My time in Australia was a great experience again. Sad it is already over but also happy to be home again and start the season in Europe.
I will give you all some insight in what was happing in australia. I started of in Ballarat (Melbourne) with a one day Pro-am. I came a couple days before to recover from the jet lag and to get use to the warm weather. Straight after I went to the first tournament at 13th Beach(Melbourne), which is a tournament organized by the Australian Tour and European Tour. Weather conditions were difficult, lots of wind. It wasn’t my best start but definitely anther learning experience. Off I went to Canberra for the next tournament. I was still trying to find my swing back from playing in the wind but it wasn’t enough to make the cut there.
Next up I went to Adelaide to give it a shot of qualifying for the Australian Open. Unfortunately, I didn’t make it but on the other hand I had a week to get my game back together for the next couple of tournaments and finish strong. Bonville and Coffs Harbour were the last two tournaments on the European Tour. First time there and I loved playing the courses, they were beautiful. They are saying Bonville is the Augusta from Australia, which I have to say is true. I made both cuts and finished T37 and T30. Happy I got to spend some time on figuring out my swing when I was in Adelaide and got some good results.
I always try to send videos and talk to my coach back home if it isn’t working but it is hard to communicate from a distance.
Finished off the season in Australia by playing some more pro ams. In Yamba we got rained out but were lucky to play the next day. At McLeod I finished 2nd by losing in a play-off against Felicity Johnson. And at Hope Island I also finished second with a great second round of 67(-5).
Overall, I am satisfied with my results in Australia. I had a tough start but there were plenty of more tournaments to come so I worked hard and got some good results in the end.