As promised earlier this week, my mentality switch to positive thinking has begun. Even just after a few days I can access my old self and see the parts of that girl I liked so much back then. It's not coming easily and this week has presented way more challenges than I had expected or desired but I've managed to bulldoze through them and keep myself afloat as much as possible while maintaining a really positive outlook.
I am playing a HUGE course this weekend. The Lynx is on a ball golf course totaling 13,000 feet, with a TON of par 4's and 5's. There are not many competitors in my division however one of my great great friends will be on my card. This week at my leagues, I did not allow myself to get defeated or frustrated despite not playing up to par (heh). The missed putts aren't so stressful, the early releases are worth a giggle and the OB strokes are only a mild inconvenience. The next stroke feels like a new opportunity instead of something to worry about. My game is not where I want it to be right now but letting it exist as it is for the time being feel so good and so relieving. I am not expecting anything out of myself this weekend except to make sure my card is having a good time, to show up and try my best, and to continue to repair my damaged soul.
I wanted to touch again on positivity and how quickly good things spread (and also how quickly the bad does also). Your card consists of different personalities, some social, some weary, some self conscious, some extremely negative. I myself have witnessed a group of these people, throughout a round start as such a mix-matched bunch, to giving high fives and "good shot's" and smiling and laughing together despite all of their differences. I have also been on the card with the one negative person that can bring the entire card down. Which do you want to be, and which do you think is better for everyone?
I had (I deleted "I have" because I'm moving forward) gotten selfish and internal and negative 1. It was ruining ME as a person in every aspect of my life. 2. It DOES effect the people around me and my game. 3. It turned into a scary spiral and lastly, now, finally 4. I am getting back to the GOOD. THANK YOU for everyone who has had faith in me that I would get past it, and has been there for me (and still are) no matter my bad attitude.
I am in a place now that I am seeing the lights, I am kicking the pinecones again and taking in the sun and keeping my chin up and absorbing good energy and therefore starting to radiate it again for you guys and for myself. Spread the positives and forget the negatives. Spread the love and you will receive it back 10 fold. I can't believe I forgot all of this...
We're all just throwing frisbees in a park right? That's really not so bad... ;)
Thanks for listening, and hanging in there with me.
Just a girl with a bunch of frisbees.
This is another post on positivity. For a short time I was the queen of positive thinking. My past is full of negativity, frustration and hopelessness that I'm proud to say I pulled out of after some 26 years, much thanks to disc golf! Unfortunately I've let myself wander back to that shadow and although I am about 80% better than I was, that 20% is far too much for me to be okay with.
While traveling, I tend to send myself notes during those 12 hour lonely road trips or long flights where I'm left with only my thoughts. Just recently I sent myself this note "Don't let other people's actions or the way others treat you determine your worth."
Then I looked at my previous note from one month ago and it said this "Don't let the way others treat you determine what you think you're worth. Have confidence from within and work to impress only yourself".
Clearly I've been struggling with the same issue for some time and haven’t gotten a handle on it.
I've been let down plenty in my life and had a big switch of mentality that pulled me out of my rut about a year ago. The idea was to only rely on myself and only put faith and hope in the things I had control over (disc golf, my job, my finances, where I live). That may come off negative but the types of let downs I've experienced have been large and overwhelming, and I would get so broken. I seem to be back in that place though, and allowing others’ attitudes or treatment effect how I see myself. I didn't realize how much of a spiral I have been in the last few months but it all started with an incident in which I felt worthless and unimportant. Then a few things happened that compounded quickly and the result was me deciding I must not be any good. And it shows. Obviously I didn't fully put this together until recently, but Gloomy Glenda has been in full force since then.
Could you guys tell?
It is SO important to think positively no matter the circumstance. In life, in general, it is the key to happiness and I think I forgot that. Everyday life ties into disc golf, so tightly. I need positivity for my game and for my jobs and for my people in my life.
