Category Archives: College

First Tournament at TPC Sawgrass

We’re headed off to our first tournament in Ponte Vedra, Fl. (That’s near Jacksonville for you non-Floridians). It’s only a one day event and 6 of us get to play. We’re playing a TPC Sawgrass, home of the Players Championship. It’s a pretty renowned course to most golfers. Actually I’m pretty sure many non-golfers know TPC Sawgrass thanks to Tiger Woods Golf. Haha.

TPC Sawgrass

TPC Sawgrass - The Famous Island Green on Hole #17

Anyways, the event starts tomorrow. There’s 6 teams. We’re playing 36 holes, and we’re going to take the 4 best scores out of all 6 of us for each round of 18, combine it and see which team came out the best at the end of the day. Most college students get the day off on Monday, considering it’s Labor Day. We get to represent the Gators on the East Coast.

Wish us luck, and I’ll keep you posted on how we do!

GO GATORS!!

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First Week of School

Classes are in session. Practice has officially started. Workouts start on Monday. I’m totally moved into my new place. My mom still isn’t speaking to me. I’m still blogging for the company I interned for this summer (http://www.vestadigital.com). The ball is rolling!!

So today was the second day of qualifying. As a member of the Women’s Golf Team here at the University of Florida, I’m one of seven players, and only five travel to tournaments. Thus, we qualify to see who will be traveling and competing. After two days of horrid golf, it’s starting to look like I’m the one sitting out.

I can’t really express what that feels like. Granted, I have one more day of qualifying (Monday), but I’m still pretty upset/disappointed. The last couple days have been really hard on me. I came back to school, started grinding on my golf game, and expected to really have a fresh start. However, I totally recognize the sick feeling in my stomach. I felt like this all last year when I was struggling.

When are things going to turn around for me? I realize golf is a game of hard work and patience…but I could use a break sometime.

Our first official tournament is in Charleston, SC. We’re playing in the Cougar Classic, September 12-14. You can watch the live scoring at http://www.golfstat.com.

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Back to School Terror

I must say, I am absolutely terrified of going back to school. Now while this may sound a little odd, as most college students can’t wait to get back to school after spending the summer with their parents, my situation is a little bit different. My mother recently disowned me and ran halfway across the country…that’s a bit of a long story though. With your attention span in mind I will say this: my mother and I no longer speak and my boyfriend’s family has completely taken me as one of their own.

I spent the summer living with my boyfriend’s mom (who is awesome), working two jobs (finally tasting independence), and practicing golf (Florida is so flippin hot) to get ready for tournament season. Now that classes start in a little more than two weeks, I’m not going to lie, I am unshakably terrified.

I’m finally living in a household where I can’t wait to get home. I finally have people around me that constantly tell me they love me and support everything I do. I’m finally in a place where I answer to no one but my own moral standards. When I go back to school, I will be totally alone.

Tyler (my boyfriend) will be staying down here in South Florida for his career, and I’m just going to sputter through my last two years of college and then…well…I actually don’t even know yet. It’s just very odd when I anticipate the coming weeks. Especially since my mom lived with me last year (unfortunately), so she was always around. When I wasn’t with her I was with Tyler (dependency problem? maybe?), so like, what do I do now?

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