Just like the weather my performances got off to a promising start this summer. In mid-June, I flew out to the sizzling south of France for the Montauban Ladies Open where I finished 20th with a bogey-free final round of 69. Next, I went straight to the Czech Republic and I was sitting 16th going into the last day but dropped to 34th after a poor final day. Sadly, this has been a bit of a pattern for me this year with my final day performances letting me down. I think this is partly due to fatigue and then I have found it hard to not let things get to me on the golf course when I’m not performing so well. However, it was a solid couple of weeks and only 1 round away from having a good finish.
It’s been a fairly busy summer and I’ve played 9 other LETAS events since then as well as 2 qualifying stages for the Women’s British Open. I’ve played 4 events in Sweden, one in Denmark, one in France, and also had 3 events in England. Lots of flights, hire cars, and road trips down the A1… the Michelin car air fresheners and phone holder have been put to good use!
In between my events in July, I hosted a golf day at my home club, Craigielaw. There were 22 teams of 4 players, playing a fun competition and I did a beat the pro challenge on one of the par 3s. It was a successful day and I’m grateful to everyone who came along and supported me again this year.
I have finished between 28th-49th place in most of the events, making all but one cut, so I have been consistent with my results but less consistent with my play over the 3 days of competition. However, most recently I have been trending well. I finished 22nd in the Rose Ladies Open at Brockethall and then last week in France I was 17th, and only 1 shot from the top 10. The elusive good week is hopefully getting closer!
One thing that has helped was finding out my clubs were not the correct specifications for me, and I actually swapped back to my old irons for the event in France. It’s a temporary solution but I think they were better last week and now that I have some time at home, I’ll be getting my equipment sorted before my next few events. It’s always nice to have a few days at home to reflect on what I can do better and visit my coaches, so I’m looking forward to the next two weeks to work on my game.
There are just 3 events left on the LETAS schedule, one in Italy and then two in Spain in October. I’m hoping to record my best finish of the year and return to the form that saw me win twice in 2021. I’m currently 44th on the order of merit and trying to move into the top 20 before the end of the year. Wish me luck!