I've battled to happy before, and I know how to do it, I've honestly just been too wrapped up in the bad to let it go. Happiness takes work and I’m determined to get back to the bubbly Tina I used to know and love. I guess I'm writing this blog as a way to hold myself responsible for my actions from here on out.
During my first week back in Portland, I had a friend that said it was so good to have my smile back in Oregon and it reminded me of the girl I was when I left here 8 months ago. She existed for a long time even in Arizona in new surroundings with few friends and for awhile in the first half of the tour when I was crushing tournaments, but she got lost and I NEED to find her for me, for my friends and loved ones, and for the game. I've always had pride in being fun to play with because I had a positive attitude regardless of the day but those days are all too far away and I want them back!!
I don’t know how much everyone can relate to this, but clearly it’s been a long struggle for me and I know I have a few friends out there that have dealt with similar issues. I hope to report back next week with all good things, and hopefully good feeling rounds under my belt despite the score I put up. Attitude really is everything and I’m making the decision for it to be a GOOD one!
The Lynx in Cottage Grove, OR is this weekend. Good friends will be there and I am determined to turn my thoughts around.
P.s. In the recent ratings update, my good round at the Glass Blown Open was increased to a 931! Highest round of my life so far. I’d like to get back to that.
I'm on the plane headed back from Santa Cruz, to Portland and I'll be going straight into the office as soon as I land. I used to fly like this many weekends last year just so I could keep playing events. It's certainly different than road life but it has it's perks for sure.
This weekend as part of the Women's Global Event I played Daisy chains in Watsonville, CA. I played this event for the first time last year and it is a must on my list of tournaments every year. I had a tough decision to make for this one though as I had the option to play the Discmania Combine in hopes of securing a sponsorship, something I've been wanting and working at for awhile now. Being a volunteer for Women's Disc Golf Outreach and being the women's advocate that I am in the sport, I made the tough choice to support and play the WGE instead. There will be opportunities later in the year, hopefully I can peruse sponsorship then.
Daisy chains is an event unlike any I've played. There are about 80 women of every division from all over, and the TD's do a tremendous job of making everyone, both experienced and newbies, feel welcome and taken care of.
This year I had the pleasure of meeting 9 new ladies on my cards. I didn't play with a single person I knew, and I know a ton of people at this tournament! That shows how much the sport is really growing and I'm so happy to be a part of it.
I'm thankful for my friends and "colleagues" that were there for me as I am walking away with my head hanging low. I finished in 7th this year, last year, still being so new, I finished 6th and spent my whole weekend on the lead card... I can't quite put into words what happened as I feel it was a little bit of everything possible going wrong. My round ratings are embarrassing and a month and a half ago, I was shooting 900 and borderline 900 almost every round. YUCK. My first round this year I was flipping everything over into OB and had to switch up distance drivers but the whole round felt compromised and timid. The second round started with some bad luck but started going well with mostly consistent pars for quite awhile then ending with a 6 double penalty on one of the shorter (though still difficult holes) which left me feeling defeated and only a 2 stroke improvement on the first round. Sunday was a new day and I was feeling strong and I was throwing far and consistently. I got off the tee pad better than I have in a long time since switching up my form. My upshots were decent too. My game was good, except all of a sudden, I couldn't putt. My mind was either racing or wandering for every putt. I tried so many tactics to clear my head before each putt and it just never worked. I carded a bogey on almost every hole. I'm not exaggerating. Any opportunity at a 15 foot putt for 3, I missed, and I couldn't believe it. I feel like I'm a great putter! In fact I know that I am. But the confidence wasn't there and that's a bigger part of the equation.
I had some good talks with Zoe, my disc golf angel, as she put it, as well as my friends Amanda and Laura. We've all been through it and they gave me some positive vibes, I've just been struggling for over a month now and it's wearing on me to a point that it's just not ok anymore.
