Today was nice and relaxing. I spent the morning sleeping in and then just hanging out at my host family's house. I then spent the afternoon at the golf course, starting with hitting balls. When I practice on the range before a tournament, I try to hit every shot as I would on the golf course. So each shot has a yardage, target and a shot shape. This makes practice much more productive and realistic. With my putting I spend a lot of time doing drills. This helps keep my stroke solid but also gives me confidence as I practice. To practice my speed, I will use one golf ball and play as I would on the course. I line up the ball towards the point I believe the putt will go over. I will always finish the putt out even if it is only a tap-in.
Finally, I went and played a few holes. I like to wait until it is quieter on the course. This allows me to take my time and focus a little more on each hole. I will play the hole like I would in a tournament and then I chip and putt a little from places I think I could potentially play from.
I am spending the evening just relaxing on my own at my housing. They are at their grandson's baseball game so I am free to watch television and eat what I would like for dinner.
I am in the first group off (Thursday) at 7.30 a.m. so I will definitely be getting to bed early tonight.
I hope you can make it out to watch us play this weekend. It's going to be a great tournament!
Olivia Jordan-Higgins plays on the LPGA Symetra Tour and will be in the Self
Regional Healthcare Foundation Women's Health Classic on May 4-10 at The
Links at Stoney Point.