Monday, July 7, 2008

Summer Golf Season

The summer golf season is in full swing, which is pretty much what I live for. Summer is a great time to meet up with friends on the golf course as well as work on your game. I haven’t been competing as much as I would like on the Golf Channel Amateur Tour, because I have been on vacation and I have been preparing for The Women’s Club Championship. I was worried that my swing and all around golf game would deteriorate while I was on a month long hiatus and I thought I would have to hunker down for a month when I got back and work my butt off to get back to where I was. But, luckily that was not the case. While was on vacation I watched as many swing videos as I could from Justin Rose, Paula Creamer, and even Michelle Wie (before her injury) to keep my mind fresh when it came to the golf swing. The day after I came back from vacation I went out to the range and I was utterly amazed that watching all of those video helped remind me of what the golf swing should look like. Before my vacation my biggest issue was that my hips were too noisy, and no matter how much I practiced I had a hard time doing it, and my scores began to go up and I was not a happy camper. Magically when I got back I remembered that my hips had to stay still and I attempted to do that at practice and now everything my swing coach Kris had said in the past clicked and my swing is even better than it was before and finally my scores are going down and I am feeling comfortable over the ball again.

For whatever reason the Club Championship means a lot to me and I really want to play in it and play well. The lady who won last year is my Big Sis this year for our Women’s 18-hole club and I know she is more experienced than I am and has a 10-handicap. Statistically I don’t think I can beat her, but I know that if I am confident with my game and my short game is excellent than I will have a good change of giving her a run for her money. I will continue to keep you updated and my progress and how the Championship goes.


Lucci said...

Hi! Just a note to say I just disovered your blog and love it! I live on the east coast and have had clubs for years but really really got into golf this summer. I too have become obsessed and thanks for the great information. How often do you play? I am finishing up my group lesson this Sunday and hoping to play at least once a week. But I am reading about so many new golfers who play practically every day!!! Keep up the great blog and I hope you do really well in your tournament!!

Andrea said...

Hi Lucci,
I am so glad you like my blog. I am lucky enough to practice/play every day. Good luck with the group lesson and don't give up!