Oct. 25, 2011
Throughout the Arizona Wildcat women's golf season, senior Margarita Ramos will keep a weekly blog about life and golf in the Pac-12. Check back for more updates!
Hola Wildcat Fans!
Last week, we prepared for our third tournament of the season which we played this past weekend in Knoxville. It is funny how for some odd reason all our tournaments are played under the worst weather conditions. In fact, this week was a perfect example. The temperature in Knoxville had been around 80, and just when we arrived, it dropped to high 30's. I was so cold that I wore an under shirt, my team shirt, two jackets, and my rain jacket on top of all of that. Right after we hit our first drive down the first tee, our Coach told us that even though it was so cold, and we would not be hitting the ball as we usually do (one because we could barely swing the club with all the clothes we had on, and secondly because the ball goes a lot shorter in cold weather), we should focus on learning the course. We should make notations of where the best place to miss the shot if we were to miss it, and also focus on where would be good places to put from (which on this course was mostly putting from bellow the hole).
Life is full of tribulations and this round showed me that even with all the hardships that were around us that day, we were still able to get some good work done. After this practice round was over, I felt good because I knew that I had accomplished my goal. This round also made me stronger; it taught me that we are capable of pushing ourselves until the point where we want to push ourselves.
On another note, I was very excited because my parents came to watch this tournament. It is comforting to see them, and watch the satisfaction they get from following me. It is impressive all the support that our team gets from each players' parents. Kyndall's parents were there and Nikki had a whole entourage following her.
We finished ninth in this tournament; we played well the first and last rounds. As I have said before there is always room for improvement. For this reason, we are going to take this next week to work on the specific things that we had difficulty with, and will come prepared and strong for our last tournament of the season. We leave on Saturday the 29th. Until then, have a wonderful week and I'll see you here next week!!!!