I love disc golf. I need disc golf as my therapy. It gives my mind something to focus on when I'm upset or hurt, it gives me the the best friends in the world, it makes me feel accomplished, it gives me joy and pleasure un like anything I've done in my life and it connects me with nature in such a healthy way. I can't continue to be mad at disc golf, I need to find a solution and soon.
I'm seriously contemplating dropping a handful of the tournaments I have coming up shortly. Specifically Beaver State Fling (I'm signed up in open and its $185 I could dolphinately use for other things), and perhaps the Lynx. I need to do some thinking but I think easing up on competing while I work through this may be the best option.
I'm back at the bank now, there is a field down the road that I used to practice in every single day. I'm going to go back to that, hard training, as I have lost my schedule somewhere along the way and make it MORE important that I love the sport.
P.s. My good juju 2014 worlds bracelet broke last week which has brought me such good energy and inspiration since that one week that changed my life, Chris Edwards (the creator) came and did surgery on Sunday so I'm hoping that will help get me back in my groove too.
Life is different now, I have to adjust and be okay with the changes effecting me. I need to say thank you to my support system. Now more than ever I have felt the love and compassion of my disc golf homies. I would be so broken without you all: Shorty, Zoe, Eric, Amanda, Laura, Erika, Madison, Philo, Chris Tellesbo, Chris Edwards and so many more.
Next up: a weekend off in Santa Cruz vending for Whale Sacs!! I'm looking forward to being around all of my favorites but in a relaxed environment.
Peace, positivity, frisbees 4 lyfe
I forgot the plus side, I'm stronger and have been throwing destroyers and PD'S for distance now. That's nuts to me as flippy terns and TD2's have been my distance drivers in the past. Progress!
Now we're getting somewhere! I played a crazy event this last week. My first Glass Blown Open in Emporia, KS! The tournament is insanely well organized, in this amazing little town that is ALL ABOUT us disc golfers! The newspaper featured our tournament every day, the signs of even the mattress store read "Welcome GBO Disc Golfers!". You can't drive anywhere in that town without running into one of the other 1,200+ other disc golfers. It's really an experience unlike anything I've been a part of. Along with the crazy disc golf friendly atmosphere, there was also crazy Kansas weather. We were caught in the middle of tornado and flash flood warnings! This is the first tournament I’ve played that had a lightning delay called twice which forced us to finish our round the next morning. What this meant was that we spent many hours in the cold and rain to only finish 8 holes on one of the longest courses, and then were forced to play the remaining 10 holes at 7:30am followed by our final round on another pretty long course. This was my most exhausting weekend yet and I actually ended up getting really sick on Sunday. I’m finally recovered from a cold/flu that completely took me out until today!
During this tournament, I certainly felt more myself. I do feel like I still belong in the advanced field while I work through these struggles I’ve come across. My first round it was sunny and beautiful, I played with some REALLY lovely girls and ended up coming in with one of the best rounds the TD had seen all day. I shot a +1 on my first day, rated 898. I thought I had kicked my mental battle already and was quite pleased, yet still skeptical. The bad weather set in and my plan was to throw my stable discs and stay in bounds. I was doing pretty well for how bad the wind and rain was. I stayed positive and stayed in bounds most of the time. Then the lightning delays came. We started the next day in nice weather. Still chilly, still moderately windy but not bad. We started on hole 9, the hardest hole on the course in my opinion with 2 island like sections with water and OB everywhere, including in the middle of the first island you play to. My first throw of the day - OB, my second shot over the water, skips OB, and I’m still 400+ from the basket. I played the rest well, got to the basket hit a good putt and it spits out. That’s it, that’s all it took to make me snap. My confidence was shot, I’d felt so good going in and after one hole, I feel defeated and crushed. I wish I had someone there to shake me and remind me that the game isn’t over and that every single stroke counts and you cannot play a round of competitive golf feeling sorry for yourself. I proceeded to take some 5’s, lots of 5’s, missing silly putts and throwing out of bounds quite a bit. I’m glad I was able to talk it out after and re-group about what was happening before the 2nd round of the day. I went into that last round with a good positive attitude and played much better except for a 6 on the last hole where I think I was just too excited. I want to say another thank you to all of my friends for reaching out with good advice and positive thoughts when I was in need. I got a bunch of personalized message from people I haven't heard from in years even. You guys really helped keep my head on straight and kept from making the problem worse. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I ended up tying for 4th again in this A-tier just like the Memorial in Phoenix. This time out of a field of 30 advanced women. I think this is certainly an accomplishment considering 4th is my worst finish in advanced women so far this year.
