I am so excited to leave today to start my adventure across the pond! All throughout the next few weeks, I will be checking in and updating you on my travels. When I found out I gained entrance into the field for The Ladies British Amateur, I was ecstatic. This will be my first opportunity to play in Europe- and the first time I have ever traveled there. I am lucky enough to have my whole family make the trip with me, my parents, sisters and grandparents. This trip will be an early college graduation present for me!
The biggest struggle in preparation for traveling was figuring out what to pack! I kept jokingly telling my mom that I needed to call Coach Bond and ask her to type me up a packing list! Normally for every tournament, we received a detailed itinerary, complete with tee times, dinner events, outfits to be worn on the course, dress codes for various dinners, and a reminder of any extras we might need for the weather. I was sorely missing my list as I tried to plan for foreign weather. The next obstacle was trying to fit everything I thought I might need into one 50 lbs bag, I managed- but just barely! And now that I am sitting at the airport, I am hoping that I have remembered all the important things.
Our first stop will be a few days in London, and then we will head down to Sandwich, where I will get my first view of the championship venue, Royal St. Georges’! I cant wait to get to the course and start preparing for the tournament.