Golf lately has really started to feel like my comfort zone. I've had some chaotic days and everything around me is changing but then I get out on the course and there's this calm unlike anywhere else. As my game continues to improve, my competitive rounds are feeling more and more comfortable and I just know this is what I want to do for the long-term foreseeable future.
I competed in the Maricopa Meadows A-tier the weekend before last (see the PDGA article HERE) and although my competition beat me by a size-able number, I still came in second and am mostly proud of it. Considering I popped a rib out of place earlier that week, I preformed as best I could and my putting really saved the day. This tournament was a great start to 2016 and I'm optimistic that it'll only get better as the year moves on. I've since recovered from my injury and feel better than ever, more confident and more smooth with my throws. My #2 best friend/boyfriend (Yes Erika, you're still winning) drove 6 hours from California to support and caddy for me. I don't think I would have made it through that tourney without him, especially since I packed my bag pretty heavily for 2 days of 27 holes! A huge thank you to him for that, it means the world to me.
We were hosted by local hero's Javier and Amyjo, the warmest and most inviting people I've met in years. These two are part of this amazing disc golf community where a complete stranger can reach out for a place to sleep for the weekend and not think twice about it. I don't think I will ever get over how tight-knit disc golf is. It's such a remarkable family to be a part of.
Speaking of accommodations, I've started to plan my 2016 tour and have found hospitality for every single event on my first 5 week leg. I have a lot to of pieces to figure out before the end of March (when that leg is over), mainly where I will live, how I will live and how I will sustain my life as a full-time disc golfer. I have had so much support through my Whale Sacs business, and as long as that continues to grow, I may be set up for this year. Next up, Whale Sacs stamped putters, visiting shops while on tour, and some more promotional items to really #spreadthewhales. New for the business, Terry Miller - The Disc Golf Guy is hiding an easter egg (whale logo) in each of his Video Blogs, if you spot the Whale Sac first, you win one! It's a fun way to reach the public and who doesn't love giveaways?! I can only hope it will help grow the business, which in turn helps me tour.
I will continue to work as I have, and have faith that the rest will fall into place. In the mean time, I'm working hard to grow the sport for women, working hard to better my own game and working hard to stay true to myself and maintain as much happiness as possible.
Keep smiling, keep breathing, keep throwing frisbees.
Oh. P.s. I GOT MY FIRST ACE LAST WEEK with my Discmania MD3! HAPPY!
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