I learned a lot this tournament and I feel good going back to Portland playing well over my rating again. I’m starting the drive back tomorrow and spending a few days in Salt Lake City, Utah with friends and my new/old job starts on Wednesday. I get to make my own schedule so I’ll still be hitting the tour pretty hard.
Daisy Chains - Santa Cruz, CA
Masters Cup Pro - Vending - Santa Cruz, CA
The Lynx - Cottage Grove, OR
Zoo Town Open - Missoula, MT
Beaver State Fling - Estacada, OR
AM Worlds - Madison, WI
I’m actually starting to get excited to get back to Portland, even for the job. I function well with a schedule, especially one I make myself. It’ll be good to get away from the tour and focus on just me and I can train on my own and hopefully surround myself with my support system in Oregon. Road life has been good but hard and I’m actually looking forward to some much needed me time. I plan to putt and throw putters every day on my lunch break. I plan to make a bunch of money to set me up for a better tour later this year and next year. And I plan to come out on the other side of this job a better, more centered person. Portland did that for me once and I expect it to do that again.
Keep your chins up, stay positive, and just throw some damn frisbees!
You know last week when I said tour life was pretty easy and I adjusted pretty quickly? Boy was I wrong. Turns out there's more to it than I had expected and there are pieces that are way harder than I thought possible.
Let me start by saying I played some of my worst golf in a long time last weekend at the Nick Hyde Memorial. I was on camera, and playing along-side one of my idols - Paige Pierce and I felt more self conscience and more defeated than ever... I've been getting "yippie" and missing 6 foot putts...SIX FOOTERS you guys!!! It's ridiculous. So, what's going on?
The last few weeks have been a huge struggle. Things have been building up and I wasn't exactly sure why, but this weekend I had to address the problems. I've lived alone for three years and ended up loving the solitude. Now, I basically live with 3 to 10 people at a time all the time and therefore living on everyone else's schedules. I made the mistake of not taking time to myself and I haven't read my own emotions well enough to realize how tense I was getting. Alone time is important, it is so important. My relationship with myself has crumbled into something unrecognizable, and in turn my relationship with the people I care about i.e. boyfriend, has also been strange for the last two weeks. Rule number one - take care of yourself first. I preach this always but it is so hard to follow your own advice sometimes. The other part of this is my mental game has gotten lost in the mix. I feel like I need to play with people on my level in order to maintain a balance where I am still improving but still have confidence that I am a good player. They say that playing with the top pros is how you get better and while I think there is truth to that I also think it is extremely destructive after a long period of time for me. I'm playing practice rounds with two of the longest throwers in the game plus Eric Oakley who can crush over 500 feet easily and their bad drives are still 200 feet in front of my perfect shots. It feels terrible. I can't keep up. I'm always the last on the box, they're all waiting for me to throw my 3rd and 4th drive for their 1 and eventually I just feel like I'm not good at this anymore. I know that's not the case but constantly playing with some of the best in the world every single day really has crushed my confidence. It's 100% my fault for not being more confident in myself, but I just don't know how to cope with it. Last week I finally I started playing casual rounds by myself because I realized what was happening but it seems the damage was already done and now I need to rebuild.
