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01 Nov 19

Loveys Final Blog Story

Having been home for a couple of days and returned to ‘reality’, I have had time to reflect on what an amazing week we had in the ‘bubble’ that was the inaugural Women’s PGA Cup in Austin, Texas. In doing so, my overriding feeling is that ‘thank-yous’ are due to a number of organisations and people. In no specific order, these are:

Our hosts

The PGA of America left stone was left unturned. We were catered for, and looked after in every aspect of the tournament.

The venue

Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa. The Foothills course was fantastic and a true test. Grainy greens and Bermuda grass are things we just don’t experience in this country.

My team

Suzanne Dickens, Ali Gray, Hazel Kavanagh, Heather MacRae and Maria Tulley – a great group of girls that earned their right to be in the team. They played some fantastic golf in testing conditions. Each player contributed to the team score over the three days and to finish third, behind USA & Canada, is a wonderful achievement.

The PGA

To be given the opportunity of being captain of the inaugural Women’s PGA Cup is an absolute honour and is something I am very proud of.

Social Media

The profile of the event thanks to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram was huge. The tournament was certainly in the forefront of everybody's mind. 

Our sponsors

Glenmuir, PING and Titleist & Footjoy.  I thought we looked great every day in our uniforms, particularly in the ‘official’ photos wearing the purple and white.

and finally

Our travelling supporters

To have friendly faces around the course when you’re the other side of the Atlantic was a huge boost to the girls.

The whole experience is one I will never forget and, should I never make the team in the future (even though I will be trying my hardest to qualify), I will be able to say ‘I was there!’.

 

 

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