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Gainbridge LPGA

Hi everyone, This past week was the Gainbridge LPGA, hosted this year at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club. It was a super exciting event for multiple reasons, Annika Sorenstam played her first LPGA Tour event in almost 13 years, Nelly Korda came out with the win to follow up her sister's win at the first LPGA event of the season, Gabriela Ruffles made her first start on the LPGA Tour as a professional, and we got a good look at all the stars on tour this season!  Annika had a great week! Most people didn't quite know what to expect as this was her first tour start in over 12 years and some people doubted she would even make the cut. She said she had low expectations for the week and was just trying to gain some competitive experience with the hopes of playing the US Senior Women's Open this summer. After a well-played round of +3, 75 including a triple bogey, bogey, and one birdie on Thursday, she rallied to shoot a -1, 71, on Friday to make the cut right on the number. Satu

Annika is playing another LPGA event!

Hi everyone, Next week the LPGA Tour gets back in action at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club in Orlando, Florida. Watching the LPGA Tour events is always amazing and there is so much talent on tour but this week will be especially special. Annika Sorenstam is teeing it up in her first LPGA Tour event since the season-ending ADT Championship in November of 2008.  Watching Annika play a round of golf is something I never thought I would ever get to see, and then in March of 2020 (right before the world shut down due to COVID-19), I got to watch her tee it up in the pro-am of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. That was a dream come true to watch her in person! Then when she announced she was playing in the celebrity division of the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions I was thrilled, she is such a machine, and seeing her play is incredible. Watching her compete was a whole other thing, she still has it! Her announcement to play in the Gainbridge LPGA was a surprise but definitely not somet

Goals and letting go of expectations

Hi everyone, As I have been working towards putting together a tournament schedule for this coming golf season, one thing that has been on my mind is goals and setting them. Setting goals is something that I like to do every season because it not only gives me something to work towards but it forces me to evaluate where I am at now in comparison to where I want to be. My dream is to play on the LPGA Tour someday, and while that will always be a goal of mine in order to get there someday you have to set short-term goals.  These goals can be bigger or smaller but what's important is that you not only set them but come up with a plan to achieve them. It takes hard work, dedication, and for me, just letting myself go out and play. When I get caught up on the numbers or on trying to shoot a certain score I get so stressed about it that I am almost unable to play well because all I am thinking about is the result. You have to play the process, not the outcome.  When I played the NHWGA Am

Kinsey Hoffmann!

Hi everyone, This weeks post is all about and interview that I did with Kinsey Hoffmann! Kinsey is the Director of Junior Golf and Tournament Operations for the New Hampshire Golf Association (NHGA). I have known Kinsey for a few years now from playing in tournaments on the NHGA Jr. Tour. Being the Director of Junior Golf and Tournament Operations entails a few things including planning and running all of the junior tournaments in the state, helping run the women's events that the NHGA puts on, and working on all of the major championships that the NHGA hosts.   Kinsey has been around the game for most of her life and has a passion for it. She loves what she does and loves "watching them [the juniors] essentially grow up on the course", she can't imagine doing anything else. Her favorite part of the job is watching the juniors grow up, challenge themselves, watching their confidence build, and seeing progress from the start of the season to the end.  Growing up in Lou

National Women and Sports Day!!

Hey everyone, Happy National Women and Girls in Sports Day! It is so exciting to see women in different sports. I am so grateful for all of the amazing women and girls I have met throughout different sports, especially golf! I can’t wait for golf season to start up again so we can all see each other. It’s so inspiring to see women throughout the sports industry and seeing them become friends with each other. Outside of golf there are so many amazing female athletes! Keep working hard and kicking butt girls! I have so many amazing memories with fellow female athletes throughout the years! Playing in golf tournaments, high school matches, practicing, and just hanging out! One that stood out in particular was after a high school match against a school where some friends of mine go and play and at the same time my sister had played a round with a few of our other friends. When my dad came to pick us up and all the girls ended up with their corresponding rides home we were all socializing a
Hi everyone, I am super excited to share the news that I have been selected as a member of the Gen Z Council for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in association with Youth On Course! This council is made up of about 90 young people across the US from all different backgrounds with a passion for helping make the game and the golf industry more welcoming and inclusive. I am honored to be a member of this council and look forward to the changes that we will be working towards in the game. I will share more information about what we will be doing when I can. Also, we have an exciting post coming next week. An interview with the Director of Junior Golf and Tournament Operations at the NHGA, Kinsey Hoffmann!   I hope everyone has a great week and if you live on the Seacoast of NH like I do are ready for the snow coming! ~NH Golfer Gal

Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions

Hi everyone, Who watched the Diamond Resort Tournament of Champions on the LPGA Tour?! The LPGA Tour players played extremely well and it was so much fun to watch! Let's start with Danielle Kang, she had such a great week and is overall such a well rounded player. The Korda sisters are both so incredible as well and have such a talent for the game. I was on the edge of the couch all afternoon watching them down the stretch. Nelly had such a phenomenal round and came back from where she started the round to finish where she did. Danielle played so well this week and it was incredible to watch her consistency this week and her drive, especially when it came to making that final putt on 18 to end up in the playoff. Jessica after a historic round of 60 on Saturday came to fight on Sunday getting herself into a playoff with Danielle come 18 on Sunday. They both hit great tee shots on the first playoff hole and Jessica walked up and rolled in her phenomenal birdie putt putting the pressu