September 16, 2009
I’m sooooo happy to be home for a few days! The San Diego weather is cooperating to make my home time extremely enjoyable. The gals from the LPGA are playing in the Samsung tournament this week at Torrey Pines. They all seem to be having a marvelous time here in Sunny Southern Cal. We took in the Padres game last night and then meandered over to the Tilted Kilt for a little pool. Apparently I have some work to do on the green felt surface.
Arkansas was a little rough for me. I was truly disappointed with my play. I feel I’m on the road to some great golf and not be able to put up the mental fight I needed to make it happen was disheartening. Hopefully a little R&R will leave me fresh for Danville and Alabama. I’ve made some really good progress from the beginning of the year but took my “one step back” last week. The good news is that leaves me in line for two steps forward!
Hope you all are doing well. Thanks for checking back with me. I’ll let you know of any and all exciting things happening.
Oh yes….nice hat trick this past weekend with wins coming from the Trojans, Broncos, and San Diego. I’m going to soak it up while it lasts!
September 10, 2009
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September 10, 2009
Well it has been a very crazy few weeks….well going into months actually. I find myself in Rogers, Arkansas this week. It is a little gem of a city and home of Walmart. Great peeps and great course. Pinnacle has undergone a make-over and what a success it is. I’m really looking forward to teeing it up on Friday. But, before that happens I need to recover from the road trip leading up to here. San Diego-Dallas (for a lesson)-Lytham (for the British)-Wales (Wales tourney) Iraq (goodwill tour)-Colorado (Hall of Fame Induction)-Portland (Safeway Classic)-Callgary (CN tourney)-Dallas (another lesson)-and now here in Rogers.
Although I love my job and being on the links, the highlight was definitely Iraq. I was blessed to go last year and had the opportunity again this summer. You all can be proud of our men and women serving our country and fighting and protecting us. Tim Williams from the Examiner has written an outstanding article that articulates my experience probably better than I could. I have attached the link below. When I arrive home after this week I promise to post more pics of my trip and anything else I think you may have an interest in. Thanks for reading and stay tuned!
August 25, 2009
Made it to Portland after a few great days in Denver. Great to see family and friends. It was an honor for me last night to be inducted to the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame. I’m very happy to know I was able to contribute something to the sport and state I love so much. I do wish a had a mulligan on my speech…..because I was worried about slow playing the audience I whiffed on thanking my Dad, brother and hubby Patrick. That was a definite triple….
Looking forward to playing Pumkin Ridge this week. Check back in a few days for my post about Iraq, complete with pics. It truly was an amazing trip. Also, if you need a break during the day look me up on Twitter under Jilly McGilly.
August 18, 2009
I’m in London waiting for my flight to Kuwait. I’m doing a goodwill trip in Iraq again this summer. It was so rewarding last year I couldn’t say no.
I just finished playing in the British and spending a week in Wales. There was a bright spot in my golf: winning the British qualifier. I think I wore myself out before the actual event started, which was a bummer.
I love playing over here. Not sure I would like to do it 365 days a year, but it is a great change.
This last week the theme was how golf is so rewarding. I found myself staring at the Harlech Castle while playing Royal St. David Golf Course for a week. It is located on the west coast of Wales. The town itself is out of a storybook.
Without golf I know I would never have seen many parts of the world: Southport, Lytham, Harlech, Criccieth and so on. Well, maybe if I was a historian.
Reflecting on the week in Wales, I think part of not playing relaxed had to do with the drive to the course every day. I’ve never experienced roads like the ones from Criccieth to Harlech. The highlight every day was an over-under bet Patrick and I placed on how many cars would come over the one-way family-owned toll bridge while we waited on the other side for the light to turn green. I think the side gap was about two feet on either side of the car.
It would be impossible to count the number of sheep on the way to the course. And we never received an answer on what the color coding on the animals meant.
When the sun was shining, the landscape views were stunning. I imagine that driving the northwest coast of Wales is similar to the California coast drive experience. I would recommend it to anybody. This part of the world is a gem.
You must have patience and a good ear; the accent can be heavy. And I give a thumbs up to the ham and cheese baguette.
Well better end here, but check back soon.