Also last week I did say that I had done a lot of fieldwork and distance training and I was hoping that it wouldn't mess up my game too much but it did this weekend on this beast of a course. I've been told I'm not crazy for playing like I did. It is HARD. The fairways are small, long and unforgiving though that doesn't give me a big enough excuse to play like I did. If you are off your line by an inch or two you're probably looking at a six instead of the three really easily and it happened so quickly. Every time I stepped up to the tee pad I was thinking about my new footing about my new positioning, and too many things. On a course like this you need to know that you are going to throw what you want to throw and you need to be confident in every single shot that you make and I was not. The lack of confidence came through in my putting, driving, pitchouts, upshots, you name it every single part of my game was compromised this weekend and I just could not fix it.
This week, to counter all of this, I'm taking some time to myself, taking a bit of a break from disc golf and trying my absolute hardest to think positive about everything. I am determined to bounce back from this setback as quickly as possible and be the golfer and person I know I am. Wish me luck and thank you to all of my friends who have given me such good input and advice on recovering from this, and thank you for letting me be human.
Peace, love, frisbees.
The last few weeks have been relatively uneventful with some wonderful people, good tournaments, and some crazy weather but that's about it. I played well at the Texas Women's tournament and came in 2nd. I got to spend a few days in Austin, Texas which really just makes me miss Portland!!!
Texas has been fun. It's a lot prettier than I expected, with lots of trees and humidity which reminds me of my home in Wisconsin. I caddied (for Eric) and vended at the Texas State Championships and Sunday was a whole slew of different weather throughout the day but we survived. I got the play the bEast course which is easily in my top 10 so far. If you ever get a chance to stop in Waco, TX and have a few hours, go play the bEast!
Tour life set in really easily for me. Living out of my car, or in an RV or hotel, it's grown on me really quickly, I like it and it's surprisingly comfortable. But... then my old boss called.
So I was presented with an opportunity that I really can't pass up. My old bank in Portland needs me for a few months starting around mid May, and I was offered whatever schedule I wanted and enough of an incentive that I just flat out have to do it. What this means for me:
Huge financial stability
More flying to tournaments instead of driving
A long distance relationship again
Spending another summer in Portland with my favorite people and courses
A really good future
What this means for you:
More pictures of airports instead of car windows
It's not something I expected, nor is it REALLY what I wanted right now but it is a great opportunity to set up my future self to be able to tour HARD and have some real stability. I will still be playing everything on my list with one exception. I will still run Whale Sacs. I will still train, but on my lunch break and after work. I could be done as soon as August, or go at it for a few more months. Whale just have to see. :D
Wish me luck, and I promise, I'm still living my dream, I'm just going to be WAY more comfortable after these few months are over.
Throw Frisbees. Follow Your Dreams. aaaaaannnndddd Recognize Opportunity when it falls in your lap.
Love you all!
I haven't written in quite awhile but I truly have been more busy than ever and the one hour of down time I did have, I ended up watching Parks & Recreation and falling asleep right away anyhow. But I'm back!
I've been making whales, doing field work and organizing my entire life into a prius!
I was chatting with my BFF Erika earlier this week and we noted how much more homeless we both are since meeting each other - both working towards the ultimate goal of being a professional touring disc golfer. What a dream. She just bought herself a rv style van to live in for her 2017 season! It'll be nice to have a friend on the road with me next year.
Whale things are going swimmingly (BAH) as I passed up the 1,000 whale mark by a few hundred last week! There are at least 4 tournaments this year that have Whale Sacs for players packs which I'm super happy about, though it hasn't been a walk in the park trying to produce that many while also getting my life together AND touring, but I'm learning how to run a business on the road. Everything is packed up into Penelope Prius including my sewing machine and all of the inventory and discs and you name it, while my house is in storage for the summer. I also have a place to rest my head in my car if I don't have a place to stay. You'd be surprised how much room there is!
