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July 19th, 2013 • By: Lucy Davies Tournament Results, Upcoming Tournaments
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Final Round at the CPGA Championship

Hi Everyone!

I spent all of June and July playing tournaments in Canada,Michigan and Washington.

Results for Cowansville, Quebec, T-19.     77,73  course played very wet and it poured all day during round one.

Windsor, ON didn’t play too well not even sure where I finished but  shot 75,78 (MC)

Michigan Open at Crystal Mountain.  76,81,74 (MC)

However finished strong at the CPGA Championship in Toronto.  Shot 70 the first day was in a T-6.  I was in the second to last group which was a great experience!  I had a rough start shooting +4 on the front nine but came back and shot 3 under on the back to finish T-11.

The Northwest Open in Seattle Washington this past week was also a good tournament showing.  Came in T-6 shooting 79,72.  Twin Lakes Golf course was a fun test.  It was extremely narrow, short but super undulating greens.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

I am playing locally on a Mini Tour in California for the next two events.  After that I will be playing in the Sun Coast Series event at Mission Hills Country Club in Palm Springs as a warm up for Stage 1 of LPGA Q – School (August 27-30).

Also on July 28th I will be auditioning for the next Season of Golf Channel’s Big Break!  Cross your fingers!

NEWS:

Very excited to announce my newest sponsor, the Indianapolis Colts.  I am proud to be a part of a great organization and am honored to be wearing the famous horseshoe.

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Y Golf Magazine Article You have got to read it!!

April 4th, 2013 • By: Lucy Davies Article, Attention everyone!, Media

Hey Folks,

Check out the latest article from YGolfMagazine.com.

YGolfMagazine.com is a new online magazine for LADIES!  Finally some press on ladies golf.  This doesn’t mean the guys can’t read it.  “YGolf magazine will offer product reviews on the latest equipment, news stories that follow the LPGA, PGA, and amateur tours and profiles on golf professionals, celebrities, college athletes both male and female. You will also find touching human interest stories about everyday golf enthusiasts. It will truly have something for every golfer!”  Yvonne Thomas,  publisher and president.

http://www.ygolfmagazine.com/Features.html

 

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Click here to read my feature article

Disappointing change to my schedule……..

March 10th, 2013 • By: Lucy Davies Attention everyone!, Upcoming Tournaments

Hi Everyone, Click for the LET Website

Below is a letter I just wrote to the people in charge of the Ladies European Tour and the Ladies European Tour Access Series.  It will explain a new change to my schedule.

Hello All,

I was just looking at the Access Series standings.  With 10 days left to go before the Terre Blanche Tournament I see that I am still 6th reserve with 12 spots still left to be given to the host tour.   It is my understanding that the LETAS is the feeder tour for the LET.  I feel that having finished better this year at Q school I can’t play on the access series or the main tour.  I find it particularly frustrating not to be able to come up with a tentative schedule for the 2013 season.     I currently live in Los Angeles and it takes me 24-30 hours to get to certain places in Europe.  I can not possibly make any plans to play overseas if I am not guaranteed a spot.  But seeing 38-60 spots given to host nations on the feeder tour is discouraging.
The winner of Terre Blanche gets an exemption into the Lalla Meryem Cup.  How  are you supposed to travel  from Nice,France to Agadir in five days, get there, and prepare to play an event that could help you earn a full tour card or other exemptions.   The tournaments are placed in the corners of these countries , we (players) spend  fortunes to travel and chase our dreams.  How does this grow the sport for women?  It is tough to break through in this game.  As players we do our own fundraising, organize our travel arrangements and pay our dues just for the chance to be apart of a big tour.  On top of it all the host hotel in Terre Blanche is 180 Euros per night.  That is a lot of money for not being on the main tour and playing for 25,000 euro purse.  These rates price people out.  If you don’t have enough money for this you can’t go.  That’s sad.
I realize that placing higher at tour school is the only way I will have the luxury of having a schedule.  I was 4 shots out of the first cut at final stage. a third round 76 killed me.  It’s heartbreaking to wait another year to have a crack at it.
I don’t mind working my butt off to fundraise and travel and chase around the LETAS tour or LET tour however I would like to have a day of travel and not be rushed site to site.  Dinard and Agadir are tough places to get to in a short amount of time.
I am very disappointed to not have the opportunity to play in the Terre Blanche Open this year. More importantly not having the opportunity to earn a spot in the Lalla Meryem Cup.   I can’t possibly make it to Europe from Los Angeles, CALIF in short notice.   I’m not French and I can’t obtain a spot in their 38-60 exemptions.
I realize you all have a difficult job running this tour.  I just felt that my cry needed to be heard as I am trying so hard to be a part of the LET.
Thank you for your time,
-Lucy

