The Oklahoma State Women's team finish up a qualifying round at Karsten Creek last night. Everything is so much prettier when the sun is going down!
It's been extremely windy the last few days, which has made it difficult to work on wedge distances. However, that doesn't mean that I haven't hit any pitch shots - it only means that I've had to keep working on the quality of the strike and consistency of the divots instead of the actual yardages. We have four great putting greens at Karsten Creek and it's usually possible to get out of the wind to get some good practice done, despite the conditions. And thanks to two huge driving ranges with tee boxes all around I have worked on my swing hitting balls straight into the wind every day - all I have to do is move around the range depending on the wind direction. Fancy ;)
I spent one morning at Oak Tree National testing different drivers. My coach, E.J. Pfister, and I brought the TrackMan out to the 15th hole and hit ball after ball after ball until we had made a decision on the best driver for me. That afternoon, I brought the club out on the course thinking it was going to "dominate", but it failed me by going way right on a few occasions. Back to square one, I guess... Or maybe not, because that shot is caused by a swing issue as well, and when I keep the swing in check it still goes beautifully!
I will tee it up at the LPGA event in Phoenix next week and will let you know before Friday what club made the squad! But before then you will be able to follow my road trip from Stillwater to Scottsdale. I'm starting the drive early tomorrow morning and hope to get there Monday afternoon.
Posted on Sat, March 12, 2011
by Karin Sjodin