I'm currently in Austin, TX re-writing this blog post...staying at a new friend, Lisa's house getting ready to play Texas Women's Championships. This is my first stop of 3 in Texas this month, and I'll get to see the Discmania crew again after this tournament. Speaking of Discmania, I'm happy to say I have my own Discmania discs with my Whale Sacs stamp on them!! I have a handful of FD's which is pretty much the most amazing disc I've ever thrown, as well as some P2 putters and some beautiful mini's. There is something really special about having your logo printed on your favorite belonging.
As for throwing actual frisbees, I got to do some field work during my time off from tournaments and learned a lot as usual. I really encourage everyone to get out to a field, not a course, film yourself and figure out what's REALLY going on with your throw and what needs to be fixed. This time I learned that angles are really important, and also that I've been approaching the teebox without much intensity. That has to change if I want to be a distance thrower. It is my goal over the next 2 years to be a crusher! I can get around 300-330 fairly consistently right now but I want to blow that number out of the water! I'm hoping my field work doesn't interfere with my tournaments coming up as it often takes awhile for changes to set in, but I guarantee the changes will help in the long run.
I will try to be more diligent with updates, but moral of the story is I'm happy, I'm for REAL on tour now, I'm homeless, and I like it that way.
Keep throwing, chase your dreams and love your life as hard as you can.
Holy cats, it's been a spectacular 2 weeks! This post is a little delayed but I've been on the road and also hosting and driving some people around the west but now I'm home for a few days before going back out.
I won the Gentleman's Club Challenge in Las Vegas! My first advanced A-tier win!
Then, last weekend, I took 4th out of 28 women in Phoenix at the Memorial Championships!
I'm still kind of in shock about how that last few weeks have gone but it's really just more proof that hard work, training and dedication leads to great things. Congratulations to my best friend for taking 4th in Vegas, and moving up to 3rd at the Memorial! I love you girly!
I want to say that I am incredibly grateful for all of the people involved in my recent success. The list is long and impossible to fit everyone into, but I've had so much help and also met the most amazing friends. I've had people host myself and my friends, I've had people support me emotionally and physically, I've had people that taught me what I needed to get to where I am today and those that have agreed to help me in the future too. Thank you everyone who has had an impact in my life, you all mean the world to me and I hope I can return the love and support equally.
I've been asked plenty about HOW I got to where I am in my game so quickly but I think the mental part is the most important. There are other technical pieces as well but even those are partially mental. The secret? I feel secure, confident, relaxed and dedicated. I am not as distracted as I used to be when I was working at a bank under a ton of stress, in an extremely difficult relationship, with physical and emotional stress that I couldn't let go of on the course. I made the decision to leave that life behind and it has changed everything. My main focus now is disc golf, learning how to play better, and simply BEING a better golfer. My Eric has said to me on many occasions "Don't be afraid to be good" and it applies in such a big way! I've always functioned with a huge self conscience burden, the "what if I'm not good enough?" thoughts overpowered everything else (in life and in golf). I have since focused on more self love in every aspect of my life and it has changed everything.
The other secret I've figured out? Commit to every single shot. It took a long time to realize how timidly I've been playing and sometimes I still don't pick up on the signs right away but the fact is, if I'm lining up a shot and am worried about OB, I'll probably throw OB, if I'm looking at a tree in the middle of the fairway and hoping I don't hit it, i'll probably hit it - it's science (really). These days, once I pick up on those mental cues that I'm concerned about something out on the field, or behind the basket, I step away, correct my thoughts and then throw with absolute confidence. In fact, here's a video of just that!!! Another key...if the throw DOES go wrong, LET IT GO and keep a good attitude! That's equally as important.
In Whale news, another WOW is in order. I had the pleasure of doing an interview on SmashboxxTV while in Phoenix (HERE) which has already helped my business get some more buzz on the web. I've gotten quite a few players pack orders that I'm currently working on (as soon as I'm done writing this blog post for you) and I'm stating to pack up what I need for the road over the next two weeks.