2012 Ladies European QSchool PreQ & Final

December 31st, 2012 • By: Lucy Davies From the Road, Tournament Results
No 10 tee box, Amelkis

No 10 tee box, Amelkis

Ahhh….. so much to say….

It was a stressful couple of weeks to say the least.  I am happy to say I’m pleased with my performance and could not have prepared any better for this tournament.

The first week was the Pre-Qualifying stage which is four days long, and the top 45 and ties from each field make it to the Final.  The tournament is played on two courses in Marrakech, Al Madden and Amelkis.  You rotate each day to a different course.

Historically I have struggled the first day of Q school with a bad opening round.  I shot 71 at the Al Madden course to start off and was delighted to break the cycle of having a disaster first day.  I followed up with rounds of  74 and 78.  My third round (78) really dropped me down the leader board.  It was just a tough day where nothing fell, no birdies, and I strung 4 bogeys in a row on the back nine.  I was bleeding out shots.  I was extremely disappointed and knew I needed a good final round at Amelkis.

Just before the last round, I was 2 shots out of the cut line and figured even par would get me in.   My friend (and caddy) Chris and I went through my rounds the night before and focused on all of the positive and great shots I’d hit to that point. With a little attitude adjustment,  I  focused on what I had be doing well thus far and kept picturing that.  I knew if I tried my absolute best on every shot, kept my concentration,  and stuck to my routine there’s nothing else I could have done.   That round I made 17 pars and one birdie (71) to make it in on the number! Lol.. I guess even par would not have been good enough.

Lucy Davies on the 10th green during the 2nd round at the LET Q School prequalifying © doglegmedia.com

Lucy Davies on the 10th green during the 2nd round at the LET Q School prequalifying © doglegmedia.com

Scores: 71,74,78,71

FINAL STAGE:

I started off strong again at Al Madden with a 72,  I even began my round with a double bogey.. (signature move) lol. Second round was played nicely at Amelkis with a 70 to follow up, shooting -3 on the back nine.  My third round really dropped me down a few spots on the leader board with a 76.   Really tired to come back in the fourth round, needed a 69 to make the cut but shot 73.   Missed the final cut but got conditional status.  So much better than last year and improved on my scoring from Pre Qual.    Scores: 72,70,76,73

 

Reflection:

I traveled through Europe earlier this year, playing a couple LET events and LET Access tournaments.  It was tough.  A lot of people who see pictures think “oh what a great life, you just fly from country to country playing golf.”  I can’t complain at all about what I do, but it is very challenging sometimes, especially trying to make a living at it.  There are so many great players you are up against every week.

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I think the experience of traveling on my own, playing different courses in Europe and Africa has made me a better golfer.  I am pleased with my performance at Q school this year, it shows that I have improved.  After all the heartache with the game this year, it has given me a new appetite to continue playing.

 

Thank you everyone who has sent me really nice and supportive messages.  Many thanks to my sponsors who have been a tremendous support to me, couldn’t do it without you.

Happy New Year Everyone!

4th Tee box

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Second shot View No 15 at Amelkis, Atlas Mountains in the background

Second shot View No 15 at Amelkis, Atlas Mountains in the background

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no 12 Amelkis

Big Break Audition

September 25th, 2012 • By: Lucy Davies Article

I had my first Big Break audition on September 17th at Wigwam Golf course in Arizona.

New and interesting experience.  After being pestered by my friend Lene that I should be trying out for the show I finally got the nerve up to send in my application.  Four weeks later I got the date and time for my audition.

I felt that it went pretty well.  I hit the ball nicely while on camera.  The 30 minute interview seemed to flow.  I told a couple of stories from behind the scenes on the Ladies European Tour which are always entertaining.

Now I play the waiting game.  In about 6-8 weeks I will have hopefully will hear something back from the producers about getting a spot.  FINGERS CROSSED.

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