Showing posts from May, 2021

NHGA Women's Match Play Recap

Hi everyone, I hope everyone has had a good long weekend and Happy Memorial Day!  I played in the NHGA Women's Match Play Championship at Cocheco Country Club the week of May 17th. In both match play events that I have played in to date, I start off slow on the front nine of the seeding round and then pick up and play pretty well! So after the first round on Monday was complete I was the 6th seed in the Championship flight.  My ball-striking and putting were solid on Monday and the only thing that kept me from scoring better was the fact that my short game let me down. When I got home that afternoon I hit a few short pitches around my yard and got in some swings to get back to hitting good wedge shots.  Tuesday morning I had a match against Deb Clauson and we teed off around 8:00. So I got dropped off at the course around 7:00 and walked out to the range to warm up and got in some more wedge practice. I changed my strategy a little bit for match-play but I knew that I had to go out

PGA Championship

Hi everyone, This past week was the PGA Championship which was held at the Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. The conditions were tough and it was exciting all week long.  There was a nine-way tie for 8th place which brought a nice group of players inside the top ten at the second major championship of the year. A few of the notable guys in this tie include Rickie Fowler, 2020 PGA Championship winner Collin Morikawa, Jon Rahm, and Will Zalatoris. There was also a four-way tie for fourth place including Padraig Harrington, Paul Casey, Shane Lowry, and Harry Higgs.  After working hard all week Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen finished in a tie for the second two strokes behind Phil Mickelson! Phil made history as the oldest major champion in golf history, at 50 years and 11 months. Despite a rocky start, Phil rallied through all week to secure his second PGA Championship victory and his 6th major victory!  Everyone who teed it up played phenomenally on a tough golf course w
Hi everyone, I am playing in the NHGA’s Women’s Match Play Championship this week! After the first round which is seeding, the event becomes a match play tournament which I am looking forward too!  Match play is a unique format because it brings out that one on one competition part of golf that you don’t always get. I have only played in a handful of match play events but have been utilizing the format for years playing rounds with friends and family. Playing match play allows you to play a bit more aggressively while still not necessarily taking yourself out of it. Even though you can play aggressively making sure you make good decisions in order to out-play your opponent is very important! The weather in NH has been beautiful the last few days, it’s finally starting to feel like summer! When do you all get out of school? I don’t get out until the 18th of June and it feels so far away.  Have a great week and enjoy the nice weather! ~NH Golfer Gal
Hi everyone, This past week the LPGA Tour was in Thailand for the Honda LPGA Thailand, the PGA Tour was in North Carolina for the Wells Fargo Championship.  Over in Thailand the leaderboard was tight and it was exciting down the stretch, Ariya Jutanugarn came out with the win! Ariya became the first Thai golfer to win in her home country! Ariya and her sister grew up in Thailand working extremely hard on their golf games and it has paid off greatly for them. Her older sister Moriya finished nine shots back in a tie for 17th. Another young Thai golfer on the LPGA Tour is Patty Tavatanikit, Patty won the ANA Inspiration last month and has been proving her spot on Tour since she started out last season!  At the Well Fargo Championship, Rory McIlroy got it done for his first win in nearly 18 months! Rory has undergone lots of changes since he last stepped into the winner's circle including changing coaches and making some swing changes as well as becoming a father to his daughter. Cong

Happy Mother's Day!

Hi everyone, I hope you have all had a great day and enjoyed spending time with your mother, grandmother, motherly figure, or any other special people in your life! Happy Mother's Day (especially all the incredible golf moms out there)! Thank you for giving us rides to the course or to tournaments, driving us and our friends home from practice sessions, comforting us after a tough round, caddying, and always supporting our dreams. We love and appreciate you guys so much!❤ ~NH Golfer Gal

National Golf Day!

Hi everyone, Today is national golf day! This incredible sport has given me so many opportunities and lifelong friendships.  There are so many amazing things about this game and I am so lucky to be able to play! One of the greatest things about the game is how much it can teach you. I have learned many great life lessons from the game including honesty and responsibility.  I challenge all of you to get your friends into the game and try playing in local tournaments or participating in clinics to make friends who play too! Happy National Golf Day! ~NH Golfer Gal

Volunteering for First Tee!

Hi everyone, Here in NH, this past week was a school vacation week for many, so I hope you all had a good week!  I spent a few days of my break volunteering with the First Tee of New Hampshire. This was such an incredible experience and I can't wait to continue throughout the spring/summer! The First Tee is an incredible non-profit organization with a mission of growing the game of golf and helping shape youth into good people and instilling life-long core values.  This week I worked with two groups of kids, a younger session of 6-8 year-olds and then an older session of 9-15 year-olds. During the session with the younger kids, we worked on some basics with the short game, putting, and full swings. Incorporating the First Tee's nine core values which include honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, confidence, respect, perseverance, responsibility, courtesy, and judgment. Seeing all of the little kids, especially the three little girls reminded me of when I was first starting out and