The grass is greener…… On the golf course!

Keeping That Chin Up

  

I once read a quote that said, “Everything will be ok in the end. If it’s not ok, it’s not the end”. Recently, it has really hit home for me.

It’s been a long break since I last posted on this site and I have been through a bit of a transition period in the last few months. I have spoken to a few people who have questioned if the last surgery was it for me, and I just wanted to clarify that it’s not. In saying that though, I have decided to take a little more time to heal, rehab and prepare to play competitively again. My intention and plan is to begin playing professional events towards the end of this year.  

I know a few people have been doubtful as to whether continuing to pursue golf has been a good idea for me and I do understand the criticism of my choices. I do want to say a little in regards to these types of comments, but more so aimed towards the people who have consistently been supportive of me over the years. Throughout your life a lot of people are going to judge what you do, compare you to others and have a perceived idea of what life should consist of and how it should be approached. I just want to tell you all that these opinions are irrelevant. The only opinion that should really matter to you is your own. Life isn’t meant to be lived in a specific way, but instead is meant to be lived the way you want it to. Life should be explored and you should go out there to find what you want and what you love. I have been fortunate enough to discover a lot of these things at a considerably young age and a lot of the reason for this is because of advice (like this) people close have given to me over the years. Not everyone is equipped to achieve the same goals, but every single person has a unique quality that makes them different, valuable and essentially, makes them happy. You need to find out what that is for you, pursue it and enjoy it. There is no one that can tell you what that is for you and there is no one who can tell you what is in store for you and your life.

With that being said, I will continue to work towards my goals with golf and am deeply excited for the plan I have ahead of me. I appreciate everyone who has stood by me through all this and would hope to have your continued support going forward. I feel so fortunate for having the people around me that I do, more so now than ever. My plan is to show you all that in the near future to come.

This is not the end for me!

5 Responses to “Keeping That Chin Up”

  1. Keith Wheeler

    The joy of the Lord is my strength.

    This is the day that the Lord has made and I will rejoice and be glad in it.

    I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me.

    Remember always these three and you can’t go wrong.

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  2. Kyle Greene

    Good for you. Go at your own space. You will get there girl. You’ve come a long way and you have further to go. Take care of yourself.

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  3. Kayla

    I am so proud at where you are! Watching an athlete have an injury and sit out with the talent you have has been devastating. However, you are an animal. I watched you before surgery, and up to this point and “folks…the fire in her eyes is bigger than ever!” The motivation in my life is greater from sitting back and watching you just in the rehab stage. When you hit the course again you’re going to be unstoppable. You have the talent no question, but the biggest concern was obviously on your wrists after multiple surgeries and I’m not even sure why. You’re gonna be the strongest you’ve ever been mentally and physically this year, you might already be, but you’re just gonna keep improving. I get the privilege of being apart of that and watching you each day become better and better.

    It amazes me and you leave me in awe at how great you are – on and off the course. Ironically, I learned of your greatness as an athlete off the course first, in the gym actually. Watching you try to lift the weights double your size (like my size weights ha), veins popping out, eyes close to it, but actually doing it and then going back to add more weight. There’s no quiting for you and it’s one heck of a quality and shows with how far you’ve come. But…then at that point I had to go back and add more weight too, I couldn’t let you lift more than me, but that’s what you do; You motivate me and people around you without even knowing. Your greatness spreads like a disease, a good one, one people wanna be around and be apart of. I’m grateful I get the honor of being there firsthand and watching you take that to the next level. I can’t wait to see it all unfold and watch you slowly turn heads and make your dream become a reality.

    This is just the beginning of this long journey. There is so much to come for you and (cliché moment) I’ll be right next to you the whole time: from surgery, to Q school, to the tour, and even to and from the gym everyday. You’ll always at least have one fan! But, besides the golf and this whole being a pro thing, the things you have already accomplished in life is just proof of how rich you are and how successful you can be. We’re all, as fans, so proud! The amount of support you have from family, friends, fans, and ME, is endless though and that’s something you can’t buy. That’s wealth. You’re healthy, you’re strong, and all you can ask is for the opportunity to get back up and here you go, I should say here we go, but this isn’t about me lol however, I’m coming along for the ride to make sure everything else is set up for you to be the best you can be! Golf is just a great addition to this life, and with or without it, all I see is success for you.

    However, if you do suck at life, one time, it happens, maybe just once, that’s all there is room for, nah UNpossible, BUT! If, for some reason, there’s ever a question if you have any fans or not you’ll always have one. And I’ll be your biggest! Well, maybe 2nd biggest, not sure I can compete with mum, that’s like an automatic title isn’t it?…anyways, biggest, second biggest, the point is that we are all out here rooting for you!!

    You got this! Welcome back!

    And on a side note: It’s hard to really appreciate how good the top is if you don’t know how bad the bottom feels. It’s now time to go check out the top and bask in it! 🙂 

    – your caddy

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  4. Judy spiroff

    Ken and I were just talking about you and wondering where you are and if your playing.
    I know your passion for the game and how hard you work at it. I am sorry you are still battling injuries but you must listen to your body and do what is best. You will be successful whatever path you follow. When you get back in the game and start competing
    We will come to cheer you on.
    I will keep you in my prayers that you injuries will heal quickly. We still have a room for you if you ever make it back to Columbia, Mo.
    Judy

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