The past 7 weeks have had its fair share of up and downs! I’ve been away from home trying to play my first few tournaments as a professional. Unfortunately for me, my time on the ALPG tour has come to an end. I have had to pull out of the Victorian Open event this week due to advice from my specialist for my wrists. As bad as I want to play this event, three years of injury has taught me a heck of a lot and with a long future ahead of me, the risk is not worth it this early out if rehab!
So it’s back to New Zealand for me tomorrow to get back into strengthening and preparations for moving to America. I played a lot of rounds realising I was not yet strong enough in my wrists to play the shots I need to in order to compete. So priorities come first: health, strength and technique.
Along with the tough times, there have been plenty of good. I received my first check as a pro. I have posted some good rounds along with some not so good but ultimately, I have had an amazing last 7weeks and I’m so fortunate to get to wake up every morning and do what I truly love. I have met so many people who I am lucky enough to now call my friends! I have learnt so many things so early into my new career, but the most important was knowing that I am indeed on the right track. My mental game has been tested immensely this past few weeks as well and I will continue to put it through these difficulties in order to grow and get stronger.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me so far. It’s the little messages of encouragement and support that get you through the tough times and accentuate the good times!
So after last two months, I feel its appropriate to leave you with a quote which is very relevant for the golfer (and non golfer) out there: “be ready when opportunity comes…luck is the time when preparation meets opportunity”
Work hard, play hard! On to the next step…