Lucy Davies and Jack Nicklaus
It has been a while since my last post. My golf career has taken a new direction.
At the beginning of March, I started a new position at Sherwood Country Club as the Director of Instruction.
During the past year I have earned all three levels of certification through the Titleist Performance Institute.
I have also joined the LPGA TEP.
Lastly I became K – Vest certified as well.
This is a very exciting time and I am looking forward to the future.
Final Round at the CPGA Championship
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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.
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,