While I'm still trying to piece things together after losing Dad so so unexpectedly and in such a revolting way I know that we have to keep moving forward. That's the harsh reality of death I suppose. I had to pick myself up eventually and think about the year ahead and what Tjaart and I want to achieve, on and off the golf course. The only tournament I've been to this year is The Africa Open and I thought of my Dad so often, how he used to love but love walking the course and watch Tjaart play. What I've found helped was to 'chat' with Dad as I walked and I knew he was still enjoying watching but it was just from a different spot. Love you Dad x
We're currently in the USA to play a couple of qualifiers (for the same event) and I'm on the bag again it did feel a little strange on Thursday as I was in a cart, it almost felt illegal, but it was great to be beside Tjaart out on the fairways. Considering we only arrived in Houston late on Monday he played well on Thursday to get through to the actual qualifier for the PGA tour event next week in San Antonio.
It has also allowed for us to spend time with our friends, Charlie & Jan, in their beautiful home in the hill country of Texas. It's such a special place and great to spend some quality time with friends which is always good for the emotional tank. We will return to Kerrville on Sunday to practice and prepare for Monday's round. The outcome of that will determine where we'll be next week.
As always, we are so grateful to all of you who check in with us, send encouraging messages and support us in all we do - THANKYOU.
I'll be back soon with an update on what we're up to inside & outside the ropes.