New development in my living situation, I have decided to sell my house/RV as I had intended to downsize when I get back "home" after tour this summer. I don't really need my house sitting around Tucson the whole time that I'm gone and I hope to have a better idea of what life looks like in September or so. Then again it's been insanely unpredictable the last few months, but I know whatever happens it'll work out.
Next up -
Daniel Boe Memorial - Escondido, CA (San Diego) (Amateur)
St. Patty's Classic - Sacramento, CA (Pro)
Wish me luck on the road the next few weeks! I'll do my best to keep this updated.
Love and frisbees for life!
This season has started off with a big bang that I wasn't really expecting. My 3rd tournament of the year, and my first tournament playing professional this year, I succeeded in taking 1st place at the Wintertime Open! I did train all winter, I did change my bag to suit my skills better (Discmania all the way), I did putt every single day (except when I was injured) and I knew that would all pay off eventually. But I truly did not expect it to be so soon. I still have a long way to go in my game, there are still many errors I need to correct and I would be kidding myself if I thought I'd be winning often from here on out even in amateur. There will still be struggle rounds and days and tournaments but I'm learning from every experience. This weekend, I learned how to play under 1st place professional pressure, a whole new mental battle I haven't yet come close to. I once again wrote "THE BEST" on my left index finger. Maybe this is a strange tactic to most, that others don't need, but for me, it reminds me when I shank a drive or miss an easy putt, to still play my best. It allows me a few seconds to remind myself that I am REALLY GOOD AT THIS even when I'm not playing like it and I really think it helped me battle back from 2nd place with 3 strokes to make up, into 1st. Many times that last round, I'd step up to that tee pad feeling the stress of every stroke, knowing I was neck and neck. A few times that round, I'd step off the pad, look at my note and take a deep breath, making sure I was stepping up to that shot with complete confidence. And it worked, virtually every time. I had one blow up hole that round and it was the one time I didn't step up with confidence, and didn't take the time to re-center. I learned and I hope I can apply that to future rounds.
Next up - LAS VEGAS! Gentleman's Club Challenge - this one is a 4 day tourney (if I play well) on a ball golf course with 3 different courses. I have a full car for the next 2 weeks with Eagle and Simon in the car to Vegas, we're leaving this morning to practice. Then TOMORROW I get to pick up my best friend forever for life and spend the next 2 weekends throwing frisbees with her. Life is getting better and better (and I think I said that last time too). Bring it on Vegas!
ALSO!!! My photo and an article on the Wintertime Open is in the LA Times this week!!!! CLICK HERE
Love and Frisbees,
AND I'M LEAVING FOR TOUR TOMORROW!!!!!
I wanted to just write that and nothing else, but I suppose there is plenty going on. I've busted my butt on charity items and business stuff the last few days to prep for hitting the road. I had a moment today that I realized I was convincing myself to take a LOT of whale work with me on the road and then remembered I REALLY need a "vacation". So. I will try my hardest to commit to relaxing, playing, and doing a little (actually a lot) of charity work and that's that.
I get to see my BFFFL in just a handful of days, and I also get to see my mister, and a bunch of people I can't wait to play with again. It's somewhat surreal being where I am today, actually taking that step to be away from "home" for weeks and weeks and playing more golf than usual and competing in tournaments that I've dreamt about playing for 2 years.
This is it.
I'm doing it.
Living the dream.
Now, I just have to play my game as best I know how and the rest will fall into place. I had the pleasure of tying for 1st in a tournament last weekend - The Show Low Freeze, but lost the playoff. I've never been in a 1st place playoff before though so I absolutely consider it a win. I played 1 of my best rated rounds to date, and am learning how to compete on top card with that pressure of perhaps taking home the trophy (which apparently causes you to miss 6 foot putts, by the way).
This is going to be a big big year. I can feel it.
Next up - Wintertime Open in L.A.
This is it.
I'm doing it.
Living the dream.
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