Taking My Black Widow with me Everywhere
Ever have those days where you just need to get away from your normal every day existence and lose yourself? I had one of those weekends. With a year that hasn’t been what I had expected so far, I decided to grab the family and enjoy a little R&R in the desert.
We had a great time because it coincided with the LPGA’s first major of the year! Always nice to catch up with old friends and make new ones as well. What’s awesome is I have the opportunity to stay with a dear friend who I have known for almost 25 years who now resides in the desert. Her family was my housing in Massachusetts back in my LPGA days and we have been best friends ever since. All I have to do is call and say, “Hey, I need to recharge” and the door opens. I am blessed.
Fun in the Desert
One of the first things we did was take a tiny trip to the ‘Local’ Living Desert Zoo. It is amazing. I will admit, I am not a big fan of keeping animals ‘at bay’, but this desert has really allowed the animals to roam great terrain…more like what they would have in their own habitat. What’s more is they cater to education and getting all the guests involved.
Of course, we simply enjoyed the beauty of the animals regardless of the 90+ degree temperature at 9am!! They were engaging, and very friendly!
Coming in for a close-up!
We spent the better part of a day just watching the animals watch us. One fun thing along the way was a camel ride for our little one. Now you don’t get to do this every day!! No, I did not partake in this adventure. Next time…I think!
Mom, Can I keep him?!
But Its Easter?!
Now, the dilemma our family had was to manage celebrating Easter with our 5-year-old…in other words, how will the Easter Bunny know where we will be so he can drop off a basket for the little one? We decided that the best way was to email the Easter Bunny a note letting him know where we will be and give him very detailed directions. Let’s just say the 5 year old was very worried the Easter Bunny would not find her and drew a map, showing where the desert was and the ‘dot’ of where she will be. I was very confident he could find us all. I mean, let’s be honest, I wanted my Easter Basket too!!!
Mission Accomplished!!! He found us!!! That Easter Bunny is so smart!!! It also made for a very happy 5-year-old! Whew!
The Nabisco Dinah Shore is now the ANA Inspiration
So after a couple of days of sitting back with our feet up and taking in a little desert time, it was time to see what my friends on the LPGA were up to. The final day of the ANA Inspiration (that is hard to say after decades of the former name) was one to remember all the way until the last putt finally dropped. If you didn’t watch the tournament on the last day, you missed an amazing day of golf. These girls can play!
My family and I took in the tourney in style, enjoying all the amenities and hospitality tents. The first major of the year for the LPGA was well sponsored and quite enjoyable on many levels.
It was a hot day to start with and right on cue, the winds started to howl at 2pm…right when the leaders were set to tee off. Talk about an exhausting round of golf. It is like always second guessing yourself. I watched Suzann Pettersen hit a great shot into 17 going right at the pin and then the wind took it a totally different direction. I must admit, it was fun to watch the girls wonder where each shot would end up…and I was happy I was a spectator and not playing! I have been there and done that and it is exhausting!
We ended up hanging around the final hole and watching the girls make that ‘big’ decision: ‘do I go for the 18th green in 2 for an eagle opportunity or lay up and try to fire one next to the pin for a birdie chance?’ On this big tournament stage, it was amazing seeing who made which decision. I was channeling my ‘Inner Mental Coaching’ and trying telepathically to help all the players make the best decision. Some listened and some not so much!
It was fun just hanging around watching incredible golf. The bonus was all the questions/compliments I received with regards to my outfit. I was sporting my Black Widow Hat, Softspikes Ball Marker and Black Widow shirt. I can’t even begin to tell you how many people thought I was a player and asked how my round went on the final day…of course, I told them I played awesome!
I had a grand opportunity, while watching the tournament, to talk about Black Widow Grips, Soft Spikes, all about the brand and the amazing people who are behind Black Widow Golf! It was fun telling them all about the grips and how I will never grab another grip. I Love Black Widow Golf!
Final Thoughts and a Quick Story
And so our quick vacation comes to a close. A playoff to remember, a zoo to enjoy, friends to hang with and enjoy great conversation and taking Black Widow with me everywhere I go!
The one thing missing this weekend was chatting with my dad. But, I know that he is playing Heavenly golf with his swag of Black Widow Golf equipment while looking down upon me, my family, my brother’s family and my mom. It is nice to have a true angel watching over us.
I just wanted to add that Dad has given me a sign he is doing well. Two weeks ago while I was out helping a client/player with her game on my home course, dad decided to drop a couple of items on the 14th fairway for me to find. They were the exact items that I sent with him to heaven…a ball and a Black Widow Tee. A warmth came over me and I knew he was right there with me. Thanks Dad, I needed that moment!
Well, that’s a wrap for this segment of Kate’s Blog! Hope you enjoyed it and I look forward to our next time together. Until then, keep it in the short stuff and one putt every green!
‘keep smiling and always believe’
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