So I am really bad at blogging regularly but I’m really good at persevering and never giving up. After a couple months of struggling in my head with confidence and self belief, last week it all came together in Sweden. From when I arrived at the course, walked it, played practice rounds I felt a confidence in my game that had been lacking for some time. I had known I had the golfing ability but whether I had the mental toughness I was starting to question.
I had a good first round, a scrambling second round then the final round I was a few groups from the end but only three shots back which suited me to try climb up the leader board. My final round included 7 birdies, including on the 18th holing a 30 footer up to the top tier to put me in a tie for the lead so I just had to wait. When the playoff came I was ready, all week I had a game plan that I had stuck to and this hole would be no different. A 3 wood over the trees to cut off the dog leg, a 52 degree wedge to 3 or 4 feet then I was confident I’d make it. When I made it, it was just brilliant. I had won, the work I had put in was worth it and I was just so proud of how I bounced back from a poor week previously.
I have had a week for it to sink in and it feels great but now I have to look to next weeks event and try maintain the momentum and stay in the all important top 5 in the order of merit.
Thanks to everyone for all the messages of congratulations and encouragement this past week and before. Every single one is appreciated.