but never the less we should be included in the tour’s advertising and marketing materials considering how fast women’s golf is growing. So, I walked over to the room where the auditions were being held and signed up! When they called my name I was really nervous, just because I had never really done anything like this before, and I wanted to be a good representative of the women on the tour. Once they started filming it all just happened so naturally. They just asked me to state my name, where I was from, my handicap, how long I had been on the tour, and a few other simple questions. It was a fun experience and hopefully I will make it on TV or in one of the promos for the website. I will keep you posted if I find out any more info.

Well, it is time for me to get things together for tomorrow. I tee of at 1:30 at the World Golf Village

The World Golf Hall of Fame is here so hopefully I will find some time to look around before or after my round. I can’t wait to see what happens tomorrow. I think I just might leave my driver in my bag and tee off with my 3 wood. At least I will always be in the fairway. :) Ta ta for now!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Women's Net Amateur - Day 2

Hi everyone,
I woke up this morning wishing I was more refreshed, but it felt like a bunch of frat boys decided to take a trip to Monterey and stay at my hotel last night. Oh well what can you do. My main focus for warm-up today is getting comfortable with my putting stroke. If I can feel comfortable with my set-up, then I will make more putts. Here is the website again if anyone wants to see where I stand going into today. Being T7 puts me in a good position. I don't think the leaders can shoot the same score as they did yesterday and I know I can play better and if I make more putts than yesterday then I should be in good shape. Ok off to warm-up. Wish me luck!