I had a great week of practice in Oklahoma before heading to Rochester. The weather was brutal, though, with highs above 100 (38 Celsius) and the heat index exceeding 110 (43 Celsius). When that's the case I try to stay away during the day and do my practice in the early mornings and late at night and I have come to realize that this is when nature shows itself from its best side. It's so peaceful and calm, especially in the evening, and the light is beautiful. Here are a few pics from Karsten Creek during one of my evening rounds last week
The Par 3 third hole
"Ball view" of the tee shot on number 16
16th green with the 18th hole in the distance
The flag stick on 17
And number 18, a (sometimes) reachable Par 5
Beautiful sunset on the last hole. Good timing!
The week here in Rochester has started off in a great way! I played in the Monday Pro-Am yesterday and had a blast! The guys I played with last year picked me again this year (can't understand why...) so we could skip all the usual "getting to know each other"-pleasantries and pick up right where we left off a year ago. My team did a great job on the greens and made pretty much every putt they looked at! Great times!
Tuesday is normally the practice round day, but they've switched it up this week, since it's a Major Championship, and put the regular Pro-Am today. That meant that I had a great morning session on the putting and chipping greens followed by some work on the range. The plan for this afternoon is to work out and then attend one of the festivities Wegmans has arranged to celebrate the tournament's 35 year anniversary.
Tomorrow will start early and the plan is to play my practice round at 6 to try to beat the rain. We'll see how that goes... And I'm last off on Thursday at 2.27 pm with Dina Ammaccapane and Mariajo Uribe. I can assure you that we will share plenty of laughter during the first two rounds.
Tue, June 21, 2011
by Karin Sjodin