|Teeing off at my new golf home - Elmhurst GC|
This season started on a high note when I made the decision to join one of my favorite local courses - Elmhurst Golf & Country Club. I knew the difficulty of the course and the superb practice facilities would naturally help me continue to improve my game.
Unfortunately, early in my tournament season, I struggled and finished with very poor results which left me feeling tired and unmotivated. It's always difficult to put so much time and effort into something only to fall short when it counts - I really struggle with that! Knowing that I still had the MB Amateur (our biggest local tournament) ahead of me, I made some changes and scaled back my workout and practice routines - I wanted to avoid potentially burning out so early in the season.
I prepared half-heartedly for the Am, not entirely convinced I even wanted to play after the disastrous start to my competitive season. Not surprisingly, I had a very mediocre first round and thought to myself, "here we go again", which is a terrible attitude to have in the middle of a tournament.
|Team Manitoba with the Royale Kittens |
at Nationals in Lethbridge.
For Nationals, I traveled out to Alberta to play a beautiful course called the Lethbridge Country Club. The course was tough with huge trees, narrow fairways, and thick, thick rough. Sadly, I missed the cut in the Mid-Am category by one stroke but I enjoyed the experience of playing with some of the top amateur golfers from around the world!
|Managed to get up & down for par on this nasty|
little hole at Midland Hills GC in Minneapolis
So overall, it has been a very up & down season (not unlike every other season I have played so far!) with rounds ranging from even par to the tired and embarrassing 94 I fired the other day (yikes!). As I move forward with my golf training and practice as much as I can until the snow falls, I will try to focus on the positives and forget about the not-so-positives.
What a nutty game!
Kate is also a TPI Certified Golf Fitness Instructor which allows her to blend her passion for golf with her love of helping others achieve their health and fitness goals. Learn more here - http://surefirefitness.ca/golf.html