After a couple of weeks on the road, playing in Hawaii and Alabama, I'm now back in Stillwater. Coming back home this time of the year is no fun. The first thing I have to do is sweep dead spiders and other bugs from the downstairs floor. Not a big fan of the crunchy sound created when/if stepping on anything... I used to put the sticky, peanutbutter-smelling traps on the floor, but I don't dare to do that anymore since I hade some Micky and/or Minnie visits this winter. Coming home to a mouse stuck on a trap would be a lot worse than sweeping bugs...
After the bugs, it's time for the bills. And then the unpacking and laundry. Which is usually followed by packing for the next trip... Guess it's all part of the glamourous LPGA Tour life :)
Don't worry - I'm done complaining now! Those boring chores are the only negatives about my job!
I started practicing again yesterday and putting was on the schedule. I wasn't happy about the way I felt over the ball and the way I rolled it the last two weeks. Going back to basics with all my normal putting drills and hope to get the feeling I had at Kraft back!
I don't think that it was all me though - the greens in Hawaii were really slow and had quite a bit of grain in them and the ones in Alabama were also grainy. It's easy to blame oneself when the ball is bouncing, even though it might be the greens causing it.
I love the bent grass we have here in Oklahoma! I'm fortunate enough to have two places with near perfect greens to work on my putting - Karsten Creek and Oak Tree National! The only problem is choosing which course to go to every morning :)
Wed, May 2, 2012
by Karin Sjodin