Olivia Jordan-Higgins: First practice day

Olivia Jordan-Higgins

It is finally time for the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Classic to start this week. I hope you're all excited to have us here, as I know we are really happy to be back in Greenwood for our biggest event of the season.

I arrived in town Sunday evening, and I'm excited to be staying with my host family from last year, Mike and Von Mahon. They are wonderful people and really make me feel welcome. They have a beautiful house on the lake, with a pontoon and jet skis, which will certainly make for a fun week off the golf course.

Last week was slightly stressful for me as I was moving out of my apartment. I've been living in Charleston, on and off for 10 years now. I've reached a point where I feel I'm ready for a change and a fresh start. Only problem is, I have no idea where I want to go next. That means I am officially a nomad for the summer.

Ahhh? scary thought for sure. I was fortunate enough to be able to leave my belongings with my roommate, and I will go back and collect it all once the season is over. Hopefully by then I will know where I am going. This is definitely one of the parts I struggle with as a professional golfer. I am a homebody and love to have my local coffee shop to go to, and my favorite restaurants, etc. Unfortunately, it is hard for us to be able to do this when we travel most of the year. It's also difficult paying rent for an apartment we're never in. However, like with any job, it has it's pros and cons. Life will eventually settle down and I'll be able to stay in one place for more than a week. :-D

For the time being, I'm going to enjoy being able to play golf for a living, travel the country, and meeting lots of new people. Be sure to come out and watch us this week. Feel free to chat with us. I know we all appreciate the support of the Greenwood community.

See you on the links!

Jordan-Higgins is a female professional golfer on the Symetra Tour. She has had many top 10 finishes and two wins since turning professional in 2011. In the last three years, Jordan-Higgins has finished in the top 20 three times on the money list and is hoping to improve on that and earn her LPGA card at the end of the 2016 season.

She graduated from Charleston Southern University in May 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. While on her golf scholarship she dropped her handicap from 2 to +1, captained her team to a record-breaking sub-300 Championship win (their best finish in 12 years), and won the individual Big South Conference Championship with a record-breaking -1 over 54 holes. Jordan-Higgins was named Big South player of the year in 2009 and was Charleston Southern's Female Athlete of the Year in 2010.