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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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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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There has been a change to my schedule for the rest of the 2012 season. I’ve decided to stay close to home and play in local tournaments for the remainder of the year to get ready for the LET Tour School Tournament in December. I’ve started working with a new trainer Kurt Vasquez (featured on my partners page), and I’m confident he will get me to the next level with a solid fitness routine. I also sent in an application for Golf Channel’s Big Break Competition, so fingers crossed that I get picked to be on the show!
I will be playing mini tour events around the Los Angeles and Arizona areas. To see where I’ll be next you can visit my “On Tour” link on the home page. http://www.lucydaviesgolf.com/on-tour/
I’ll be posting results during this training season.